The 2020 Subaru Ascent is in the works for the second year in a row. Subaru’s flagship is a three-row crossover with plenty of cargo and passengers room. The ascent continues with improving, but 2020 will offer two upgrades only. Design, styling, dimensions, and shape will largely remain. The new model will get a power rear gate lock system.
The same story continues inside the cabin. The new rear seat reminder system is basically the only update. Under the hood, 2020 Ascent is offering the same 2.4-liter four-cylinder turbocharged unit. New systems are available on all trim levels and Subaru will additionally improve safety rating.
2020 Subaru Ascent New Features
With the 113.8-inches wheelbase, Ascent is the largest SUV Subaru ever built. The new model rides on the company’s Global Platform. The framework is relatively new and rides comfort is perfect. Whatsoever, the new 2020 Subaru Ascent also comes with comprehensive soundproofing materials. There will be four trim levels.
The range-topping Touring model comes with standard power-folding side mirrors. Turn signals are integrated into the mirrors. For 2020, Ascent will get only one new feature. It is a power rear gate lock function. Besides that, Ascent will continue with its upright styling and sharper design. Projector-beam headlights and 18-inch wheels are standard.
The all-new 2020 Subaru Ascent is available in six different exterior paints. The customers can choose between the Crystal Black and Crystal White Pearl colors. On top of that, Subaru is also offering Abyss Blue Pearl, Crimson Red Pearl, and Cinnamon Brown Pearl. Magnetite Gray paint is the only metallic option.
From the inside, the 2020 Subaru Ascent will continue to offer sharp design and the same interior layout. The cabin is very modern and it can accommodate up to eight passengers. However, Subaru won’t introduce significant changes. The only upgrade is the all-new Rear Seat Reminder system. This feature is available on all trim levels.
The range-topping Touring trim offers a one-touch interior illumination function as standard. The base model comes with four USB ports, a 6.5-inch touchscreen, tri-zone climate control, and a 6-speaker sound system. Ascent is one of the safest full-size SUV on the market. Crash tests are rated with a maximum five-star rating. All the credit goes to Subaru’s EyeSight safety system.
The forthcoming 2020 Subaru Ascent will also continue to ride on a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine. This turbocharged unit is capable of producing up to 260 horsepower and 277 lb-ft of torque. Subaru’s iconic symmetrical all-wheel-drive system is standard. On top of that, a CVT transmission is available too.
However, the Ascent can tow 5,000 pounds. This full-size SUV can travel up to 500 miles on a single tank. Fuel economy is rated at 26 mpg on the highway and Ascent offers 8.7-inches of ground clearance.
2020 Subaru Ascent Price and Availability
Subaru’s new SUV is available for the same price as the current model. Furthermore, the 2020 Subaru Ascent starts at 33,500. Premium trim will cost $35,500 and Limited trim $40,500. On top of the range, Touring trim is priced at $47,000. The full-size SUV will go on sale in the last quarter of 2019. The main rivals of the Subaru Ascent are models Honda Pilot, Kia Telluride, Ford Explorer, and Volvo XC90.