The Subaru manufacturer has recently produced its largest SUV in the lineup and it is named the Ascent model. However, the latest rumors claim that the carmaker will also revealed the newest version of this model which should be presented this fall as the 2020 Subaru Ascent. However, the upcoming Ascent should get some minimal changes this time and those should include some new features and maybe new colors both inside and out.
Powertrain and performance of the 2020 Subaru Ascent
There will be one engine option placed beneath the hood of the newest 2020 Subaru Ascent. And it is the same engine which is found in the current model. For now, there is no any information about changes on the engine front for the 2020 model year. So, it is the 2.4-liter flat-4 turbocharged engine which is capable of making 260 horsepower and the torque of 277 lb-ft. The engine will be paired with a continuously variable automatic transmission with paddle shifters and an 8-speed manual model. And the all-wheel drive system will be standard for all the models. However, the fuel economy will differ depending on a trim level. So, the base and Premium models will be rated at 21 mpg in the city and 27 mpg on the highway. The Limited and Touring models will get 20 mpg in the city and 26 mpg on the highway.
The exterior and interior design of the 2020 Subaru Ascent
Looking from the outside, we can notice from the instant that the 2020 Subaru Ascent will feature the brand’s recognizable design. The Ascent has borrowed many styling cues from the smaller Outback. However, it is larger, it features a taller and larger nose, but the shape and overall design are very similar. Furthermore, the front end will get a larger grille and there will also be more pronounced fenders. The standard model will ride on the 18-inch wheels while the larger 20-inch wheels will also be available. As well, the Limited and more expensive models will get LED headlights and fog lights, and also chrome trim on the lower door cladding. The Touring models will get satin silver side mirrors, chrome front skidplate and door handles.
The interior of the 2020 Subaru Ascent will remain pleasant and warm, and will be able to place up to 8 passengers. The seats are cozy and covered in cloth or in leather in the higher trim levels.
Equipment of the 2020 Subaru Ascent
The base 2020 Subaru Ascent will come standard with keyless start, adaptive cruise control. Lane departure warning, three-zone climate control, a 6.5-inch touchscreen for the infotainment system, four USB ports, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity, roof rails, 18-inch wheels, and so on, Furthermore, the higher trim levels will add Harman Kardon audio system with 14 speakers, 6USB ports, an 8.0-inch touchscreen, navigation. A panoramic moonroof, push-button start, Wi-Fi, power-adjustable heated and ventilated seats, a power liftgate, and so on.
Release date and price of the 2020 Subaru Ascent
Although it is not yet officially confirmed, the 2020 Subaru Ascent should be presented this fall. Its price is expected to be in a range from $32,900 to $45,600.