2015 Nissan Pathfinder vs. 2016 Subaru Forester

The 2015 Nissan Pathfinder is the SUV of choice for Regina and Swift Current drivers, easily outclassing competitors like the 2016 Subaru Forester. With Best-in-Class interior space, Best-in-Class capability ratings, and Class-Exclusive features, it isn’t hard to see why.

Interior Space

Once you’ve ridden in the 2015 Nissan Pathfinder, any other SUV will feel noticeably cramped by comparison, including the 2016 Subaru Forester.

The Pathfinder starts by offering a Best-in-Class passenger volume rating of up to 4,468 L. That means plenty of space to spread out and relax – with up to 1,059 mm of leg space in even the second row – and creates a vastly more comfortable drive than Regina and Swift Current drivers can expect in the Forester’s cabin – which offers up to only 3,067 L of passenger space.

People would be forgiven for jumping to the conclusion that the Pathfinder’s outrageously superior passenger space means that you’ll suffer when it comes to cargo room, but they’d still be wrong. The Pathfinder will provide up to 2,260 L for you to play with, while the Forester supplies just 2,115 L.

Power and Capability

Put simply, the 2016 Subaru Forester will make you pay a premium price in order to get the type of drive that you deserve. Standard models will be fitted with a lackluster 2.5L 4-cylinder engine capable of churning out just 170 horsepower and 174 lb-ft of torque – low numbers for a vehicle of this size. You’ll have to commit to a higher price if you want the 250 horsepower 2.0L four-cylinder.

In contrast, the 2015 Nissan Pathfinder fits the same extraordinary 3.5L DOHC 24-valve V6 across all trim levels. Regardless of price, you’ll command up to 260 horsepower – more than even the available Forester engine – and enjoy an Xtronic continuously variable transmission (CVT) as standard. You’ll even be able to boast a Best-in-Class 2,268 kg towing capacity; the dainty Subaru can haul only 680 kg.


The 2015 Nissan Pathfinder doesn’t stop at besting the 2016 Subaru Forester in terms of power, performance, and space, it also offers several features which can’t be equipped in the Forester.

These features include:

  • Class-Exclusive Around-View Camera: Four cameras create a virtual composite of the space around your car, for confident maneuvering.
  • Tri-Zone Entertainment System: Passengers enjoy music up front, while two 7-inch monitors play video games, movies, or even from laptops in the second row.
  • Blind Spot Warning: Recognizes when another vehicle has entered your blind spot, then alerts you with a flashing indicator and an audible signal if it’s still there when you indicate.

Experience the 2015 Nissan Pathfinder for Yourself at Knight Nissan

Whether in terms of space, power, or technology, the 2015 Nissan Pathfinder leaves the 2016 Subaru Forester far behind. For more information, just contact one of the team at Knight Nissan today. We hope our customers from Regina and Swift Current stop by for a test drive soon!