Subaru has finally unveiled the 2019 Subaru Ascent. The three-row SUV will be the largest Subaru ever with your choice of seven- or eight-passenger configurations. Looking much different from the prototype we saw at the 2017 New York International Auto Show, the Tribeca replacement looks more like a bigger Outback than anything else.
Highlights on the new Ascent include an all-new turbocharged 260-horsepower, 277 pound-feet of torque BOXER engine, standard EyeSight Driver Assist Technology, a 5,000 pound maximum towing capacity, and a new version of Subaru’s high-torque Lineartronic Continuously Variable Transmission. The CVT will also have an 8-speed manual mode function with steering wheel paddle shifters as well as X-Mode.
Inside, the all-new 2019 Subaru Ascent will have a standard three-zone automatic climate control, power adjustable front seats with lumbar support, 60/40 split flat-folding seats, and 72.6 cubic feet of cargo space. For the first time, Subaru will have available in-car Wi-Fi connectivity via high-speed LTE.
Safety-wise, the 2019 Ascent will offer up EyeSight Driver Assist Technology as standard, which includes Automatic Pre-Collision Braking, Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Departure and Sway Warning, Pre-Collision Throttle Management, and new EyeSight Assist Monitor that gives a heads-up display of EyeSight warnings and information.
Four trim levels will be available, base, Premium, Limited, and Touring. The Ascent will come standard with a 6.5-inch multimedia touchscreen, with higher trim levels receiving an 8-inch. My favorite part: The Ascent will have 19, yes, NINETEEN cup and bottle holders.
The top of the line Touring trim on the new Ascent will have a Harman Kardon premium audio system with 14 speakers, a 180-degree front-view camera, SUBARU STARLINK, eight USB ports, and an upgraded leather steering wheel with woodgrain-pattern matte finish accent trim.
The 2019 Subaru Ascent will be built at Subaru’s plant in Indiana, along with the Outback, Legacy, and Impreza. So, what do you think about the Tribeca replacement? Let us know in the comments.