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2019 Subaru Ascent vs 2019 Subaru Outback Comparison in Salt Lake City, UT

The Subaru Outback has been around for decades as a popular family car and all-terrain rambler. For its part, the Subaru Ascent is an all-new model debuting this year! You might already know that the 2019 Subaru Ascent offers an extra row of seats for up to eight passengers, while the 2019 Subaru Outback seats only five in two rows - but what else sets these two vehicles apart? It's less than you might expect, but we'll explain the differences and the things they've got in common below.

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What's the Same? 2019 Subaru Ascent VS 2019 Subaru Outback

What do these sibling SUVs share? The same things that make every Subaru an incredible value: Standard Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive, a low-mounted BOXER® engine design and intuitive infotainment through Subaru STARLINK™. Both these vehicles offer handsome touch displays in the center console, complete with smartphone connectivity through Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™.

Subaru has also bestowed the 2019 Subaru Ascent with the same off-road prowess found on the legendary Subaru Outback! Both these vehicles come standard with X-MODE® technology and Hill Descent Control, so no terrain is too troublesome.

What's more, both these vehicles now come standard with the advanced driver assistance of Subaru EyeSight®. This cutting-edge technology uses advanced camera imaging to monitor the road around you and automatically intervene in certain dangerous situations. That means both the 2019 Subaru Outback and 2019 Subaru Ascent provide automatic pre-collision braking, adaptive cruise control and lane departure warning - totally standard.

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What's Different? 2019 Subaru Ascent VS 2019 Subaru Outback | Capacity

Thanks to the rear row, the 2019 Subaru Ascent doesn't offer as much cargo room with all the seats up as you'll get from the 2019 Subaru Outback - the Subaru Ascent provides 17.8 cubic feet of standard cargo room while the Subaru Outback gets 35.5. However, fold down the rear seats and you'll reveal up to 86.5 cubic feet of maximum cargo room in the 2019 Subaru Ascent! That's compared to a still impressive 73.3 cubic feet of maximum cargo volume in the 2019 Subaru Outback.

And when it comes to towing capacity, the entry-level Subaru Outback can pull along up to 2,700 pounds behind it. The base model Subaru Ascent can haul up to 2,000 pounds. However, with a trim level upgrade, the three-row Subaru Ascent gets an increased towing capacity of up to 5,000 pounds.

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What's Different? 2019 Subaru Ascent VS 2019 Subaru Outback | Performance

A single engine option provides plenty of power for comfortable highway driving and roaming dirt trails in the 2019 Subaru Ascent. It's a turbocharged, four-cylinder BOXER® engine making 260 horsepower and getting up to 27 highway MPG.

By contrast, you'll have your choice of two engines on the 2019 Subaru Outback. Those looking for maximum value and efficiency will appreciate the standard, naturally-aspirated four-cylinder engine capable of up to 32 highway MPG. Or, upgrade to the available six-cylinder BOXER® engine! That engine cranks out 256 horsepower for the best power-to-weight ratio available among these Subaru SUVs - meaning enhanced quickness and rock-crawling gumption.

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Love is Now Bigger than Ever - Find Out Why at Nate Wade Subaru in Salt Lake City

There's never been a better time to upgrade to a brand-new Subaru. From the totally redesigned Forester and the all-new Ascent to the tried-and-true Legacy, Outback and WRX, the 2019 Subaru models offer unbeatable value. After all, 97% of Subaru models sold in the past decade are still on the road today - so you know they're tough, durable and built to last.

And Nate Wade Subaru is the perfect place to find yours! We're the oldest exclusive Subaru dealer in the nation, and our friendly sales team and talented service techs know a Subaru better than just about anyone. So, visit today and take a test drive. You'll be blown away by the difference features like Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive and Subaru EyeSight® can make to your commute. Find us at 1207 South Main St, Salt Lake City, UT 84111, just minutes from South Jordan and West Valley City.

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