Comparison - Subaru Outback 2017 - vs - Nissan Pathfinder Platinum 2019

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Other Names:

Also called:

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Also called:

Nissan Terrano

Average Price: 
28,298
Updated: 
01 Dec 2016
$
44,560
Updated: 
11 Apr 2019
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Year: 
2017
2019
Total Seating: 
5
7
Transmission: 
Continuously Variable-speed Automatic
Continuously Variable-speed Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
no
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
Four Wheel Drive
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
18.50gals
19.50gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Carbide Gray Metallic
#505666
Crystal Black Silica
#000000
Crystal Black Silica
#000000
Crystal White Pearl
#E7E7E7
Crystal White Pearl
#E7E7E7
Ice Silver Metallic
#B7B8C5
Lapis Blue Pearl
#294989
Tungsten Metallic
#BAB690
Twilight Blue Metallic
#566B99
Venetian Red Pearl
#8D1111
Wilderness Green Metallic
#97A497
Color: 
Brilliant Silver Metallic
#BDBBBC
Caspian Blue Metallic
#293D80
Pearl White Tintcoat
#EBECE4
Scarlet Ember Tintcoat
#941619
Gun Metallic
#3B424B
Magnetic Black Pearl
#000000
Midnight Pine Metallic
#424941
Mocha Almond Pearl
#442D27

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

There are vehicles roughly in the same ballpark as the 2017 Subaru Outback, but nothing plays the same position. The Outback is a midsize wagon with standard all-wheel drive and about the same ground clearance as a Jeep Grand Cherokee. It's definitely an alternative choice but also checks so many practical boxes that it's a must-drive for anyone looking for a reasonably priced crossover SUV.

The Outback has the interior space of midsize models such as the Ford Edge and Kia Sorento, but its lower roof makes it easier to load gear, and its higher ground clearance gets it over rocks and through deep snow without a snag. The Outback holds similar advantages over smaller SUVs including the Honda CR-V, Toyota RAV4 and Subaru's own Forester, with the further benefit of greater comfort and refinement. And with fuel economy rated at 28 mpg combined (with the four-cylinder) and 22 mpg combined (six-cylinder), the Outback offers good efficiency for its size and purpose. If you like wagons, the 2017 Outback offers a just-right mix of attributes that could make your vehicle search a one-stop affair.

For 2017, the Subaru Outback gets a new, snazzier Touring model that trades some utility for added style. The Outback's excellent safety credentials are further burnished with the addition of reverse automatic braking and automatic high beams to the well-regarded Eyesight suite of accident avoidance tech.

Pros
More spacious and comfortable cabin than many of its competitors
Roof and cargo loading heights are lower than those of most SUVs
Excellent visibility in all directions
Off-road ability is above average

Cons
Acceleration is lackluster, especially with four-cylinder engine
Gas and brake pedal feel make it hard to drive four-cylinder smoothly

By: 
edmunds.com

The 2017 Subaru Outback two-row midsize crossover features exclusive all-wheel drive, two engine options, and six trim levels.

The 2017 Subaru Outback features a new, top-of-the-line trim Touring Trim model, adding exterior and interior enhancements, as well as an updated EyeSight Driver Assist Technology suite.

The Subaru Outback crossover adds a new range-topping model to the lineup, featuring a dark gray grille, 18-inch alloy wheels with a machined finish with dark gray accents, along with silver-finish roof rails, lower body side cladding, and Outback badges in a chrome finish. Subaru has also adds Brilliant Brown to its list of exterior color options.

Inside, the new Touring model adds a new Java Brown perforated leather trim with contrasting ivory stitching on the seats, door panels, and armrests. It also features a unique woodgrain trim with piano-black panel accents. Standard features on the newest edition to the Outback lineup include a heated steering wheel and the automaker’s StarLink infotainment system on a 7.0-inch touchscreen with navigation.

Power for all 2017 Subaru Outback models comes from a 175-hp 2.5-liter flat-four that delivers 174 lb-ft of torque, or a 3.6-liter six-cylinder that pumps out 256 hp and 247 lb-ft. Both engines are paired with a CVT with a manual mode and steering-wheel-mounted paddle shifters.

Pros
New Touring trim level
Comfortable, high-quality interior
Good fuel economy

Cons
Engine computer takes time to shift from using paddle shifters to Drive
Navigation screen subject to glare
2.5 models could be quicker

By: 
motortrend.com

Subaru enjoys a reputation for off road-capable cars, but I still managed to get the 2017 Outback stuck in the snow. Although its crossover SUVs still come standard with all-wheel-drive, Subaru made some changes to its drivetrains over the past couple of years, such as replacing gearboxes with continuously variable transmissions (CVTs) and adding what it calls X-Mode, a traction control and throttle program designed for slippery surfaces.

Amongst five-passenger crossover SUVs, the 2017 Subaru Outback stands out for its standard all-wheel drive and unique culture around the brand. Advanced safety is on par with competitors, but dashboard electronics lag the market a little. The new Touring trim gives the Outback premium style.

The Outback vies with the Forester for the top sales spot in Subaru's line-up, achieving success with its crossover functionality, giving it a high riding position, seating for five and useful cargo space. Subaru reliability and standard all-wheel drive are points in its favor. This practical car serves well as a family vehicle.

Pros
Standard all-wheel drive and good ground clearance make the 2017 Subaru Outback more capable than the typical crossover SUV, and its EyeSight system adds collision prevention. The new Touring trim brings premium cabin appointments.

Cons
Buyers will have to wait another model year or two for Apple CarPlay or Android Auto. The adaptive cruise control feature, enabled by the EyeSight system, brakes a little too abruptly when approaching stopped traffic.

By: 
cnet.com

The 2017 Subaru Outback ranking is based on its score within the Wagons category. Currently the Subaru Outback has a score of 8.4 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 33 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

The 2017 Subaru Outback has class-leading cargo capacity, excellent passenger space, and a well-built, durable cabin that makes it a good fit for families on the go

The Outback’s intuitive standard features, like an easy-to-use infotainment system and a rearview camera, make it an attractive choice. You can also opt for all the latest advanced safety technologies so you can feel confident and protected every time you go for a drive.

The Subaru Outback combines the comfortable cabin and composed handling of a car with the country-road readiness of an SUV. It will be a great wagon to take you to your next camp site, thanks to its standard all-wheel drive and generous cargo room. Still, if you spend most of your time around town, you might be better off with the Volkswagen Golf SportWagen. The Honda CR-V is another option worth a look since it has more features and an even larger cargo area than the Outback

Pros
Roomy interior and back seat
Best-in-class cargo capacity
Good capability on slippery roads

Cons
Underpowered base engine

By: 
cars.usnews.com

The 2019 Nissan Pathfinder has value and interior flexibility as its assets, but this crossover SUV is ripe for a redesign.

Pros
Comfortable interior
Active safety tech standard
Strong V-6 engine
Good value
Calm ride

Cons
Outdated infotainment
Subpar outward vision
Land yacht handling
Light on refinement

By: 
thecarconnection.com

Rear parking sensors and USB-C ports now standard on specific trim levels.Additional driver aids now standard on all but base trim level.The 2019 Nissan Pathfinder now offers USB-C ports for front and rear passengers, and features once reserved for the top trim levels trickle down through the range.

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

CONS
Cargo capacity and small-item storage are below average
Offers less roomy third-row space than some rivals
The top trim's ride quality may be too firm for some drivers

By: 
edmunds.com

The 2019 Nissan Pathfinder ranked #18 in Midsize SUVs. Currently the Nissan Pathfinder has a score of 7.7 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 55 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Easy-to-use infotainment system
Strong engine

Cons
Stiff ride
Dull cabin materials
Uncomfortable rear seats
Small cargo hold

By: 
usnews.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Regular Unleaded
Regular Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
25.00mpg
19.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
32.00mpg
26.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
24
Cylinders: 
4
Flat
6
V
Engine Size/Displacement: 
2.50L
3.50L
Torque: 
174ft-lbs
at 4 000rpm
259ft-lbs
at 4 800rpm
Horsepower: 
175hp
at 5 800rpm
284hp
at 6 400rpm
Turning Circle: 
36.10Feet
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: 
Electric power steering
Keyless ignition
Universal remote transmitter (for garage door, security system, etc.)
Manual rear seat easy entry
Leather Steering Wheel
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Heated Steering Wheel

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
189.60in
198.50in
Width: 
72.40in
77.30in
Height: 
66.50in
70.60in
Ground Clearance: 
8.70in
7.00in
Front Track: 
65.70in
Rear Track: 
65.70in
Wheel Base: 
108.10in
114.20in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
40.80
41.10
Front Hip Room: 
55.50in
56.80in
Front Leg Room: 
42.90in
42.30in
Front Shoulder Room: 
58.10in
60.90in
Rear Head Room: 
38.90
38.50
Rear Hip Room: 
55.00in
56.00in
Rear leg room: 
38.10in
41.70in
Rear Shoulder room: 
57.30in
60.40in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
73.30cu.ft
78.90cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
2700lbs
6000lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
35.50cu.ft
16.20cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
16.50degrees
Angle of Departure: 
20.80degrees
Curb Weight: 
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
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: 
Bucket front seats
Cloth
Height adjustable driver 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
Split-folding rear seatback
Reclining rear 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: 
no
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors
Air conditioning
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
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: 
12 total speakers
USB connection
Auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control
STARLINK Multimedia
7-inch high-resolution touch screen
576-watt-equivalent amplifier
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: 
Intermittent rear wiper
Roof rack
Variable intermittent wipers
Fixed glass rear sunroof
Intermittent rear wiper
One-touch power sunroof
Variable intermittent wipers
Roof rack
Privacy glass
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
17 x 7.0
20 x 7.5-In.
Wheels more: 
All season tires
All season tires
Underbody mounted spare tire
Temporary spare tire
Painted Alloy Wheels
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
225.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
65
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: 
no
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: 
Rear height adjustable headrests
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Blind spot warning accident avoidance system
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

Options

Packages: 
Standard Model - 2.5i
Cargo Package
Nissan Mobile Entertainment System Package
Exterior Options: 
Special Paint - Pearl White TriCoat
Running Boards
Cross Bars
4-Piece Splash Guards
4-Piece Black Splash Guards
Rear Bumper Protector
Special Paint - Scarlet Ember Tintcoat
Interior Options: 
Interior Accent Lighting
Illuminated Kick Plates
Welcome Lighting
4-Piece Floor Mats

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Slate Black Cloth, cloth
#29292B
Warm Ivory Cloth, cloth
#8C867E
Color: 
Almond, leather
#AA9F8D
Charcoal, leather
#000000