2021 Subaru Ascent
The biggest Subaru ever.

The 2021 Ascent is built for your biggest family adventures, with three rows of flexible seating for seven or eight passengers, standard Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive, and up to 5,000 pounds of towing capacity[1]. Standard EyeSight® Driver Assist Technology[2] gives you an extra set of eyes on the road and the confidence that your family is safe and protected. Its state-of the-art safety is recognized by the experts: The Ascent is a 2020 IIHS Top Safety Pick with Steering Responsive Headlights. 

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  • Abyss Blue Pearl
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  • Crystal White Pearl
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  • Cinnamon Brown Pearl
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  • Crimson Red Pearl
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  • Crystal Black Silica
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  • Ice Silver Metallic
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  • Magnetite Gray Metallic
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  • Brilliant Bronze Metallic

Ascent Touring shown with accessory equipment.

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An SUV you can count on. 

A family taking photos next to their Subaru Ascent.

Built to Last

The Ascent is well-built in the U.S.A. for long-lasting quality. And with 97% of Subaru vehicles sold in the last 10 years still on the road today[3], you can count on it being part of your family for all the adventures ahead. That legendary reliability is one reason why Subaru is Kelley Blue Book's Most Trusted Brand for six years running[4].

Standard Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive and up to 27 MPG**

Designed for optimal balance and an even distribution of power for maximum traction, standard Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive makes for exceptional stability, impressive efficiency, and a quick response to driving conditions.

The standard direct-injection turbocharged SUBARU BOXER® engine combines the power of turbocharging and the efficiency of direct injection to deliver 260 horsepower. With over 500 miles of highway driving range[5], almost any destination is within reach. 

A Subaru Ascent driving on a rainy street.
A close-up of the Subaru Ascent wheels on a dirt road.

8.7 Inches of Ground Clearance and X-MODE®

Conquer rough terrain with 8.7 inches of ground clearance and standard X-MODE, which optimizes the Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive system for maximum traction on slippery surfaces. It’s a combination of capability features the Honda Pilot, Toyota Highlander, and Ford Explorer can’t match. X-MODE also incorporates Hill Descent Control for stability and confidence when descending more difficult grades. 

Standard on: All models 

A Subaru Ascent towing a travel trailer.

5,000-Pound Towing Capacity[1]

The Ascent offers the most towing capacity of any Subaru vehicle ever, along with an available Class III trailer hitch, 277 lb-ft of torque and a wide selection of racking accessories so you can bring along all the gear you’ll need for all the places you’ll be able to go.  

Standard on: Premium, Limited, and Touring

A video showing the exterior of the Subaru Ascent. 

High-Strength Steel Frame for a Quiet Ride

The Ascent is engineered with a high-strength steel frame, which provides rigidity, long-lasting quality, and a quiet cabin. The Ascent platform is designed to provide exceptional crash safety, a quiet interior, and excellent driving feel — now and for years to come. 

Standard on: All models

Adaptable for any family adventure. 

Spacious, Comfortable Interior for 7 or 8 Passengers 

The Ascent gives you the option of second-row bench seating for up to eight or available captain's chairs with space for seven. With up to 153.5 cubic feet of passenger volume, extra-wide rear door openings, and ample cargo space plus underfloor storage, there’s room for every passenger and all their gear. 

Spacious, Comfortable Interior for 7 or 8 Passengers 

The Ascent gives you the option of second-row bench seating for up to eight or available captain's chairs with space for seven. With up to 153.5 cubic feet of passenger volume, extra-wide rear door openings, and ample cargo space plus underfloor storage, there’s room for every passenger and all their gear. 

Second-Row Captain's Chairs

Second-row captain's chairs are available for extra comfort, easy access to the third row, and space for up to seven.

Available On: Premium and Limited
Standard On: Touring

With its choice of passenger configurations and seating designed for versatility, the Ascent can adapt to almost any combination of people and up to 86.5 cubic feet of cargo. That’s more cargo space than the Honda Pilot, Toyota Highlander, or Mazda CX-9.

With its choice of passenger configurations and seating designed for versatility, the Ascent can adapt to almost any combination of people and up to 86.5 cubic feet of cargo. That’s more cargo space than the Honda Pilot, Toyota Highlander, or Mazda CX-9.