How Does the 2021 Subaru Ascent Compare to the Competition?

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Whether you're looking for an adventure vehicle, family car, or road trip SUV, you can find various potential contenders. The Subaru Ascent, Toyota Highlander, Ford Explorer, Volkswagen Atlas, and Hyundai Palisade all make great options for a family-friendly adventure SUV. The Subaru difference is in the small details. Find out how the Subaru Ascent SUV compares to its common competitors.

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To begin, choosing the Ascent saves you time and money. How? The overall price of the Subaru Ascent is more affordable than the Toyota Highlander. The Ascent has almost two more gallons of fuel tank capacity than the Highlander so that you can travel further on one tank in the Ascent. While both SUVs have all-wheel drives, the Subaru Ascent goes one step further with its Standard Symmetrical All-Wheel drivetrain. Navigate quicker and driver further in the Subaru Ascent.
The Subaru Ascent makes a great competitor for the Ford Explorer . Inside, find more luxurious features in the Ascent. The Ascent offers rear-seat warmers, seat memory, and various seat material options, like leather and cloth. Additionally, if you find yourself driving beyond the pavement, you'll appreciate the Subaru Ascent's higher ground clearance.
The Subaru Ascent earns a much better fuel economy than the Volkswagen Atlas: 20/26 mpg versus 16/22 mpg in the city and highway, respectively. A leather steering wheel, premium sound system, cooling front seats, and heated rear seats come standard in the Subaru Ascent, unlike the Atlas.

Like the Toyota Highlander, the Hyundai Palisade has a smaller fuel tank capacity than the Subaru Ascent. Not only that, but the Subaru Ascent earns a better city fuel economy than the Palisade. Lastly, if you have kids or teenagers, you'll enjoy the available Wi-Fi hotspot in the Ascent, which is unavailable in the Palisade Limited.

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Add up all the ways you can find that make the Subaru Ascent the outstanding choice for your commutes and adventures. Browse our collection online and make your way to see us in person to test drive and experience the impressive quality of a Subaru for yourself soon.

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