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2019 Subaru Ascent
Select a Different Model (6 Available): Base
Fair Market Price $ 32944
Zero to 60 7.5 seconds
MPG (EPA) 21 CTY /27 HWY
Cargo (Std/Max) 87 cu.ft.
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2019 Subaru Ascent MODEL OVERVIEW

You'll Like

  • Spacious interior
  • Secure steering and handling
  • Standard active safety tech

You Won't Like

  • Turbo-four could use more power for highway passing
  • No trailer assist system to help when reversing

New for 2019

The 2019 Subaru Ascent is an all-new three-row crossover, replacing the long-discontinued Tribeca.

Trim Levels (Interior and Exterior Options)

The 2019 Subaru Ascent is the largest crossover Subaru offers, slotting above the Outback. As with all Subaru models except the BRZ sports coupe, all-wheel drive comes standard. Four trim levels are available on the 2019 Ascent, which seats up to eight.

Ascent: The base trim comes with cloth upholstery, the EyeSight safety suite, eight-passenger seating, tri-zone climate control, a rearview camera, Bluetooth, Subaru's Starlink infotainment system with a 6.5-inch touchscreen, four USB ports, 18-inch alloy wheels, as well as Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration.

Ascent Premium: Moving up to the Premium trim gets you spill-resistant cloth upholstery, heated front seats, blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, a larger 8.0-inch touchscreen, 4G LTE connectivity, a leather-wrapped steering and shift knob, a power-adjustable driver's seat, a programmable power rear liftgate and rear seat climate controls.

Ascent Limited: Limited models get you steering responsive full LED headlights, LED fog lights, an adjustable power liftgate, heated second row seats, leather upholstery, keyless entry/start, six USB ports, and a power-adjustable passenger's seat.

Ascent Touring: The range-topping Touring trim gets you a panoramic sunroof, Java brown leather upholstery, ventilated front seats, navigation, a 14-speaker Harman Kardon premium audio system, eight USB ports, and a 180-degree front view camera.

The panoramic sunroof, Harman Kardon premium audio system, second-row captain's chairs, and programmable power rear liftgate are available as options on lower trims (and standard on higher trims).

Performance and Fuel Economy

The 2019 Ascent is powered by a new 2.4-liter turbo flat-four with 260 hp and 277 lb-ft of torque paired to a CVT.

Safety

Standard on all 2019 Ascent models is Subaru's EyeSight safety suite, which includes forward collision warning, adaptive cruise control, automatic emergency braking, lane keeping assist, automatic high beams, reverse automatic emergency braking, as well as lane departure and sway warning. Blind-spot warning and rear cross-traffic alert comes standard on higher trims and optional on lower models.

Utility

On the Premium and higher trims, the 2019 Ascent can tow up to 5,000 pounds of payload. Behind the third row, there's 17.8 cubic feet of cargo space that can be expanded to 47.5 cubic feet behind the second row and 86.5 cubic feet behind the front seats. Models with the sunroof have slightly less cargo capacity at 17.6 cubic feet behind the third row, 47 cubic feet behind the second row and 86 cubic feet behind the front seats.

What We Think

In a review of a prototype, we said that the new turbocharged engine offers good throttle response acceleration off the line but at cruising speeds, it could use more power. There's minimal noise entering the cabin and the driver can easily have a conversation with someone seating in the third row. Thanks to the flat-four engine being positioned low in the structure, the Ascent feels planted and doesn't wallow. The crossover's steering is responsive, not requiring too much input. Getting in and out of the Ascent is easy despite its 8.7 inches of ground clearance. Inside, the cabin is spacious and you can fit adults in third row, but with not much room to spare.

Cool Fact

The 2019 Subaru Ascent is the first vehicle to use the automaker's new 2.4-liter turbo flat-four.

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2019 SUBARU ASCENT SPECIFICATIONS
OVERVIEW
FEATURES
WARRANTY/RECALL
SAFETY
REBATES
Engine Name
Engine: 4-Cyl Turbo 2.4 Liter BOXER
Transmission Name
Transmission, Continuously Variable Automatic with Manual Mode
Trim
Base
Class
Full-Size Utility
Horsepower
260@5600
Standard MPG
21/27
Body Style
SUV/Crossover
Drivetrain
AWD
Fuel Type
Unleaded Regular
Seating Capacity
8/8
Package Invoice Retail

Exterior Interior Auto Mirrors (PIO)

INCLUDES: [09U] Auto-Dimming Exterior Mirror with Approach Light (PIO); [0H1] Auto-Dimming Mirror with Compass (PIO)
$315 $486

Exterior Interior HL Mirrors (PIO)

INCLUDES: [09U] Auto-Dimming Exterior Mirror with Approach Light (PIO); [0H2] Auto-Dimming Mirror with Compass and Homelink (PIO)
$393 $606

Popular Package #1 (PIO)

INCLUDES: [0MP] All-Weather Floor Liners (PIO); [09U] Auto-Dimming Exterior Mirror with Approach Light (PIO); [0H2] Auto-Dimming Mirror with Compass and Homelink (PIO); [0CD] Cargo Tray (PIO); [0MH] Door Edge Guards - Ice Silver Metallic (PIO); [0BZ] Rear Bumper Cover (PIO)
$666 $1031

Engine: 4-Cyl Turbo 2.4 Liter BOXER

Std Std

Transmission, Continuously Variable Automatic with Manual Mode

Std Std

Exterior Color, Crystal Black Silica

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Ice Silver Metallic

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Crystal White Pearl

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Magnetite Gray Metallic

N/C N/C

Brake Assist System

Std Std

Brakes, 4 Wheel Disc w/ABS

Std Std

Cornering Brake Control

Std Std

Electronic Brake Distribution

Std Std

Hand Brake, Electronic

Std Std

Navigaion Via Mobile Phone

Std Std

Power Locks

Std Std

Power Outlet, 12v

Std Std

Power Windows

Std Std

Voice Activating System, with Phone

Std Std

Door Entry Light

CONTAINED IN: [09U] Auto-Dimming Exterior Mirror with Approach Light (PIO)
Grp Grp

Garage Door Opener

CONTAINED IN: [0H2] Auto-Dimming Mirror with Compass and Homelink (PIO)
Grp Grp

Load Restraint

Std Std

Secondary Ventilation Controls

Std Std

Text To Speech / Speech To Text

Std Std

Trip Computer

Std Std

Trunk/Hatch Release, Remote

Std Std

Ventilation System

Std Std

Cargo Net (PIO)

$55 $85

Cargo Tray (PIO)

CONTAINED IN: [AAB] Popular Package #1 (PIO)
$52 $81

Sunshade - 3rd Row (PIO)

$33 $52

Footwell Illumination Kit (PIO)

$138 $213

Remote Engine Start - Key Start (PIO)

$334 $446

USB Charging Ports (PIO)

$149 $230

Air Conditioning: Three-Zone Climate Control

Std Std

Bluetooth®

Std Std

Coming Home Device

CONTAINED IN: [0H2] Auto-Dimming Mirror with Compass and Homelink (PIO)
Grp Grp

Connection To External Entertainment Devices

Std Std

Cruise/Speed Control, Adaptive

Std Std

Cup Holders, Front, Rear and 3rd Row

Std Std

Apps Control, Subaru Starlink™

Std Std

Multi-Function Display Screen, 6.5-Inch

Std Std

Fuel Tank, 19.3 Gallon

Std Std

Traction Control, Electronic

Std Std

Axle Ratio, 4.444

Std Std

Compass

CONTAINED IN: [0H1] Auto-Dimming Mirror with Compass (PIO); [0H2] Auto-Dimming Mirror with Compass and Homelink (PIO)
Grp Grp

Drive: Full-Time Four-Wheel Drive with Descent Control System AWD

Std Std

Rear Bumper Cover (PIO)

CONTAINED IN: [AAB] Popular Package #1 (PIO)
$77 $120

Splash Guards (PIO)

INCLUDES: Mud Flaps
$109 $168

Cross Bars - Aero (PIO)

$130 $201

Body Side Molding - Crystal Black Silica (PIO)

$176 $272

Body Side Molding - Ice Silver Metallic(PIO)

$176 $272

Body Side Molding - Magnetite Gray Metallic (PIO)

$176 $272

Body Side Molding - Crystal White Pearl (PIO)

$176 $272

Door Edge Guards - Crystal Black Silica (PIO)

NOT AVAILABLE WITH: [0MJ] Door Edge Guards - Crystal White Pearl (PIO); [0MH] Door Edge Guards - Ice Silver Metallic (PIO); [0MI] Door Edge Guards - Magnetite Gray Metallic (PIO)
$105 $162

Door Edge Guards - Ice Silver Metallic (PIO)

NOT AVAILABLE WITH: [0ME] Door Edge Guards - Crystal Black Silica (PIO); [0MJ] Door Edge Guards - Crystal White Pearl (PIO); [0MI] Door Edge Guards - Magnetite Gray Metallic (PIO) CONTAINED IN: [AAB] Popular Package #1 (PIO)
$105 $162

Door Edge Guards - Magnetite Gray Metallic (PIO)

NOT AVAILABLE WITH: [0ME] Door Edge Guards - Crystal Black Silica (PIO); [0MJ] Door Edge Guards - Crystal White Pearl (PIO); [0MH] Door Edge Guards - Ice Silver Metallic (PIO)
$105 $162

Door Edge Guards - Crystal White Pearl (PIO)

NOT AVAILABLE WITH: [0ME] Door Edge Guards - Crystal Black Silica (PIO); [0MH] Door Edge Guards - Ice Silver Metallic (PIO); [0MI] Door Edge Guards - Magnetite Gray Metallic (PIO)
$105 $162

Bumpers, Front and Rear Body-Colored

Std Std

Chrome/Bright Trim, Window Surround Bumpers

Std Std

Door Handles (Exterior), Body Color

Std Std

Mud Flaps

CONTAINED IN: [0C6] Splash Guards (PIO)
Grp Grp

Roof Rails

Std Std

Spoiler, Roof

Std Std

Window, Rear

Std Std

Windows, 3rd Row

Std Std

Windows, Laminated Side

Std Std

Windows, Rear Side

Std Std

Rear Door, Lifting Gate

Std Std

Door Scuff Protector (PIO)

$100 $155

Doors, Front-Hinged Front ; Front-Hinged Rear Driver

Std Std

Leather Shift Knob - Cvt (PIO)

$81 $125

Cargo Separator (PIO)

$344 $459

Rear Seatback Protector (PIO)

$59 $92

Side Sill Plate (PIO)

$86 $133

Cargo Cover (PIO)

$130 $201

Sunshade (PIO)

$49 $76

All-Weather Floor Liners (PIO)

CONTAINED IN: [AAB] Popular Package #1 (PIO)
$85 $132

Armrest, Front Seat Center

Std Std

Console

Std Std

Floor Covering, Carpet In Passenger And Load Area

Std Std

Floor Mats

Std Std

Luxury Trim, Carbon Fiber Look On Doors

Std Std

Main Dashboard Display

Std Std

Steering Wheel: Tilt Telescoping Steering Wheel

Std Std

Vanity Mirror: Illuminated Driver And Passenger Vanity Mirror

Std Std

Reading Lights, Front and Rear

Std Std

LED Lights, Brake Lights

Std Std

Auto-Dimming Exterior Mirror with Approach Light (PIO)

INCLUDES: Door Entry Light; Mirror, Automatic Driver CONTAINED IN: [01Q] Exterior Interior Auto Mirrors (PIO); [01R] Exterior Interior HL Mirrors (PIO); [AAB] Popular Package #1 (PIO)
$156 $241

Auto-Dimming Mirror with Compass (PIO)

INCLUDES: Compass; Rear View Mirror, Automatic CONTAINED IN: [01Q] Exterior Interior Auto Mirrors (PIO)
$159 $245

Auto-Dimming Mirror with Compass and Homelink (PIO)

INCLUDES: Coming Home Device; Compass; Garage Door Opener; Rear View Mirror, Automatic CONTAINED IN: [01R] Exterior Interior HL Mirrors (PIO); [AAB] Popular Package #1 (PIO)
$237 $365

Mirror, Automatic Driver

CONTAINED IN: [09U] Auto-Dimming Exterior Mirror with Approach Light (PIO)
Grp Grp

Rear View Mirror, Automatic

CONTAINED IN: [0H1] Auto-Dimming Mirror with Compass (PIO); [0H2] Auto-Dimming Mirror with Compass and Homelink (PIO)
Grp Grp

Rear View Mirror

Std Std

Toned Driver And Passenger Power Door Mirrors

Std Std

Paint, Pearl

Std Std

Airbag, Front

Std Std

Airbag, Side Curtain

Std Std

Airbag, Side

Std Std

Airbags, 7

Std Std

Airbags, Knee

Std Std

Collision Warning System, Eyesight

Std Std

Glass, Tinted

Std Std

Head Restraints

Std Std

Headlight Control, Dusk Sensor

Std Std

Headlights, Halogen

Std Std

Hill Holder

Std Std

Isofix Preparation

Std Std

Lane Departure Warning System

Std Std

Lights, Daytime Running

Std Std

Low Tire Pressure Indicator

Std Std

Parking Assistance

Std Std

Parking Distance Sensors, Rear Camera

Std Std

Passenger Assist Handles

Std Std

Roll Stability Control

Std Std

Seatbelts, Front

Std Std

Seatbelts, Rear

Std Std

Stability Control

Std Std

Theft Deterrent System

Std Std

Windshield Wipers, Variable Intermittent

Std Std

Rear Seats, Bench Split Folding

Std Std

Seat Upholstery/Color, Slate Black Cloth

N/C N/C

Seat Upholstery, Cloth

Std Std

Seat, Third Row Bench

Std Std

Seating, 8

Std Std

Seats, Dual Front Bucket

Std Std

Rockford Fosgate Audio Upgrade (PIO)

$411 $549

Audio System, AM/FM Radio, MP3/CD Player, Digital/Satellite Radio with Color Touch Screen

Std Std

Remote Audio Controls

Std Std

Six Speakers

Std Std

Power Steering

Std Std

Suspension, Front Strut/Rear Wishbone w/ Coil Springs

Std Std

Spare Tire, Limited Use w/Steel Rim

Std Std

Tires, P245/60HR18 All Season BSW

Std Std

Wheel Locks - Alloy (PIO)

$52 $81

Wheels, 18" Alloy

Std Std

Wheels, Single Rear

Std Std
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Corrosion Warranty Miles
unlimited
Maintenance Warranty Months
none
Corrosion Warranty Months
60
Powertrain Warranty Miles
60000
Full Warranty Miles
36000
Powertrain Warranty Months
60
Full Warranty Months
36
Roadside Assistance Miles
N/R
Maintenance Warranty Miles
none
Roadside Assistance Months
N/R
IIHS Best Pick
0
NHTSA Rating Front Driver
Not Rated
IIHS Front Moderate Overlap
N/R
NHTSA Rating Front Passenger
Not Rated
IIHS Front Small Overlap
N/R
NHTSA Rating Front Side
Not Rated
IIHS Overall Side Crash
N/R
NHTSA Rating Overall
Not Rated
IIHS Rear Crash
N/R
NHTSA Rating Rear Side
Not Rated
IIHS Roof Strength
N/R
NHTSA Rating Rollover
Not Rated
Amount Description Expiry Date
$0 3.49% Financing availble for varying term lengths : 24, 36, 48, 63 Months - Subaru announces APR rates on select models. [Regional Incentive. See dealer for availability.] 05-31-2019