Subaru vehicles have gained a reputation of being reliable, smart, and well-engineered and designed, offering exceptional value to a wide variety of drivers. Although the Outback and Forester are still beloved members of the Subaru lineup, the automaker has decided to offer another SUV to drivers: the Subaru Ascent. The Ascent makes its debut in the 2019 model year, and we couldn’t be more excited.
The 2019 Subaru Ascent is a brand-new three-row SUV that comes with all the features that modern drivers desire. This sophisticated vehicle offers you smart all-wheel drive, off-road capability, and enough space to comfortably accommodate your family and all your adventures. The Ascent comes equipped with an all-new turbocharged boxer four-cylinder engine, which churns out an impressive 260 horsepower, 277 lb-ft of torque, and can tow up to 5,000 pounds.
The Ascent is smart from front to back. To keep your whole family safe while on the go, the Ascent offers a variety of state-of-the-art active safety features, including automatic emergency braking and adaptive cruise control. The Ascent’s smarts extend to its entertainment and connectivity features as well, as the vehicle comes with a standard advanced infotainment system that features a large color touchscreen, Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ compatibility, and offers available built-in Wi-Fi.
To learn more about the highly-anticipated Subaru Ascent, feel free to speak with our staff here at Steve Lewis Subaru.
Everyone knows and loves Subaru for their capable, all-wheel drive vehicles that beg to be taken on an adventure. The brand has its lineup of go-to 5-passenger utility vehicles, like the Forester and the Outback which have continued to gain followers since their debuts in the 1990s.
But one thing Subaru has lacked at times is a vehicle that can hold more people. There hasn’t been a larger, three-row option in the lineup since Subaru’s seven-passenger vehicle the Tribeca which was discontinued in 2014. Something about the Tribeca just didn’t stick in the three-row crossover segment. Yet Subaru doesn’t let that keep them from trying again.
Recently, spy photos of a new Subaru seven-passenger crossover were released. Their second attempt at success in this class looks boxier than the last, reminiscent of the Forester’s design. With that in mind, the new SUV—still officially unnamed at the moment—should have a very roomy interior. Despite having not released a name for this new crossover, enthusiasts in the industry are calling it the Ascent, drawing from the fact that Subaru applied for a trademark on the name Ascent earlier this year.
No matter what this new three-row crossover is called, we can’t wait to have some on the Steve Lewis Subaru lot. As far as we’re concerned, Subaru can’t do wrong and we expect that we’ll have plenty of clients who are excited to have another chance at a Subaru with more seating.
The Subaru Viziv-7 concept debuted at the Los Angeles Auto Show in November, marking the first time Subaru has considered adding a large SUV to its lineup since the discontinuation of the Tribeca years ago. The Viziv-7 is an SUV with seating for 7 passengers and is larger than the Chevy Tahoe, one of the biggest in the segment.
The Viziv-7 is 205 inches long from bumper to bumper and 72 inches tall, allowing for tons of cargo space in addition to exceptional comfort for passengers. Not much is known yet about the SUV concept besides cosmetic details, but we do know that it will be the largest Subaru ever.
Subaru has a new concept of car development with the goal of “enjoyment and peace of mind,” which it’s implementing with the design of the Viziv-7. Subaru is an outdoors-oriented brand that prioritizes dependability and safety, and the Viziv-7 speaks to those values as well as answering customer desire for a full-size SUV.
The Viziv-7 reflects the direction of future Subaru vehicles, including a transition to larger vehicles that can also be seen in the 2017 Impreza, which has been redesigned to be longer and wider than previous model years. The name “Viziv” is derived from “Vision for Innovation.”