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Nissan Pathfinder vs. Audi Q5

In comparing the Nissan Pathfinder to the Audi Q5, the Nissan Pathfinder has the advantage in the areas of new vehicle base pricing, typical lower range of pricing for one- to five-year-old used cars, and base engine power. The Audi Q5 has the advantage in the area of fuel efficiency. The Nissan Pathfinder and Audi Q5 have the same overall quality score. Based on this comparison of the Nissan Pathfinder versus the Audi Q5, the Nissan Pathfinder is a better car than the Audi Q5.

Nissan Pathfinder versus Audi Q5 Pricing

A one- to five-year-old used Nissan Pathfinder ranges from $21,494 to $34,595 while a used Audi Q5 from the same model year range is priced between $29,997 to $42,988. For a new model, the Nissan Pathfinder's price is between $40,766 and $53,655, with the Audi Q5 priced between $48,108 and $59,303.

Nissan Pathfinder versus Audi Q5 Quality Rating

The iSeeCars Overall Quality rating for the Nissan Pathfinder and Audi Q5 is 8.4 out of 10. This results in the Nissan Pathfinder being ranked 6 out of 25 Best Midsize SUVs and the Audi Q5 being ranked 3 out of 29 Best Luxury Small SUVs.

Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison

For engine performance, the Nissan Pathfinder’s base engine makes 284 horsepower, and the Audi Q5 base engine makes 201 horsepower. The Pathfinder is rated to deliver an average of 23 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 500 miles. The Q5 is rated to deliver an average of 25 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 537 miles. The Pathfinder uses regular unleaded, and the Q5 uses premium unleaded.

Hauling, Towing, and Off-Road Capabilities Comparison

The Nissan Pathfinder has the advantage of offering higher towing capacity, while the Audi Q5 has the advantage of offering higher ground clearance and payload capacity.

Safety Ratings Comparison

When comparing crash test ratings from NHTSA, both the Nissan Pathfinder and the Audi Q5 have the same average safety rating of 5 out of 5 Stars. When comparing IIHS evaluations, the Audi Q5 has the advantage with a Top Safety Pick+ award.

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2023 Nissan Pathfinder

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$40,766 - $53,655

Used Asking Price:

$21,494 - $34,595

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

53%

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$48,108 - $59,303

Used Asking Price:

$29,997 - $42,988

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

50.8%

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

8.4 / 10

Reliability:

8.3 / 10

Retained Value:

6.8 / 10

Safety:

10.0 / 10

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

8.4 / 10

Reliability:

7.8 / 10

Retained Value:

7.5 / 10

Safety:

10.0 / 10

iSeeCars Rankings

5 / 25
6 / 31
6 / 25
6 / 15
7 / 61
8 / 61
8 / 31
8 / 25
8 / 25
8 / 21
9 / 61
9 / 28
10 / 31
14 / 31
44 / 61

iSeeCars Rankings

3 / 29
4 / 29
9 / 67
12 / 67

Summary Review

The three-row Nissan Pathfinder was redesigned for the 2022 model year. The new model features a more boxy facade, additional standard safety features, a new nine-speed automatic transmission, and a more premium interior that can now seat up to eight passengers. This much-needed makeover of the aging Pathfinder, after nearly a decade, will better position the midsize SUV in this competitive segment.

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Summary Review

Not yet available

Pros and Cons

  • “Right-sized” for this three-row segment (not huge, but certainly not small) 
  • Selectable modes to optimize optional AWD system
  • Impressive suite of standard safety features
  • Intuitive touchscreen infotainment system

  • No green (hybrid/electric) version available
  • Handling can be lackluster

Pros and Cons

Not yet available

Available Body Styles

SUV

Available Body Styles

SUV

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline, Plug-In Hybrid

Trim Levels

S, SV, Rock Creek, SL, Platinum

Trim Levels

quattro S line Prem Plus 45 TFSI, quattro S line Prestige 45 TFSI, quattro S line Premium 45 TFSI, quattro Premium 40 TFSI, quattro Premium Plus 40 TFSI, quattro Prestige 40 TFSI

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

3 years / 36000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

5 years / 60000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

3 years / 36000 miles

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

4 years / 50000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

4 years / 50000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

4 years

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

5 out of 5 Stars

IIHS Safety Rating:

Not yet available

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

5 out of 5 Stars

IIHS Safety Rating:

TOP SAFETY PICK +

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

284 hp @ 6400 rpm

Torque:

259 foot-lbs @ 4800 rpm

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.066 hp per pound

Towing Capacity:

3500 lbs

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

201 hp @ 6000 rpm

Torque:

236 foot-lbs @ 1600 rpm

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.049 hp per pound

Towing Capacity:

Not yet available

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

3.5 liters

Engine Configuration:

V

Number of Cylinders:

6

Transmission:

Automatic

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

FWD / 4X4

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG):

20 / 27 / 23

Range (city/hwy):

370 / 500 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Regular Unleaded

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

2 liters

Engine Configuration:

Inline

Number of Cylinders:

4

Transmission:

Automatic

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

AWD

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG):

23 / 29 / 25

Range (city/hwy):

426 / 537 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Premium Unleaded

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Standard

Android Auto:

Standard

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

Available

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Available

Heated Seats:

Available

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

Available

Leather Upholstery:

Available

Navigation System:

Available

Sunroof/Moonroof:

Available

Heated Steering Wheel:

Available

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Standard

Android Auto:

Standard

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

Available

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Standard

Heated Seats:

Standard

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

Available

Leather Upholstery:

Standard

Navigation System:

Standard

Sunroof/Moonroof:

Available

Heated Steering Wheel:

Available

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Standard

Pedestrian Detection:

Standard

Lane Departure Warning:

Standard

Lane Keeping Assist:

Available

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Standard

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Standard

360-Degree Camera:

Available

Rear Seat Reminder:

Standard

Driver Attention Monitoring:

Standard

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Standard

Pedestrian Detection:

Standard

Lane Departure Warning:

Standard

Lane Keeping Assist:

Available

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Standard

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Standard

360-Degree Camera:

Available

Rear Seat Reminder:

N/A

Driver Attention Monitoring:

Available

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

42.3 inches

Front Leg Room:

44.3 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

60.8 inches

Rear Head Room:

39.6 inches

Rear Leg Room:

35.5 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

59.6 inches

Cargo Space:

16.6 cubic feet

Cargo Space, 2nd-row seat folded down:

80.5 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

164.6 cubic feet

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

39.6 inches

Front Leg Room:

40.9 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

57.7 inches

Rear Head Room:

39.3 inches

Rear Leg Room:

38 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

56.5 inches

Cargo Space:

25.8 cubic feet

Cargo Space, 2nd-row seat folded down:

54 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

Not yet available

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

4317 lbs

Width:

77.9 inches

Height:

70.9 inches

Length:

197.7 inches

Wheelbase:

114.2 inches

Ground Clearance:

7.1 inches

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

4079 lbs

Width:

84.2 inches

Height:

65.5 inches

Length:

184.3 inches

Wheelbase:

111 inches

Ground Clearance:

8.2 inches

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

18.0 x 7.5 inches

Wheel Type:

aluminum alloy

Tire Size:

255/60R18

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

18.0 x 8.0 inches

Wheel Type:

alloy

Tire Size:

235/60R18