Compare the Subaru Ascent to Luxury Brand SUVs

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2023 Subaru Ascent in the Red Rocks Park

2023 Subaru Ascent

Love is now bigger than ever with seating for up to 8 passengers in the 2023 Subaru Ascent. Be confident in the security of every single one of those passengers knowing the industry-leading safety features of the Ascent were upgraded even further for 2023, including enhanced EyeSight® Driver Assist Technology1and the newly available DriverFocus® Distraction Mitigation System. The Subaru suite of Driver-Assist Features along with top IIHS Safety Ratings put the Ascent above competitors like Acura MDX, BMW X5, Infiniti QX60 and the Audi Q7. 75.6 cubic feet of cargo room allows you to haul more than these and the Lexus GX460. With Dual-Function X-MODE®, to customize traction control for slippery conditions, standard Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive and 8.7 inches of ground clearance, leave all the competition at the curb and trek anywhere your heart desires. Get there comfortably with the best passenger volume paired with even more state-of-the-art safety, seamless technology, and refined style. The Ascent is built in the U.S.A. for long-lasting quality, which shows in value retention and customer loyalty. Let’s explore why Subaru Ascent is chosen even amongst luxury brands as the best SUV for your family.

 

Compare 2023 Subaru Ascent to Luxury Brand Competitors

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Subaru Ascent Lexus GX460 Acura MDX Infiniti QX60 Audi Q7 BMW X5
2023 Subaru Ascent in Red White 2023 Lexus GX460 White 2023 Acura MDX White 2023 Infiniti QX60 White 2023 Audi Q7 2023 White BMW X5
Trims Base, Premium, Onyx, Limited, Touring Base, Premium, Luxury, Black Line Special Edition Base, Technology, A-Spec®, Advance, Type S, Type S Advance Pure, Lux, Sensory, Autograph Premium, 45,  55 X5 sDrive40i, X5 xDrive40i, X5 xDrive50e, X5 M60i, X5 M Competition
Color Options 8 6 6 15 9 15
Seating For 7/8 7 7 7 7 5/7
Engine 2.4-liter turbocharged SUBARU BOXER® 4-cyl 4.6L V8
3.5L V6
3.5L V6 2.0L TFSI 4-cyl Turbo 3.0L BMW TwinPower Turbo Inline 6
Horsepower 260 HP 301 HP 290 HP 295 HP 261 HP 375 HP
Torque 277 lb-ft 329 lb-ft 267 lb-ft 270 lb-ft 273 lb-ft 398 lb-ft
Transmission Lineartronic® CVT 6-Speed ECT-i 10-speed automatic 9-speed automatic 8-speed Tiptronic® automatic 8-speed shiftable automatic
DriveTrain Symmetrical
AWD
4×4 FWD/SH-AWD FWD/Intelligent AWD quattro® AWD AWD
Max Towing Capacity 5,000 lbs. 6,500 lbs. 5,000 lbs. 6,000 lbs. 4,400 lbs. 7,200 lbs.
Fuel Economy (Hwy/City) 26/20* 19/15* 26/19* 26/21* 25/19* 25/21*
Infotainment 11.6-inch, high-res. touchscreen multimedia display 10.3-in high-res. touchscreen multimedia display 12.3 in HD Dual-Content Display INFINITI InTouch™ 12.3-in Interactive Display 10.1-in Touchscreen Display 12.3-in HD touchscreen display
Sound
System
14-speaker Harman Kardon premium audio system w/ 792-watt GreenEdge amplifier Mark Levinson®* 17-speaker, 330-watt Premium Surround Sound ELS STUDIO 3D®32 Signature Edition Premium Audio System w/25 Speakers Bose Performance Series 17-speaker sound system 730-watt Bang & Olufsen® Premium Sound System w/ 17 speaker 464-watt amplifier Harman Kardon® Surround Sound Audio System w/ 16 speakers
Front
Headroom
41.2 in. 38.0 in. 38.5 in. 40.8 in. 39.9 in. 40.7 in.
Front Legroom 42.2 in. 41.7 in. 41.6 in. 42.1 in. 41.7 in. 39.4 in.
Second Row
Headroom
40.0 in. 40.4 in. 38.1 in. 37.5 in. 38.8 in. 38.7 in.
Second Row Legroom 38.6 in. 34.1 in. 38.5 in. 37.7 in. 38.8 in. 37.4 in.
Rear Headroom 36.2 in. 35.2 in. 36.2 in 35.7 in. 35.9 in. 34.9 in.
Rear Legroom 31.7 in. 29.3 in 29.1 in. 28.0 in. 29.2 in. 31.2 in.
Cargo Volume
(Behind Third/Second/Front Seats)
17.8/43.5/75.6 cu. ft. 17.8/46.7/64.7 cu. ft. 16.3/39.1/71.4 cu. ft. 14.5/41.6/75.4 cu. ft. 14.2/35.7/69.6 cu. ft. NA/33.9/72.3 cu. ft.
Ground
Clearance
 8.7 in. 8.1 in 7.3 in. 6.7 in. 8.3 in. 8.7 in.
Base Price $33.895* $58,525* $49,550* $49,200* $59,200* $63,900*

 

2023 Subaru Ascent vs Lexus GX460 Comparison

  • The Subaru Ascent comes in 7 or 8 passenger configurations, while the Lexus GW460 only has a 7 passenger configuration.
  • Better for the environment and your wallet, the Subaru Ascent has better fuel economy than the Lexus GX460.
  • With Class-Leading Driver Assist Technology and top safety ratings, the Ascent is the best choice for Safety and Peace of Mind.
  • Subaru Ascent offers a more roomy interior than Lexus GX460 so you and your passengers can travel comfortably.
  • 8.7 inches of ground clearance and excellent off-roading capabilities allow your Ascent to take you wherever you want to go.
  • When it comes to value, get more bang for your buck with the Ascent. The highest trim level with all options is more affordable than the base model GX460.

2023 Subaru Ascent versus 2023 Acura MDX Comparison

  • With over and inch more ground clearance than MDX, Subaru Ascent is ready to take you anywhere on or off the road.
  • The Subaru Symmetrical All Wheel Drive System comes standard on Ascent. MDX has standard Front Wheel Drive with an optional All-Wheel Drive in select trim levels and packages.
  • Subaru Ascent has more spacious interior than Acura MDX allowing you and your passengers to stretch out and travel comfortably.
  • The intuitive Multimedia Touchscreen and Infotainment in the Ascent received better consumer ratings than the MDX technology suite.
  • Ascent has seating configurations for 7 or 8 passengers. MDX only offers a 7-seat configuration.
  • With Class-Leading Driver Assist Technology and Best-In-Class safety ratings, the Ascent is the best choice for Safety and Peace of Mind.
  • The Subaru Ascent retains value better than the Acura MDX with the Ascent 5-year depreciation value reporting over ten percent better than that of MDX.
  • When it comes to value, get more bang for your buck with the Ascent. The highest trim level with all options is more affordable than the base model MDX.

2023 Subaru Ascent versus 2023 Infiniti QX60 Comparison

  • Subaru Ascent has a better 5-year value retention rating than the Infiniti QX60.
  • The Subaru Symmetrical All Wheel Drive System comes standard on Ascent. QX60 has standard Front Wheel Drive with an optional All-Wheel Drive in select trim levels and packages.
  • You and your passengers can enjoy a more comfortable ride in your Subaru Ascent with more headroom, legroom, and cargo space than the Infiniti QX60.
  • Enjoy 3-zone climate control to keep everyone satisfied and comfortable in your Subaru Ascent. An option not available on the QX60.
  • Know no boundaries with 2 more inches of ground clearance on the Subaru Ascent and its excellent off-roading capabilities.
  • When it comes to value, get more bang for your buck with the Ascent. The highest trim level with all options is more affordable than the base model QX60.

2023 Subaru Ascent versus 2023 Audi Q7 Comparison

  • The Subaru Ascent and the Audi Q7 have similar performance capabilities in horsepower, torque and Standard All-Wheel-Drive, however, Ascent has a better Power-to-Weight Ratio.
  • The powertrain warranty for Subaru is better than Audi with 5 years / 60,000 miles of coverage.
  • Subaru Ascent has a better 5-year value retention rating than the Infiniti Q7.
  • You and your passengers can ride in comfort with more interior space in your Ascent than in the Audi Q7.
  • Take more along for the adventure with significantly more cargo space in your Subaru Ascent.
  • With better ground clearance and off-road-capability, go on any expedition you can imagine in your Ascent.
  • Ranking at a 5.0 Star Rating from Kelly Blue Book, Subaru Ascent received better consumer ratings than the Audi Q7 at 4.4 stars.
  • When it comes to value, get more bang for your buck with the Ascent. The highest trim level with all options is more affordable than the base model Q7.

2023 Subaru Ascent versus 2023 BMW X5 Comparison

  • Subaru Ascent has seating configurations for 7 or 8 passengers while BMW X5 and has standard seating for 5 passengers. Optional 7 passenger seating is available on certain trims and is a special request or order.
  • Buy with confidence knowing that your Subaru Ascent has a better 5-year value retention than the BMW X5.
  • The powertrain warranty for Subaru is better than BMW, giving you 5 years / 60,000 miles of confidence.
  • Subaru Ascent has more spacious interior than BMW X5 allowing you and your passengers to stretch out and travel comfortably.
  • Ascent offers significantly better fuel economy than the X5, so it is easier on your wallet and the environment.
  • While both Subaru Ascent and BMW X5 have 8.7 inches of ground clearance, the Subaru Symmetrical All Wheel Drive and other off-road capability features give Ascent the advantage in inclement weather and rough terrain.
  • With Class-Leading Driver Assist Technology and top safety ratings that surpass the X5, the Ascent is the best choice for Safety and Peace of Mind.
  • When it comes to value, get more bang for your buck with the Ascent. The highest trim level with all options is more affordable than the base model X5 by more than $10,000.

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