2019 Subaru Ascent vs 2018 Nissan Pathfinder Comparison in Seattle, WA

At last, Subaru has developed a three-row SUV: the all-new 2019 Subaru Ascent! This SUV is truly impressive, bringing together the latest innovations and tried-and-true Subaru quality. How does it compare to an older three-row SUV like the 2018 Nissan Pathfinder? Keep reading to find out more about what makes these two SUVs different. When you're ready to experience the 2019 Subaru Ascent for yourself, be sure to schedule a test drive.

2019 Subaru Ascent Interior

2019 Subaru Ascent vs 2018 Nissan Pathfinder: Interior Comparison

The whole point of a three-row SUV is increased space--so how do these two compare? The 2019 Subaru Ascent and the 2018 Nissan Pathfinder may have nearly identical passenger and cargo volume; however, Subaru uses it much better. Not only can the 2019 Subaru Ascent seat up to eight people (while the Nissan Pathfinder can manage only seven), but it also has much more maximum cargo volume when the seats are folded.

Everything in the 2019 Subaru Ascent is designed to make it a more enjoyable, convenient drive. Even little details can make a big difference, like the nineteen cup and bottle holders and the three 12V DC power outlets in the Subaru Ascent. The Nissan Pathfinder has only eight cup holders, six bottle holders, and two power outlets.


2019 Subaru Ascent Technology

2019 Subaru Ascent vs 2018 Nissan Pathfinder: Technology Comparison

The 2019 Subaru Ascent lets you stay connected wherever you go, thanks to the 4G LTE Wi-Fi capability that's standard on most trim levels. This feature is not available at all on the 2018 Nissan Pathfinder. What's more, the available Harman Kardon audio system in the Subaru Ascent has fourteen speakers, which is more than the thirteen-speaker system that's available in the Nissan Pathfinder.


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2019 Subaru Ascent Performance

2019 Subaru Ascent vs 2018 Nissan Pathfinder: Performance Comparison

Despite its name, the Nissan Pathfinder is much more likely to stick to well-established paved roads than it is to find new paths. That's because it comes standard with front-wheel drive, with AWD being an available (and more expensive) upgrade. By comparison, the 2019 Subaru Ascent comes standard with Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive, Hill Descent Control, X-MODE®, and more.

The SUBARU BOXER® engine in the Subaru Ascent gives it more torque than the Nissan Pathfinder, which further improves its off-road prowess. The modified Subaru Global Platform also makes the Subaru Ascent remarkably smooth-driving, responsive, and quiet.


2019 Subaru Ascent Safety

2019 Subaru Ascent vs 2018 Nissan Pathfinder: Safety Comparison

Both of these three-row SUVs work hard to keep you and your family safe. However, the Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive that comes standard with the 2019 Subaru Ascent gives a huge advantage. Even when the streets are slick and wet, this AWD system helps you stay in control of the vehicle.


2019 Subaru Ascent Driver Assistance

2019 Subaru Ascent vs 2018 Nissan Pathfinder: Driver Assistance Technology Comparison

Driver assistance technology is another great way to stay safe, and both of these SUVs offer it: Subaru EyeSight® for the Subaru Ascent, and Nissan Intelligent Mobility in the Nissan Pathfinder. The biggest difference between these two? EyeSight® is standard on every new 2019 Subaru Ascent, so you and your family can enjoy the extra safety regardless of your budget. If you want a similar level of protection in the 2018 Nissan Pathfinder, you'll have to pay extra for an upgrade.

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What Can You Expect from a New Subaru in Seattle?

Subaru vehicles are amazing no matter where you live, but they're especially a perfect match for the Pacific Northwest. With numerous industry quality and safety awards, it's no wonder Subaru vehicles are becoming more and more popular with each passing year. And as the Subaru Love Promise demonstrates, Subaru is dedicated to giving back to the community and protecting and preserving the earth. Carter Subaru Ballard is proud to be your source for all things Subaru.