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Subaru built the Ascent to be affordable but at the same time versatile and that's something we can see throughout its various trim levels. Starting from $31,995 and topping out at $44,695 the Ascent targets a wide range of SUV buyers. For $31,995 you get a basemodel that covers key areas such as nearly 30MPG's highway but a not so impressive 21 in the city, along with Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive, seating for 8 passengers, SUBARU STARLINK Multimedia with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, 18-inch alloy wheels and more. At the top of the range you get slightly less gas mileage but drastically different features such as second-row captain's chairs, a navigation system, a 14-speaker 792-watt-equivalent Harman Kardon, panoramic power moonroof and more.

Starting at $31,995 - MPG 27/21

Includes these key features:
  • Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive with X-MODE®
  • Three rows of flexible seating for 8 passengers
  • Standard EyeSight® Driver Assist Technology
  • SUBARU STARLINK™ Multimedia with Apple CarPlay™ and Android™ Auto
  • Raised roof rails
  • 18-inch alloy wheels
Ascent Premium
Starting at $34,195 - MPG 27/21

Includes Ascent key features and adds:
  • Choice of second-row bench seat or captain's chairs
  • Wi-Fi connectivity
  • 5,000 lb towing capacity
  • SUBARU STARLINK™ Safety and Security
  • All-Weather Package w/ heated front seats
  • Rear climate control panel
Ascent Limited
Starting at $38,995* MPG 26/20**

Includes Ascent Premium key features and adds:
  • Leather-trimmed upholstery
  • 20-inch alloy wheels
  • All-Weather Package w/ heated front and second-row seats
  • Power Rear Gate
  • Keyless Access with Push-Button Start
  • 10-way power driver's seat w/ memory function
Ascent Touring
Starting at $44,695 - MPG 26/20

Includes Ascent Limited key features and adds:
  • Exclusive Java Brown Leather-trimmed upholstery
  • Second-row captain's chairs
  • Navigation system powered by TomTom®
  • 14-speaker 792-watt-equivalent Harman Kardon premium audio system
  • Panoramic power moonroof
  • 180-degree Front-View Camera
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For the 2019 model year, we get to choose a from 8 exterior colors and 5 interior colors. Since launch Subaru has been showing the all-new Ascent off in certain colors only, those mainly being Abyss Blue Pearl w/Java Brown Leather and Crystal White Pearl w/Warm Ivory Leather. Seeing these color combinations through the many photo and video examples online, its easy to see why these represent the Ascent best. Potential owners wanting more of a premium and upscale look, Cinnamon Brown Pearl might be for you especially if getting an Ascent Touring.

  • Abyss Blue Pearl
  • Crystal Black Silica
  • Cinnamon Brown Pearl
  • Crimson Red Pearl
  • Ice Silver Metallic
  • Magnetite Gray Metallic
  • Tungsten Metallic
  • Crystal White Pearl
  • Slate Black Cloth
  • Slate Black Leather
  • Warm Ivory Cloth
  • Warm Ivory Leather
  • Java Brown Leather
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If you require an SUV to suit your active lifestyle or can take most of what you throw at it, then the Ascent could be for you. This is the case thanks to its 5,000 LBS towing capacity (Standard on: Premium, Limited, and Touring), a High-Strength Steel Body Structure that Subaru claims is great for durability regardless of model, 8.7 inches of ground clearance that its All-Wheel-Drive setup. Standard Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive + SUBARU BOXER® Engine stands out the most, although it doesn't have impressive gas mileage, most owners should love how well it distributes power.

97% of Subaru vehicles sold in the last 10 years are still on the road today[2]. And the Ascent is well-built in the U.S.A. for long-lasting quality, so your Ascent will be part of your family for all the adventures ahead.

Standard Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive + SUBARU BOXER® Engine
Designed for optimal balance and an even distribution of power for maximum traction, standard Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive makes for exceptional stability, impressive efficiency, and a quick response to driving conditions.

The all-new Direct-Injection Turbocharged (DIT) SUBARU BOXER® engine combines the power of turbocharging and the efficiency of direct injection to deliver 260 horsepower, 277 lb.-ft. of torque, and up to 27 MPG**. And with 19.3 gallons of fuel capacity, almost any destination is within reach.

8.7 Inches of Ground Clearance and X-MODE®
Conquer rough terrain with 8.7 inches of ground clearance and standard X-MODE, which optimizes the Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive system for maximum traction on slippery surfaces. X-MODE also incorporates Hill Descent Control for stability and confidence when descending more difficult grades.

Standard on: All models

5,000-Pound Towing Capacity
The 2019 Ascent offers the most towing capacity of any Subaru vehicle ever, along with an available Class III trailer hitch and wide selection of Thule racking accessories so you can bring along all the gear you’ll need for all the places you’ll be able to go.

Standard on: Premium, Limited, and Touring

High-Strength Steel Body Structure
The 2019 Ascent is built on the Subaru Global Platform using extensive high-strength steel. With great durability, rigidity and vibration resistance, the Ascent platform is designed to provide a quiet interior and excellent driving feel now and for years to come.

Standard on: All models
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Much like its powertrain, drivetrain, models and pricing, the entire cabin and cargo area configuration share a similar design philosophy. Starting with practicality there's space for 7-8 passengers, underfloor storage, extra-wide rear door openings, second-row captain chairs, a power rear gate and raised roof rails. On the luxury end we get a panoramic moonroof, 19 cup and bottle holders, SUBARU STARLINK™ Entertainment Anywhere, Wi-Fi Connectivity and USB Charging.

Spacious, Comfortable Interior for 7 or 8 Passengers
Step into the roomy mobile headquarters for your entire family. The Ascent gives you the choice of second-row bench seating for up to eight or available captain's chairs with space for seven. With up to 153.5 cubic feet of passenger volume and ample cargo space plus underfloor storage, there's room for every passenger and all their gear. Extra-wide rear door openings let your passengers enter and exit with ease, and all three rows in the cabin are clad in durable soft-touch materials for a premium look and feel.

Second-Row Captain’s Chairs
Second-row captain’s chairs are available for extra comfort, easy access to the third row, and space for up to seven.

Available on: Premium and Limited
Standard on: Touring

Wi-Fi Connectivity and USB Charging
With available Wi-Fi connectivity built right into the Ascent, passengers can stream and share their favorite content online[3]. Up to eight USB ports, spread throughout the cabin for easy access, keep all those devices charged and connected[4].

Wi-Fi capability standard on: Premium, Limited, and Touring
Eight USB ports available on: Limited, Touring

SUBARU STARLINK™ Entertainment Anywhere
The STARLINK Entertainment Anywhere package is available to make every trip in your Ascent even more enjoyable. With iPad®, you and your passengers have endless opportunities to stay connected, engaged, and entertained. Passengers can also utilize the built-in 4G LTE Wi-Fi capability to stream their favorite content or search the web.

This premium entertainment experience is a great value and can be enjoyed in the backseat of your Ascent or wherever else your travels take you.[5]

The kit includes:
  • 2 Apple iPad® 32GB Wi-Fi models
  • 2 Harman Kardon® Bluetooth Headphones
  • 2 OtterBox® Defender Series iPad cases

Available on: All models

19 Cup and Bottle Holders
With 19 cup and bottle holders, everyone's beverage is secure and close at hand.

Standard on: All models

Power Rear Gate
The available Power Rear Gate can be opened or closed with the push of a button on your key fob, or by controls on the dashboard or the gate itself — making it easier to access the cargo area even when both hands are occupied. The opening height can also be adjusted when clearance is limited.

Available on: Premium
Standard on: Limited and Touring

Panoramic Moonroof
Bring in more fresh air from the available 54-inch power tilt/sliding panoramic moonroof — the largest Subaru has ever offered — to make the already impressive passenger space feel even more open and bright.

Available on: Premium and Limited
Standard on: Touring

Raised Roof Rails
As one of the only vehicles in its class with standard raised roof rails and offering an extensive line of Thule® racking accessories — from kayak and bike carriers to rooftop containers and more — the flexible 2019 Ascent lets you load a wide variety of cargo for all your family's expeditions.

Standard on: All models
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Like any vehicle from a brand like Subaru that tops out around the high $40k range, Subaru had to include some of the latest advanced safety tech, contributing the most to this is the standard EyeSight Driver Assist and LED Steering Responsive Headlights. In addition there's an entire suite of active safety tech that warns you of cars in your blind spot and approaching traffic when backing up.

With flexible seating for up to eight passengers, standard Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive, and up to 5,000 pounds of towing capacity, the family-sized 2019 Ascent makes every day an adventure. Out of all the features listed below what stands out the most is Subaru's Eyesight

Standard EyeSight Driver Assist Technology
Offered as a standard feature for the first time ever, EyeSight[6] monitors traffic movement, optimizes cruise control, and warns you when you’re swaying outside your lane. The Pre-Collision Braking feature can even apply full braking force, bringing you to a complete stop in emergency situations, reducing rear-end crashes with injuries by 85 percent[7]. An extra set of eyes on the road, adding confidence to every trip. It’s another way Subaru designed the Ascent with your family’s safety in mind.

Standard on: All models

With standard Apple CarPlay™, Android™ Auto, and Pandora® integration[8], plus SiriusXM® All Access Radio[9], STARLINK Multimedia connects you to music, navigation, podcasts, and much more. Wireless pairing and hands-free smartphone operation allow for safe and easy access to your favorite apps and content, including STARLINK apps such as iHeartRadio®, Yelp and Magellan. A built-in, voice-activated navigation system powered by TomTom® and an 8-inch touch-screen are also available.

Active Safety for Added Awareness
The 2019 Ascent offers a full suite of active safety features to keep you and your family safe. The available Blind-Spot Detection[10] system warns you with a visual indicator in each side mirror if it senses a vehicle in your blind spots. Available Rear Cross-Traffic Alert[10] helps warn you of traffic approaching from the side as you are backing up.

Standard on: Premium, Limited, and Touring

360 Degrees of Visibility
The available Smart Rear-View Mirror uses a dedicated camera to maintain visibility when the view behind is obstructed, while a standard Rear-Vision Camera provides extra safety when reversing. And an available 180-Degree Front Camera gives the same confidence that your path ahead and to the sides is safe and clear.

SUBARU STARLINK™ Safety and Security
The 2019 Ascent is the first Subaru vehicle to offer the newly updated STARLINK Safety and Security[11] system. This advanced technology helps keep you and your Subaru safe whether you're in your vehicle, at your computer, or on your mobile device. Safety and Security services include Advanced Automatic Collision Notification, Enhanced Roadside Assistance, Stolen Vehicle Recovery, all-new Vehicle Alerts, and more — along with the added convenience of Remote Services.

All-new Remote Engine Start with Climate Control, accessible via your smartphone, ensures your Ascent is ready and comfortable. There's also the new STARLINK Concierge service for personal assistance with tasks like navigation, restaurant reservations, and scheduling service appointments.

Standard on: Premium, Limited, and Touring

LED Steering Responsive Headlights and High Beam Assist
Get a clearer look around every bend with available LED Steering Responsive Headlights, which actively track in the direction of a turn to enhance visibility. Available High Beam Assist can automatically switch the headlights between the high and low settings when an oncoming vehicle is detected, enhancing safety for both you and other drivers on the road.

Standard on: Limited and Touring
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