If you're looking for a new vehicle, consider the roomy and family-friendly 2020 Subaru Ascent. The Ascent comes with a high-quality interior cabin, several entertainment features, and plenty of passenger and cargo space for you to enjoy. Learn more about the Ascent's offerings to find out if this is the vehicle for you.

Trim Levels and Exterior Features

The 2020 Subaru Ascent comes in four trim levels: Base, Premium, Limited, and Touring. Because the features under the hood are the same, the differences in these trims ultimately come down to their unique amenities.

In terms of the exterior, the Subaru Ascent features a variety of wheel options depending on the trim level. The base trim comes with 18 by 7.5-inch aluminum-alloy wheels with a silver finish, the Premium trim has the same wheels with a gray machine finish, and the Limited and Touring trims have 20 by 7.5-inch aluminum-alloy wheels with a dark gray machine finish.

There are also several other exterior features that make each trim unique. If you want a power tilt/sliding panoramic moon roof, opt for the Touring trim. Though it's standard for this trim, it's an additional option for the Premium and Limited editions. In addition, the base and Premium trims have projector-beam halogen headlights, whereas the Limited and Touring trims feature LED Steering Responsive Headlights and LED fog lights. The base, Premium, and Limited trims also come with body-color door handles, while the Touring trim has chrome door handles. 

Though there are exterior differences, the lineup's trim levels also have some similarities. All trims come with two-speed windshield wipers, a rear window wiper, and raised roof rails.

Power and Performance

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Under the hood, every Subaru Ascent features a 2.4-liter turbocharged SUBARU BOXER four-cylinder engine that generates 260 horsepower and 277 pound-feet of torque. This is paired with a Lineartronic continuously variable transmission and the Subaru Symmetrical all-wheel-drive system. All-wheel drive helps the vehicle gain traction which is useful when driving on slippery road conditions.

Towing Capacity

The Ascent also offers a great deal of power when it comes to towing. The base trim can tow up to 2,000 pounds, whereas the Premium, Limited, and Touring trims can tow up to 5,000 pounds. These towing capacities ensure your car can gear up for your next trip.

Fuel Mileage

In terms of fuel mileage, both the Limited and Touring trims get 26 mpg on the highway and 20 mpg in the city. The base and Premium editions get 27 mpg on the highway and 21 mpg in the city. With fuel mileages like these, the Subaru Ascent ensures you're getting the most out of your money when you visit the gas station.

Interior Comfort and Seating

The latest Subaru Ascent comes with a high-quality interior and plenty of space for you and your passengers. The Touring edition comes standard with seven-passenger seating, while the Base and Premium editions come standard with eight-passenger seating. This makes it a great vehicle for large families and road trips alike.

For added luxury, the Touring trim has ventilated front seats. In addition, both the Limited and Touring trim have heated second-row seats and a heated steering wheel. In the Premium, Limited, and Touring trims, the steering wheel is leather-wrapped and has a shifter handle. The base gets cloth upholstery, whereas the Premium trim gets an upgrade with stain-resistant cloth. The Limited and Touring trims get even more luxury with leather-trimmed upholstery.

Cargo Space

If you're looking for a car with ample space for your belongings, look no further. The base, Premium, and Limited trims feature 47.5 cubic feet of cargo space behind the second row. The Touring trim isn't too far behind with 47 cubic feet of space in this area. Similarly, the base, Premium, and Limited trims have 86.5 cubic feet of maximum cargo space behind the first row, while the Touring trim has 86 cubic feet behind the first row.

Entertainment and Connectivity

All trim levels feature the STARLINK Multimedia Plus system that comes with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, STARLINK cloud-based applications like Yelp and iHeartRadio, Travel Link, and SiriusXM. The base trim level has a 6.5-inch system, whereas the other trims have the 8.0-inch system. The top-tier Touring trim features the navigation version of this multimedia system.

In addition, all trims apart from the Touring edition have six speakers for added entertainment. The Touring features the Harmon Kardon Quantum Surround Sound audio system. All levels apart from the base trim feature 4G LTE Wi-Fi capability to keep you and your passengers connected to the web no matter your destination.

Safety Features

The Subaru Ascent comes with several features to keep you and your passengers safe on the road. Standard safety features include forward-collision warning, automated emergency braking, lane-departure warning, lane-keeping assist, and adaptive cruise control. You also get EyeSight Driver Assist Technology, Hill Descent Control, Vehicle Dynamics Control (VDC), a Traction Control System, and Trailer Stability Assist. 

For added safety, the 2020 Subaru Ascent also has a Tire Pressure Monitoring System. Every trim also features a variety of air bags to prevent injuries during a vehicle collision. In addition, all models apart from the base trim have blind-spot detection with lane change assist and rear cross-traffic alert. If security is your concern, all Subaru Ascent models have a keyless entry system and an anti-theft security system.


The Subaru Ascent comes at different price points depending on the trim level. The base model starts at $31,995, the Premium starts at $34,395, the Limited starts at $39,345, and the Touring trim starts at $45,045. When you add on additional features or packages, the price rises.

No matter the Subaru Ascent you choose, you're guaranteed to get a quality vehicle that can get you to your next destination with ease. If you want to take the 2020 Subaru Ascent for a test drive, stop by Hiley Subaru today. We're happy to answer your questions and get you behind the wheel of a Subaru Ascent in no time. We're located at 3505 W Loop 820 South in Fort Worth.

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