How Well Does The Toyota Highlander Compare To The Subaru Ascent?

There is nothing worse than getting home and realizing there was a better deal or product out there that you didn't see. The same goes for shopping for a new SUV and like many drivers in Detroit you want to get the best vehicle for you. Which is why many of our customers do a little research before coming down to the dealership for a test drive. To help make sure you can easily find the information you are looking for we have compared the Toyota Highlander to the Subaru Ascent in all the ways that matter most.

What are the three most important things a new family SUV has to offer? Advanced safety features, interior space and seating, and utility. All of which the 2019 Subaru Ascent does better than the Toyota Highlander.

  • Safety: The Highlander has been a popular family SUV because every model comes standard with Toyota Safety Sense. Well, that’s all about to change. The 2019 Ascent comes standard with Subaru EyeSight Driver Assist Technology as well as Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive. All-wheel-drive on the Highlander isn't as capable as the Ascent and will cost you extra.
  • Interior Space: Both the Highlander and Ascent have seating for seven or eight passengers. But the Ascent has a more spacious interior space and more maximum cargo room.
    • Toyota Highlander:
    • Passenger Space: 144.9 cubic feet
    • Cargo Space Behind 3rd/2nd/1st Seats: 13.8 /42.3/83.7 cubic feet
    • Subaru Ascent:
    • Passenger Space: 153.5 cubic feet
    • Cargo Space Behind 3rd/2nd/1st Seats: 17.8/47.5/86.5 cubic feet
  • Utility: SUV stands for sports utility vehicle and that is exactly what the Subaru Ascent has to offer with standard raised roof rails, flexible interior space, the ability to tow up to 5,000 lbs., and impressive off-road capabilities thanks to standard X-Mode and Hill Descent Control. The Highlander, however, is only available with some of the same features and doesn't offer any off-road performance features.

Be sure to check out our full comparison for all of the way that the Subaru Ascent outshines the Toyota Highlander. Or to fully experience the Ascent and everything it has to offer make your way down to Sellers Subaru today and get behind the wheel.

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