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The all-new 2019 Subaru Ascent is coming to an auto show near you. Here’s the complete list of car shows that will feature the 2019 Subaru Ascent, by Torque News.


  • Indianapolis International Auto Show December 26 through January 1.
  • North American International Auto Show in Detroit, January 17-28.
  • Houston Auto Show, January 24-28
  • Portland Auto Show, January 25-28
  • Washington Auto Show, January 26 through February 4
  • Philadelphia Auto Show, January 27 through February 4
  • Cincinnati Auto Show February 7-11
  • Motor Trend International Auto Show in Baltimore, February 8-11
  • Northeast Auto Show in Providence, February 9-11
  • Chicago International Auto Show, February 10-19
  • Dallas Auto Show, February 14-18
  • Pittsburgh International Auto Show, February 16-19
  • Cleveland International Auto Show, February 23 through March 4
  • Greater Milwaukee Auto Show, February 24 through March 4
  • Kansas City International Auto Show, February 28 through March 4
  • Twin Cities Auto Show, March 10-18
  • Columbus International Auto Show, March 15-19
  • Atlanta Auto Show, March 21-25
  • New York International Auto Show, March 30 through April 8
  • Denver International Auto Show, April 4-8
  • New Mexico Auto Show in Albuquerque, April 13-15
  • Austin Auto Show, April 20-22
 

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That's a great way for Subaru to give those interested a chance to sit in the Ascent, assuming that's an option for show goers? Tink they may even allow people to test drive the Ascent on a closed course in the parking lot somewhere?
 

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Hope they have it at the Vancouver International Auto show end of March. Saw the original concept there last year.
 

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i would like more detailed dimensions for comparing other vehicles
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2nd 3rd row hip, leg and head room

anyone have these or link i've searched all over can't get these
thx
 

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I just saw the Ascent at the Indy Auto Show! Surprisingly, I thought it looked better in person than it does in pictures. The model on display was a Abyss Blue Pearl Touring, which may have been the same as the LAAS car. You could open the doors and see inside, but no one was allowed to get in the Ascent :( . The doors were blocked by plexiglas panels and the rear area was barred off. The interior was very nice looking and roomy (especially the second row).
 

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I'll be at the Houston Auto Show. If y'all have any requests of technical specs, let me know and I'll try to confirm.

-spare tire (full width or donut)
-physical coolant gauge (analog, digital, or none)
 

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You could open the doors and see inside, but no one was allowed to get in the Ascent :( . The doors were blocked by plexiglas panels and the rear area was barred off. The interior was very nice looking and roomy (especially the second row).
I'd heard the same thing by someone else you attended the Indy Auto Show. Was it like this with other makes and models of cars that were also on display? Is this typical? I am thinking of going to the Philly Auto Show, and assuming it will be the same way (can't sit inside) at all the auto shows. I guess they are protecting from damage, but even if the car got trashed, I think it might be worth the investment...immersing potential customers in the experience of sitting in the car could "pre-sell" a lot of cars, making up for the cost of the one on display.
 

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As long as we can drive fast enough and overall aren't too restricted in how we drive then most owners will be happy enough. Seen some slim spares and they're almost as good as wheels i've seen on compact cars.
 

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I'd heard the same thing by someone else you attended the Indy Auto Show. Was it like this with other makes and models of cars that were also on display? Is this typical? I am thinking of going to the Philly Auto Show, and assuming it will be the same way (can't sit inside) at all the auto shows. I guess they are protecting from damage, but even if the car got trashed, I think it might be worth the investment...immersing potential customers in the experience of sitting in the car could "pre-sell" a lot of cars, making up for the cost of the one on display.
I contacted Subaru via Facebook to verify accessibility of the Ascent because we're going to the Portland Auto Show and this is what they sent me back: "we confirmed with our auto show team that the Ascents will be open and accessible at all auto shows from now on. The early shows had very early production units that weren’t built for lots of in and out, so we kept those units locked."

I wanted to make sure that it would be open before we make the 7 hour drive to portland just to see it!
 

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I contacted Subaru via Facebook to verify accessibility of the Ascent because we're going to the Portland Auto Show and this is what they sent me back: "we confirmed with our auto show team that the Ascents will be open and accessible at all auto shows from now on. The early shows had very early production units that weren’t built for lots of in and out, so we kept those units locked."

I wanted to make sure that it would be open before we make the 7 hour drive to portland just to see it!
Thanks for finding that information! I may make another trip to the upcoming Cincinnati Auto Show if that is the case. There is a big difference between looking at a vehicle up close and actually sitting in it!
 

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Hopefully they do more than just have one on display but also have one that serious potential owners can test drive. Sometimes that is the case at shows. If not i guess we can always get on a dealership list to test drive. For vehicles as highly anticipated as this often there's a wait.
 

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I’d be shocked if they had cars to drive at car shows in the next couple months. If they just now have examples that the interior is acceptable for car show access, I doubt they have multiple cars with interior, suspension, drivetrain, etc sorted to a point they’d be willing to put potential customers in.
 

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I have no doubt that they have fully functional, pre-production vehicles available and ready for this task given how close the Ascent is to starting production. They've been planning this for awhile now and are within the time lines that require pre-production readiness. They may not have vehicles to drive, but pretty much everything else has to be fleshed out and ready to go.
 

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There are probably test mules wearing full production ready design at this point which to me makes sense given the current timeline of things happening. Its just a matter of some publication or someone coming out with it. Can't be much longer from now by my guess.
 
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