The forthcoming 2020 Subaru Ascent is a three-row SUV that is rapidly gaining popularity. The arriving model will get a couple of updates. However, those updates are far from significant. New SUV will get rear-seat reminder alert system that is offered as standard. Also, power-folding side mirrors are available as well.
Ascent offers high-quality interior, a long list of features and standard AWD system. However, the customers are still complaining about the noise and lack of shoulder room. There will be four trim levels and the range-topping trim level is very premium.
2020 Ascent Exterior Refreshments
The all-new 2020 Subaru Ascent is the company’s largest SUV. The new model won’t get any sort of visual upgrades. Whatsoever, the only upgrade is power-folding side mirrors. The same mirrors are now available with the integrated turn signals. The first-gen Ascent still looks good and attractive.
Its framework is relatively new and thanks to more aluminum, this SUV is lighter than before. Ascent offers power gate lock function and standard 18-inch wheels. The front fascia looks sharp and classy. Aerodynamics is perfect and we like the styling, generally.
Interior Details and Updates
The three-row SUV provides room for seven or eight passengers. The 2020 Subaru Ascent is a very practical and roomy model. Both headroom and legroom are ample, however, shoulder room is below average. Cargo area is rated at 86.5 cubic feet when you fold the last two rows of seats.
The cabin looks modern and is easy to customize. The only new feature is the Rear Seat Reminder alert system. Bae model is very well-equipped and the safety rating is very good. Moreover, Subaru will update its displays and infotainment system.
Performance, Fuel Economy, Towing Capacity
The forthcoming 2020 Subaru Ascent is still offering a single engine option. It is a 2.4-liter four-cylinder that is both quick and able to tow. Only engine choice comes with a standard AWD system and CVT transmission. It can produce up to 260 hp and 277 lb-ft of torque.
Fuel economy is rated at 23 mpg combined and Ascent can tow up to 5,000 pounds. Finally, this SUV comes with an 8.7-inches of ground clearance. Generally, performance and efficiency are great. However, the customers are still seeking for less noise and better acceleration.
All-new 2020 Subaru Ascent is available in four trim levels: base, Premium, Limited and Touring. All trim levels are using the same 2.4-liter engine. Moreover, the AWD system is standard as well. The base model offers three-zone climate control, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Premium models are getting a much better interior. Larger touchscreen, 4G LTE Wi-Fi and keyless entry are in the offer. On top of that, the exterior gets 20-inch wheels and power rear liftgate feature.
Limited trim level offers plenty of standard amenities. Interestingly, Ascent Limited is available only in a seven-seat configuration. It adds a panoramic sunroof and Harman Kardon sound system. The range-topping Touring model is packed with features and premium amenities. It is also available in a seven-seat interior layout. Basically, you won’t find optional equipment in this model. If you want luxury, you should give it a try.
2020 Subaru Ascent Price and Release Date
The price of the arriving SUV won’t be changed. That means the 2020 Subaru Ascent starts at $33,500 once again. The range-topping Touring model will cost almost $50,000. The upcoming full-size SUV will hit the markets in the coming months.