Byers Airport Subaru Model Research: 2019 Subaru Ascent VS 2018 Chevrolet Traverse

Compare the many features of the 2019 Subaru Ascent vs 2018 Chevrolet Traverse

The 2019 Subaru Ascent is here! This all-new SUV from Subaru has got three rows of seating, so now bigger families than ever can get Subaru toughness for their daily drive. It's an even better value than the popular 2018 Chevy Traverse. But, you don't have to take our word for it.

Below, we'll highlight some key feature and performance advantages of the Subaru Ascent. We'll show you just how you get more value from the all-new Subaru SUV compared to its Chevrolet rival in areas like interior comfort, technology and safety. And the automotive experts at ALG agree! That's why they've named Subaru their best brand for residual value for 2018.

Compare the interior styling of the 2019 Subaru Ascent vs 2018 Chevrolet Traverse

2019 Subaru Ascent VS 2018 Chevrolet Traverse - Interior Comparison

While the 2019 Subaru Ascent is a bit smaller overall than the 2018 Chevy Traverse, clever engineering means you actually get a little more legroom in the front and middle rows in the 2019 Subaru Ascent.

And when it comes to available luxury upgrades, the 2019 Subaru Ascent offers you more. You can upgrade your Subaru Ascent to include woodgrain-pattern interior trim for a premium feel that you just can't get on the 2018 Chevy Traverse. And while the Chevrolet Traverse offers available dual sunroofs, they pale in comparison to the available 54" panoramic sunroof available on the Subaru Ascent.


Compare 2019 Subaru Ascent vs 2018 Chevrolet Traverse Technology Benefits

2019 Subaru Ascent VS 2018 Chevrolet Traverse - Technology Comparison

Both these modern SUVs offer class-leading infotainment, including standard smartphone connectivity through Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto® and a gorgeous touchscreen display. But that's not where the Subaru Ascent sets itself apart.

On the outside, the available LED Steering Responsive Headlights enable the 2019 Subaru Ascent to see better on dark, twisty roads. These advanced headlights will pivot along with your steering at night. That's a feature you won't find on the Chevy Traverse.

Back in the interior, the 2018 Chevrolet Traverse offers a 10-speaker premium audio system; the 2019 Subaru Ascent offers a premium audio system with 14 speakers and a 792-watt-equivalent GreenEdge® amplifier by Harman Kardon!

 
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Compare 2019 Subaru Ascent vs 2018 Chevrolet Performance Features

2019 Subaru Ascent VS 2018 Chevrolet Traverse - Performance Comparison

Thanks to its four-cylinder engine - the 2018 Chevy Traverse gets a standard V6 - the 2019 Subaru Ascent is remarkably fuel efficient, particularly in the city. It'll achieve up to 21 city MPG, compared to the Chevy Traverse which only earns up to 17 city MPG when equipped with all-wheel drive. Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive is standard on the 2019 Subaru Ascent, but you knew that already. It's the system that has defined Subaru for decades as a brand with truly rugged off-road capability.

But the 2019 Subaru Ascent isn't lacking for power, either! Horsepower is an important measure of engine power, but torque helps capture how quick a heavy vehicle gets off the line. You'll get 11 more lb/ft of torque from the Subaru Ascent compared to the base Chevy Traverse.


Compare 2019 Subaru Ascent vs 2018 Chevrolet Safety

2019 Subaru Ascent VS 2018 Chevrolet Traverse - Safety Feature Comparison

While both these vehicles are available with rear cross-traffic alert, only the 2019 Subaru Ascent can be equipped with reverse automatic braking. If unseen traffic passes behind you when backing out of a cramped parking space, the 2018 Chevy Traverse can alert you - but only the Subaru Ascent can engage the brakes for you, mitigating or even avoiding a fender-bender.


Compare 2019 Subaru Ascent vs 2018 Chevrolet Driver Assistance Features

2019 Subaru Ascent VS 2018 Chevrolet Traverse - Driver Assistance Comparison

The all-new Subaru Ascent is leading the way in driver assistance, providing the Subaru EyeSight® suite totally standard. Forward emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, lane keep assist and more come standard on each and every 2019 Subaru Ascent! You can have similar features on the 2018 Chevy Traverse - but only on the most expensive trim levels, and with the addition of an expensive options package.

 
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