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Well, everyone's 2019 vehicles have been released, and the 2019 model year SUVs out in force, and a lot more of them are safety tested. So, I figured I'd see how the Ascent was faring now on the IIHS safety tests. I compared to EVERY tested SUV and minivan - all 70 of them.

PREVIOUS comparison was 29 SUVs and minivans. THIS one is 71 (including the Ascent).

Many months before it was released, I assured everyone that from what I knew of its build design, it would be the safest SUV of its kind.

So, the question is... with all the 2019 models out, including 42 new competitors:
(a) is it STILL the safest of its kind that IIHS tested?
(b) is it STILL the safest of ANY kind that IIHS tested?
(c) is it STILL safer than any minivan IIHS tested?

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Ascent is STILL number one on IIHS Safety tests for ALL mid sized SUVs (20 total):
https://www.iihs.org/iihs/ratings/v/class-summary/midsize-suvs

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It still beats ALL small SUVs (26 total)
(compare to the Ascent scores above):
https://www.iihs.org/iihs/ratings/v/class-summary/small-suvs

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It still beats ALL large SUVs (1 total)
(compare to the Ascent scores above):
https://www.iihs.org/iihs/ratings/v/class-summary/large-suvs

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It still beats ALL mid sized luxury SUVs tested (19 total):
https://www.iihs.org/iihs/ratings/v/class-summary/midsize-luxury-suvs
(it just barely beats the Acura RDX - if you dig into the stats)

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And it beats all minivans tested as well (5 total):
https://www.iihs.org/iihs/ratings/v/class-summary/minivans


Do you know what that means? It means that the Ascent still beats ALL SUVs AND MINIVANS of ANY size of ANY class when it comes to safety. ALL SEVENTY OF THE COMPETITION!


4 seat SUV, 5 seat SUV, 6 seat SUV, 7 seat SUV, 8 seat SUV, small, medium, large, normal, luxury, mini-van, doesn't matter - the Ascent is STILL #1 in Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's SUV and minivan tests!

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Here's all the details on the Ascent's scoring:
https://www.iihs.org/iihs/ratings/vehicle/v/subaru/ascent-4-door-suv/2019?print-view
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Sorry, it's just that I made this prediction before the Ascent was released, based off my convos with Subie people and my research into the Subaru Global Platform. It's nice to see that what I insisted to the world would happen was spot on! And then some!

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Wow - this is incredible and thanks for digging into the data! This is exactly why I bought my Ascent with 3 kids under 10. I rest a little easier knowing that my wife and kids are driving in one of the safest cars on the road.
 
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