1. It's Big
At 196.8 inches in total length, the Ascent has a commanding presence. The SUV is 7.2 inches longer than the current Outback and 15.3 inches bigger than a Forester. The broad grille and tall hood give the vehicle an imposing stance from the front, too.
As if to make the Ascent look even larger, Subaru's exhibit area placed it right next to the tiny 360 – the automaker's first model for sale to consumers. Putting them so close together creates a fantastic opportunity to see the brand's progress (and literal growth) over the years.
Your pup will have plenty of room to find a comfy spot.
2. Dog Hair Already Covers The Cabin
Subaru had The Barkleys, its family of spokesdogs, "drive" the Ascent onto the stage for the model's debut. The pups left some hair in the rear cargo area. Rather than making the SUV look dirty, it's a clever touch. Subie's marketing includes lots of canines because the brand knows that its customers are pet lovers. Fur in the cabin is natural for many Subaru drivers, and the company doesn't hide that fact in LA.
3. It's Simple To Fold The Seats And Get Into The Third Row
Subaru came up with a simple solution for accessing the third row and folding the second row seat. The company marked two levers as 1 and 2. Pulling the first tilts forward a section of the second row and allows it to slide out of the way. Pulling the other lever then sets down seat for expanded storage space.
If you have an older pup that needs help into the SUV, then the easy access into the cabin would be a welcome feature.
4. There's Lots Of Storage
With room for so many people, the Ascent needs to be able to swallow all of their stuff, and that doesn't seem to be a problem. Subaru gives the SUV 19 cupholders. Plus, there are an abundance of little storage cubbies around the cabin. The center console offers a fantastic example of these spots to hide things. Opening it reveals a cavernous hole for storing all sorts of daily necessities.
This storage space means that you can carry plenty of your dog's accessories from like bones, balls, and beds.
5. It's Surprisingly Luxurious
The Ascent at the LA Show appears loaded with every conceivable option, and it makes for quite a comfy feeling vehicle. The leather is soft, and the trim looks good. Plus, this one rides on a set of split-spoke, 20-inch wheels. Subaru doesn't discuss pricing for the new model, but buyers can definitely spend money to turn the rugged SUV into a somewhat posh ride.
Think about spending so much cash as yet another way to pamper your pup.
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