The new family-friendly SUV 2021 Subaru Ascent is confirmed for the upcoming year, and we can expect sporty styling and handsome interior. The three-row Ascent is one of the most selling models from this manufacturer. Also, thanks to its affordable price, the new SUV will rival the fiercest competitors like Mazda CX-9, Nissan Pathfinder, Toyota Highlander, Chevy Traverse, and Ford Explorer.
Unfortunately, as before, the Ascent will be offered with only one engine option. Under the hood of the current model is lying down a 2.4-liter turbocharged flat-4 that produces 260 horsepower at 5,600 rpm. The same engine powers the new model. However, we can expect more output and better consumption with the new Ascent.
2021 Subaru Ascent Exterior Changes
The design of the 2021 Subaru Ascent will be the most attractive ever. This model is the company’s most prominent and the most selling SUV. It’s larger than an Outback. However, its proportions and shape are similar. For the next year, the three-row model will get significant changes. However, most of the design lines will largely remain.
The 2021 Subaru Ascent is a middle size SUV that will continue to offer four trim levels: base, Premium, Limited, and Touring. Even the base model offers a long list of features. The front of this SUV is attractive thanks to the new LED headlights and fog lights. Also, the manufacturer will use the same 18-inch wheels as before, and it will add 20-inch wheels as optional. Touring models will again get the most of the changes outsides. This trim will add side mirrors in satin silver, chrome door handles, and a chrome front skidplate. Also, thanks to 8.7 inches of ground clearance, this SUV offers moderate off-roading.
The cabin of the 2021 Subaru Ascent is incredible. Subaru will use only high-quality materials inside. Also, thanks to three rows of seats and a great arranged cabin, the upcoming model has enough space for eight occupants. Headroom and legroom are generous in the first two rows. However, the third-row is ideal for kids. Whatsoever, the cargo area is also excellent and with rear seats folded, this SUV opens 86.5 cubic feet.
The tech inside is high. The base version comes with 3-zone climate control, cloth seats, Rear Seat Reminder, paddle shifters, 19 cup holders, 6-way manual-adjustable driver’s seat, Starlink 6.5-inch infotainment system, SiriusXM, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Bluetooth and much more.
Powertrain Specifications and Towing Rate
As we already wrote, the new 2021 Subaru Ascent will come with the same engine as before. The manufacturer decided to use a 2.4-liter four-cylinder. This engine under the current model delivers 260 horsepower and 278 lb-ft of torque. Also, it uses a standard Subaru’s AWD system and CVT transmission. Besides a powerful engine, the Ascent also provides a tremendous towing rate. This three-row SUV can tow a maximum of 5,000 pounds.
2021 Subaru Ascent Price and Arrival Date
The forthcoming 2021 Subaru Ascent is an SUV that offers an excellent look and roomy cabin. Also, it comes with many amenities and is available with four different trim levels. The base version will cost $33,500. This price will include the destination charge. Three-zone climate control, a larger/better touchscreen, and power-adjustable seats are part of the Premium trim that will start at $38,000.
Furthermore, the most expensive and range-topping Touring model that offers a long list of features will easily reach a price of $48,000. Subaru manufacturer has a solid reputation, and we can expect even more standings with the release of a new model. The popular family SUV will be available for purchase sometime next year, and it will be a fierce rival to many of today’s SUVs.