Compare the Subaru Ascent

Subaru Ascent Comparison

Compare the Subaru Ascent on Features and Performance

At Reeves Subaru, the Subaru Ascent has made a standout impression in short order. The SUV that can seat seven is drawing lots of attention as people who know the Subaru brand provides standout rides, with features that give these vehicles the edge over others. Our goal is to help you discover those advantages, and that's why we're showcasing the Subaru Ascent against the competition.

When you take a closer look at the Ascent against similar vehicles like the Honda Pilot, Toyota Highlander, and Mazda CX-9, you will find similarities certainly, but in multiple ways the Ascent can offer standout convenience, confidence, and versatility over each of these SUVs, making it the choice for you to discover here in our showroom soon!

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2021 Subaru Ascent vs. 2021 Honda Pilot

Most drivers are going to find that the first difference between the Subaru Ascent and the Honda Pilot is that the Ascent offers standard Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive. The Pilot offers standard front-wheel drive with an all-wheel drive option but doesn't provide as smooth of a ride as the Ascent.

While the Pilot might have a bit more horsepower, the Ascent provides more torque with 277 pound-feet compared to the 262 pound-feet on the Pilot. This leads to more responsive acceleration and wheel power that, when coupled with Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive, can deliver standout traction and balance.

Drivers who are looking for a longer and taller vehicle should go for the Ascent as it is bigger than the Pilot in all those areas, and also offers more ground clearance with 8.7-inches compared to the 7.3-inches for the Pilot.

While both models offer an arsenal of safety features to help you drive with confidence, the Subaru Ascent takes things a step further with available driver assistance features like LED Steering Responsive Headlights. These lights curve with the road ahead of you, a feature that the Honda Pilot lacks.

2021 Subaru Ascent vs. 2020 Toyota Highlander

The Ascent comes standard with Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive, which gives you command of the road, and on surfaces off it for added confidence. The Highlander has all-wheel drive, but it only offers it as an additional option, keeping front-wheel drive as its standard option.

With the Ascent, you're going to find more torque thanks to 277 pound-feet, while the Highlander has 263 pound-feet, which means better wheel power and acceleration from the Ascent for a smoother ride that you can count on.

Both models offer three-rows of seating for their passengers, but you will find yourself a little more cramped in the Toyota Highlander. The Toyota SUV offers a maximum of 141.3 cubic feet of passenger space, while the 2021 Subaru Ascent is more comfortable with 153.5 cubic feet of passenger space.

Ensuring that you have enough space for your long list of errands is important when you choose a new SUV. The Ascent comes standard with 86.5 cubic feet of storage, offering just a bit more than the Highlander's 84.3 cubic feet of storage space.

2021 Subaru Ascent vs 2020 Mazda CX-9

It should come as no surprise that the Subaru Ascent compares favorably to the Mazda CX-9 when it comes to drivetrain capability. The Ascent is standard with Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive, while you need to pay more to unlock the same feature on the CX-9.

Inside, the Subaru Ascent holds an edge that the Mazda CX-9 can't quite match - number of seats! The Ascent comes standard with eight, allowing one more passenger than the CX-9.

Drivers who want to maximize their cargo space will find that the Mazda CX-9 lacks capacity when compared to the Subaru Ascent. The Ascent offers up to 86.5 cubic feet of storage, while the CX-9 is limited to 71.2 cubic feet.

Staying entertained is easy with both SUVS, each offering an intuitive infotainment system to help you enjoy your favorite music. However, the Subaru Ascent is a bit more equipped, coming standard with Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ smartphone integration - the Mazda CX-9's base model doesn't include these features.

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