2019 Subaru Ascent vs 2018 Ford Explorer Model Comparison Information in Columbus, OH

Compare the 2019 Subaru Ascent to the 2018 Ford Explorer in Redwood City, CA

Not long ago, someone looking for a three-row SUV from Subaru would have been out of luck--but the 2019 Subaru Ascent changes all that. This all-new vehicle gives other vehicles, including the more expensive 2018 Ford Explorer, a run for their money, providing excellent quality. This article looks at the similarities these vehicles share, as well as some key differences.

Compare the 2019 Subaru Ascent Interior Styling

People looking for a three-row SUV tend to value space. The 2018 Ford Explorer may be bigger on the outside, but the interior of the 2019 Subaru Ascent offers greater passenger and cargo volume. Additionally, the Subaru Ascent can seat up to eight people; seven is the most that the 2018 Ford Explorer can manage.

The interior of the 2019 Subaru Ascent also offers higher comfort on even the lowest trim level. For example, tri-zone automatic climate control is standard on the 2019 Subaru Ascent, but an available upgrade only on the 2018 Ford Explorer--despite the fact that the 2018 Ford Explorer has a higher MSRP.

Compare 2019 Subaru Ascent Technology Benefits

Technology has come a long way, and both these vehicles offer some great features. The 2019 Subaru Ascent, however, is dedicated to bringing excellent technology to everyone, regardless of trim level. Second-row USB ports are standard on all Subaru Ascent trim levels, but are available upgrades on the Ford Explorer. Furthermore, features like remote start and an auto-dimming rearview mirror are only available on higher trim levels of the 2018 Ford Explorer, but they're available on every 2019 Subaru Ascent trim.

Furthermore, the 2019 Subaru Ascent offers an available Harman Kardon QuantumLogic Surround Sound audio system with fourteen speakers. A twelve-speaker system is the most you'll get on a 2018 Ford Explorer.

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Compare 2019 Subaru Ascent Performance Advantages

When it comes to pure power, the 2019 Subaru Ascent and the 2018 Ford Explorer are comparable: the Ford Explorer generates a bit more power, while the Subaru Ascent puts out a bit more torque. Though their power output is similar, the 2019 Subaru Ascent gets notably better fuel efficiency than the 2018 Ford Explorer.

The driving experience in the Subaru Ascent is smoother, as well, thanks to the Subaru Global Platform. Furthermore, every new 2019 Subaru Ascent comes with Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive. The Ford Explorer comes standard with front-wheel drive, and four-wheel drive is a costly upgrade.

Compare 2019 Subaru Ascent Safety Features

Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive is more than just a useful performance feature: it also gives the 2019 Subaru Ascent an advantage in safety. From slick roads to gravel paths, this feature provides exceptional traction. This alone gives the 2019 Subaru Ascent an advantage--and the driver assist technology adds even more value.

Compare 2019 Subaru Ascent Driver Assist Technology Advantage

Subaru EyeSight® is a renowned driver assist technology system that combines Lane Keep Assist, Adaptive Cruise Control, Pre-collision Braking, and Lane Departure and Sway Warning. While similar features are available on the 2018 Ford Explorer, you can only find them on higher trim levels. EyeSight® comes standard on every trim level of the all-new 2019 Subaru Ascent!

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