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

The legend or the newcomer? The wily veteran or the talented youngster? The 2019 Subaru Outback or the 2019 Subaru Ascent? Each one makes a strong case to be your next family vehicle! But there are some key differences, beyond mere size. Of course, the Subaru Ascent is the all-new three-row SUV with room for up to eight passengers, and the Subaru Outback provides just five seats. But what else sets them apart? Find out below. You'll get all the information you need to select the perfect Subaru for you.

After all, it's what they have in common that truly matters: They're both built by Subaru. That means they're durable, rugged and capable on any terrain, in any weather, no matter where the road takes you.

2019 Subaru Ascent vs 2019 Subaru Outback Exterior Comparison

Performance Differences: 2019 Subaru Ascent or 2019 Subaru Outback?

Outstanding off-road ability comes standard on every 2019 Subaru Outback thanks to 8.7" of ground clearance, standard Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive and X-MODE® low-friction surface technology. But the 2019 Subaru Ascent, despite its size, gets all these features too! Same industry-leading all-wheel drive system. Same ground clearance. Same traction technologies. When you need to get somewhere other crossovers can't reach, either of these impressive SUVs will usher you there in safety and comfort.

Looking to haul a trailer? You may want to consider the Subaru Ascent, which can haul up to 5,000 pounds. The Subaru Outback can only tow 2,700 pounds. Or, if maximum fuel efficiency is your aim, the 2019 Subaru Outback achieves up to 32 highway MPG. The bulkier 2019 Subaru Ascent still earns an impressive 27 MPG on the highway.

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2019 Subaru Ascent vs 2019 Subaru Outback Interior Comparison

Interior Feature Differences: 2019 Subaru Ascent or 2019 Subaru Outback?

Not only is the 2019 Subaru Ascent big enough for the whole family, it brings big, family-friendly features, too. Every Subaru Ascent comes standard with tri-zone climate control, and also offers a built-in 4G LTE Wi-Fi mobile hotspot, a 120-volt, wall-style power outlet and up to eight USB ports and 19 cup and bottle holders. The 2019 Subaru Outback isn't available with these features.

Beyond those key differences, both these SUVs offer impressive infotainment suites. Powered by Subaru STARLINK™, they both feature handsome center console touchscreens for managing the stereo, programming available built-in navigation and managing connected smartphones through Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto®.

2019 Subaru Ascent vs 2019 Subaru Outback Feature Comparison

Value Comparison: 2019 Subaru Ascent or 2019 Subaru Outback

Naturally, the smaller Subaru Outback will cost you less when similarly equipped compared to the all-new Subaru Ascent. At the entry level, the 2019 Subaru Outback starts at a little more than $5,000 less than the 2019 Subaru Ascent. Want leather-trimmed upholstery? 2019 Subaru Ascent models with leather seats start at $6,000 more than 2019 Subaru Outback models.

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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.