2021 Subaru Ascent 3-Row SUV Model Information in Salem, OR

The Subaru Ascent is a midsize SUV that's the biggest of the Subaru lineup. For 2021, the Ascent has been updated to be even better than last year's stunning model. Of course, it retains all of its best features, including symmetrical all-wheel drive and a roomy interior with three rows of seating. But now, you'll get even more features like updated EyeSight®. Learn more about the 2021 Ascent on this page before taking one for a spin.

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The 2021 Subaru Ascent features standard LED Steering Responsive Headlights

2021 Subaru Ascent: Design

One look is all it takes to know that the Subaru Ascent is a special vehicle. Its powerful styling and 18-inch alloy wheels show that it's ready for adventure, but the excellence goes beyond mere looks. Every 2021 Subaru Ascent comes with LED Steering Responsive Headlights. Not only do these provide exceptional visibility on straightaways, but they track in the direction of your turn to make navigating corners at night safer. Available LED fog lights can further improve visibility, while the optional panoramic moonroof makes the interior feel even more spacious.

Speaking of roominess, the 2021 Subaru Ascent provides more interior volume than most other midsize SUVs. The standard second-row bench seat allows it to seat up to eight passengers, though you can also choose a seven-passenger arrangement with second-row captain's chairs. Whichever you choose, passengers will love the 153.5 cubic feet of volume. There's 17.8 cubic feet of cargo volume behind the third row, and raised roof rails can give you more space. If you don't have all the seats filled with passengers, the flat-folding 60/40-split second and third rows make configuring interior space easy, giving you up to 86.5 cubic feet of cargo space.

The 2021 Subaru Ascent features intuitive technology

2021 Subaru Ascent: Amenities

Space is a large component of comfort, but there's more to it than that--and the Subaru Ascent pulls through. The standard tri-zone automatic climate control includes vents in all three rows, allowing driver and passengers alike to be comfortable. For extra comfort, add heated and ventilated front seats and heated second-row seats!

Technologically, the Subaru Ascent shines. The entry-level model includes a STARLINK® Multimedia Plus system that allows you to connect through Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™. You'll also get a standard six-speaker audio system. Upgrading to higher trim levels means that you'll get even better technology, from an 8-inch touchscreen with voice control to a fourteen-speaker Harman Kardon Quantum Surround Sound audio system!

Rainy streets are no problem with standard all-wheel drive in the 2021 Subaru Ascent

2021 Subaru Ascent: Safety

It's fair to say that we know a little bit about wet streets in Salem. The Subaru Ascent is perfectly suited to the rainy season in the Pacific Northwest, thanks to its standard all-wheel drive system. This feature is an expensive upgrade in many competitors, but it comes standard in every 2021 Subaru Ascent. This is just one of the many safety features that helps protect you and your family. Subaru is dedicated to making every drive safer, and it shows. The 2021 Subaru Ascent earned a perfect five-star overall safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), as well as a 2020 Top Safety Pick+ award from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS)!

Standard driver assistance technology helps keep your family safe in the 2021 Subaru Ascent

2021 Subaru Ascent: Driver Assistance Technology

Every 2021 Subaru Ascent is equipped with EyeSight®, a suite of cutting-edge driver assistance features. But EyeSight® has seen a few updates since last year! Pre-collision braking and lane departure/sway warning are still standard, but the adaptive cruise control is even better. It's now advanced adaptive cruise control with lane centering! This version can also help steer and keep you in the center of the lane. Available driver assistance features like blind-spot detection, lane change assist, and rear cross-traffic alert make accidents even easier to avoid in the 2021 Subaru Ascent.

The Subaru Ascent is powerful enough to tow up to 5,000 pounds

2021 Subaru Ascent: Performance

Under the hood of the 2021 Subaru Ascent, you'll find a turbocharged BOXER® engine that generates 260 horsepower and 277 pound-feet of torque! It allows the 2021 Subaru Ascent to tow up to 5,000 pounds, so you can bring trailers, boats, or other large cargo along for the journey. This engine is paired with a Lineartronic® CVT automatic transmission for smooth shifting and impressive fuel efficiency of up to 27 miles per gallon! When you'd prefer to grab the gears yourself, the transmission includes an 8-speed manual mode, complete with paddle shifters.

The all-wheel drive we mentioned earlier does more than just make the Subaru Ascent safer on wet roads: it also gives it the ability to go places other SUVs might struggle with. Add in the 8.7 inches of ground clearance and standard off-road features and you have a midsize SUV that's ready for full-sized adventure. As capable a performer as the Subaru Ascent may be on dirt roads, it's also smooth and responsive on city streets. The four-wheel independent suspension and Subaru Global Platform contribute to this driving experience, and even the engine helps reduce noise, vibration, and harshness. A reviewer at Car and Driver says that the 2021 Subaru Ascent "has a comfortable ride that isolated us from rough surfaces," and that it had "light and accurate steering [that] responded to quick maneuvers and felt relaxed at higher speeds."

2021 Subaru Ascent: Value

The 2021 Subaru Ascent offers a lot, but it provides remarkable value. The starting MSRP is just $32,295. This means that you'll get all the extra space, AWD power, and cutting-edge driver assistance technology at a price that's comparable to other three-row SUVs. While reading about the Subaru Ascent is exciting on its own, there's nothing that quite matches experiencing one for yourself. We invite you to visit Capitol Subaru to take a new 2021 Subaru Ascent for a spin!

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Spec / Feature2021 Subaru Ascent
Starting MSRP*$32,295
DrivetrainSymmetrical All-Wheel Drive 
Towing CapacityUp to 5,000 Pounds 
Fuel Economy (MPG)27 Highway / 21 City 
Seating Capacity8 Occupants 
Passenger Space153.5 Cubic Feet 
Cargo Volume17.8 Cubic Feet 
Max Interior Cargo Volume86.5 Cubic Feet
IIHS Safety Award2020 Top Safety Pick+

*Manufacturer's suggested retail price does not include destination and delivery charges, tax, title and registration fees. Destination and delivery includes handling and inland freight fees and may vary in some states. Prices, specifications, options, features and models subject to change without notice.