An SUV like the Subaru Ascent is an excellent choice for families and drivers who need to load up lots of cargo. So, what else can it offer drivers in and around Bolton, Daphne, and Crestview, Alabama? Subaru of Mobile put together these Subaru Ascent reviews to show you exactly what it's capable of.

Subaru Ascent Reviews

Subaru Ascent vs the Competition

Subaru Ascent Performance

The Subaru Ascent runs on a 2.4L 4-cylinder Subaru BOXER® engine that offers up to 260 horsepower and 277 lb-ft of torque. This strong powertrain can tow up to 5,000 pounds when properly equipped, and can help you haul a trailer full of extra cargo or a boat on your next vacation.

To manage this engine, you'll have an efficient Lineartronic® Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT). This transmission features an 8-speed manual mode with paddle shifters, so you can manually control the gears without a clutch if you desire added control behind the wheel.

Together, the engine and transmission help this SUV get up to an EPA-estimated 21 city/27 highway MPG.* So, you'll be able to wave bye to those pesky pumps as you make your way to whatever destination you have on tap.

Subaru Ascent Passenger & Cargo Room

The Subaru Ascent has three rows of seats and 153.5 cubic feet of passenger volume, offering space for up to seven or eight people based on configuration. Throughout the cabin, passengers in all three rows will be able to enjoy a comfortable ride with 42.2 inches of front legroom, 38.6 inches of middle legroom, and 31.7 inches of rear legroom.


Behind the back seats, there's plenty of room for storage in the trunk. Additionally, both the second and third rows can fold down to give you more space for extra cargo. With the third row down, you'll have 47.5 cubic feet of space, while folding down the second row gives you up to 86.5 cubic feet of cargo room. 

Subaru Ascent Capability

You can count on a safe and stable drive inside the Subaru Ascent. It has standard Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive to give you control in any conditions. Additionally, the Ascent comes standard with X-MODE®. This system optimizes transmission ratio and engine output and increases AWD engagement, which enhances traction on the local roadways further.

Along with this versatile drivetrain, it features a Traction Control System and Vehicle Dynamics Control to prevent skidding and maintain stability during tough weather. You can even feel confident taking on rocky roads and steep hills with Hill Descent Control and an 8.7-inch ground clearance.

So, while the Ascent proves capable as a companion on the daily commute, it will also prove plenty capable of handling the occasional off-road adventure. Talk about versatility!

Subaru Ascent Safety

You'll also have peace of mind while traveling in the Subaru Ascent. It keeps you and all your passengers safe with a solid frame and an expansive airbag system, including side curtain airbags that cover all three rows of seats.

There are also plenty of safety features watching out for your SUV. The EyeSight® Driver Assist Technology bundle comes standard and includes features like Advanced Adaptive Cruise Control with Lane Centering, Pre-collision Braking, and Lane departure and Sway Warning. These features will act as a co-pilot for you behind the wheel, offering some automation as you drive. 

Subaru Ascent Technology

Aside from safety technology, the Ascent comes with plenty of other impressive technology features within its interior. To make sure you have a great soundtrack for your drive and find the best route to your destination, the Subaru Ascent offers a user-friendly STARLINK® infotainment system.

You can connect your phone to the 6.5-inch screen on your dashboard and access all your favorite apps through Apple CarPlay™ or Android Auto™. It'll also provide you with turn-by-turn directions. The system is also Bluetooth® compatible, so no matter where you go, you can stream music and take hands-free phone calls.

Want premium sound quality? The Ascent also has you covered with its available Harman Kardon Quantum Surround audio system. This sound system will provide you with a studio-like sound experience, coming with a 792-watt-equivalent GreenEdge® amplifier and 14 speakers.

Keeping Comfortable Behind the Wheel of the Ascent


When sitting behind the wheel of the Subaru Ascent, you will also find the crossover is equipped with plenty of comfort features. Take the tri-zone climate control system, for example. This will provide you as the driver, your front passenger, and your rear occupants with the ability to set three distinct interior temperatures, providing a touch of custom comfort behind the wheel.

Continuing with climate control comfort, you will also find the Ascent offers available heated and ventilated front seats, a heated steering wheel, and heated second-row seats. 

Subaru Ascent Trim Levels

When exploring the Ascent, you will also find you have plenty of choices when it comes to outfitting your model with the perfect combination of specs and features. This is thanks to the Ascent's five distinct trim levels, all of which come with their unique blend of offerings.

The trim levels you will find include:

See which Subaru Ascent trim is your favorite today!

Benefits of an Ascent Review

As evidenced above, the Ascent certainly has plenty to offer you on the local roadways. Accordingly, you will want to learn more. That's where our Ascent reviews come in. In just a few short paragraphs, you will be able to learn more about the crossover without having to dig through dense manufacturer literature.

In learning more about the Ascent online, you will be able to quickly determine if it is a potential fit for you on the local roadways. Then, able to come in for a tour and test drive and expedite the process as you look to take a great new vehicle home. 

Check Out Our Subaru Ascent Reviews

To learn more, check out our Subaru Ascent reviews. Here, drivers in and around Bolton, Daphne, and Crestview, AL, will be able to gather more information on the areas of the vehicle mentioned above and more. If you decide that it's right for you, visit Subaru of Mobile and take a test drive.

* EPA-estimated fuel economy. Actual mileage may vary. For Crosstrek Hybrid, EPA-estimated MPG equivalent on a full battery charge. Actual mileage will vary.

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