I got my first look at the 2019 Subaru Ascent at the Houston auto show
I got my first look at the 2019 Subaru Ascent at the Houston auto show. This is definitely a much improved replacement for the old Tribeca. One of the first things I did was jump in the backseats in the third row. Trying it out with one of my coworkers, we both are a little stocky in stature. At first I was feeling a little cramped, but eventually I settled in and decided that it was certainly comfortable enough for a short road trip. It is a pleasant improvement over the old Tribeca and I remain happy with the fact that Subaru is not making these grossly large vehicles found from many of the other auto makers. The Ascent will fit in most parking spots and garages of your average home.
The 2019 Subaru Ascent is a handsome looking SUV that is equipped with Subaru’s updated infotainment systems and eyesight technology is standard. What is interesting about the new Ascent is the engine Subaru has decided to go with. Reaching back to their roots and putting a turbo powered 2.4 liter newly designed engine in all the trim levels. No option for a six cylinder. Which makes a lot of sense… smaller blocks, better performance and maintaining a decent fuel economy. This car is certainly powerful enough to move all three rows full of passengers and equipment down the road.
It is nice to see Subaru return to third row vehicle and it is certainly grander than the discontinued Tribeca and not an over burdened sized SUV.