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The 2021 Subaru Ascent is Subaru's largest vehicle with three rows of seating for 7 or 8 passengers, making it a great full size SUV choice for families. The middle row has the option for a bench seat or two captain seats depending on your family's needs and comfort. With 153.5 cubic feet of passenger volume, the driver and front passengers can ride comfortably with 41.3 inches of headroom and 42.2 inches of legroom. With 86.5 cubic feet of cargo space, your family can load all of your gear and haul it wherever life takes you!

What Vehicles Compare to the Subaru Ascent?

If you're shopping around for a new 2021 full-sized SUV, you'll probably stumble upon the Chevrolet Traverse, Honda Pilot, and the Kia Telluride on your way to choosing the Subaru Ascent as your next eight-passenger crossover. While these other sport utility vehicle options may seem comparable, they lack the safety ratings that give the 2021 Subaru Ascent its 5 star NHTSA Overall Safety and the IIHS Top Safety Pick+ award.

What are the Similarities Between the Ascent and Traverse? 

Both the 2021 Subaru Ascent and the Chevy Traverse are full sized SUVs with room for up to eight passengers with nearly similar passenger volume, head room and leg room. Each has an engine suited for a towing capacity of 5,000 pounds and similar warranties with a 3 year/36,000 miles warranty and a 5 years/60,000 miles powertrain warranty. The two vehicles are also similar in crash test ratings.

What are the Advantages of the Ascent Versus the Traverse? 

At first look, the 2021 Subaru Ascent and the Chevy Traverse's safety ratings are comparable but the Ascent takes the gold with the overall frontal crash test rating with 5 stars. It has more driver assistance technology and active-safety features that come standard. The Ascent also has an excellent visibility rating and a slightly smaller drive radius. 

Looking to take your family on a road trip? The 2021 Subaru Ascent can always go the extra mile without stopping at the gas station with its fuel economy ranking one of the best on the market for its size. Made standard with 4WD, 8.7 inches of ground clearance and a turbocharged engine producing excellent 260 horsepower, you can take it off roading for some fun and excitement you won't get with a Chevy Traverse.

When comparing the Ascent to the Traverse's baseline model, Subaru's standard safety, performance and interior comfort features tower over its competitor.  

Is the Subaru Ascent a Reliable Car?

Just like all extremely reliable Subarus built to last, the 2021 Subaru Ascent is no exception. The turbocharged 260 horsepower engine can haul heavy loads with the stability needed to feel like you won't be pulled off the road. All eight passengers and their various belongings can depend on the Ascent to keep them safe throughout each trip with the latest safety technology. Keeping up on regular scheduled maintenance will ensure your Subaru Ascent powers through the miles and the years. 

Test Drive the 2021 Subaru Ascent at Rafferty Subaru

At Rafferty Subaru, we believe our drivers deserve the best car for the best price. We offer an enormous selection of new and used vehicles and provide extraordinary care and customer assistance each and every day. If you're looking for a great full-size SUV for your family, come to Rafferty Subaru today and test drive a 2021 Subaru Ascent today!

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