Subaru Ascent is a three row SUV that’s ideal for large families or those looking for something more utilitarian. The 2019 model year saw the first release of the Ascent.
The Subaru Ascent is an excellent choice if you are looking for a large SUV that can haul lots of people and their gear as well as light towing. The Ascent is more sporty than its competitors thanks to its symmetrical all-wheel-drive and boxer engine, which elevates it within the segment.
Pricing and Trims
The Ascent is available in four trim levels: base, premium, limited, and touring. Each trim has a unique combination of features. It may help to compare them.
The base trim includes 18-inch aluminum alloy wheels in a silver finish. Standard features include projector-style halogen headlights and black side mirrors. The interior features manual-adjustable cloth seating, 60/40 split folding and reclining second and third row seats, Ivory carbon fibre trim pieces, an analog instrument, automatic headlights and power windows/locks, shift paddles under the steering wheel, tilt/telescoping steering wheels, 19 cup and beverage holders, a cargo area storage tray, tri-zone climate control, air ventilation in all three rows, keyless access, 6-speaker sound system and a 6.5-inch infotainment display screen Subaru equips the SUV also with safety equipment such as EyeSight driver assistance technology and vehicle dynamics control. There is also brake assist, brake override, tire monitoring, and a rearview cam.
Premium trim offers more equipment. You get mobile 4G LTE WiFi as one of the benefits. This makes it easy to connect your devices anywhere you go. The wheels are finished in a gray machined finish and the side mirror caps match the wheel’s color. If you live in harsh winter conditions, a windshield wiper deicer is a great option. Both the driver’s and front seats can be adjusted with power. The SUV features a leather-wrapped steering column, upgraded stain-resistant fabric upholstery, an 8.2-inch infotainment touchscreen and blind spot detection/rear cross traffic alert.
The Limited features full leather upholstery, larger 20 inch wheels, LED steering-responsive headslights, a power adjustable front passenger seat, heated second row seats and steering wheel, Ivory interior accents and keyless entry.
Subaru keeps the best additions to the Ascent Touring in mind. This includes satin chrome side mirror caps and chrome exterior door handles.
For a base model, the Ascent comes with a $32,000 factory invoice and a MSRP of $33,000. The vehicle’s MSRP will be increased by $3,000 if you choose the Premium trim level. The Limited trim adds an additional $5,000. The Touring trim adds $6,000 to the vehicle’s MSRP. Remember, membership means clear pricing and savings at your Certified Dealer.
Performance and Engine
Subaru’s Ascent models use the same 2.4-liter DOHC flat four turbocharged engine. This setup offers the same level of handling that Subaru customers have come to expect. It produces a smooth 260 horsepower, and 277 lb.ft. of torque.
A continuously variable transmission is used to power the engine. It can also be paired with symmetrical all wheel drive. The base model can tow 2,000 pounds. However, the three other models can tow up to 5,000 pounds.
There are a variety of color options for the Ascent’s interior, depending on which trim level you choose. All models have black accents on hard surfaces. However, you can add Java, Warm Ivory or Slate Black to them.
The Subaru Ascent comes with many cup and bottle holders. It also has a simplified layout for physical controls. It is easy to use the large knobs and buttons while driving. You will find the same ease in the infotainment system. It uses large icons in bright colors and responds quickly to commands.
The Ascent is very comfortable. It is comfortable enough to take long trips in, thanks to the well-padded and contoured seats. The cabin insulation is excellent for a non-luxury model. There is enough space in the rear rows for even the tallest adults.