Nissan Pathfinder vs. Subaru Forester

2016 Pathfinder light exterior

2016 Nissan Pathfinder

2016 Subaru Forester white background

2016 Subaru Forester

The 2016 Nissan Pathfinder unites power and capability with versatility and high-end technology, utterly outclassing competitors like the 2016 Subaru Forester in the minds of Regina and Swift Current drivers. If you’re looking for a capable SUV able to accommodate the whole family in comfort, you’ll find what you’ve been searching for with the 2016 Pathfinder. Keep reading to learn more about how the 2016 Nissan Pathfinder outperforms competitors like the 2016 Subaru Forester.

Superior Power and Towing

The 2016 Nissan Pathfinder provides top-of-the-line power as standard thanks to its 3.5L V6 engine. You’ll find one powering every trim level, putting you in command of up to 260 horsepower and 240 lb-ft of torque while ensuring that you can tow up to a considerable 2,268 kg (5,000 lbs.).

The 2016 Subaru Forester falls flat when it comes to performance. Most models are only equipped with a meagre 170 horsepower, 174 lb-ft of torque four-cylinder engine, and even costly 2.0L turbo models only draw upon 250 horsepower. Ultimately, you’ll only be able to tow up to a modest 680 kg (1,500 lbs.)

First-Class Features

The 2016 Nissan Pathfinder would have no trouble besting the 2016 Subaru Forester based on its power and capability alone, but strength is far from the only thing it can offer. That state-of-the-art engine is backed up by several first-rate features that aren’t available with the Forester, or with any other vehicle in this class.

Such features include:

  • All-Mode 4x4i Dial: No other SUV in this class provides the choice between 2WD, 4WD, and Auto Modes. Just turn the dial to find the right option to meet your current needs.
  • Class-Exclusive Around View Monitor: Four cameras positioned around the vehicle combine to create a 360-degree bird’s-eye view of the surrounding area.

Versatile Interior

The 2016 Nissan Pathfinder simply offers more space than the 2016 Subaru Forester, something that Regina and Swift Current drivers will appreciate regardless of whether they need to take more people or haul more cargo.

  • Passenger Space: The Forester is only able to take up to five passengers. In contrast, the Pathfinder lets you take seven.
  • Cargo Space: Flip all the seats downwards to find up to 2,260 L of cargo space in the Pathfinder vs just 2,115 in the Forester.

Beyond space, the Pathfinder also comes with a large under-floor storage area for keeping your valuables safely out of site, plus an innovative EZ Flex seating system that moves the 2nd row forward and backward up to 5½ inches for effortless 3rd row access.

The 2016 Forester Feels Underpowered and Underequipped Next to the 2016 Pathfinder

Ultimately, the 2016 Pathfinder leaves the Forester far behind in terms of performance, comfort, technology, and practicality, so it really should come at the top of your list if you’re looking for a new SUV. To take one out for a test drive today, just come down to the Knight Nissan showroom. We can’t wait to put our Regina and Swift Current customers behind the wheel of this leading SUV, so make sure to visit us soon!