Compare 2019 Subaru Ascent


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You might have heard about the 2019 Subaru Ascent by now as it was a widely talked-about SUV for months leading up to its release. Well, now this three-row SUV is here at Capitaland Subaru and it's ready to make a big impression in your life! However, you want to know more about how this SUV can benefit you and your family's daily lives, whether it's through the morning commute to Schenectady, Clifton Park, or Burnt Hills, or the next family road trip. So, let's take a look at all of the best features of this stylish new SUV by comparing it side-by-side against two very worthy competitors in its class: the Toyota Highlander and the Honda Pilot.


The Subaru Ascent vs The Toyota Highlander

An important quality of all SUVs is capability and safety, both of which you'll find on the Subaru Ascent. While its safety ratings have not been released yet, the Ascent has a lot more capability to offer for a lot less, starting at $31,995. The Toyota Highlander starts out at the manufacturer-suggested price of $42,280.

  • The Subaru Ascent has a lot more traction and turning efficiency to offer thanks to the Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive which is standard in all trim levels and has proven to be a vastly superior all-wheel drive system when tested against other systems in mid-sized SUVs, including those of Toyota. The all-wheel drive system of the Toyota Highlander is available in higher trim levels but absent from the base, which features front-wheel drive.
  • The Subaru Ascent generates about 277 pound-feet of engine torque whereas the Toyota Highlander generates about 263 pound-feet of torque. The Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive system is aided by engine torque, which is redirected to the wheels with the most traction. Thus, in order for the system to function at higher capacity, more engine torque is needed.
  • Despite the fact that both of these SUVs feature three rows of seating, the Subaru Ascent has considerable more passenger volume to offer overall with 153.5 cubic feet versus the 142.2 cubic feet of passenger volume of the Toyota Highlander.
  • In addition to its spacious interior for passengers, the Subaru Ascent also features 17.8 cubic feet of cargo volume behind the third row with a grand total of 86 cubic feet of cargo space behind the first row. The Toyota Highlander, by contrast, features about 13.8 cubic feet of cargo space behind the third row with 83 cubic feet of space total.
  • In its base trim level, the Subaru Ascent gives a little bit more towing capacity and can tow up to 2,000 pounds, whereas the Toyota Highlander has a towing capacity of 1,500 pounds in its base trim level. However, both SUVs feature a 5,000-pound towing capacity in higher trims.

The Subaru Ascent vs The Honda Pilot

As you'll see with the Honda Pilot, the Subaru Ascent gives you a lot more for less including efficiency, traction, and convenience, all for the lower starting price of $31,995. The Honda Pilot, begins at $805 more at $32,800.

  • Unlike the Toyota Highlander, the Honda Pilot does, in fact come standard with all-wheel drive in its base trim level, however, it falls short in terms of power output and generates 262 pound-feet of engine torque. The 277 pound-feet of torque generated by the Subaru Ascent is utilized to give the Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive system even more efficiency.
  • While the typical SUV is not often associated with fuel efficiency, the Subaru Ascent is not like the typical SUV and gains an EPA-estimated 21 miles per gallon in the city and 27 miles per gallon on the highway. The Honda Pilot, by contrast, gains about 18 miles per gallon in the city and 26 miles per gallon on the highway.
  • While both of these SUVs feature an electronically-controlled transmission, the transmission of the Subaru Ascent provides a smoother acceleration with eight-speeds at continuous variables whereas, the transmission of the Honda Pilot has about six-speeds.
  • The Subaru Ascent gives you a few more conveniences on the inside of the SUV and out, featuring a CD layer, automatic climate control and a roof rack. These features are absent from the base trim level of the Honda Pilot and must be upgraded.
  • Finally, the Subaru Ascent has a lot more capability to offer over the Honda Pilot when it comes to adventure in the great outdoors as this SUV comes standard with a roof rack and features 17.8 cubic feet of cargo volume behind the third row as well as an 8.7-inch ground clearance. The Honda Pilot, on the other hand, has a 7.3-inch ground clearance with about 16.5 cubic feet of cargo space behind the third row and no roof rack.



Find Yours Today!

When it comes to giving you more for less, the Subaru Ascent does not disappoint and this SUV retains that resilience that is well-known on many Subaru models. About 97 percent of well-maintained Subaru models, manufactured 10 years ago, are still on the road to this day and we're confident that the Subaru Ascent will follow that strong reputation. Come see for yourself today, check out our inventory of Subaru Ascent models and test drive one here at Capitaland Subaru! We're located near Clifton Park and Schenectady at 47 Saratoga Road in Glenville, NY. Come see us today!

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