The Ascent will have an exclusive new turbo-flat-4 mated to a (CVT), continuously variable transmission, and Subaru’s standard all-wheel drive. The CVT functions like a conventional automatic gearbox through heavy acceleration and mimics “gears” when pushed hard, but its mainly tasked with making this large all-wheel-drive SUV sip fuel sparingly. The 2.4-liter turbocharged engine develops 260 horsepower and 277 lb-ft torque and is configured to tow up to 5,000 pounds in the Premium models or above.
the New 2019 Ascent
Like all other Subarus, the 2019 Ascent will have Subaru’s exceptional all-wheel-drive system on all of the models. Combined with 8.7 inches of clearance, independent suspension on every corner, and decent low-end torque, the Ascent will be a capable vehicle on dirt roads or for light off-road duty. The 2019 Ascent can drive for up to 500 miles on a full tank of gas, so you will not need to think about running low if your adventures take you far from a gas station. The 2019 Ascent rests upon Subaru’s global platform that strengthens the Impreza and Crosstrek models. The global platform is designed to house plug-in hybrids, hybrids, and electric powertrains, but there are no plans to hybridize the Ascent just yet.
The Ascent includes three rows of seating to accommodate up to eight adults, with 19.6 cubic feet of luggage space available in the back when the second and third rows of seats are in place. While its interior space is approximately comparable to the Chevy Traverse, the legroom in the third row of seats is reduced to 31.7 inches, smaller by two inches than the Traverse but more than other small crossovers with a condensed third row.
Basic fabric upholstered seats are stock on the entry-level Ascent, with the Premium models using a premium fabric trim, and the Limited and the Touring trims decked out in leather hides. All of the seats recline, and every passenger position has a sunshade, a reading light, and ceiling mounted ventilation. The moonroof stretches over the first two rows of seats. The mechanism to slide the second-row seat is smooth and easy to operate, and it does not take muscles like a pro-wrestler to put the seat back upright from the flat position.
Inside the cabin, the 2019 Ascent aims at families with a second and third-row bench seats that can safely hold all the kids.With the third row tucked away, the Ascent will hold 44.3 cubic feet of gear, with upwards of 72.6 cubic feet when only the first row of seats is in place means that quite a substantial amount of gear or dogs can are able to be hauled.
Tech Features and Safety
The 2019 Ascent is equipped nicely with 18-inch sized wheels, cloth upholstery, 6.5-inch touchscreen, climate three-zone control, and the EyeSight (Subaru) safety systems. Subaru appeases the charging requirements of today’s device addicted generation by having up to eight USB ports. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone connectivity are standard and dependent on the trim level chosen, you can option your 2019 Ascent with tech such as 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot. Moving up to the Touring trim model will give you treats such as a Smart Rearview Mirror that has a small screen incorporated into the mirror that lets you see you what is happening behind you, whilst a Front View Monitor allows you to peek around blind turnings. At the top, Touring models come standard with wood-grain trim, leather upholstery, an 8.0-inch touchscreen with navigation, heated and cooled front seats, a Harman-Kardonaudio system, and the front- and rear-facing camera system for outward vision.
One of Subaru’s first principles is to manufacture the safest car imaginable; using Subaru’s ring-designed reinforcement framework, almost all of its vehicles come up with outstanding crash test ratings. The 2019 Ascent is no exception; it sits on a lengthened version of its Global Platform, which has functioned commendably in the past. The 2019 Ascent will have all the usual standard advanced safety features such as forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, and active lane control, which Subaru markets as EyeSight. A heads-up display will transmit safety data to the driver without the need to look away from the road. All Ascents will come fitted with rearward view cameras. Blind-spot displays and a forward-pointing camera are optional on most low entry models and standard on higher trim models.