2019 Subaru Ascent Review: Reaching New Heights

Verdict 6.8 / 10

Three row SUVs – almost every automaker offers one, and seemingly all buyers want one. The desire is so strong, in fact, that some companies have gone so far as to shoehorn extra rows into the backs of their smaller crossover offerings (see the Lexus RX L and Nissan Rogue). But with the departure of the Tribeca in 2014, Subaru remained one of the few holdouts in the segment, despite its place as one of the original crossover manufacturers.

Subaru's Ascent:

The new Ascent may have arrived a bit late to the game, but it's coming in strong. A subtle but stylish look, a well-equipped cabin, and a brand-new 2.4-liter boxer engine make it one of the best options on sale right now, and a huge step up in every respect from the Tribeca that came before it.

 

Design & Exterior ...