Compare the Subaru Ascent in Tilton, NH

The Subaru Ascent Shakes Up the Mid-Size SUV Class

  There's a new mid-size SUV on the block, the Subaru Ascent, and it already has the competition wondering how they can match all that it offers. The Ascent's roomy cabin and exploring spirit make it great for ski or camping trips around Manchester, and packed throughout is the newest automotive technology, from driver-assistance features to connectivity amenities. To show off its standing among the class, we've compared the Ascent with three mainstays of the mid-size SUV category, the Honda Pilot, Toyota Highlander, and Jeep Grand Cherokee, so learn more about the differences below.

Belknap Subaru

35 Tilton Road, Route 140
Directions Tilton, NH 03276

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Subaru Ascent vs. Honda Pilot

  • The Subaru Ascent has both more cubic feet of passenger room, with a large advantage in the legroom for the front row and a higher max cargo capacity in its cabin than the Honda Pilot.
  • Subaru models are popular among New England drivers because of their ability to conquer tough winter driving conditions with confidence, and the Subaru Ascent comes standard with Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive that helps with just that. Concord car shoppers will have to pay extra for all-wheel drive.
  • Also coming standard in the Subaru Ascent, the EyeSight® Driver Assist Technology includes features like pre-collision braking and adaptive cruise control, which are only found standard on the two priciest trims of the Honda Pilot.
  • The Subaru Ascent also comes standard with tri-zone climate control, Apple CarPlay™, and Android™ Auto to make drives simpler and comfier, which is not true of the Honda Pilot.

Subaru Ascent vs. Toyota Highlander

  • Both models come standard with a four-cylinder engine, but the Subaru Ascent's engine has much more horsepower, 260 vs. 185 in the Highlander, and torque, 277 pound-feet vs. 184 pound-feet in the Highlander, which helps with towing and off-road driving near Laconia.
  • Paired with the engine of the Subaru Ascent is all-wheel drive that helps maintain traction when winter hits Plymouth, and engineering features like active torque vectoring and X-MODE® with Hill Descent Control, but with the Toyota Highlander, all-wheel drive remains a $1,460 extra and it does not have the same performance features.
  • The Subaru Ascent makes it so fully grown passengers remain comfortable in each of the three rows with much more leg, head, and shoulder room for the third row than what the Toyota Highlander delivers.
  • Whether it's the standard Android™ Auto and Apple CarPlay™ connectivity features or the available 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot, the Subaru Ascent has much more ease of use than the Toyota Highlander.

Subaru Ascent vs. Jeep Grand Cherokee

  • The biggest difference between these two is the size as the Subaru Ascent has seating for up to eight while the Jeep Grand Cherokee maxes out at five, and the Subaru Ascent has nearly 20 more cubic feet of max cargo room. Passengers and large items fit much more easily in the Ascent than the Grand Cherokee.
  • While the Jeep Grand Cherokee is known for its off-road capability, it comes standard with two-wheel drive that is nowhere near as ready for dirt trails as the all-wheel drive that comes standard on the Subaru Ascent.
  • Another standard feature of the Subaru Ascent, EyeSIght® Driver Assist Technology, which includes Lane Keep Assist, Lane Departure and Sway Warning, and Pre-collision Warning, and available safety features like LED Steering Responsive Headlights, either don't come standard or aren't available on the Jeep Grand Cherokee.
  • The infotainment system of the Subaru Ascent has a range of standard features, like HD Radio, that the same system in the Jeep Grand Cherokee does not offer.

Whether you compare the size, performance, protection, or technology of the competitors with the Subaru Ascent, the all-new mid-size SUV from Subaru comes out on top. If you're interested in the Subaru Ascent, or any model in our new inventory, or if you just have some questions about our certified pre-owned models or how we can help with auto financing, reach out to us today by email, phone, or stopping in at our Tilton dealership!

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