2019 Subaru Ascent vs 2018 Chevrolet Traverse Comparison in Salt Lake City, UT

Bringing legendary Subaru toughness to the world of 3-row SUVs, the all-new 2019 Subaru Ascent is here! This long-awaited SUV has the same rugged, sporty look and all-wheel drive you know and love from Subaru with comfortable seating for up to eight passengers. But how does it stack up compared to other popular 3-row SUVs? Here at Nate Wade Subaru, we've compared the 2018 Chevrolet Traverse against the new Subaru Ascent. Below, you'll find out who emerges victorious in key areas like comfort, features and safety.

2019 Subaru Ascent Interior Features

Interior Comfort: 2019 Subaru Ascent VS. 2018 Chevrolet Traverse

Both these vehicles offer exceptional standard features like tri-zone automatic climate control. That said, the 2019 Subaru Ascent boasts some unique available interior upgrades - including luxurious woodgrain interior trim pieces that you just won't find on the 2018 Chevy Traverse. Big families also have plenty of places to stash drinks: The 2019 Subaru Ascent provides 19 cupholders; the 2018 Chevy Traverse? Just 10.

2019 Subaru Ascent Technology

Infotainment Technology: 2019 Subaru Ascent VS. 2018 Chevrolet Traverse

Here again, both vehicles are quite comparable in the base level, with standard touchscreen infotainment displays and advanced smartphone connectivity. Both vehicles even offer an available 4G LTE WiFi hotspot, keeping you connected wherever you go. You can even get either model equipped with rear seat entertainment. However, the 2019 Subaru Ascent provides the available SUBARU STARLINK™ Entertainment Anywhere package, complete with a pair of 32GB iPads®, two sets of audiophile-grade Harman Kardon® bluetooth headphones and two OtterBox® iPad cases.

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2019 Subaru Ascent Performance

Performance and Efficiency: 2019 Subaru Ascent VS. 2018 Chevrolet Traverse

From buying in bulk at warehouse discount stores to clipping countless coupons, we know big families need to save money. The 2019 Subaru Ascent helps you do just that with its efficient, turbocharged BOXER® engine. That engine helps the Ascent to earn up to an impressive 27 MPG on the highway and 21 MPG in the city. The 2018 Chevy Traverse can only achieve a maximum of 18 city MPG.

And if your family heeds the call of the wild, the 2019 Subaru Ascent is the perfect companion for camping trips and outdoor excursions! Thanks to standard Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive and X-MODE®, the Subaru Ascent can tackle more terrain than virtually any 3-row SUV. A lesser all-wheel drive system is available on the Chevrolet Traverse, but it'll cost you extra as an optional upgrade.

2019 Subaru Ascent Safety

Safety: 2019 Subaru Ascent VS. 2018 Chevrolet Traverse

All the safety essentials your family demands from a modern SUV are right at home on the 2019 Subaru Ascent - a full suite of airbags, traction control, an HD backup camera, not to mention the renowned safety advantages of Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive.

The Subaru Ascent is even available with active safety systems that can alert you to traffic you can't see, like Blind Spot Detection with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert. Similar features can be found on the 2018 Chevrolet Traverse, except for Reverse Automatic Braking. That's handy when backing out of a cramped parking space with an obstructed view of traffic. It'll help the 2019 Subaru Ascent to stop if something passes too close behind you - a trick the 2018 Chevy Traverse just can't pull off.

2019 Subaru Ascent Driver Assist Details

Driver Assistance: 2019 Subaru Ascent VS. 2018 Chevrolet Traverse

Many new vehicles sold in the U.S. today provide driver assist technology, to help you react to changing traffic patterns safely. Features like forward emergency braking, lane keep assist and adaptive cruise control are available on the 2018 Chevrolet Traverse - as pricey upgrades. Meanwhile, Subaru EyeSight® provides all these features on every 2019 Subaru Ascent, totally standard.

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