The Subaru Ascent is known for its family-friendly design, rugged capabilities, and class-leading safety. At Subaru of Little Rock, we are proud to carry an impressive selection of new Ascent SUVs for you to consider. We answer some of your top questions about the new Subaru Ascent so that you can discover if the new Ascent is right for you.

Explore the new features and capabilities of the 2021 Subaru Ascent.

What's New for the 2021 Ascent?

The new Ascent comes with more standard features, additional options, and several new features. The new Ascent now comes with steering responsive LED headlights that move in the direction that you are driving for more visibility and safety. Standard automatic high beams will automatically switch from high to low beams when another vehicle is passing to avoid blinding oncoming traffic.

The Touring trim level comes with another leather upholstery option for unique comfort and style. The Slate Black with silver stitching provides an upscale look and feel to the Touring trim level. The Ascent now features a backseat reminder to alert drivers when children or groceries are going to be left behind.

Is the New Ascent Safe?

One of the many areas that the new Ascent excels is safety. The Ascent earned the 2020 IIHS Top Safety Pick Plus award for its exceptional crashworthiness and crash prevention. The Ascent got top marks in crash avoidance and mitigation, allowing you to drive with confidence knowing that the Ascent provides innovative safety.

The new Subaru Ascent comes with standard EyeSight® Driver Assist Technology. This safety suite includes advanced driver assistance technology and utilizes two front-facing cameras and radar sensors. Some of the safety features that are available for select Ascent models include:

  • 180-Degree Front-View Monitor
  • Blind-Spot Detection with Lane Change Assist and Rear Cross-Traffic Alert
  • High Beam Assist
  • Reverse Automatic Braking
  • Pre-Collision Braking

How Much Can the New Ascent Tow?

The new Ascent can tow up to 5,000 pounds. The base model provides 2,000 pounds towing capacity, and all trim levels come with Trailer Stability Assist (TSA). This feature senses unsafe yaw conditions and automatically applies braking to specific wheels to help maintain vehicle control.

Does the New Ascent Come with All-Wheel Drive?

Yes, the new Ascent comes with the Subaru brand's legendary Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive System for superior weight balancing, optimized torque distribution, and exceptional traction. Some of the other traction and stability features that come with the new Ascent include:

  • X-MODE®
  • Hill Descent Control (HDC)
  • Active Torque Vectoring
  • Vehicle Dynamics Control (VDC)
  • Traction Control System (TCS)

Does the New Ascent Have a Turbocharged Engine?

Yes, the new Ascent comes with a standard 2.4-liter turbocharged BOXER® engine that produces 260 horsepower and 277 pound-feet of torque, allowing for more confidence when merging and passing on the highway.

Does the New Ascent Have EyeSight®?

EyeSight® Drive Assist Technology comes standard for the new Ascent. Some of the driver assistance features that come with safety suite include:

  • Pre-Collision Braking
  • Lane Keep Assist and Sway Warning
  • Pre-Collision Throttle Management
  • Adaptive Cruise Control

How Much Space Does the New Ascent Have?

The new Ascent offers 153.5 cubic feet of passenger volume and 86.5 cubic feet of maximum cargo space. With this space, you and up to seven other passengers can enjoy plenty of space. The ample cargo space makes it possible to take along luggage and equipment for your next adventure.

Explore the New Subaru Ascent for Yourself

If you want to learn more about the features and capabilities of the new Ascent, browse our new Ascent inventory. Once you have found the right match, contact our sales to schedule a test drive today!

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