Comparison - Subaru Ascent Premium 2019 - vs - Nissan Pathfinder Platinum 2018

General

Other Names:

Also called:

Viziv-7

Also called:

Nissan Terrano

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Average Price: 
35,655
Updated: 
30 Mar 2018
44,260
Updated: 
23 Mar 2018
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Year: 
2019
2018
Total Seating: 
8
7
Transmission: 
Continuously Variable-speed Automatic
Continuously Variable-speed Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
19.30gals
19.50gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Abyss Blue Pearl
#2E496D
Crystal White Pearl
#F8F9F9
Crystal Black Silica
#0D0D0B
Magnetite Gray Metallic
#5B5E64
Ice Silver Metallic
#DFDFDF
Crimson Red Pearl
#710E18
Cinnamon Brown Pearl
#392922
Tungsten Metallic
#ABA49C
Color: 
Brilliant Silver Metallic
#BDBBBC
Caspian Blue
#293D80
Cayenne Red Metallic
#8B1E1C
Glacier White
#EBECE4
Gun Metallic
#3B424B
Magnetic Black Metallic
#000000
Midnight Jade Metallic
#4E453A
Sandstone
#986437

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

The 2019 Subaru Ascent isn’t another quirky hatchback-wagon-crossover thing—it’s a mainstream hit and Subaru will be better for it.

Pros
Smart, family-ready interior
Standard active safety features
Good value at affordable trim levels
Good infotainment system
Willing powertrain with standard all-wheel drive

Cons
Sometimes nervous throttle
Seats could stand to be a little wider
No hybrid powertrain—yet
Top trims may not justify the price

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The 2019 Subaru Ascent is available in base, Premium, Limited and Touring trim levels. Base models offer good value, especially with driver assistance features, but the Premium adds more of today's desirable features, such as heated seats and a Wi-Fi hotspot. The Limited classes things up with leather upholstery, while the Touring maxes out the Ascent's luxury, convenience and safety features

PROS
Seats up to eight passengers
Cargo room and third-row space are near top of the class
Generous set of standard driver safety aids
Can tow up to 5,000 pounds

CONS
Subaru CVT automatic not too impressive in other models
Some more common driver aids are restricted to upper trims

By: 
edmunds.com

Subaru prepares another ascent into the three-row-SUV market.

After axing the seven-passenger Tribeca in 2014, Subaru is preparing to re-enter the three-row, mid-size crossover SUV segment. With the Viziv-7 concept—the name Viziv stands for “Vision for Innovation”—the Japanese automaker provides our best look yet at what’s to come.

Measuring 204.7 inches long and sitting on a 117.7-inch wheelbase, the Viziv-7 is some 15 inches longer than Subaru’s Outback, and its wheelbase is more than nine inches greater. The Viziv-7 also is larger than most mainstream three-row, mid-size crossover SUVs. While the Buick Enclave, the Chevrolet Traverse, the Dodge Durango, and the Ford Flex ride on longer wheelbases, the Subaru’s overall length is greater than all four. Additionally, the Viziv-7’s 79.9-inch width and 72.0-inch height (73.2 inches including the roof rails) are tops among today’s segment offerings. Needless to say, if the Viziv-7’s dimensions carry over to the production vehicle, Subaru’s new SUV promises to dwarf the other models in the lineup as it attempts to move far beyond the cramped Tribeca

We believe the production vehicle will go by the name Ascent, given that Subaru recently registered that moniker with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Spy photographers recently caught Subaru testing its new three-row crossover, and along for comparison was both a Mazda CX-9 and a Ford Explorer; like them, we expect the Ascent to offer a turbocharged four-cylinder engine, although the 3.6-liter six-cylinder boxer engine that’s optional in the Outback is also a possibility. We’ll know more in the coming months, as Subaru says its production three-row crossover will enter our market in early 2018.

By: 
caranddriver.com

The 2018 Nissan Pathfinder should be on the list for shoppers looking for a large crossover. The Pathfinder is highly functional, but not entirely interesting.

Pros
Comfortable seating all the way around
Comparable fuel economy to rivals
Common-sense standard safety features
Adequate power

Cons
Relatively anodyne interior style
Coarse V-6
Base models are spartan
Low-slung second row seats

By: 
thecarconnection.com

After last year's significant updates, the 2018 Nissan Pathfinder offers a few minor changes, although one is notable: Automatic emergency braking now comes standard on all trim levels. Other enhancements include a rear-seat reminder system, additional USB charging ports, and expanded availability of the Pathfinder's Midnight Edition appearance package and adaptive cruise control system.

PROS
V6 engine delivers strong acceleration with decent fuel economy
Third-row seat is easy to access
Offers robust towing capacity
Automatic emergency braking is standard on every trim level

CONS
Top trim's ride quality may be too firm for some drivers
Third-row space is less roomy than in some rivals
Cargo capacity and small-item storage is below average

By: 
edmunds.com

The 2018 Nissan Pathfinder ranked #17 in Midsize SUVs. Currently the Nissan Pathfinder has a score of 7.7 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 49 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Strong V6 engine
Intuitive infotainment features

Cons
Rough ride quality
Drab interior design

By: 
usnews.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Premium Unleaded
Regular Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
21.00mpg
19.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
27.00mpg
26.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
24
Cylinders: 
4
Inline
6
V
Engine Size/Displacement: 
2.40L
3.50L
Torque: 
277ft-lbs
at 2 000rpm
259ft-lbs
at 4 800rpm
Horsepower: 
260hp
at 5 600rpm
284hp
at 6 400rpm
Turning Circle: 
38.00Feet
38.70Feet
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)

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: 
no
yes
Side view Camera: 
no
yes
On steering wheel: 
Transmission, Cruise And Audio Controls On Steering Wheel
Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel
More in Convenience: 
Leather And Simulated Alloy Steering Wheel
Front Seatback Storage
Keyless Ignition
Electric Power Steering
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)
Keyless ignition
Universal remote transmitter (for garage door, security system, etc.)
Manual rear seat easy entry
Adaptive Cruise Control
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Rear Parking Sensors

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
196.80in
198.50in
Width: 
76.00in
77.30in
Height: 
71.60in
70.60in
Ground Clearance: 
8.70in
7.00in
Front Track: 
65.70in
Rear Track: 
65.70in
Wheel Base: 
113.80in
114.20in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
41.30
41.10
Front Hip Room: 
57.70in
56.80in
Front Leg Room: 
42.20in
42.20in
Front Shoulder Room: 
61.10in
60.90in
Rear Head Room: 
40.00
38.50
Rear Hip Room: 
57.50in
56.00in
Rear leg room: 
38.60in
41.70in
Rear Shoulder room: 
60.30in
60.40in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
86.50cu.ft
78.90cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity: 
5000lbs
6000lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
17.80cu.ft
16.20cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
17.60degrees
14.70degrees
Angle of Departure: 
21.80degrees
21.60degrees
Curb Weight: 
4477.00lbs
4662.00lbs

Instruments

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

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
Heated Mirrors
2 One-Touch Power Windows
Reverse tilt dual mirrors provides curb view when vehicle in reverse
Heated mirrors
2 One-Touch Power Windows
Hands-Free Entry

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
Height adjustable driver seat
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
4 -Way Manual Passenger Seat Adjustment
Cloth
8 -Way Power Driver Seat
Bucket Front Seats
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
4 -way power passenger seat
8 -way power driver seat
Bucket front seats
Driver cooled seat
Height adjustable driver seat
Leather
Multi-level heating driver seat
Multi-level heating passenger seat
Passenger cooled seat
Driver seat with power adjustable lumbar support
Rear Seats Features: 
Folding center armrest
Rear Ventilation Ducts With Fan Control
Split-Folding Rear Seatback
Manual Folding Split-Bench Third Row Seats
Folding center armrest
Manual folding bench third row seats
Multi-level heating
Rear ventilation ducts with fan control
Split-folding rear seatback
Reclining rear seats

Suspension

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

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Three Zone Climate Control
Heated steering wheel
Turn signal in mirrors
Leather steering wheel
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors
Three Zone Climate Control

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
USB Connection
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
6 Total Speakers
1 subwoofer(s)
13 total speakers
3 Months of provided satellite radio service
Bose premium brand speakers
Bose premium brand stereo system
USB connection
Auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control
Speed sensitive volume control
Satellite Radio W/Real Time Traffic Satellite Radio

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
yes
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Fixed glass rear sunroof
Intermittent rear wiper
One-touch power sunroof
Variable intermittent wipers
Roof rack
Privacy glass
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
18 X 7.5
20 x 7.5-In.
Wheels more: 
Painted Alloy Wheels
All Season Tires
All season tires
Underbody mounted spare tire
Temporary spare tire
Painted Alloy Wheels
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
245.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
60
Diameter: 
R21
Width: 
235.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
55
Diameter: 
R20

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Front Ventilated Disc Brakes
Ventilated front disc brakes
Rear brakes: 
Rear Ventilated Disc Brakes
Rear ventilated disc brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
yes
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
yes
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Blind-Spot Detection
Rear Cross-Traffic Alert
Post-Collision Safety System
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Blind Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System
Pre-Collision Safety System
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Blind spot warning accident avoidance system
Front, rear and third row head airbags
Pre-collision safety system
Remote anti-theft alarm system
Turn signal mirrors
Rear height adjustable headrests
Post-Collision Safety System
Led Headlamp
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
4-Wheel ABS
2 Front Headrests
3 Rear Headrests

Options

Packages: 
Option Package 12
Popular Package 3
Popular Package 2
Cargo Package
Nissan Mobile Entertainment System Package
Exterior Options: 
Crystal Black Silica Door Edge Guards
Crimson Red Pearl Body Side Molding
Alloy Wheel Locks
Tungsten Metallic Door Edge Guards
Abyss Blue Pearl Body Side Molding
Crystal White Pearl Body Side Molding
Crimson Red Pearl Door Edge Guards
Crystal Black Silica Body Side Molding
Splash Guards
Crystal White Pearl Door Edge Guards
Cinnamon Brown Pearl Body Side Molding
Aero Cross Bars
Ice Silver Metallic Body Side Molding
Rear Bumper Cover
Trailer Hitch
Ice Silver Metallic Door Edge Guards
Tungsten Metallic Body Side Molding
Abyss Blue Pearl Door Edge Guards
Magnetite Gray Metallic Door Edge Guards
Cinnamon Brown Pearl Door Edge Guards
Magnetite Gray Metallic Body Side Molding
Special Paint- Pearl White
Running Boards
Cross Bars
4-Piece Splash Guards
4-Piece Black Splash Guards
Rear Bumper Protector
Special Paint- Scarlet Ember
Interior Options: 
Rockford Fosgate Audio Upgrade
Cargo Cover
Cargo Net
USB Charging Ports
Rear Seatback Protector
Sunshade
Footwell Illumination Kit
Carpeted Floor Mats
Cargo Tray
Side Sill Plate
Cargo Separator
Auto-Dimming Exterior Mirror W/Approach Light
All-Weather Floor Liners
3rd Row Sunshade
Interior Accent Lighting
Illuminated Kick Plates
Welcome Lighting
4-Piece Floor Mats

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Slate Black Cloth
#424243
Warm Ivory Cloth
#D0BBA6
Slate Black Leather
#2E2E30
Warm Ivory Leather
#7C7165
Java Brown Leather
#433835
Color: 
Almond, cloth
#ACA394
Charcoal, cloth
#1E1E1E