Designed for optimal balance and an even distribution of power for maximum traction, standard Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive makes for exceptional stability, impressive efficiency, and a quick response to driving conditions.
Conquer rough terrain with 8.7 inches of ground clearance and standard X-Mode, which optimizes the Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive system for maximum traction on slippery surfaces. X-MODE also incorporates Hill Descent Control for stability and condfidence when descending more difficult grades.
The Ascent offers the most towing capacity of any Subaru vehicle ever, along with an available Class III trailer hitch, 277 lb-ft of torque and a wide selection of ranking accessories, you can bring along all the gear you'll need for all the places you'll be able to go.
As one of the only vehicles in its class with standard raised roof rails and offering an extensive line of Thule® racking accessories — from kayak and bike carriers to rooftop containers and more — the flexible Ascent lets you load a wide variety of cargo for all your family's expeditions.
Get a clearer look around every bend with available LED Steering Responsive Headlights, which actively track in the direction of a turn to enhance visibility. Available High Beam Assist can automatically switch the headlights between the high and low settings when an oncoming vehicle is detected, enhancing safety for both you and other drivers on the road.
A hands-free Power Rear Gate is available to allow automatic opening even when your arms are full, and for added convenience, a single touch on the gate button lets it close and lock the entire vehicle. The opening height can also be adjusted when clearance is limited.
The Ascent gives you the choice of second-row bench seating for up to eight or available captain's chairs with space for seven. With up to 153.5 cubic feet of passenger volume, extra-wide rear door openings and ample cargo space plus underfloor storage, there’s room for every passenger and all their gear.
Second-row captain’s chairs are available for extra comfort, easy access to the third row, and space for up to seven.
With available Wi-Fi connectivity built right into the Ascent, passengers can stream and share their favorite content online using the 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot. Up to eight USB ports, spread throughout the cabin for easy access, keep all those devices charged and connected.
STARLINK Safety and Security offers an array of connected services to help keep you and your Ascent safe whether you're in your vehicle, at your computer, or on your mobile device. Advanced Automatic Collision Notification will alert an operator in the event of an accident. SOS Emergency Assistance can get you roadside help at the push of a button. And there’s even more features for added convenience and peace of mind, including Stolen Vehicle Recovery, Vehicle Alerts, and Remote Services.
A suite of active safety features is available on the 2020 Ascent, all working together to keep you and your family safe. The available Blind-Spot Detection system warns you with a visual indicator in each side mirror if it senses a vehicle in your blind spots. Available Rear Cross-Traffic Alert helps warn you of traffic approaching from the side as you are backing up. And with available Reverse Automatic Braking, the Ascent can even stop itself to help avoid objects behind you.
The available Smart Rear-View Mirror uses a dedicated camera to maintain visibility when the view behind is obstructed, while a standard Rear-Vision Monitor provides extra safety when reversing. And an available 180-degree Front-View Monitor gives the same confidence that your path ahead is safe and clear.