See How the Subaru Ascent Soars Above Its Rivals


The new Subaru Ascent is Subaru's biggest vehicle, and it has everything Elgin families could want in an SUV. It has lots of cargo space, a first-rate infotainment system, and standard all-wheel drive for safer handling on wet or icy roads. There are a lot of midsize SUVs on the market - including the Toyota Highlander, Chevrolet Traverse, and Ford Explorer. While they all have their positive qualities, we at Brilliance Subaru believe that the Ascent soars above the pack. Read on to see why.

Toyota Highlander

Subaru Ascent vs. Toyota Highlander

  • Passenger Space: While both the Subaru Ascent and the Toyota Highlander seat up to eight people in three rows, the Ascent has more room for passengers to get comfortable in. It has 153.5 cubic feet of passenger volume compared to 144.9 cubic feet for the Highlander. Taller passengers in Elgin will like that the Ascent has 40 inches of second-row legroom. The Highlander only has 38.4 inches of second-row legroom.
  • Cargo Space: When you go on trips, you want to bring all the luggage or supplies you can so you can fully enjoy the outing. Elgin drivers will appreciate that the Subaru Ascent has 17.8 cubic feet of cargo space behind the last row, 47.5 cubic feet behind the second row, and 86.5 cubic feet behind the first-row seats. The Toyota Highlander has just 16 cubic feet of cargo space behind the third row, 48.4 cubic feet of space with the third row folded, and 84.3 cubic feet behind the first-row seats.
  • All-Wheel Drive: The Subaru Ascent comes standard with symmetrical all-wheel drive for maximum traction on slippery surfaces in Elgin. The Toyota Highlander comes standard with front-wheel drive. All-wheel drive is available in the Highlander, but you must pay more to add it.

Chevrolet Traverse

Subaru Ascent vs. Chevrolet Traverse

  • Fuel Economy: The way gas prices keep climbing, it helps to have an SUV that's efficient. Thrifty Elgin drivers will like that the Subaru Ascent gets 21 mpg in the city and 27 mpg on the highway. The Chevy Traverse only gets 18 mpg in the city and 27 mpg on the highway in its most efficient setup.
  • Safety Features: The safety of you and your family is always important. People in Elgin will feel good knowing that the Subaru Ascent has nine standard driver assistance features to help them avoid accidents. The Chevy Traverse comes with just four advanced active safety features.
  • Handling: The Subaru Ascent drives like a smaller vehicle and delivers accurate steering, composed handling, and a comfortable ride, even over bumpy roads. The Chevy Traverse doesn't handle with as much agility as rivals, and there's noticeable body roll around corners.

Ford Explorer

Subaru Ascent vs. Ford Explorer

  • Seating: Elgin drivers with families will appreciate that the Subaru Ascent seats up to eight people in its three rows of seats. The Ford Explorer seats seven people, or six if you opt for second-row captain's chairs. The Ascent's third-row seats provide plenty of support and can comfortably accommodate adults. The Explorer's second- and third-row seats aren't as spacious as those in some other midsize SUVs, and they lack adequate support.
  • Interior Quality: The Subaru Ascent has a handsome cabin with high-quality materials. A simple layout with features like stain-resistant upholstery make it perfect for active families. The Ford Explorer has bland interior styling with many more hard plastics throughout its cabin than in class rivals.
  • Off-Road Capability: People in Elgin who enjoy exploring backwoods trails will prefer the Subaru Ascent. Not only does it come standard with symmetrical all-wheel drive, but it also has 8.7 inches of ground clearance, hill descent control, and Subaru's X-Mode system, which optimizes traction on slick terrain. The Ford Explorer only has 7.9 inches of ground clearance. It comes standard with rear-wheel drive, but four-wheel drive is available for an added cost.


Come See for Yourself

The new Subaru Ascent is roomy, safe, comfortable, and off-road capable. Visit Brilliance Subaru and test drive your favorite Ascent model today. Shop for new Ascent SUVs near Huntley, Dundee, Algonquin, and Lake in the Hills .

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