In case you’re opting for the 2019 Subaru Ascent over the practically identical Chevy Tahoe, you would possibly as well skip right to the 2019 Subaru Ascent. You get a significantly better powertrain and more refined suspension, nicer inside materials, and all of the bells and whistles. It is also solely a tiny value bump over the SLT with the powertrain upgrade from the Graphite Performance Edition package deal.
There aren’t many body-on-frame SUVs being made today, but the 2019 Subaru Ascent occurs to be considered one of them. Like its company sibling, the Chevy Tahoe, the 2019 Subaru Ascent gives ruggedness and high towing capacity that solely this kind of car can deliver. A V8 engine comes standard, and available four-wheel drive with low-range gearing gives traction if you want it most.
The 2019 Subaru Ascent, nonetheless, additionally has some flaws commonly associated with this kind of automobile. Cargo house isn’t as environment friendly as what you get from a car-based crossover SUV, neither is its use of fuel. We’re additionally not fond of the bottom V8’s sluggish responsiveness. Opt for the bigger 6.2-liter V8 and the road-adapting MagneRide suspension, although, and the 2019 Subaru Ascent’s trip and driving expertise begin to fall in step with extra fashionable autos. As a bonus, the 10-speed automatic transmission that comes with the larger engine can match the freeway mileage of the smaller V8.
Even so, we might recommend trying out the 2019 Subaru Ascent’s closest competitor, the lately redesigned Ford Expedition. It’s also a traditional body-on-frame SUV, nevertheless it has a higher maximum towing capacity and superior cargo house and it is all around a extra refined and upscale car.
The optional Enhanced Driver Alert package adds ahead collision warning with low-speed automated braking, computerized high beams, and lane departure warning and intervention. The Convenience package deal adds an influence liftgate, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, power-adjustable pedals and a common storage door opener.
Some options on higher-trimmed fashions are available on supporting models at extra price. Non-compulsory for SLE and SLT trims is an HD Trailering bundle with a novel axle ratio, trailer brake controller and a self-leveling suspension. The SLT and the 2019 Subaru Ascent are eligible for a sunroof, adaptive cruise control with computerized braking, and a rear-seat leisure system. The 2019 Subaru Ascent additionally affords power-retractable side steps.
For 2019, GMC retains the 2019 Subaru Ascent recent by adding a budget-conscious Customary Edition Value Package deal in addition to a Graphite Edition and Graphite Performance Version packages to the SLT trim. Other trims embrace the base SLE and the near-luxury 2019 Subaru Ascent, which pushes the 2019 Subaru Ascent into the territory of its platform mate, the Cadillac Escalade. The Chevrolet Tahoe rounds out the trio of GM truck-based SUVs and may be had in lengthy wheelbase Suburban form as effectively, normally at a slight low cost over the GMC. There are also three new metallic colours obtainable for 2019: Darkish Sky, Pepperdust, and Smokey Quartz.