The 2019 Subaru Ascent is a mainstream three-row midsize crossover-style SUV that is a brand new entrant into its segment. Designed to be a family-friendly minivan alternative, the Ascent comes with standard all-wheel-drive and seating capacity for up to eight passengers. Prices start at an MSRP of $31,995.
Pros: Among Most Fuel-Efficient Non-Hybrid In Segment, Standard All-Wheel-Drive, Roomy Interior, Out-Styles Competitors
Cons: No V6, No Hybrid
Looks Best In: Crystal White exterior/Java Brown interior
Competition: Toyota Highlander, Volkswagen Atlas, Honda Pilot, Kia Sorento, Chevrolet Traverse, Ford Explorer, Infiniti QX60
Safety Score: The 2019 Subaru Ascent has not yet been tested by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.
Summary: With good looks, plenty of standard equipment and an efficient powertrain, the 2019 Subaru Ascent is a standout within its segment. It best fits the needs of families looking for an adventure-ready conveyance that has plenty of room and practicality. The four-cylinder powertrain is highly efficient and should provide adequate power output for most situation, however those looking for more performance and towing capacity should look into V-6 competition.
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