2019 Subaru Ascent is set to shake-up the 3rd-Row Crossover segment later this year. February 15th marks Subaru's 50th Anniversary, so as a present, we get all of our pricing and options questions answered! Here's all the details on the latest addition to the Subaru Family.
Right off the bat, the entry-level Ascent beats it's competition in price. Coming with Subaru's EyeSight Driver Assist Technology as standard, the Ascent starts off at $32,970. That's a bargain considering that it's got more passenger space than the Honda Pilot, Toyota Highlander and Ford Explorer. The Ascent also boasts up to 86.5 cubic feet of cargo space with the
second and third row seats folded flat. That’s more than Honda Pilot, Toyota Highlander, Hyundai Santa Fe and
Up from the starting point, the Ascent price adjusts accordingly with it's 3 other trim levels. Premium starts at $35,170, Limited starts at $39,970, and the Touring tops out the trim levels at $45,670. The jump might seem sudden between the Limited and Touring, but there are additional option packages that can still be added to the Limited that inch it closer to Touring price territory.
As with the 2017 Impreza and 2018 Crosstrek, the Ascent is built on the new Subaru Global Platform to optimize straight-line stability, agility and ride comfort with
reduced levels of noise, vibration and harshness. The acoustic
glass in the windshield and front door glass, coupled with additional soundproofing, provide a quiet ride for everyone. This technology will continue it's way through the rest of Subaru's lineup as each vehicle is due for their refresh. The 2019 Forester (coming in Fall of 2018) will be next after the Ascent.
While there's no 6-Cylinder option, the brand-new 260 horsepower 2.4 liter direct injection turbocharged
inter-cooled Boxer Four engine lies at the heart of every Ascent. With 277 lb ft of torque for towing, it still provides competitive fuel economy compared to other
3rd-Row Crossover SUVs. Expect up to 500 miles out of a 19.3 gallon fuel tank, and that's still with regular unleaded fuel!
The Ascent can come dressed in a variety of color options as well. Abyss Blue and Crystal White have already been showcased at the LA Auto Show when it made it's premier. Crystal Black, Ice Silver, Magnetite Gray, Crimson Red, and Tungsten Metallic are all familiar colors on other Subaru models. The Ascent will add Cinnamon Brown Pearl to those options. Depending on the color you choose, Black or Tan interiors are available. There's also a Touring-Level exclusive Java Brown Leather that goes with all colors.
Ordering is currently open at Subaru Retailers with the first units arriving sometime in June of 2018.