Subaru's biggest crossover yet:
The all-new, eight-passenger 2019 Ascent remains in decent supply nationwide. Priced from $32,970 (including all-wheel drive), the Ascent is slightly cheaper than chief competitors like the Honda Pilot and Ford Explorer.
Every Ascent comes with EyeSight, a safety package that includes automatic emergency braking and lane departure warning. Blind spot warning monitoring remains optional. Second-row captain's chairs are available on the upper trim levels.
The 2020 Ascent continues flowing into dealers, complete with a new power liftgate lock and a rear seat reminder to prevent leaving children in the car.
Current offers from Subaru vary by region and will remain in effect through October 31, 2019.
Subaru doesn't offer rebates like most competitors, but prices have settled since the Ascent's introduction. Dealers will probably be open to modest discounting.
What to expect on a lease:
In Los Angeles, 2019 Ascent leases once again start at $329 for 36 months (12,000 miles a year) with $2,989 due at signing. That's an effective monthly cost of $412, which isn't a good value in our book, but not surprising for an all-new model. Expect to pay $10 to $20 more a month everywhere else in the country.
The 2020 Ascent starts at $349 a month with other terms virtually the same.
Subaru offers 2.9% financing for 48 months on the both model years, the lowest we've seen on this model.