The upcoming 2020 Subaru Ascent is bringing plenty of updates. It will be the second year of this relatively fresh crossover. Ascent will once again offer three rows of seats and a generous interior room. There will be two significant upgrades actually. The rest of the updates are really minor. As a result, the crossover will look more stylish and more attractive.

On the other hand, Ascent’s dimensions and shape will stay intact. Subaru will install a couple of new features inside the cabin. Under the bonnet, the current engine will remain standard powertrain option. While not confirmed yet, the 2020 Ascent could also get a new trim level. Finally, Ascent crossover will get numerous safety features.

2020 Subaru Ascent front

2020 Subaru Ascent Rides on the Manufacturer’s Global Platform

Ascent is a three-row crossover SUV. On top of that, it is the largest company’s SUV ever built. New 2020 Subaru Ascent will continue to ride on the manufacturer’s Global Platform. It is still the first-gen model and most of the features are relatively new. That includes framework, aluminum, and other soundproof materials.

Ascent is available in four trim levels. On top of that, the newest speculations are suggesting new mid-range trim level. However, the range-topping trim will offer plenty of luxury. It offers power-folding side mirrors with integrated turn signals. The 2020 Ascent will get new power gate lock function. 18-wheels are still offered as standard and styling is impressive. Ascent is an attractive crossover that looks sharp and sporty.


The upcoming 2020 Subaru Ascent is available in six exterior colors. Crystal Black and Crystal White Pearl are in the offer. On top of that, Abyss Blue Pearl and Crimson Red Pearl are available too. Ascent also offers Cinnamon Brown Pearl as an optional color. Finally, Magnetite Gray color is the only metallic paint option. There is still no news about the possible new exterior paints. However, all of the six current colors are looking gorgeous and classy.

2020 Subaru Ascent cabin

Cabin Look and Trim Features

The interior of the new 2020 Subaru Ascent looks very stylish and modern. Subaru will deliver the same interior layout as in the current model. This crossover offers room for eight passengers across the three-row seating configuration. The newest feature is the Rear Seat Reminder system. This system is available on all trim levels.

Range-topping Touring trim level comes with a one-touch illumination function. The base model comes with a standard 6.5-inch screen, numerous USB ports, and three-zone climate control. On top of that, a 6-speaker sound system is standard as well. Ascent is known for its good safety rating. On top of that, Ascent will get new standard safety aids.

2020 Subaru Ascent side

2020 Subaru Ascent Engine Specs and Towing Capacity

The new model will continue to ride on the same 2.4-liter four-cylinder unit. This engine comes with a turbocharger and it produces 260 horsepower and 277 lb-ft of torque.

Subaru is a well-known deployer of its all-wheel-drive system. Moreover, the symmetrical system is offered as standard. This engine comes with solid fuel economy and a standard CVT transmission. This crossover delivers 26 mph on the highway. The 2020 Ascent can tow up to 5,0000 pounds. Finally, Ascent offers 8.6-inches of ground clearance.

2020 Subaru Ascent rear

Price and Release Date

The forthcoming 2020 Subaru Ascent will retain its current price. Ascent will cost around $33,500. On the other hand, the Touring trim level is priced at $47,000. Subaru’s new full-size SUV will hit the markets in the last quarter of 2019.

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