For the first time since the start of the Tribeca, Subaru should have a three-seater SUV on sale in the United States. The 2019 Subaru Ascent debuted at the Los Angeles International Auto Show in November and is expected to go on sale in 2018.
No doubt about it: the Subaru Ascent is great. It is 196.8 inches in length, making it one of the longest CUVs in the segment. And it’s well proportioned, with more than a passing resemblance to the shorter Outback but with beefier dimensions. On the sides, there are folds and sculptures that make the climb more extroverted than the current Subaru cars.
The new Ascent will be available in four versions: Base, Premium, Limited and Touring. The Ascent can accommodate up to 8 passengers, with the exception of the Touring, which is equipped with second-row captain’s seats; they can also be free for Premium and Limited. Some features include three-zone temperature control and raised roof bars.
From the 2019 Subaru Ascent base, premium trim levels will include stain-resistant, splash-proof upholstery, blind spot monitoring with rear cross traffic alert, power driver seat with heated front seats, exterior mirrors heated and defrost wiping, Starlink an 8-inch screen, and one of the options Wi-Fi 4G LTE connection.Some with roommates to equip premium are a power liftgate, push-button start, a panoramic sunroof, navigation system and 20-inch wheels. Stepping up to the Limited version level gets you some of those options and offers leather upholstery, automatic swivel headlights, automatic rear braking and ports. Extra high-end USB finishing levels Touring Acts Java Brown leather, some parts interior trim, jazzy ventilated front seats, an upgraded stereo system, and front View systems and rear monitor See the product Smart Mirror.
The engine of 2019 Subaru Ascent with all-new 2.4-liter turbocharged four-cylinder (a horizontally opposed boxer, as are the Subaru), paired with a new version of Subaru’s continuously variable automatic transmission. Subaru’s symmetrical all-wheel drive system with the added finesse of active torque vectorization.
It remains to be seen how quickly the new engine moves the big new Subaru. While 260 horsepower is not much to write about on the house in this segment, 277 lb-ft of peak torque all this is available 2,000 to 4,800 rpm could very well offer more than enough for civilian service punch.
A likely full load climb will work well in the middle $ 40,000 territory, but most mid-size SUV buyers find the right balance of price and features somewhere in the mid-high-end $ 30,000.