The 2019 Subaru Ascent brings the brand back into the three-row crossover party. Featuring Subaru’s adventure-ready styling, the Indiana-built Ascent is larger than anything it has sold here before and is even longer than some of its key competitors.
What's new for 2019
The 2019 Ascent is all new and joins a fresh Subaru lineup.
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The Ascent comes in four trim levels; base, Premium, Limited, and Touring.
In keeping with Subaru tradition, all-wheel drive is standard as is a boxer-style engine. The all-new turbocharged 2.4-liter four-cylinder develops 260 horsepower and 277 foot-pound of torque from 2,000 to 4,800 RPM. It comes mated to a continuously variable transmission (CVT) with eight preset ratios to step through with the paddle shifters. While there are no powertrain options, towing capacity is increased from the base trim’s 2,000 pounds to 5,000 lbs on the other trims.
Base and Premium trims that feature 18-inch wheels have earned an EPA-estimated 21 miles per gallon city, 27 mpg highway, and 23 combined. On trims with 20-inch wheels (and the load from added features), the EPA’s numbers fall one point in each category, although they're still among the best in class.
The 2019 Subaru Ascent deserves plenty of attention in the already crowded segment. While each trim presents value, the Premium trim with the Convenience Package brings the latest safety technology and modern amenities at a very competitive price.
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