When families need a high quality SUV to head to school or across the Puget Sound, the Subaru Ascent is the right choice for you. 

The Ascent offers a lot more than you think - carrying more passengers and their goods, along with a balanced driveline featuring the Subaru BOXER engine and the Symmetrical all-wheel drive system

There are plenty of choices in the Ascent's segment. Let's see how the Ascent compares to its competition, including the Ford Explorer, GMC Acadia, Honda Pilot. and Toyota Highlander.

SUBARU ASCENT
VERSUS
THE COMPETITION 
 
Subaru Ascent Limited
 
Highlander XLE AWD
 
Explorer XLT 4WD
 
Pilot EX-L AWD
 
Acadia SLT AWD
Price$39,595$42,005$37,250$41,060$41,100
Combined Fuel Econony22 MPG23 MPG23 MPG22 MPG24 MPG
Engine Type2.4 liter Turbo Flat 43.5 liter V62.3 liter Turbo Inline 43.5 liter V62.0 liter Turbo Inline 4
Ground Clearance8.7 inches8.0 inches8.2  inches7.3 inches7.2 inches
Cargo Volume Rear Seat Up47.5 cubic feet48.4 cubic feet47.9 cubic feet46.8 cubic feet41.7 cubic feet
Cargo Volume Rear Seat Down86.5 cubic feet84.3 cubic feet87.8 cubic feet83.8 cubic feet79 cubic feet
Number of Configurations71215107
Horsepower/Torque260 HP/277 lb. ft. 295HP/263 lb. ft. 300 HP/310 lb. ft. 280 HP/262 lb. ft. 228 HP/258 lb. ft. 
TransmissionCVT8 Speed Auto10 Speed Auto9 Speed Auto9 Speed Auto
DrivetrainAWD StandardFWD Standard/AWD OptionalRWD Standard/AWD OptionalFWD Standard/AWD OptionalFWD Standard/AWD Optional

There are plenty of advantages the Ascent has over the Ford Explorer. 

  • Standard Symmetrical All-Wheel-Drive offers the advantage of a more balanced drive system with a lower center of gravity keeping the Ascent planted in any conditions. 
  • Higher ground clearance helps to tackle the roughest terrain, along with a suspension system designed to ensure balance off of the highway.
  • Better fuel economy for longer trips between fuel stops.
  • Lighter weight means more flexibility on and off the highway. 

There are plenty of advantages the Ascent has over the GMC Acadia.

  • When it comes to traction in all situations, the standard Symmetrical All-Wheel-Drive offers the advantage of a more balanced drive system with a lower center of gravity. 
  • Higher ground clearance helps to manage rougher surfaces, even potholes around the neighborhood.
  • The Ascent offers a much larger cargo area for carrying the good home. 
  • When it comes to safety, the Ascent earned the Top Safety Pick+ award from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety

There are plenty of advantages the Ascent has over the Honda Pilot

  • Our BOXER engine and standard Symmetrical All-Wheel-Drive creates a more balanced drive system with a lower center of gravity. 
  • Our 8.7-inch ground clearance means the Ascent can go more places than any vehicle in its class. 
  • The turbocharged engine earns better fuel economy, meaning longer trips between fuel stops.
  • Lighter weight means more maneuverability on and off the highway. 

There are plenty of advantages the Ascent has over the Toyota Highlander.

  • The EyeSight Driver Assist system offers more coverage ahead, detecting potential hazards quicker and more responsive. 
  • The Ascent has a deeper side glass for better visibility overall. 
  • We offer our Symmetrical all-wheel drive standard for better assurance on the road - and off. 
  • Better ground clearance means getting over hazards and bumps better.

When it comes to value, no one beats the Subaru Ascent!

Contact us at Rairdon's Subaru of Auburn to get your Ascent today!  

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