3-Row 2019 Subaru Ascent or 2-Row 2019 Subaru Forester: Which SUV is Right for Your Family?

2019 Subaru Ascent vs 2019 Subaru Forester Comparison in Columbus, OH

In 1977, the Bee Gees had a #1 hit that famously asked, "How Deep is Your Love?" We could ask you the same question when you're shopping for your next family SUV at Byers Airport Subaru. After all, it's love that makes a Subaru a Subaru. Do you need three rows of love to seat up to eight passengers? Or will five seats in two rows of Subaru love meet your needs?

Below, we'll look closely at the differences between the midsize, three-row Subaru Ascent and the small, two-row Subaru Forester. We'll help you determine which vehicle is best for your family. Visit us to test drive the one you choose - or both if you still can't decide!

2019 Subaru Ascent vs 2019 Subaru Forester Exterior Comparison

Size & Capacity - 2019 Subaru Ascent or 2019 Subaru Forester?

The 2019 Subaru Ascent is a brand-new model, the biggest and best SUV Subaru has ever built. That means it can seat up to eight with the standard middle-row bench. Or, seat seven and get greater comfort and ease of entry with middle-row captain's chairs. The 2019 Subaru Forester is also all-new, and it picks up where the previous generations of Forester left off. Five comfortable seats and a roomy cargo area give families the capacity and convenience they need in a smaller package.

Looking to haul tons of cargo? The new Forester will still impress with up to 76.1 cubic feet of cargo room with the rear seats folded. However, fold down both rear rows in the 2019 Subaru Ascent and you'll reveal 86.5 cubic feet of cargo room.

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2019 Subaru Ascent vs 2019 Subaru Forester Interior Comparison

Exterior Flair - 2019 Subaru Forester Sport

Looking for a flash of sporty style? The new 2019 Subaru Forester Sport adds thrilling exterior touches like dark-finish alloy wheels and rocker panels, bumpers and roof rack tie-down points with vivid orange accents.

Interior Features - 2019 Subaru Ascent or 2019 Subaru Forester?

Many of the same technology features are available on both the 2019 Subaru Ascent and 2019 Subaru Forester. For instance, they both come standard with STARLINK™ infotainment, touchscreen displays and smartphone connectivity through Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto®.

That said, there are some differences. Single-zone climate control comes standard on the Forester, while the Ascent provides tri-zone automatic climate control as standard. And for charging up devices like laptops, only the 2019 Subaru Ascent is available with a 120-volt, wall-style power outlet.

2019 Subaru Ascent vs 2019 Subaru Forester Feature Comparison

Performance & Safety - 2019 Subaru Ascent or 2019 Subaru Forester?

The 2019 Subaru Ascent comes standard with the same all-terrain technology that makes the Outback a perennial favorite among outdoorsmen and adventurers of all stripes. Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive is further enhanced by X-MODE® low-friction surface technology and Hill Descent Control on every 2019 Subaru Ascent. X-MODE® and Hill Descent Control are only available on premium 2019 Forester trim levels.

But when it comes to safety, neither of these vehicles cuts any corners. They come standard with Subaru EyeSight® driver assistance. EyeSight® enables crash avoidance features like pre-collision automatic braking, adaptive cruise control and lane keeping assist.

To keep you alert and focused on grueling road trips, only the 2019 Subaru Forester is available with the DriverFocus Distraction Mitigation System.

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The 2019 Subaru Lineup Has Arrived in our Inventory at Byers Airport Subaru in Columbus

Since 1897, the Byers family has been serving the transportation needs of the people of Columbus - even before the age of the automobile. In 1957, we began selling Subaru. The brand grew to dominate the all-wheel drive market since then, and today we're proud to represent the most capable, durable and reliable line of vehicles in the nation. In fact, 97% of Subaru vehicles sold in the past 10 years are still on the road! That's how you know a Subaru is built to last. Find yours for less at Byers Airport Subaru. We look forward to showing you a better dealership experience at 401 North Hamilton Road, Columbus, OH 43213.

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