2019 Subaru Ascent Price

2019 Subaru Ascent Price

Typical specimen of Subaru species! Enough time passed that you maybe have forgotten Subaru’s venture into higher class above compact Forester. In case that it slipped under you radar we will remind you that this attempt was never particularly fruitful and streets newer saw any significant number of these vehicles. By now you can conclude that we are hinting at Tribeca, Subaru’s attempt to compete at mid-size SUV segment. The main reason why this model never got any attention and achieved any mention worthy sales numbers is that it was simply too awkward looking at the front for average byer (and we are being generous here – much stronger words, like “ugly” and “hideous” were used by fans and customers). Japanese company quickly recognized this mishap and got back to the drawing board. 2019 Subaru Ascent


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Subaru at 2017 LA Auto Show
LA Auto Show has started. This year we can see many new and improved car models. Currently, we are very interested in the Subaru Ascent. The new 2019 Subaru Ascent was introduced and attracted a lot of attention.
This is the largest vehicle in the Subaru family and shares the platform with the new generation Crosstrek and Impreza. It is offered with seven or eight seats, depending on the choice of customers.
The new model is powered by a 2.4-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine, which has 260 horsepower. Symmetrical all-wheel-drive system with X-Mode and “high-torque” version of the Lineartronic continuously variable transmission are standard options. 4G LTE-powered Wi-Fi hotspot, StarLink infotainment system, Blind-spot monitoring are just some of the options that await you in the new model.
The price is likely to be around $ 30,000. But let’s wait a little longer for the new Ascent to enter the race with robust Toyota Highlander and Honda Pilot.
2019 Subaru Ascent
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2019 Subaru Ascent
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Update: 6/12/2017


Facelift attempt two years later was very much resemblant to those movie stars before and after plastic surgery mug shots. They definitely went wild with redesign and end result was even worse than original.

Sale figures followed on downwards spiral and that was the end of that story. Anyway, let’s not beat the dead horse anymore and focus on Subaru’s comeback with 2019 Subaru Ascent and see what we do actually know about it so far.

2019 Subaru Ascent Review

After two botched attempts it would be totally expected from Subaru to go safe and boring route. After all do you wish to go all edgy and brave on attempt number 3 and mess it up again?

But taken into account current brand image that Subaru is grooming safe and boring might be an even bigger shot in the foot than taking a risk yet again (remember utes- Brat and Baja or that large SVX coupe?).

At first it looked like Subaru will take a risk and go with bold route. It started with exciting Viziv-7 Concept but looks like after that doubt started to take its toll. To be honest we are not quite sure what happened.

2019 Subaru Ascent
Image source: motortrend.com

After seeing first spy shots we shook our heads and had to admit that Subaru chickened out and went with much milder and boring approach for Ascent Concept.

Timid bumper intakes, off-the-shelf headlights, flat hood, less flared fenders gave more like an oversized Forester shape instead of something more substantial. We have to admit we were secretly hoping that Subaru would take risk for a third time and hit a home run.

Who doesn’t like a good underdog comeback story, after all? Looks like business interests and execs decision calling won here in the end.

Interior

We are leaving some leeway that interior will blew us away and make us reevaluate our thoughts on 2019 Subaru Ascent. So far no interior shots were leaked as far as we know. That fact alone leaves us with a small hope that maybe, Ascent could follow concept’s trail more closely, at least here.

Subaru is known by its very nice interior offers, but we feel that this will not be enough by itself. We feel that Subaru would need to make something really extravagant to compensate for this models underwhelming exterior.

2019 Subaru Ascent
Image source: motortrend.com

We have a feeling that those screens are going to be transformed into analog instruments and actual buttons, but if the rest of the interior remains same or similar enough, we would not mind that at all. One thing we can be sure of, is that space in this SUV class should be more than plentiful.

Platform and Specs

If you saw latest Impreza news, you should be aware that new platform was featured on it and that it will be used on plethora of new upcoming models. And when we say plethora we mean everything from Crosstrek to Ascent.

Evidently, platform is so flexible that it doesn’t really care about silly little things like dimensions. Newly developed 2.4-liter turbocharged flat-four engine is designed with this model in mind.

2019 Subaru Ascent
Image source: autocar.co.uk

If it manages to reach close to 300 hp in its case, V6 might be redundant. At least naturally aspirated one.

We don’t aim high at all, as 2.0-liter turbo H4 in Forester delivers 250 hp, and that half liter extra of displacement must serve some purpose. In gearbox land we expect no news – CVT by Subaru, do we need to say anything more?

2019 Subaru Ascent Price and Release Date

2019 Subaru Ascent is expected to arrive during next year and could be unveiled at Los Angeles Auto Show in November. Starting price will probably be around $30,000 for basic model, with higher optioned ones going as high as $40,000.

After all this you probably shrugged and went on looking for other models and offering. If we are completely honest, we don’t blame you one bit.

2019 Subaru Ascent
Image source: automobilemag.com

Competitors

Honda Pilot
Hyundai Santa Fe
Volkswagen Atlas
Toyota Highlander
Chevrolet Traverse

Subaru Ascent Concept Review

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