How Does the 2021 Subaru AscentCompare to the Competition?

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See How the Subaru Ascent Compares to the Hyundai Palisade, Honda Pilot, Ford Explorer, and Toyota Highlander

Here at Mark Miller Subaru Midtown, we know you have plenty of standard SUV options for your family. We believe comparing our Subaru inventory to its competitors gives shoppers a better idea of which car best suits them. We'll compare the Subaru Ascent to other similar SUVs from different brands. Let's get started.

Subaru Ascent versus Hyundai Palisade

While both the Hyundai Palisade and Subaru Ascent provide plenty of room for the entire family, the Ascent is better for family road trips and weekend adventures. The Ascent has a bigger fuel tank capacity for fewer stops at the gas station. Although the Palisade has a 3.8-liter engine and the Ascent has a 2.4-liter engine, the latter actually produces more torque: 262 pound-feet versus 277 pound-feet. Lastly, the Ascent comes standard with a 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot, while the Palisade does not.

Subaru Ascent versus Honda Pilot

The Subaru Ascent offers more exterior color options than the Honda Pilot. The Ascent also tows 5,000 pounds while the Pilot only tows 3,500 pounds. If you want more tech options, the Ascent offers a premium sound system, navigation system, and Wi-Fi hotspot, while the Pilot does not.

Subaru Ascent versus Ford Explorer

The Ford Explorer proves to be Subaru Ascent's greatest competitor. While these two family-friendly SUVs have many similarities, only the Ascent offers cloth or leather seats, a standard moonroof, and seat memory.

Subaru Ascent versus Toyota Highlander

The Toyota Highlander has a smaller fuel tank capacity (17.9-gallons) than the Subaru Ascent (19.3-gallons). Go further in the more affordable Subaru Ascent. The Ascent offers heated rear seats, a Standard Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive, and a continuously variable automatic transmission. Lastly, and perhaps most importantly, the Ascent earned a five-star frontal barrier crash rating, while the Toyota Highlander only earned four stars.

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