2020 Subaru Ascent
vs. 2020 Toyota Highlander

Compare the Subaru Ascent to the Competition at Village Subaru

Searching for an SUV that offers the most comfort, capability, and technology to suit your morning commute? The 2020 Subaru Ascent is designed to accommodate all types of drivers, and when it's compared to popular competitors like the Toyota Highlander, you'll find it takes the lead in most categories. Check out how the two three-row SUVs compare, and why we think the Subaru Ascent is the right choice for you!

The Subaru Ascent vs. the Toyota Highlander: A Head-to-Head Battle

  • While the Subaru Ascent is equipped with a 2.4-liter turbocharged engine, the Toyota Highlander comes equipped with a 3.5-liter V6 engine. Even with this engine package, the Highlander fails to match the Ascent's maximum torque output of 277 pound-feet.
  • The Subaru Ascent comes standard with symmetrical all-wheel drive that provides improved handling and control for all models. The Toyota Highlander doesn't come standard with this and requires an expensive upgrade to unlock.
  • When both models utilize the all-wheel drive, the Subaru Ascent goes a bit longer in between trips to the gas pump. It offers 21/27 mpg city/highway, while the V6 AWD on the Toyota only manages 20/26 mpg.
  • Both options offer plenty of passenger space and seating for up to eight to get comfortable in. However, if you want to ensure maximum comfort level, the Subaru Ascent offers a slightly larger cabin that keeps everyone at their perfect driving experience.

The 2020 Subaru Ascent: Offering More Than The 2020 Highlander

  • Looking to make the most of your cargo space? The Subaru Ascent is ideal for this as it offers up to 86.5 cubic feet of storage space. The 2020 Highlander comes up short with only 73.3 cubic feet of storage space.
  • Both models offer similar packages of technology features that include Apple CarPlay™, Android Auto™, intuitive touchscreens, and 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspots. The Subaru Ascent gives you the room inside to enjoy them more than the Toyota Highlander can provide.
  • The Subaru Ascent and Toyota Highlander both offer stellar driver assistance safety packages, but only the Ascent includes theirs with standard all-wheel drive. Toyota will make you pay extra to include this feature.

All our 2020 Subaru Ascent models come equipped with Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive for quick handling no matter the driving conditions. The Direct-Injection Turbocharged SUBARU BOXER® engine delivers an impressive 260 horsepower and 277 pound-feet of torque. Thanks to the 19.3 gallons of fuel capacity, you will be making fewer stops at the gas station than you would if you were driving a Toyota Highlander. That way, you can spend more time on the road focusing on the things you love to do.

Stop by and Visit Village Subaru to Purchase or Lease a 2020 Subaru Ascent

If you think the 2020 Subaru Ascent is the right 3-row SUV for you and your growing family, then stop by and visit Village Subaru to explore your options and take one out for a spin. We know we'll have a trim level in stock that will suit your driving needs. If you have any additional questions about our new Subaru Ascent inventory, please give our team a call directly or reach out to our welcoming team online. As always, we can't wait to meet you soon!

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