Most cogent changes: Adaptive cruise ascendancy included with accepted EyeSight assurance package; accepted adaptive LED headlights
Price change: Increases of $340 on abject model, $290 on Limited, and $440 on Premium and Touring trims; destination allegation is $40 higher
On sale: Late summer
Which should you buy, 2020 or 2021? 2021. More accepted assurance appearance account the bashful amount increases.
Major changes for the 2021 Subaru Ascent are adaptive cruise ascendancy on all models as allotment of the accepted EyeSight assurance apartment and all trim levels now acquire accepted adaptive LED headlights that hinge in the administration of turns.
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The adaptive cruise ascendancy includes lane absorption and lane accumulate assist, and the adaptive headlights board automated aerial beams. The alone added change of agenda for Subaru’s three-row mid-size SUV is that the additional and third rows accretion accepted bench belt reminders. The 2021 models should access at dealers after in the summer.
The Ascent was alien for 2019 as Subaru’s bigger SUV and a adversary for the Honda Pilot, Toyota Highlander and added three-row SUVs. All Ascents acquire accepted all-wheel drive, a turbocharged 2.4-liter four-cylinder agent authoritative 260 application and a continuously capricious automated transmission. All models additionally acquire three rows of seats that board seven or eight, depending on how the additional row is configured.
Price increases for 2021 ambit from $290 on the Limited to $440 on the Premium and Touring. The destination allegation is additionally up $40 to $1,050. The abject Ascent now starts at $33,345 (all prices board destination), $340 college than for 2020. The Premium archetypal starts at $35,845, the Limited at $40,645 and the Touring at $46,495. Subaru simplifies arcade by alms alone three advantage packages, two on the Premium and one on the Limited.
Subaru crams as abounding as 19 cupholders, several USB ports and a truckload of assurance and accessibility appearance into the Ascent. The interior, though, has beneath third-row amplitude and burden allowance than some competitors. The turbocharged agent additionally lacks ability on the artery and back affairs a bivouac that tests the listed 5,000-pound towing capacity.
On balance, though, the Ascent is a aboveboard access amid three-row SUVs and account considering, abnormally if assurance appearance are a antecedence — and it’s the anew accepted assurance appearance beyond the archetypal calendar that accomplish the 2021 a bigger buy.
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