The 2019 Subaru Ascent SUV has been priced starting from $31,995 and will be readily available in showrooms this summer, the company announced. The U.S.-built 3-row family SUV, which rides on a 113.8-inch wheelbase is the largest vehicle ever developed by the Japanese car manufacturer and is powered by a 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine that guarantees fuel economy of 20 mpg city/26 highway and 22 combined.
While the Ascent has a tad more cargo room behind the 3rd row and steps longer than the Honda Pilot– a popular standard as our 2018 Midsize SUV Best Buy and among the roomier entries in the sector– the Subaru falls more detailed to midpack in general guest and freight volume. But we had the ability to sit in all three rows at the vehicle’s Los Angeles Auto Show opening night, and found it acceptably roomy throughout. Having enough space is far more essential than having the most space.
A second-row bench and 8-passenger capability is basic, while all but the base trim deal second-row captain’s chairs as a no-cost option. Working out that option minimizes seating capability to seven, however the resulting pass-through to the 3rd row is specifically valuable for families that have (or will have) 2 child car-seats or boosters in the second row.
Other interior highlights consist of an overall of 19 bottle and cup holders, as many as eight USB ports and a Smart Rear View Mirror, which can work as a conventional rear view mirror or job an image from a rear-facing electronic camera mounted at the back of the vehicle. In addition to supplying a broader field of view, the display is likewise handy when a car loaded with individuals or cargo is obstructing the view from the mirror. Heated seats are offered front and rear, and chauffeurs can also update into lumbar assistance and extendable thigh support (great for the taller folks). A heated steering wheel is likewise provided, as are ventilated front seats.
Provided in 4 trim levels, base, Premium, Limited and Touring, the Ascent offers up to 153.5 cubic feet of passenger room and 86.5 cubic feet of freight space when the rear 2 seats are folded down. Second row seating choices consist of either Captain’s chairs or a 3-passenger bench that assists Ascent accommodate approximately 8 occupants.
The $31,995 base trim includes all-wheel drive; EyeSight chauffeur assist technology; SUBARU STARLINK, a 6.5-inch touchscreen with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility, 3-zone climate control, second row bench seat, automatic power door locks, roof rails and 18-inch alloy wheels.
Priced from $34,195, the Premium trim includes blind-spot tracking with lane change help and rear cross-traffic alert; pulling capability up to 5,000 lb.; power chauffeur seat; an 8.0-inch touchscreen for the infotainment system, Wi-Fi connectivity; body-color side mirrors; personal privacy glass; leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift lever handle; rear seat environment controls, and 3-mode heated front seats.
The$38,995 Limited includes leather-trimmed upholstery, second-row captain chairs or bench seating at no added fee, as well as LED steering responsive lighting with high beam help. The top of the line Touring model is priced at $44,695 and includes Java Brown leather seats and upholstery; upgraded leather heated guiding wheel and woodgrain-pattern matte surface accent trim. The Touring likewise features an 8.0-inch Multimedia Navigation system, Harman Kardon Quantum Logic surround noise, scenic power moonroof and rain-sensing wipers.