The Subaru Ascent features a roomy interior, lots of power under the hood, and the kind of drivetrain and safety features that you and your family can rely on in any situation.

So, how do you know if it's the right SUV for you? Maguire Subaru can help families in Ithaca decide with this 2020 Subaru Ascent review.

Subaru Ascent Specs

The 2020 Subaru Ascent is powered by a 2.4L turbocharged SUBARU BOXER® 4-cylinder engine that gets up to 260 horsepower and 277 lb-ft of torque. With that kind of output, plus standard Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive, the SUV can help you haul some extra cargo by towing up to 5,000 pounds.

This engine also works with a versatile Lineartronic® CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission) that's equipped with both Adaptive Control and 8-speed manual mode with paddles shifters. Both the CVT and the engine's Dual Active Valve Control System allow it to be efficient as well. You'll make fewer stops for gas on your new family road trip thanks an EPA-estimated 21 MPG city and 27 MPG highway.*

Subaru Ascent Interior Dimensions

The Subaru Ascent has room for the whole family with seating for up to eight people and 153.5 cubic feet of passenger space. A second-row bench seat comes standard, but a pair of captain's chairs are available. This gives you seating for seven people and fast access to the third row with a convenient center aisle.

While there's a large trunk, an underfloor storage compartment, and an available power rear gate, both the second and third rows feature 60/40-split flat-folding seats that can help you make more cargo room.





Cargo Room Behind Row

86.5 cubic feet

47.5 cubic feet

17.8 cubic feet


41.3 inches

40 inches

36.3 inches


42.2 inches

38.6 inches

31.7 inches

Shoulder Room

61.1 inches

60.3 inches

57.2 inches


Subaru Ascent Safety

For peace of mind and consistent control during your drive, the Subaru Ascent comes standard in Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive. Inside, everyone will be strapped in tightly with front seatbelt pretensioners and Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH). The interior is also protected by seven airbags, including a driver's knee airbag and side-curtain airbags.

Additionally, you'll have lots of technology on board that can help prevent accidents. The standard EyeSight® Driver Assist Technology system gives you more awareness of what's around your SUV with features like:

  • Pre-Collision Braking
  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Lane Departure and Sway Warning with Lane Keep Assist
  • Pre-Collision Throttle Management

There's also a standard Rear-Vision Camera with adaptive guidelines than uses your infotainment screen to show what's behind your vehicle when you're backing up. Plus, you can add even more driver-assistance features like an available Blind-Spot Detection with Lane Change Assist and Rear Cross-Traffic Alert.

Explore the Subaru Ascent

Contact Maguire Subaru to learn more about the 2020 Subaru Ascent and test drive this family-friendly SUV. It offers lots of space, safety features, and a capable performance to families in Ithaca.

*EPA-estimated fuel economy. Actual mileage may vary.

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