If you are looking for a functional and reliable three-row crossover, you definitely won’t go wrong with this one. The Ascent is a quite fresh model on the market and has so many good things to offer. Despite that the 2021 Subaru Ascent won’t feature too many changes, you still can count on a variety of strong points. Simply, this model is competitive in all aspects.

Of course, the first thing that comes to mind is Subaru’s excellent all-wheel-drive system, but this model also offers a generous interior space, as well as loads of tech features, particularly in terms of safety. Finally, there is a pretty amazing turbo-four engine, which ensures great driving dynamics and a very good fuel economy.

The 2021 Subaru Ascent will represent the third production year. Therefore, we don’t expect to see too many novelties. We may see a couple of additions in terms of new features, but there is no doubt that the overall design will remain the same. We expect to see it sometime late in 2020.

2021 Subaru Ascent Changes

How Spacious is this SUV?

A practical and comfortable cabin is definitely one of the model’s strong points. With slightly less than 114 inches in the wheelbase, this model features a pretty typical size for a mid-size SUV. Still, it efficiently uses the given interior space, so you can actually count on the above-average amount of legroom. This primarily refers to the first and second rows. The first row features 42.2 inches of legroom, while the second row is good for about 38.5 inches, which is also a quite respectable number. The third row isn’t that generous but still offers more than decent 31.7 inches.

One of the biggest advantages over direct rivals, including Honda Pilot and Toyota Highlander, is that this model packs three seats in the last row. Therefore, seating capacity goes up to 8 passengers, which isn’t that common among mid-size crossovers. Of course, if you opt for second-row captain’s chairs, it reduces to 7.

When it comes to cargo capacity, you may count on above-average numbers. In numbers, this means around 18 cubic feet behind the third row, while the overall capacity goes up to quite respectable 86.5 cubic feet.

2021 Subaru Ascent Interior

2021 Subaru Ascent Changes

When it comes to 2021 Subaru Ascent changes, don’t count on too many of them. The 2020-model year came just with a couple of new standard features, so we may expect the same from the next-year model as well. This means you may count on the same styling and overall design, same engine and pretty similar list of standard equipment.

You can find some reports that suggest a 2021 Subaru Ascent Hybrid version. At this point, this is just speculation. The company is still quiet on this matter.


In terms of base design characteristics, we definitely won’t see any change. The 2021 Subaru Ascent will continue to ride on the company’s new modular platform, which ensures solid performances and a pretty high level of comforts. Visuall, this SUV will definitely carry on in the same way.

When it comes to the interior, you may count on the same well-built cabin. This model doesn’t look as fancy as some rivals, but the overall interior quality is on a very high level, so we can put Ascent among class-leaders in these aspects. The dashboard looks attractive, while seats are comfortable and supportive.

We particularly like the fact that the list of standard equipment is pretty long. All models come standard with a 6.5-inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, Bluetooth, numerous USB ports etc. Additionally, you can get a bigger 8-inch touchscreen, navigation, premium audio system and more. Things are even more impressive in terms of safety

2021 Subaru Ascent Safety Features

The next year may bring some novelties, but the list of standard safety features is already impressive. All models come with a rearview camera, forward automatic emergency braking, pre-collision throttle management, adaptive cruise control, lane departure and sway warning, and a head-up display, rear-seat reminder etc. In higher trims, you can also get systems like automatic emergency braking, cornering headlights with automatic high beams, blind spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alert, lane change assist, rain-sensing windshield wipers, a rear-vision mirror camera, front-view camera and more.

2021 Subaru Ascent Release Date

2021 Subaru Ascent Engines

Despite the Subaru Ascent Hybrid 2021 rumors, we are pretty sure that a 2.4-liter turbo-four will remain the only engine in the offer. This unit is good for about 260 horsepower and 277 pound-feet of torque and comes in pair with a CVT gearbox. Driving dynamics are great, but the fuel economy is amazing. You can count on above-average  21 mpg in the city and 27 mpg on the highway, which sounds even more impressive if we consider that all Ascent models come standard with Subaru’s excellent all-wheel-drive system.

2021 Subaru Ascent Release Date and Price

We presume that the 2021 Subaru Ascent release date will be scheduled for the last quarter of 2020. Bigger changes in terms of the price are not expected. The current model starts at around 32.000 dollars.


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