Comparison - Nissan Pathfinder Rock Creek 2023 - vs - Subaru Ascent Onyx 2023

General

Other Names:

Also called:

Nissan Terrano

Also called:

Viziv-7

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Average Price: 
$
42,820
Updated: 
19 Jan 2023
$
41,295
Updated: 
08 Feb 2023
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
Four Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Year: 
2023
2023
Total Seating: 
7
5
Transmission: 
9-speed Shiftable Automatic
Continuously Variable-speed Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
18.50gals
19.30gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Deep Ocean Blue Pearl
#334583
Baja Storm Metallic
#8C7C6D
Obsidian Green Pearl
#18322F
Super Black
#121212
Scarlet Ember Tintcoat
#852A2B
Gun Metallic
#858887
Brilliant Silver Metallic
#D6D6D6
Pearl White TriCoat
#FAFBF8
Color: 
Autumn Green Metallic
#676350
Crystal Black Silica
#1A191C
Cosmic Blue Pearl
#5F6A79
Crimson Red Pearl
#86313A
Dark Mahogany Pearl
#4F2C32
Ice Silver Metallic
#E4E4E4
Magnetite Gray Metallic
#717379
Crystal White Pearl
#F5F5F5

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

Pros
Thoughtful interior storage cubbies,
generous maximum towing capability,
cabin is well isolated from the road.

Cons
Forgettable driving demeanor,
top trims are priced higher than key rivals,
not as off-road capable as a Jeep.

By: 
caranddriver.com

Pros
Handsome and spacious interior
Balanced ride and handling
Long list of standard features

Cons
Dated infotainment system
Above-average starting price

By: 
usnews.com

Pros
Smooth, relaxed drivetrain
Pleasing interior materials
Competitive pricing

Cons
Unremarkable driving dynamics
Tight third row
Lacks innovative tech

By: 
motortrend.com

Pros
Lots of standard driver-assistance features
Spacious cabin
Above-average cargo space
Standard all-wheel drive

Cons
Ho-hum driving dynamics

By: 
usnews.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Premium Unleaded
Regular Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
21.00mpg
19.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
23.00mpg
25.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
24
16
Cylinders: 
6
V
4
Inline
Engine Size/Displacement: 
3.50L
2.40L
Torque: 
270ft-lbs
at 4 800rpm
277ft-lbs
at 2 000rpm
Horsepower: 
295hp
at 6 400rpm
260hp
at 5 600rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
38.70Feet
38.00Feet

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
yes
yes
Seatback Storage: 
yes
yes
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
yes
yes
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
yes
yes
Front view Camera: 
yes
no
Side view Camera: 
yes
no
On steering wheel: 
Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel
Transmission, cruise and audio controls on steering wheel
More in Convenience: 
Adaptive cruise control
Keyless ignition
Leather steering wheel
Universal remote transmitter (for garage door, security system, etc.)
Leather steering wheel
Heated steering wheel
Keyless ignition

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
198.80in
196.80in
Width: 
77.90in
86.10in
Height: 
73.70in
71.60in
Ground Clearance: 
7.70in
8.70in
Front Track: 
66.70in
64.40in
Rear Track: 
66.70in
64.20in
Wheel Base: 
114.20in
113.80in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
42.30
40.00
Rear Head Room: 
39.60
38.70
Front Leg Room: 
44.30in
42.20in
Rear leg room: 
35.50in
38.60in
Front Hip Room: 
58.30in
57.80in
Front Shoulder Room: 
60.80in
61.10in
Rear Hip Room: 
56.30in
57.50in
Rear Shoulder room: 
59.60in
60.30in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
80.50cu.ft
72.80cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
6000lbs
5000lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
16.60cu.ft
17.60cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
18.80degrees
17.60degrees
Angle of Departure: 
22.80degrees
21.80degrees
Curb Weight: 
4605.00lbs
4533.00lbs

Instruments

External Temperature Display: 
yes
no
Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
no
Techometer: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
no
yes

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
1 one-touch power windows
Heated mirrors
2 one-touch power windows
Heated mirrors

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
no
yes
Front Seats Features: 
Leatherette
Bucket front seats
8-way power driver seat
Height adjustable driver seat
Driver seat with manual adjustable lumbar support
4-way manual passenger seat adjustment
Multi-level heating driver seat
Multi-level heating passenger seat
Multi-level heating driver seat
4-way manual passenger seat adjustment
Height adjustable driver seat
8-way power driver seat
Bucket front seats
Leatherette
Rear Seats Features: 
Folding center armrest
Reclining rear seats
Multi-level heating
Manual folding bench third row seats
Folding center armrest
Manual folding split-bench third row seats

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Front stabilizer bar
Rear Suspension: 
rear stabilizer bar
Suspension Info: 
Four-Wheel Independent Suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Turn signal in mirrors
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors
Rear ventilation ducts with fan control
Three zone climate control
Three zone climate control
Electrochromatic inside rearview mirror
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
8.0" infotainment display size
6 total speakers
Android Auto/Apple CarPlay
Auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control
Speed sensitive volume control
3 months of provided satellite radio service
6 total speakers
11.6" infotainment display size
Wireless Android Auto/Apple CarPlay
USB connection
Auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control
4 months of provided satellite radio service

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
yes
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Raised roof rails
Windshield wiper de-icer
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
18"
20 x 7.5 in.
Wheels more: 
Temporary spare tire
Underbody mounted spare tire
Temporary spare tire
Underbody mounted spare tire
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
265.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
60
Diameter: 
R18
Width: 
245.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
50
Diameter: 
R20

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Ventilated disc
Ventilated disc
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
Ventilated disc
Ventilated disc
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
yes
yes
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Blind spot and lane departure warnings accident avoidance system
Lane keep assist
Driver attention alert
Pre-collision safety system
Post-collision safety system
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Rear center 3-point belt
Remote anti-theft alarm system
Blind spot and lane departure warnings accident avoidance system
Lane keep assist
Rear cross traffic alert
Pre-collision safety system
Post-collision safety system
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Remote anti-theft alarm system