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Compare 2020 Nissan Pathfinder vs 2020 Subaru Ascent

2020 Nissan Pathfinder
2020 Subaru Ascent
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4x4 Platinum
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Pathfinder 4x4 Platinum 19 26 $41,724 $44,910
Pathfinder 4x4 S 20 27 $31,294 $33,670
Pathfinder 4x4 SL 20 27 $37,243 $40,080
Pathfinder 4x4 SV 20 27 $33,883 $36,460
Pathfinder FWD Platinum 20 27 $40,156 $43,220
Pathfinder FWD S 20 27 $29,726 $31,980
Pathfinder FWD SL 20 27 $35,674 $38,390
Pathfinder FWD SV 20 27 $32,315 $34,770
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8-Passenger
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Ascent 8-Passenger 21 27 $30,027 $31,995
Ascent Limited 7-Passenger 20 26 $36,735 $39,345
Ascent Limited 8-Passenger 20 26 $36,735 $39,345
Ascent Premium 7-Passenger 21 27 $32,211 $34,395
Ascent Premium 8-Passenger 21 27 $32,211 $34,395
Ascent Touring 7-Passenger 20 26 $41,922 $45,045
Pricing
Invoice Price
$41,724
$30,027
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$44,910
$31,995
Monthly Payment Estimate
$749 / month
$533 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.2
6.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2020 Nissan Pathfinder three-row crossover steers into the middle lane among rivals with just-enough for most families. The 2020 Subaru Ascent is nearly as rational a family hauler as a minivan.
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Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
26 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD Standard Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
41.7 38.6
Front Head Room (in)
41.1 41.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
133.7 153.5
Second Hip Room (in)
56 57.5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
60.9 61.1
Third Leg Room (in)
30.7 31.7
Second Head Room (in)
38.5 40
Third Hip Room (in)
42 45.9
Passenger Capacity
7 8
Second Shoulder Room (in)
60.4 60.3
Front Leg Room (in)
42.2 42.2
Third Head Room (in)
36.5 36.3
Front Hip Room (in)
56.8 57.7
Third Shoulder Room (in)
57.1 57.2
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
65.7 64.2
Wheelbase (in)
114.2 113.8
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
77.3 76
Track Width, Front (in)
65.7 64.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
7 8.7
Length, Overall (in)
198.5 196.8
Height, Overall (in)
69.5 71.6
Liftover Height (in)
- 32
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
45.9 47.2
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
78.9 86.5
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
78.9 82.5
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
16 17.8
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
19.8 19.9
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
31.4 33.9
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
47 47.5
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
51.1 47.6
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- 45.9
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 13.1
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.1 13
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19.5 19.3
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.7 38
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Front Tire Size
P235/55HR20 P245/60HR18
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/55HR20 P245/60HR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
6000 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
6000 2000
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
6000 2000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
600 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
600 200
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4662 4430
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
20 X 7.5 18 X 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
20 X 7.5 18 X 7.5
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
259 @ 4400 277 @ 2000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.5 L/213 2.4 L/146
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
284 @ 6400 260 @ 5600
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded V-6 Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded H-4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
21 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
26 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 21
Transmission
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.41 - 0.38 3.23 - 0.75
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
5.25 4.44
Trans Type
1 8
Drivetrain
Four Wheel Drive All Wheel
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.31 3.14
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Trans Description Cont.
CVT w/OD CVT w/OD
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.47
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.60
Summary
Vehicle Name
Nissan Pathfinder Subaru Ascent
Body Style
Sport Utility Sport Utility
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.4 7.7
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
Side Barrier Rating
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
Rollover Rating
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