Subaru Ascent

How Does the New Subaru Ascent Compare Against the Competition?

If you've been waiting for a three-row, eight-passenger Subaru SUV that's fun for the whole family, the wait is over with the arrival of the new Subaru Ascent! The Ascent is designed to accommodate families here in Loveland and nearby Fort Collins, Windsor, Estes Park, Berthoud, and Johnstown by providing them with the spacious versatility to comfortably fit everyone and everything combined with the legendary Subaru capability to take your adventures off the beaten path or though the poorest weather conditions. Whether you ski, climb, hike, kayak or bike, you can bring the entire family, all your friends and everything they bring with them along for your next adventure, regardless of where it takes you.

To demonstrate the capability and value that the new Ascent has to offer to drivers in Colorado, we're going to compare it to the new Toyota Highlander and Honda Pilot!

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Subaru Ascent vs. Honda Pilot

  • One of the largest differences between the two vehicles, especially for drivers here in Colorado, is that the Ascent comes equipped with standard Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive and the Pilot comes with standard front-wheel drive.
  • The Pilot offers slightly more horsepower than the Ascent, but the Ascent edges the Pilot in torque by offering 277 pounds-foot while the Pilot offers 262 pounds-foot of torque, resulting in more responsive acceleration.
  • The Ascent is longer, wider, and taller than the Pilot, also offering 8.7-inches of ground clearance compared to just 7.3-inches from the Pilot.
  • The Ascent comes equipped with standard Eyesight Driver Assist Technology, including automatic pre-collision braking, lane keep assist, adaptive cruise control, and more. Such features are available in the Pilot but don't come standard.

Subaru Ascent vs. Toyota Highlander

  • Every new Ascent model comes equipped with Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive, allowing you to take your adventures off the beaten path around Loveland as well as drive confidently through even the deepest snow. The Highlander, on the other hand, offers standard front-wheel drive.
  • While the Highlander offers more horsepower than the Ascent does, the Ascent gets the edge in terms of torque with 277 pounds-foot compared to 263 pounds-foot from the Highlander.
  • Both vehicles come equipped with a standard multimedia system, Subaru Starlink and Toyota Entune respectively, but only the Starlink system comes with standard Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity.
  • With maximum ability of up to 5,000 pounds in the Ascent, compared to 2,000 pounds in the Highlander, you can bring all of your equipment along with you on your next outing.
  • The Ascent offers 153.5 cubic feet of passenger volume compared to 144.9 cubic feet in the Highlander.
Honda Pilot

Toyota Highlander