Which SUV is Best for Salt Lake City — 2019 Subaru Ascent or 2018 Dodge Durango?

2019 Subaru Ascent vs 2018 Dodge Durango Comparison in Salt Lake City, UT

The all-new 2019 Subaru Ascent has arrived, and it's bringing Subaru toughness to the world of 3-row SUVs. Before the Subaru Ascent, your choices in this segment were comfortable crossovers with no personality and no behind-the-wheel joy, or pricey, unrefined SUVs with overcompensating engines and poor fuel economy - like the 2018 Dodge Durango. We think the 2019 Subaru Ascent strikes the perfect balance! But you'll have to decide for yourself. To help you out, we've compared these two vehicles in a variety of key areas. Read on to discover which SUV is a better fit for your family.

2019 Subaru Ascent Interior

Interior Comfort: 2019 Subaru Ascent VS 2018 Dodge Durango

You and the family will enjoy the extra room provided by the 2019 Subaru Ascent, compared to the cramped 2018 Dodge Durango. The Subaru Ascent provides 153.5 cubic feet of cabin volume while the Dodge Durango gives you just 133.9 cubic feet. That extra space means you can seat up to eight passengers in the Subaru Ascent; the Dodge Durango can only hold up to seven.


2019 Subaru Ascent Technology

Technology & Audio: 2019 Subaru Ascent VS 2018 Dodge Durango

With available USB charging ports for all three rows, everybody can keep their devices connected in the 2019 Subaru Ascent. The 2018 Dodge Durango, by contrast, offers just three USB ports in the front center console. And if you're looking to rock out with the whole family, the Subaru Ascent offers a Harman Kardon QuantumLogic sound system with 14 speakers, powered by a 792-watt-equivalent GreenEdge® amplifier. The premium audio system available on Dodge Durango offers just 9 speakers and 506 watts of power.


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2019 Subaru Ascent Performance

Performance and Efficiency: 2019 Subaru Ascent VS 2018 Dodge Durango

The venerated Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive system that made Subaru famous is totally standard on the 2019 Subaru Ascent. For its part, the 2018 Dodge Durango offers all-wheel drive - as a $2,500 optional upgrade to its standard rear-wheel drive! Even with that upgrade, the Subaru Ascent still outperforms the Dodge Durango on tricky terrain thanks to its standard X-MODE® low-friction technology.

The 2019 Subaru Ascent is kinder to your budget, too, as it achieves up to 21 MPG in the city. With all-wheel drive, the 2018 Dodge Durango achieves a meager 18 city MPG.


2019 Subaru Ascent Safety

Safety: 2019 Subaru Ascent VS 2018 Dodge Durango

Sadly, the safety technology of the 2018 Dodge Durango is a bit dated. Its low-res backup camera pales in comparison to the HD backup camera you get from the 2019 Subaru Ascent. The Dodge Durango also lacks standard daytime running lights, which every 2019 Subaru Ascent enjoys. Finally, available LED steering-responsive headlights allow the 2019 Subaru Ascent to better illuminate curves and bends in the road. That's a feature you can't find on any 2018 Dodge Durango.


2019 Subaru Ascent Driver Assist Technology

Driver Assist Technology: 2019 Subaru Ascent VS 2018 Dodge Durango

Driver assistance features are critical to your safety on the road, and help you react to changing traffic conditions quickly. The 2018 Dodge Durango offers no standard driver assistance, with some features available as pricey upgrades to high-end trim levels. By contrast, the 2019 Subaru Ascent comes totally standard with Subaru EyeSight®. This advanced Subaru technology adds a suite of driver assistance features like autonomous emergency braking, adaptive cruise control and lane keep assist. You shouldn't have to pay extra for the features that keep you and your family safe!


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