2019 Subaru Ascent vs 2018 Dodge Durango Model Comparison Information in Redwood City, CA

We invite you to experience the all-new 2019 Subaru Ascent at Carlsen Subaru! It's the latest and greatest model from Subaru, all-new for 2019 and featuring three rows of seats and the largest passenger cabin ever found in a Subaru. And that's just the beginning of what makes this such a remarkable SUV! You can learn a lot more about this vehicle right here - but how does it stack up to the competition?

To find out, we're putting the 2018 Dodge Durango head-to-head against the new Subaru Ascent in this comparison below. We'll show you which SUV is the best value for you by comparing them both in areas like safety, technology and comfort. Discover below which model is the best fit for you and your family!

Compare 2019 Subaru Ascent VS 2018 Dodge Durango Interior Styling Differences

Which SUV has the Most Comfortable Interior - 2019 Subaru Ascent or 2018 Dodge Durango?

With comfortable seating for up to eight occupants, the 2019 Subaru Ascent is big enough for your whole crew - and with just seven seats available, the 2018 Dodge Durango may not be.

Beyond greater seating capacity, the interior of the 2019 Subaru Ascent offers some premium touches you can't find on any 2018 Dodge Durango, including wood grain-patterned interior trim pieces. A panoramic sunroof is also available on the Subaru Ascent, providing an open-air feel for all three rows. The Dodge Durango offers only a standard sunroof above the front seats.


Compare 2019 Subaru Ascent VS 2018 Dodge Durango Technology Benefits

Which SUV has the Best Infotainment - 2019 Subaru Ascent or 2018 Dodge Durango?

When it comes to infotainment technology, both these SUVs begin with large, touchscreen displays and smartphone connectivity through Android Auto® and Apple CarPlay®. However, here again it's in the available upgrades that the 2019 Subaru Ascent sets itself apart. It's available with a Harman Kardon QuantumLogic Surround Sound premium audio upgrade, complete with 14 speakers and a 792-watt-equivalent GreenEdge® amplifier. That system is far better than the available premium audio system on the Dodge Durango, which brings just 10 speakers and 506 watts of power.

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Compare Performance Advantages Of The 2019 Subaru Ascent VS 2018 Dodge Durango

Which SUV Is the Most Efficient - 2019 Subaru Ascent or 2018 Dodge Durango?

When equipped with all-wheel drive, the 2018 Dodge Durango achieves just 18 MPG in the city, thanks to a thirsty V6 standard engine. By contrast, the 2019 Subaru Ascent is motivated by a turbocharged four cylinder, which means it can achieve up to 21 city MPG. And, of course, Symmetrical all-wheel drive comes totally standard on every Subaru Ascent.

Beyond fuel economy, the turbocharged BOXER® engine in the Subaru Ascent has performance advantages of its own! Compared to the base Dodge Durango, the 2019 Subaru Ascent makes an additional 17 lb/ft of torque. It even achieves peak torque earlier in the rev range, making the Subaru Ascent feel remarkably quick off the line compared to the entry-level Dodge Durango.


Compare 2019 Subaru Ascent VS 2018 Dodge Durango Safety Benefits

Which SUV Provides More Safety Features - 2019 Subaru Ascent or 2018 Dodge Durango?

They say seeing is believing, which is why we believe the 2019 Subaru Ascent is even safer than the Dodge Durango. For one, the entry level Dodge Durango lacks LED daytime running maps, which the Subaru Ascent provides standard on every model. These important lights make it easier to be seen in low visibility conditions.

What's more, the 2019 Subaru Ascent is available with steering-adaptive headlights. These advanced headlights pivot as you steer, to better illuminate the curving road ahead. That's another safety lighting feature you won't find on any 2018 Dodge Durango.


Compare 2019 Subaru Ascent Driver Assistance Advantages VS 2018 Dodge Durango

Which SUV Provides Superior Driver Assistance - 2019 Subaru Ascent or 2018 Dodge Durango?

Both these SUVs are available with all the advanced driver assistance features you expect from a modern vehicle today. The key difference between them? The Subaru EyeSight® suite of driver assistance features is totally standard on the 2019 Subaru Ascent! That suite provides lane keeping assist, forward emergency braking and adaptive cruise control. None of those features are standard on the 2018 Dodge Durango.

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Did you know that 97% of Subaru models purchased in the last 10 years are still on the road, delighting their current owners to this day? It just goes to show how tough a new car or SUV from Subaru truly is - nothing else comes close. When you're looking to invest in a new car, choose the one that'll be with you for years and miles to come.

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