In the last couple of days a great number of reviewers got a chance to test a 2019 Subaru Ascent. Some of them didn’t like it, thought that it was too bland and generic. Others were surprised by the practicality and functionality of this car. However, that wasn’t the idea with the 2019 Subaru Ascent. The truth about it is somewhere in the middle. Subaru’s idea was to fix the mistake they made prior to 2012 with Subaru Tribeca. That was their last midsize SUV. It was discontinued because no one wanted to drive it.
People love Subaru, but they don’t like Subaru because of their midsize SUVs. They like them because of their small cars. But 2019 Subaru Ascent is a very special midsize SUV. It has the highest towing capacity of any Subaru that has ever been made! The towing capacity of the 2019 Subaru Ascent is 5,000 pounds… Just to be clear, Outbacks’s towing capacity is 2,700 pounds. (*sound of a microphone dropping in the distance*)
2019 Subaru Ascent Price
The price range of a 2019 Subaru Ascent depends on a trim level you choose. There are four trim levels: Base Trim, Premium Trim, Limited Trim, and Touring Trim. Price range starts at $32,970 and can reach up to $45,000 for the most expensive models.
The New Architecture of a 2019 Subaru Ascent
Subaru Global Platform that was implemented into a 2019 Subaru Ascent improves the suspension system, boosts the toughness of the entire body and chassis, and it places the engine low enough to add to the overall stability of the vehicle. It additionally reduces noise and vibration inside the vehicle. Drivers that tried this vehicle off-road say that it actually moves like a terrain vehicle. It is actually easy to drive this three-row family car on any surface. Well, almost any surface. However, the architecture of the 2019 Subaru Ascent will certainly help you on snowy/ icy roads!
2019 Subaru Ascent Exterior
The 2019 Subaru Ascent is very tall and long. It looks really big when you compare it to other “midsizers”. It has a really respectful 8.7 inches of ground clearance and it is long… maybe it is too long according to some people. And maybe those people are not used to huge vehicles from Subaru. Anyway, 2019 Subaru Ascent is in the middle of the midsize segment alongside Ford Explorer, Honda Pilot, Toyota Highlander and other SUVs. It is actually longer than both Highlander and Pilot, but shorter than the Explorer. Aesthetically, it is a decent looking SUV… And it is not a problem that looks like other SUVs. Hell, it looks like they are all copying from each other.
2019 Subaru Ascent is 196.8 inches long, 76 inches wide and 71 inches tall.
The total interior volume is 153 cubic feet and cargo capacity is 86 cubic feet.
2019 Subaru Ascent Interior
The interior of the a 2019 Subaru Ascent is actually big plus. Subarus have a great visibility from driver’s point of view, and this one is not an exception. Even that length we had previously mentioned adds to the overall feeling of comfort inside the car. Even some of the grownups can sit comfortably in the third row. Even if you push the second row all the way to the back, knees won’t touch the seatbacks. Headroom will not be a problem either.
Is The Interior “Outdated”?
One would argue that buttons on the central console are simply outdated… You can add a totally boring dashboard layout to it. However, (this is my own opinion) we are acting like some spoiled children. We crave for space shuttle-like interiors on any new vehicle we get our hands on. If we don’t get anything new or groundbreaking we are simply not satisfied. However, functionality is the keyword here. You get comfortable seats, great visibility, three rows of comfortable seats, climate control on the second and third row, and 19 cup holders. And yeah, USB ports! I know that this can represent a problem of sort, however, you get four on the base model. You can ask for eight – for a price.
What Kind of an Engine Gave 2019 Subaru Ascent 5,000 Pounds Towing Capacity?
Just to be clear, you can get that kind of towing capacity on 2019 Subaru Ascent with the trailering package only. However, all trim levels are powered by a 2.4-liter turbocharged boxer-four engine that provides 260 hp and 277 pound-feet of torque. It is strong enough to make you push that pedal to the floor, merge onto the highway and just play around a little bit… However, it will not make you go for some higher speeds.
2019 Subaru Ascent Fuel Economy
The company’s decision to use a four-cylinder actually made a difference with 2019 Subaru Ascent’s fuel economy. According to the official EPA ratings, it spends 21 mpg in a city and 27 mpg on a highway. That is way better than any of its rivals.
You can watch the video in which a test driver is trying to check out the off-road capabilities of a 2019 Subaru Ascent.