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 SUBARU BOXER® engine delivers 260 hp and 277 lb.-ft. of torque. And with 19.3 gallons of fuel capacity, it puts almost any destination within reach.
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.
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.
As one of the only vehicles in its class with standard raised roof rails and offering an extensive line of 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.
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.
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.
With standard Apple CarPlay™, Android™ Auto, and Pandora® integration, plus SiriusXM® All Access Radio, 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.
Step into the roomy mobile headquarters for your entire family. With up to 153.5 cubic feet of passenger volume plus ample cargo space with underfloor storage, Ascent provides room for every passenger and all their gear. Extra-wide rear door openings let your passengers enter and exit with ease. All three rows in the cabin are clad in durable soft-touch materials for a premium look and feel, and with 19 cup and bottle holders, everyone’s beverage is secure and close at hand.
With available Wi-Fi connectivity built right into the Ascent, passengers can stream and share their favorite content online. Up to eight USB ports, spread throughout the cabin for easy access, keep all those devices charged and connected.
Offered as a standard feature for the first time ever, EyeSight® 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. 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.
The 2019 Ascent uses a full suite of active safety features to keep you and your family safe. The Blind-Spot Detection 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 helps warn you of traffic approaching from the side as you are backing up.
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.
The latest STARLINK™ Safety and Security system includes Automatic Collision Notification to alert first responders when an airbag deploys, and SOS Emergency Assistance to lend a hand when you encounter trouble on the road. 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™ Safety and Security Plus Concierge service for personal assistance with tasks like navigation, restaurant reservations, and scheduling service appointments.