The 2021 Subaru Ascent is a popular midsize SUV that offers a comfortable ride, a roomy interior, and a long list of standard and available features.Drivers in Ithaca, NY can get more information about this family-friendly SUV with this 2021 Subaru Ascent review from Maguire Subaru.

Subaru Ascent Performance and Power

The 2021 Subaru Ascent comes with a turbocharged 2.4-liter 4-cylinder SUBARU BOXER® engine that gets up to 260 horsepower and 277 lb-ft of torque. This dependable powertrain is paired with a Lineartronic® Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT). Together, this combination delivers plenty of accessible power for passing and merging, and can help you bring some extra cargo along for the ride. When properly equipped, the Ascent can tow up to 5,000 pounds.  The Ascent also offers responsive steering, capable handling, and a smooth ride quality that glides over road imperfections. The ride is fun and engaging, and the Ascent maintains its composure on winding back roads. 

On the trails, the standard Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive helps it tackle the rough terrain. The Ascent also has 8.7 inches of ground clearance, Hill Descent Control, and the X-MODE® system, which tailors the traction and wheel spin for slippery conditions.

Subaru Ascent Interior

The Ascent comes with three rows of seats and space for up to eight people. The standard configuration features a second-row bench seat, but you can also choose to go with a pair of captain's chairs. If you choose this option, you'll have seating for seven and easy access to the back seats. Both versions of the Ascent have ample passenger space with an abundance of headroom and legroom, no matter where you're sitting. Cloth upholstery is standard, but leather upholstery, heated seats, a heating steering wheel, and ventilated front seats are optional. 

The cargo hold of the Ascent offers 17.8 cubic feet of storage behind the third row, which increases to 47.5 cubic feet with the back seats folded down. With both the second and third rows folded, you can get a maximum of 86.5 cubic feet of cargo space. For additional storage space, the cargo hold has an underfloor storage compartment and the SUV is equipped with roof rails. A power liftgate is available for more convenient loading and unloading.

  • Passenger Space: 153.5 cubic feet
  • Cargo Room Behind Row (front/middle/rear): 86.5/47.5/17.8 cubic feet
  • Headroom (front/middle/rear): 41.3/40/36.3 inches
  • Legroom (front/middle/rear): 42.2/38.6/31.7 inches

Subaru Ascent Technology and Safety

The 2021 Ascent also makes your drive fun and convenient with the STARLINK® Multimedia Plus system. A 6.5-inch dashboard touchscreen is standard, but an 8-inch screen is also available. Both options include smartphone integration from Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™, so you can easily stream music and safely make hands-free calls. Some of the other available features include SiriusXM®, a 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot, and a navigation system. 

For safety, the Ascent includes a variety of driver-assistance features. Every trim is equipped with EyeSight® Driver Assist Technology. This system helps prevent accidents before they occur with smart safety features, such as:

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

Check Out the 2021 Subaru Ascent 

The Subaru Ascent combines power and capability with a range of high-tech features in a well-appointed interior. Families in Ithaca, NY can experience it in person and learn more about our 2021 Subaru Ascent review by visiting Maguire Subaru. Contact us or stop by our showroom to schedule your test drive!

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