2021 Ascent Starting at $32,295

Available in the 8-passenger model only

The 2021 Subaru Ascent is a powerful mid-sized SUV that's spacious and safe enough for the whole family, and rugged enough to perform on rigorous terrains.

Subaru's signature Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive starts off the Ascent's diverse and enticing list of features. The vehicle handles like a dream no matter the road condition, dispersing equal power to all 4 wheels.

Speaking of power, this SUV packs some serious punch with its 260-hp 2.4-liter Direct-Injection Turbocharged SUBARU BOXER® Engine. This engine technology is environmentally friendly, helps with handling/stability, and balances out the power-to-weight ratio.

Furthermore, the X-MODE® with Hill Descent Control provides speed regulation, allowing you to pay strict attention to steering.

Shifting Gears to More Incredible Features

The result of the Ascent's Lineartronic® CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission) with Paddle Shifters is perfectly smooth when shifting between gear ratios. Losing momentum isn't the issue that it would be with most automatic transmissions.

On top of that, you have the option of Subaru's 8-speed Manual Mode for optimal control of your driving experience.

Three Modes of Weather Performance

An integral feature found in the Subaru Ascent is Vehicle Dynamics Control (VDC) with Active Torque Vectoring. No matter the weather or road conditions, you have three separate modes to switch between. This drastically enhances performance, regardless of the driving circumstances.

That level of control will be appreciated if you happen to use the Ascent's 2,000 Towing Capacity to your advantage. This convenient feature is made more reliable with its Trailer Stability Assist and Trailer Hitch Cover Access Panel.

Pinpoint Braking Force

Subaru's Ascent continually prioritizes safety-a notion that is upheld through its four-channel, four-sensor Anti-lock Braking System. This applies individual valves to each wheel. Also, there's a different speed sensor dedicated to each wheel, respectively. Due to the attention being evenly distributed, an optimized braking force is accomplished.

Honing the steadiness of this ride is the Ascent's 18-inch Alloy Wheels. They provide optimal traction and control. Moreover, the Body Color Rear Roof Spoilers further stabilize the vehicle on challenging terrains, without sticking out like a sore thumb, aesthetically.

Something else worth mentioning is how much cargo you can carry when driving the Ascent.

Yes, the interior is spacious enough for a wealth of passengers and equipment. But, if you somehow run out of room inside the car, the Roof Rails (with a Black Finish) allow you to transport almost anything.

We'd be remiss to overlook how there are 19 Cup and Bottle Holders in the Ascent. And the Cargo Area Tie Down and Grocery Bag Hooks mean this vehicle is equipped to carry almost anything with zero added hassle.

A Cushy In-Car Experience

For those times you don't want to leave your key in the ignition while still listening to the car radio, you'll love the Ascent's Retained Accessory Power. 

Convenience was top-of-mind for this fabulous SUV's designers-as highlighted by the Auto-Up/Auto-Down Driver and Front Passenger Windows. These let everyone in the car either enjoy a cool breeze or stay protected from harsh conditions.

Customizing the Ascent's climate goes way beyond the windows, especially when considering the 3-zone Automatic Climate Control. It allows drivers and passengers to obtain the most comfort, even in sweltering heat or frigid cold. 

This sense of convenience and customization on the road is heightened by a Tilt and Telescopic Steering Column. Its primary benefit is quick and straightforward steering wheel positioning.

Life's Pleasures Should Always Be this Automatic

Subaru's Security System with Remote Keyless Access means that you can enter your car without touching your smart key.

Plus, the Automatic Door Locks will have your back-even if locking up on your own slips your mind. 

Immerse Yourself in Subaru's Multimedia

Long drives in the Ascent are enjoyable to any kind of driver and passenger. If you enjoy feeling the open road, you'll love the endless thrills of the vehicle's optimal performance.

Alternatively, for those who prefer to be entertained through content consumption, this model comes with the SUBARU STARLINK® 6.5-inch Multimedia. The features of this technology are as follows:

  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto

  • AM/FM HD Radio® Stereo with Single-Disc CD Player

  • 6.5-inch Touchscreen

  • Voice-Activated Controls

  • SiriusXM® All Access Radio with Free 4-month Trial

  • SiriusXM Travel Link® with Free 4-month Trial

  • Bluetooth® Audio Streaming and Hands-Free Phone Connectivity

  • 4 USB Ports

An Unapologetically Safe Vehicle 

EyeSight® Driver Assist Technology with Automatic Pre-Collision Braking means all Ascent drivers enter the vehicle with peace of mind. It's responsible for offsetting the occurrence of rear-end crashes causing injuries by up to 85%. 

Part of the above stat is due to the Pre-Collision Braking offsetting frontal damage in emergency situations.  

Advanced Adaptive Cruise Control with Lane-Centering keeps you safe from other vehicles while helping you maintain the correct speed. Beyond that, the technology triggers an alert the moment you veer outside of your lane. 

The High Beam Assist switches from the low beam to your high beams after it predicts a nearby vehicle's presence. Also, you'll detect pedestrians earlier with this feature, which supports safer driving. 

As if to leave no safety stone unturned, the Ascent's designers added a Rear-Vision Camera so you'll see approaching surprises before they cause damage. 

Plus, Subaru's Airbag System (SRS) provides the following safety features: 

  • Subaru Advanced Frontal Airbags

  • Side Curtain Airbags

  • Front Seat Side Pelvis/Torso Airbags

  • Driver's Side Knee Airbag

Finally, the cherry on the safety cake is the Ascent's Rear Seat Reminder, which lets you know to check your rear seats before exiting.

Ascent Premium Starting at $34,795

Available in 7-and-8-passenger models

In the Ascent Premium, you have a mid-sized SUV that includes everything the standard model has on top of the following features:

First, the 5,000-pound Towing Capacity with an Auxiliary Transmission Cooler means the Premium vastly improves on the standard's towing capabilities.

Next is the Keyless Access with Push-Button Start and PIN Code Access, which allows you to start your vehicle before entering. In a similar vein, the Power Rear Gate with Memory and Lock allows you to open, close, and lock the Premium Ascent by merely pressing a button.

A Premium Experience with Optimized Features

Nothing illustrates the Premium model's luxury quite like the Privacy Glass, helping you feel secluded and relaxed. This sense of lavishness is multiplied by the Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel and Shift Knob. It also improves your grip-and thereby, your driving performance.

In the Ascent Premium, comfort gets kicked up several notches for the driver-a by-product of the 8-way Power Driver's Seat. You'll have 8 potential positions to provide excellent lumbar support.

Your comfort levels are optimized no matter the outdoor conditions because of the All-Weather Package, equipped with the following features:

  • Heated Front Seats

  • Heated Exterior Side Mirrors

  • Front Wiper De-Icer

It isn't only drivers who will notice the improvements in this model. There's a Rear Climate Control Panel. And, while sitting in the Second-Row Captain's Chairs, passengers will enjoy optimal convenience, comfort, and control.

Premium Technology at the Forefront

When you purchase the Ascent Premium, you'll love how you can automatically dim the harsh glare of reflecting lights. It's a result of the Auto-Dimming Rear-View Mirror with HomeLink®, which also means you can activate your garage door, gate, and home lighting.

And the Premium drastically bolsters the multimedia experience of the standard model. Its SUBARU STARLINK 8.0-inch Multimedia Plus possesses the following improved features:

  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto

  • AM/FM HD Radio Stereo with Single-Disc CD Player

  • 8.0-inch Touchscreen

  • Wi-Fi Connectivity

  • Voice-Activated Controls

  • SiriusXM All Access Radio with Free 4-month Trial

  • SiriusXM Travel Link with Free 4-month Trial

  • 4 USB Charging Ports

There's also the SUBARU STARLINK Safety and Security. This includes STARLINK Safety Plus, which has Automatic Collision Notification with a Free 3-year Subscription.

Putting Eyes on the Back of Your Head

You don't have to worry about getting caught off-guard in the Ascent Premium model. Blind-Spot Detection and Rear Cross-Traffic Alert capabilities ensure you don't miss a beat in the driver's seat.

Furthermore, the Reverse Automatic Braking System automatically hits the brakes to help avoid collisions you don't see coming.

Other Optional Features Offered with the Ascent Premium:

  • 20-inch Alloy Wheels

  • Panoramic Moonroof

  • Keyless Access with Push-Button Start and PIN Code Access

  • Power Rear Gate with Memory and Lock Button

  • Auto-Dimming Rear-View Mirror with HomeLink

  • Cargo Area Cover

  • SUBARU STARLINK 8.0-inch Multimedia Navigation:

    • Voice-Activated GPS Navigation System by TomTom® with 3 Years of Free Map Updates

    • SiriusXM Traffic® with Free 3-year Trial

  • Reverse Automatic Braking System

Ascent Limited Starting At $39,595

Available in 7-and-8-passenger models

Possessing everything included in the Premium model, the Ascent Limited upgrades itself with these additional features:

20-inch Alloy Wheels add to your traction on any terrain. And this model's LED Fog Lights are more efficient and burn longer than standard halogen options.

Furthermore, the Limited has Exterior Mirrors with Integrated Turn Signals, making it safer for other drivers in your blind spot.

Eye-Catching Design Features

The Limited's enhanced aesthetic design shines through due to its Lower Side Cladding with Chrome Accent Trim.

This luxury appearance extends to the interior of the vehicle, with its Leather-Trimmed Upholstery.

Unparalleled Driver and Passenger Comfort and Ergonomics

You'll love the lumbar support and versatile ergonomics offered by the 10-way Power Driver's Seat with Adjustable Thigh Support found in the Limited model.

Your co-captain will also appreciate the added comfort and customization offered by the 4-way Power Passenger Front Seat.

Let's not forget the All-Weather Package that keeps passengers and drivers cozy and warm in colder temperatures. This includes the following features:

  • Heated Second-Row Outboard Seats

  • Heated Steering Wheel

And your passengers will appreciate how the Limited's Rear Door Window Sun Shades shield their eyes from glare.

Then there's the added convenience of 6 USB Ports-you, nor your passengers, must worry about your devices losing their charge.

Other Optional Features Offered with the Ascent Limited:

  • Panoramic Moonroof

  • Cargo Area Cover

  • SUBARU STARLINK 8.0-inch Multimedia Navigation

  • Harman Kardon® Quantum Surround Sound 792-watt-equivalent Amplifier and 14 Speakers

Ascent Touring Starting at $45,445

Available in the 7-passenger model only

The Ascent Touring is an SUV with high-end features, including everything you'd get with the Limited model, and the features discussed below. 

With a Panoramic Moonroof, you'll have more chances to enjoy the wind in your hair and the fantastic view.

Another valuable addition to this model is the Power Folding Exterior Mirrors that allow you to set your side mirrors while inside the vehicle. Plus, this model comes with a Cargo Area Cover, protecting your interior from more jagged cargo. 

Sleek Designs that Stand Out from the Pack 

When purchasing an Ascent Touring model, you're selecting a car with elegant aesthetics that illustrate class and sophistication.

Namely, the Touring Exterior Accents include: 

  • Black Finish Front Grille

  • Satin Chrome Finish Side Mirrors

  • Chrome Finish Door Handles

Here's a message to any driver who appreciates a gorgeous looking automobile: the Ascent Touring doesn't disappoint.

On the interior design features include the following:

  • Woodgrain-Patterned Matte Finish Interior Accents

  • Ambient Interior Lighting, Dashboard and Doors 

Possessing A Sixth Sense for Rain 

This high-performing SUV thinks intuitively for its drivers, with its Rain-Sensing Windshield Wipers that do the work for you. Drivers don't have to worry about taking their eyes off the road when the water starts pouring from the sky. 

On the subject of weather, Ventilated Front Seats keep you comfortable when the temperature outside reaches uncomfortable levels.

A Sound System that Resonates 

The Touring model has a Harman Kardon Quantum Surround Sound 792-watt-equivalent Amplifier and 14 Speakers. When you feel like listening to music or using your STARLINK, you'll have a clear, concise sound.

One more pivotal addition to the Touring model is SUBARU STARLINK's 8.0-inch Multimedia Navigation. You won't get lost, even when you find yourself on a backroad adventure. 

Making matters convenient for everybody driving in the Touring model is the 120-volt Power Outlet. You can plug in an array of items, adding to potential activities for passengers. 

Further incorporating high-end vehicle technology are these two excellent features that also enhance safety:

  • 180-degree Front-View Camera

  • Smart Rear-View Mirror with Rear-Facing Camera and HomeLink

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