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2019 Subaru Ascent Overview

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Its anticipated debut is finally here: the 2019 Subaru Ascent. The three-row SUV is finally rolling into showrooms, and there are dozens of things to love about this new Subaru.


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2019 Subaru Ascent

What’s New for the 2019 Subaru Ascent?

It’s a simple question with a longer answer: what’s new for the 2019 Subaru Ascent? Well, in short, everything. An entirely new model to the Subaru lineup, the 2019 Ascent is a three-row SUV packed with features for the entire family. You can choose between seven- and eight-passenger configurations, enjoy state-of-the-art infotainment, and have peace of mind behind the wheel with driver-assist technologies and a suite of protective safety features.

The 2019 Subaru Ascent is available in four trims: Ascent, Premium, Limited, and Touring.

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2019 Subaru Ascent

2019 Subaru Ascent Exterior

The Subaru Ascent has a lot of character to its look, with deep character lines adding a contoured look to its frame and 18-inch silver aluminum-alloy wheels giving it some extra flair. You can transport some extra cargo with the Ascent’s raised roof rails, and a power rear gate with memory function on the Limited makes loading up the car even easier.

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Exterior features available on the 2019 Subaru Ascent

  • Available Trailer Hitch, Two-speed windshield wipers, Black folding side mirrors, Auto-on/off wiper-linked headlights, Body-color door handles, 245/60 R18 104H all-season tires, 18-inch x 7.5-inch aluminum-alloy wheels with Silver finish, Available auto-dimming exterior mirror with approach light, Projector-beam halogen headlights, Rear window wiper, Raised roof rails

Exterior features available on the 2019 Subaru Ascent Premium
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  • Windshield wiper de-icer, Body-color folding side mirrors, 18-inch x 7.5-inch aluminum-alloy gray wheels with machine finish

Exterior features available on the 2019 Subaru Ascent Limited
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  • LED fog lights, 20-inch x 7.5-inch dark gray aluminum alloy wheels with machine finish, Power rear gate with height memory function, 245/50 R20 102H all-season tires, LED Steering Responsive Headlights (SRH), Body-color folding side mirrors with integrated turn signal

Exterior features available on the 2019 Subaru Ascent Touring
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  • Satin chrome side mirrors with integrated turn signals, Power tilt/sliding panoramic glass moonroof, Chrome door handles

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2019 Subaru Ascent Performance

At all trim levels, the 2019 Subaru Ascent comes with a 2.4-liter turbocharged inline four-cylinder engine. The engine can is paired to a Lineartronic Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT), giving off a hefty 260 horsepower and 277 lb-ft of torque. In addition to its engine capabilities, the 2019 Ascent also comes with Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive across the board.

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2019 Subaru Ascent Efficiency

As a three-row SUV, the Subaru Ascent’s efficiency ratings can’t compete with sedans on the market — especially those with hybrid technologies. However, for its segment, the Ascent holds its ground. The Ascent earns an estimated 21 mpg in the city and 27 mpg on the highway. Its efficiency drops slightly on the Limited and Touring trims, rated at 20 mpg in the city and 26 mpg on the highway.

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2019 Subaru Ascent Interior

Every member of your family will be able to find entertainment and comfort inside the cabin of the 2019 Subaru Ascent. A tri-zone climate control system with air vents in all three rows regulates the temperature through the cabin. The Limited’s leather-trimmed upholstery also adds extra style to the interior. Technology is dispersed throughout the cabin with available features such as USB ports in all three rows, top-quality audio, and driver-assist features like Blind Spot Detection.

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Interior features available on the 2019 Subaru Ascent

  • Interior: Eight-passenger seating with second-row bench seat, Six-way manually adjustable driver’s seat, 19 cup and bottle holders, Manually adjustable tilt/telescoping steering column, Ivory carbon fiber-patterned interior accent trim doors, Available All-Weather floor liners, Air vents for all three rows, Three-spoke steering wheel with integrated controls, Cargo-area under-floor storage tray, Reclining 60/40-split flat-folding second- and third-row seatbacks, Transmission paddle shifters, Tri-zone climate control, Auto-up/auto-down driver’s and front passenger window with anti-pinch protection, Cloth upholstery
  • Radio and Technology: Six speakers, Dual front and second-row USB ports, STARLINK 6.5-inch Multimedia, Analog instruments

Interior features available on the 2019 Subaru Ascent Premium
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  • Interior: Stain-resistant cloth upholstery, Eight-way power-adjustable driver’s seat, Second-row climate controls, Leather-wrapped steering wheel and shifter handle, Heated front seats (All-Weather Package)
  • Radio and Technology: Blind-Spot Detection with Lane Change Assist and Rear Cross-Traffic Alert, 4G LTE Wi-Fi capability, STARLINK Safety and Security, STARLINK 8.0-inch Multimedia Plus

Interior features available on the 2019 Subaru Ascent Limited
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  • Interior: Available eight-passenger seating with second-row bench seat, Auto-dimming rear view compass mirror with HomeLink, Heated rear seats (All-Weather Package), Power-adjustable driver and front-passenger seats, Available seven-passenger seating with second-row captain’s chairs, Ivory leather interior accent trim on dash and doors, Heated steering wheel, Leather-trimmed upholstery
  • Radio and Technology: High Beam Assist (HBA); Keyless Access with Push-Button Start and PIN-code vehicle access; Reverse Automatic Braking; Dual front-, second-, and third-row USB ports; Electroluminescent analog instruments

Interior features available on the 2019 Subaru Ascent Touring
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  • Interior: Seven-passenger seating with second-row captain’s chairs, Smart auto-dimming rear view compass mirror with HomeLink, Woodgrain-patterned accent trim
  • Radio and Technology: Harman Kardon QuantumLogic Surround Sound audio system, STARLINK 8.0-inch Multimedia Navigation, 180-degree Front View Camera

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2019 Subaru Ascent Safety

As a family-focused vehicle, the Subaru Ascent is equally safety-focused. Passive safety features such as an advanced airbag system, whiplash protection seats, and a LATCH system help protect passengers in case you get into an accident.

Standard Safety Features on the 2019 Subaru Ascent

  • Subaru advanced frontal airbag system (SRS)
  • Four-wheel Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Height-adjustable three-point front seatbelts
  • Whiplash-protection front seats with height and tilt-adjustable head restraints
  • Keyless entry system
  • Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive
  • Anti-theft security system
  • LATCH system
  • Brake Override System
  • High-resolution Rear-Vision Camera
  • Brake Assist
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)
  • Rear child-safety locks
  • Daytime Running Lights (DRL)
  • Vehicle Dynamics Control (VDC)
  • EyeSight Driver Assist Technology
  • Side curtain airbags (SRS)
  • Seat-mounted front side airbags (SRS)

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