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2022 Nissan Pathfinder vs 2022 Subaru Ascent

2022 Nissan Pathfinder vs 2022 Subaru Ascent

At first glance, you can tell that the 2022 Subaru Ascent and the 2022 Nissan Pathfinder offer very different things. The Pathfinder has been redesigned to offer a more refined style while also offering a wide range of interior features. If you have been looking for a large three-row SUV that is big enough to fit the entire family, the Subaru Ascent and Nissan Pathfinder are both great choices. Here is an in-depth comparison of the two models to help you decide which vehicle would be best for you.



What's New This Year?

The 2022 model year brings several new changes for the Nissan Pathfinder. The Ascent also received a few new upgrades as well. Here is a look at the changes that you can expect to find on both of these vehicles.


2022 Nissan Pathfinder


The new Nissan Pathfinder has been completely redesigned from the ground up. The body features a sleek and sportier design that is highlighted by a sculpted body, new slender LED headlights, and wraparound LED taillights. The interior is also more versatile and luxurious than its predecessors.


This year, the Pathfinder is also more off-rad ready. Under the hood, you will find a powerful engine and a new intelligent 4x4 system. There is also a new Drive Mode system that allows you to choose between seven different terrain modes.


2022 Subaru Ascent

The Ascent does not receive too many changes this year. There is a new appearance package that can be found in the top-tier trims. The new package includes bold 20-inch wheels, a hands-free liftgate, a push-button start ignition, and a heated steering wheel.


Interior Design

The Pathfinder's new interior is more impressive than ever before. This three-row SUV offers plenty of legroom and headspace for all occupants. This year, drivers can choose to switch the second-row bench seats for two captain's chairs that are reclinable and offer a little more comfort. The interior is adorned with premium materials. And sitting on the centre dash is either an 8-inch touchscreen display or an available 9-inch display. Both displays come with a wide range of innovative apps and features both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. There is also a large 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster that is fully customizable and allows you to easily view the information that is most important to you.


The Ascent's interior is slightly more cramped and features a simplistic design. The Ascent also provides three rows of seating. However, it offers the least amount of legroom for its backseat passengers than any other vehicle in its class. There is also a large touchscreen infotainment display that is offered, but it doesn't offer that many apps and some users have reported the touchscreen interface to be lagging in certain instances.


Power and Performance

The Pathfinder comes with a powerful 3.5-litre V6 engine that is paired to a continuously variable transmission (CVT) and can deliver up to 284 horsepower.


The Ascent comes standard with a 2,5-litre 4-cylinder engine that is also paired to a CVT but only delivers 260 horsepower.


In a head-to-head competition, the winner is clear. The 2022 Nissan Pathfinder outperforms the Subaru Ascent in every way. If you would like to schedule a time to test drive the all-new Nissan Pathfinder, please feel free to contact us today.


Categories: Nissan Pathfinder, Subaru Ascent