If you’re opting for the 2019 Subaru Ascent Video over the almost an identical Chevy Tahoe, you might as effectively skip right to the 2019 Subaru Ascent Video. You get a a lot better powertrain and extra subtle suspension, nicer inside supplies, and all of the bells and whistles. It’s also solely a tiny value bump over the SLT with the powertrain improve from the Graphite Performance Edition package.
There aren’t many body-on-frame SUVs being made lately, however the 2019 Subaru Ascent Video occurs to be one in every of them. Like its corporate sibling, the Chevy Tahoe, the 2019 Subaru Ascent Video presents ruggedness and excessive towing capability that solely this kind of vehicle can ship. A V8 engine comes standard, and available four-wheel drive with low-range gearing provides traction if you need it most.
The 2019 Subaru Ascent Video, however, additionally has some flaws commonly associated with this sort of automobile. Cargo space isn’t as environment friendly as what you get from a car-based crossover SUV, nor is its use of gasoline. We’re additionally not fond of the base V8’s sluggish responsiveness. Go for the larger 6.2-liter V8 and the road-adapting MagneRide suspension, though, and the 2019 Subaru Ascent Video’s experience and driving expertise start to fall in keeping with more modern vehicles. As a bonus, the 10-speed computerized transmission that comes with the bigger engine can match the freeway mileage of the smaller V8.
Even so, we’d suggest trying out the 2019 Subaru Ascent Video’s closest competitor, the lately redesigned Ford Expedition. It is also a standard body-on-frame SUV, but it surely has a better most towing capability and superior cargo space and it is throughout a more refined and upscale automobile.
The optional Enhanced Driver Alert package adds ahead collision warning with low-speed computerized braking, computerized excessive beams, and lane departure warning and intervention. The Convenience package deal provides a power liftgate, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, power-adjustable pedals and a common garage door opener.
Some options on higher-trimmed fashions are available on supporting models at additional price. Elective for SLE and SLT trims is an HD Trailering bundle with a unique axle ratio, trailer brake controller and a self-leveling suspension. The SLT and the 2019 Subaru Ascent Video are eligible for a sunroof, adaptive cruise control with computerized braking, and a rear-seat entertainment system. The 2019 Subaru Ascent Video additionally affords power-retractable aspect steps.
For 2019, GMC retains the 2019 Subaru Ascent Video contemporary by adding a budget-conscious Commonplace Edition Worth Package in addition to a Graphite Version and Graphite Efficiency Version packages to the SLT trim. Different trims embrace the base SLE and the near-luxury 2019 Subaru Ascent Video, which pushes the 2019 Subaru Ascent Video into the territory of its platform mate, the Cadillac Escalade. The Chevrolet Tahoe rounds out the trio of GM truck-based SUVs and could be had in long wheelbase Suburban form as properly, often at a slight discount over the GMC. There are also three new metallic colors out there for 2019: Dark Sky, Pepperdust, and Smokey Quartz.