2021 Subaru Ascent
2020 Subaru Ascent

2021 Subaru Ascent


2020 Subaru Ascent

21 city / 27 hwy*

Fuel Economy

21 city / 27 hwy*
260 HP


260 HP
2.4L 4cyl Turbo


2.4L 4cyl Turbo

Serving Duluth, GA

The Subaru ascent is a modest midsize three-row SUV, and the latest upgrade has made it even more attractive for avid SUV followers. The 2021 Subaru Ascent has undergone changes and now has more standard safety features on all trim levels and adaptive LED headlights that turn with a steering wheel's swivel.

However, this does not mean the 2020 Subaru Ascent is outdated and that you should not buy it. It is still a popular, versatile midsize SUV great with families and a boost of excellent crash test scores. Below is a complete comparison between the two vehicles to make your shopping easier.


The 2021 Subaru Ascent has an added safety feature on the second and third-row seat that reminds passengers to buckle up. The interior of 2021 includes a versatile sitting configuration and a raised driving position. This model's top trims have heated rear seats, a heated steering wheel, power-adjustable passenger seats, leather-trimmed upholstery, and a memory seat for the driver.

The 2021 Ascent has a passenger capacity of eight and some family cargo solutions such as Velcro straps that hold up the load if you need more space. It also has an optional captain's chair on the second row that uses levers to adjust and folds neatly.

The 2020 Subaru Ascent is similar to an eight-passenger capacity or seven with the captain's chairs on the second row. Generally, the Ascent space volume is generous, although it is not the leading among its close competitors. It also has two sets of LATCH car-seat systems on the outbound seats, a tether anchor, and a lower anchor on the middle seat. The system is clearly labeled, making it easy to use.

The cargo space is also similar to that of the 2021 Ascent, with 17.8 cubic feet located behind the rearmost seats, 47.5 cubic feet when you fold the third row, and 86.5 cubic feet with all seats folded.


The 2020 Subaru Ascent has user-friendly infotainment systems with well-labeled accompanying buttons and a 6.5 inches touch screen. It has multiple USB ports, a three-zone Climate Control, and a smartphone integration system for Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Also, the 2020 Subaru Ascent virtual test drive can help you observe all these qualities at the comfort of your home.

Additionally, it offers optional upgrades for the infotainment system to increase to 8 inches from the standard 6.5. Other upgrades include a premium Harman Kardon audio system and navigations. For the 2021 Subaru Ascent, the technology differs on each trim level, with base Ascent having:

  • 6.5-inch infotainment screen
  • Six-speaker stereo Bluetooth enabled
  • Rearview camera
  • Lane-keeping system

Premium Trim

  • 8-inch infotainment touchscreen with 4G LTE Wi-Fi capabilities
  • Heated front seats
  • Keyless entry

For these trim levels, buyers should know that it has an optional panoramic sunroof, auto-dimming rearview mirror, and a rear automatic braking system.

Limited Trim

The Limited trim level comes with most of the premium qualities but has also added standard equipment such as:

  • LED fog lights
  • 14-speaker Harman Kardon audio system
  • Perforated leather upholstery
  • Heated second-row seats
  • Heated steering wheel


The 2021 touring trim comes standard with all 2020 optional equipment and others such as:

  • Heated and ventilated from seats
  • Forward parking cameras
  • Ambient interior lighting and power outlet rated 120 Volts

If you want to test all these qualities, Subaru of Gwinnett offers a 2021 Subaru Ascent virtual test drive.


Unlike most of its rivals, the 2020 accent comes with one powertrain configuration. A standard 2.4-liter turbo-4 engine that produces up to 260 HP and 277 foot-pounds of torque. All trim levels of 2020 come with asymmetrical four-wheel drive.

The towing capacity for the mid-level ascent trims the Limited and the top-level Premium rate at 5000 pounds. The base levels are rated 2,000 pounds. The 2021 Ascent available at Subaru of Gwinnett has the same performance qualities as the 2020 Ascent. You can enjoy a quick feel of the 2021 Subaru Ascent virtual test drive without physically going to a car dealership. Keep in mind the 2020 Subaru Ascent virtual test drive offers convenience with little time wastage.

*All figures are EPA estimates. Actual mileage may vary.