2019 Subaru Ascent

Research, photos, specs, and expertise

Subaru Ascent highlights

Customer rating

RepairPal reliability rating

(data not available)


  • High cargo capacity
  • Versatile cabin with captain's chair on all models
  • Latest driver-assistance tech


  • Slow acceleration and limited passing power
  • Third-row seats are too narrow
  • Noisy engine at high speeds

Mileage (EPA estimate)

20 city, 26 highway, 22 combined

Pricing for current inventory

(no current inventory)


An exciting addition to the midsize SUV market

The midsize SUV market is one that is stacked with plenty of great vehicles. After only being on the market since late 2018, the Subaru Ascent has already made quite the splash, with drivers praising its upscale interior, impressive performance, and loads of tech features. Those in the market for a roomy family vehicle that is luxurious, powerful, and chock-full of useful technology options are sure to love this great new midsize SUV. While we currently do not have many of these vehicles on our lots, we look forward selling these at your nearest CarMax location in the future.

All Subaru Ascent years

Explore Subaru Ascent details

Limited 4WD/AWD 4D Sport Utility

Standard Features

  • 20 Inch Plus Wheels
  • 4WD/AWD
  • ABS Brakes
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alloy Wheels
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Automated Cruise Control
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • CD Audio
  • Fold-Away Third Row
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Leather Seats
  • Memory Seat(s)
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Parking Sensors
  • Power Hatch/Deck Lid
  • Power Locks
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Seat(s)
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Air Conditioning
  • Rear Defroster
  • Rear Seat Heaters
  • Rear Sunshade
  • Rear View Camera
  • Satellite Radio Ready
  • Side Airbags
  • Smart Key
  • Third Row Seat
  • Traction Control
  • Turbo Charged Engine
  • Full Roof Rack
  • Harman Kardon Sound
  • Leather Seats
  • Navigation System
  • Panoramic Sunroof
  • Remote Start
  • Rockford Fosgate Sound
  • Tow Hitch

Drive Wheels

All Wheel (4WD/AWD)

Engine size




Torque (ft-lbs)


Engine type

Turbo Gas

Fuel capacity




Overall length






Leg room

F 42.2"/M 38.6"/R 31.7"

Head room

F 41.3"/M 40"/R 36.3"

Front tires


Rear tires


Seating capacity


Max towing capacity

500/5000 lbs.



5 reasons to buy the 2019 Subaru Ascent

1. Great cargo capacity

Cargo capacity is always an important concern when purchasing an SUV. Fortunately, the 2019 Subaru Ascent offers more than enough space for luggage or groceries. With all the seats up, the Subaru Ascent offers 17.8 cubic feet of cargo space. With the third-row seats folded down, you'll have 47.5 cubic feet of space to work with, and folding both the second and third-row seating down will give you a total of 86.5 cubic feet of cargo space.

2. Smooth handling

The Subaru Ascent is a roomy SUV, but it still handles like a much smaller vehicle. The vehicle's suspension absorbs bumps nicely, and the Ascent handles winding roads without much body roll. If you are looking for a midsize SUV that offers the smooth handling of a sedan, the Subaru Ascent is well worth considering.

3. A long list of technology features

The 2019 Subaru Ascent comes with a long list of both standard and available technology features. Even on the base trim of the 2019 Subaru Ascent, you'll still find standard features such as Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, a 6.5-inch touchscreen display, a rearview camera, lane keep assist, adaptive cruise control, and much more. On upper trims of the 2019 Subaru Ascent, you will find features such as heated front seats, push-button start, rear seat climate control, and more.

4. A roomy, upscale interior

The interior of the 2019 Subaru Ascent is booth roomy and aesthetically pleasing. Both the first, second, and third-row seating of the Subaru Ascent feel plenty comfortable and roomy, making the Subaru Ascent a great family vehicle. More than just being plenty spacious, though, the interior of the Subaru Ascent is upscale and eye-catching, featuring premium materials and a well-thought-out design.

5. Powerful performance

The turbocharged 2.4L four-cylinder engine in the 2019 Subaru Ascent is an impressively capable drivetrain. Able to deliver up to 260 hp, this beefy engine gives the Subaru Ascent plenty of acceleration. When you are cruising down the interstate, the powerful performance of the Subaru Ascent is something that you are sure to appreciate.

Similar vehicles

If you're interested in the 2019 Subaru Ascent, you should also check out these similar vehicles from Previous generation years.

Image of Chevrolet Traverse

If you're shopping for a three-row SUV with cavernous space and seating for up to eight, then the 2018–2021 Chevrolet Traverse is a worthy contender. Powering the 2018–2021 Traverse is a 310-hp 3.6L V6 engine, with stop-start technology and a nine-speed automatic transmission. If you fancy something fun, however, the 2018–2019 Traverse RS trim has another option—a turbocharged 257-hp 2.0L four-cylinder engine.

The Traverse's large rear doors and Smart Slide® second-row seating ensures easy access to both rear rows, while your taller teens and young adults will find the third-row's 33.5-inches of legroom agreeably generous.

The 2018–2021 Chevrolet Traverse base trim L features as standard:

  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone compatibility

  • Teen Driver technology

  • Cloth upholstery

Shop with your budget in mind

Getting pre-qualified lets you shop with personalized monthly payments, and it doesn't impact your credit score.Get Pre-qualified

Ratings & reliability

Customer ratings

2019 Subaru Ascent trims

Curious how Subaru Ascent trims differ? Use our side-by-side vehicle comparison to see the differences and similarities


  • The base trim of the 2019 Subaru Ascent features a rearview camera, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, lane keeping assist, and more!

Ascent Premium:

  • The Premium trim of the 2019 Subaru Ascent features everything found on the base trim as well as second-row captain's chairs, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, rear seat climate controls, and more!

Ascent Limited:

  • The Limited trim of the 2019 Subaru Ascent features everything found on the Premium trim as well as push-button start, a four-way power-adjustable front-passenger’s seat, leather-trimmed upholstery, and more!

Ascent Touring:

  • The Touring trim of the 2019 Subaru Ascent features everything found on the Limited trim as well as a panoramic power moonroof, chrome door handles, heated and ventilated front seats, and more!

View all Subaru Ascents in stock

2019 Subaru Ascent FAQ

More about the 2019 Subaru Ascent

Color options

Exterior colors:

  • Abyss Blue Pearl

  • Cinnamon Brown Pearl

  • Crimson Red Pearl

  • Crystal Black Silica

  • Crystal White Pearl

  • Ice Silver Metallic

  • Magnetic Gray Metallic

  • Tungsten Metallic

Interior details

The Subaru Ascent is a midsize SUV that is capable of seating up to seven passengers when equipped with second-row captain's seats and eight passengers when equipped with second-row bench seats.

The 2019 Subaru Ascent offers 17.8 cubic feet of cargo space behind the third-row seats, 47.5 cubic feet of cargo space with the third-row seats folded down, and 86.5 cubic feet of cargo space with the second-row and third-row seats folded down.

Related articles

Research other vehicles

* Price excludes taxes, title, registration, and fees. Applicable transfer fees are due in advance of vehicle delivery and are separate from sales transactions.

Unless otherwise noted, information related to these featured vehicles comes from third-party sources, including manufacturer information. Product and company names may be trademarks or registered trademarks of third-party entities. Use of them does not imply any affiliation with or endorsement by these entities.