The upcoming 2021 Subaru Ascent is a three-row SUV that will deliver a couple of exterior updates, as well as the slight tweaks in the cabin. Also, this particular model of the Japanese company gains more popularity and draws attention to a new, younger generation of drivers. Expect to see a rear-seat reminder alert system, that will become standard features through all trim levels.
Moreover, power-folding side mirrors will be part of the standard package, as well. The arriving 2021 Ascent will provide a high-quality cabin, a standard all-wheel-drive system, and a long list of equipment. But, the downside of this SUV might be the noise issue, which is still unsolved, as well as lack of shoulder room. New Ascent will come in four trim levels.
2021 Subaru Ascent Exterior and Interior Design
The forthcoming 2021 Subaru Ascent is the automaker’s largest SUV. However, the new version won’t bring anything too drastic in terms of design language. Still, we will see some changes, such as power-folding side mirrors, for example. These mirrors are available with integrated turn signals. The framework of the first-gen Ascent looks relatively new, but it will add more aluminum to make the body a bit lighter. The SUV rides on 18-inch wheels, while the larger wheels are part of the additional package.
Moreover, the front fascia went through minor alterations, and now it will present a brand-new, crispy look. The aerodynamics of the vehicle is excellent, and the whole appearance of the new Ascent is outstanding. As for the commodity, Ascent will provide enough room for seven passengers. There’s an option even for eight, but in that case, the third row may be tight a bit, especially for adults. Both the headroom and legroom are very generous, but the shoulder room is inadequate for a vehicle like this. The cargo area offers a total of 86.5 cubic feet of space when the last two rows are folded.
Furthermore, the cabin of the brand-new model is highly customizable. Still, the only innovation is the Rear Seat Reminder alert system. The company claims that the infotainment system and some other features would probably be updated by the time the 2021 model makes a debut.
Engine, Fuel Economy, and the Towing Capacity
Under the hood of 2021 Subaru Ascent will be only one powertrain option. It is a 2.4-liter four-cylinder unit that produces 260 hp and 277 lb-ft of torque. This engine offers a good amount of power and at the same time, excellent towing capacity.
The fuel economy ratings will be 23 mpg combined, and the Subaru’s larges SUV will be able to tow up to 5,000 pounds. The 2.4-liter mill comes with a standard AWD system and CVT gearbox. All in all, Ascent will deliver high efficiency and performance level. But, the better accelerations and lack of noise cancelation feature are severe issues at the moment.
2021 Subaru Ascent Configurations and Price
2021 Subaru Ascent will be available in four different reim levels: Base, Premium, Limited, and Touring. As we already mentioned in the paragraph above, all trims will use the same 2.4-liter engine. The entry-level model includes three-zone climate control, Android Auto, and Apple CarPlay connectivity.
Furthermore, the Premium version will bring more equipment and unique features for the cabin. So, expect to see larger displays, 4G LTE Wi-Fi, keyless entry, etc. Also, with Premium trim, you’ll get 20-inch wheels, as well as the power rear liftgate. The Ascent Limited is available only in 7-seat configuration and adds a Harman Kardon sound system and a panoramic sunroof.
The top-line model – The Touring adds with plenty of premium features and luxuries. If you want a high-level of comfort and the latest technology, the Touring is the right one for you. The price shouldn’t be much different for the current version of Ascent.
The base model will probably start around $34,000. The most expensive model will be the Touring, with a starting price slightly above $50,000. 2021 Subaru Ascent will be available for orders in the first half of 2020.