Subaru’s three-row SUV, with has impressive all-around performance. The Ascent’s smooth ride, functional interior, and slick power delivery helped lift it to success. The Ascent has a turbocharged four-cylinder engine in a segment where V6s dominate, which might seem to be a disadvantage on paper. But in real-world driving, the SUV feels zippier and more satisfying than its numbers suggest it should be.
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Subaru Ascent Road Test

Subaru’s three-row SUV, with has impressive all-around performance. The Ascent’s smooth ride, functional interior, and slick power delivery helped lift it to success.

The Ascent has a turbocharged four-cylinder engine in a segment where V6s dominate, which might seem to be a disadvantage on paper. But in real-world driving, the SUV feels zippier and more satisfying than its numbers suggest it should be. Plus, its 22 mpg overall is comparable to its rivals.

The plush ride is impressive, even bettering some luxury cars. However, we noticed significant body lean through turns, but the SUV feels safe and remains under control even under duress.

Best Version to Get
The Premium trim would be the right place to start since it brings blind-spot warning and includes a few niceties over the base version. The Premium also lets shoppers opt for goodies such as power rear gate, keyless access and push-button start, reverse automatic braking, and panoramic roof.
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