2020 Subaru Ascent
The biggest Subaru ever.

Starting at
$31,995 MSRP[1]
27/21 MPG Up to[2]

Ascent 360°

  • Crystal White Pearl
  • Abyss Blue Pearl
  • Cinnamon Brown Pearl
  • Crimson Red Pearl
  • Crystal Black Silica
  • Ice Silver Metallic
  • Magnetite Gray Metallic
  • Tungsten Metallic

The 2020 Ascent radiates bold, eye-catching style from every angle — inside and out. Ascent Touring shown with accessory equipment.

2020 Ascent Models


Starting at $31,995[1]
  • 27 mpg hwy[4]
  • 8-passenger seating w/second-row bench seat
  • Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive w/X-MODE®
  • Standard EyeSight® Driver Assist Technology
  • SUBARU STARLINK™ Multimedia with Apple CarPlay™, Android™ Auto and SirusXM® All Access Radio[5]
  • Raised roof rails
  • Three-zone automatic climate control system
  • 18-inch alloy wheels

Ascent Premium

Starting at $34,195[1]
Includes all Ascent features plus:
  • Up to 27 mpg[4]
  • Choice of 8-passenger seating w/second-row bench seat or 7-passenger seating w/dual second-row captain’s chairs
  • SUBARU STARLINK Safety and Security with Automatic Collision Notification[6]
  • Wi-Fi Connectivity
  • All-Weather Package: heated front seats, heated exterior mirrors, and windshield wiper de-icer
  • 5,000 pound maximum towing capacity[3]
  • Blind-Spot Detection and Rear Cross-Traffic Alert[7]

Ascent Limited

Starting at $38,995[1]
Includes all Ascent Premium features plus:
  • Up to 26 mpg[4]
  • Leather-trimmed upholstery
  • 20-inch alloy wheels
  • LED Steering Responsive Headlights
  • Power rear gate with height memory function
  • Keyless Access with Push-Button Start
  • Reverse Automatic Braking[8]

Ascent Touring

Starting at $44,695[1]
Includes all Ascent Limited features plus:
  • Up to 26 mpg[4]
  • Second-row captain's chairs
  • Panoramic power moonroof
  • Exclusive Java Brown leather-trimmed upholstery
  • Heated and ventilated front seats
  • Navigation system powered by TomTom
  • Harman Kardon 792-watt-equivalent 14-speaker premium audio system
In addition to the signature Subaru reliability you get with every model, you also have the added peace of mind of our Subaru warranty. At no additional charge, our basic warranty covers for 3 years or 36,000 miles, whichever comes first, and includes 24-hour roadside assistance. Powertrain warranty is 60 months or 60,000 miles.

An SUV for the long haul

Built to Last

The Ascent is well-built in the U.S.A. for long-lasting quality. And with 97% of Subaru vehicles sold in the last 10 years still on the road today[9], you can count on it being part of your family for all the adventures ahead. That legendary reliability is one reason why Subaru is Kelley Blue Book's Most Trusted Brand for five years running[10].

Standard Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive + up to 27 MPG[2]

Designed for optimal balance and an even distribution of power for maximum traction, standard Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive makes for exceptional stability, impressive efficiency, and a quick response to driving conditions.

The standard direct-injection Turbocharged SUBARU BOXER® engine combines the power of turbocharging and the efficiency of direct injection to deliver 260 horsepower, And with over 500 miles of highway driving range[11], almost any destination is within reach.


8.7 Inches of Ground Clearance and X-MODE®

Conquer rough terrain with 8.7 inches of ground clearance and standard X-MODE, which optimizes the Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive system for maximum traction on slippery surfaces. X-MODE also incorporates Hill Descent Control for stability and confidence when descending more difficult grades.

Standard On: All models


5,000-Pound Towing Capacity[3]

The Ascent offers the most towing capacity of any Subaru vehicle ever, along with an available Class III trailer hitch, 277 lb-ft of torque and a wide selection of racking accessories, you can bring along all the gear you’ll need for all the places you’ll be able to go.

Standard On: Premium, Limited, and Touring


High-Strength Steel Body Structure for a Quiet Ride

The Ascent is built on the Subaru Global Platform using extensive high-strength steel, which provides more rigidity, long-lasting quality, and a quieter cabin. The Ascent platform is designed to provide exceptional crash safety, a quiet interior, and excellent driving feel - now and for years to come.

Standard On: All models

True Family Versatility

Spacious, Comfortable Interior for 7 or 8 Passengers

The Ascent gives you the choice of second-row bench seating for up to eight or available captain's chairs with space for seven. With up to 153.5 cubic feet of passenger volume, extra-wide rear door openings and ample cargo space plus underfloor storage, there’s room for every passenger and all their gear.

Spacious, Comfortable Interior for 7 or 8 Passengers

The Ascent gives you the choice of second-row bench seating for up to eight or available captain's chairs with space for seven. With up to 153.5 cubic feet of passenger volume, extra-wide rear door openings and ample cargo space plus underfloor storage, there’s room for every passenger and all their gear.

Second-Row Captain's Chairs

Second-row captain's chairs are available for extra comfort, easy access to the third row, and space for up to seven.

Available On: Premium and Limited
Standard On: Touring


With a choice of seven- or eight-passenger configurations and seating designed for versatility, the Ascent can adapt to almost any combination of people and up to 86.5 cubic feet of cargo.


Built-in Wi-Fi Hotspot Connectivity and USB Charging

With available Wi-Fi connectivity built right into the Ascent, passengers can stream and share their favorite content online using the 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot [12]. Up to eight USB ports, spread throughout the cabin for easy access, keep all those devices charged and connected [13].

Wi-Fi capability Standard On: Premium, Limited, and Touring
Eight USB ports Available On: Limited, Touring

SUBARU STARLINK® Entertainment Anywhere

The STARLINK Entertainment Anywhere package is available to make every trip in your Ascent even more enjoyable. With iPad®, you and your passengers have endless opportunities to stay connected, engaged, and entertained. Passengers can also utilize the built-in Wi-Fi capability to stream their favorite content or search the web.

This premium entertainment experience is a great value and can be enjoyed in the backseat of your Ascent or wherever else your travels take you.[14]

The kit includes:

  • 2 Apple iPad® 32GB Wi-Fi models
  • 2 Harman Kardon® Bluetooth Headphones
  • 2 OtterBox® Defender Series iPad cases

Available on: All models


19 Cup and Bottle Holders

With 19 cup and bottle holders, everyone's beverage is secure and close at hand.

Standard on: All models


Power Rear Gate

A hands-free Power Rear Gate is available to allow automatic opening even when your arms are full, and for added convenience, a single touch on the gate button lets it close and lock the entire vehicle. The opening height can also be adjusted when clearance is limited.

Available on: Premium

Standard on: Limited and Touring


Panoramic Moonroof

Bring in more fresh air with the available 54-inch power tilt/sliding panoramic moonroof to make the already impressive passenger space feel even more open and bright.

Available on: Premium and Limited

Standard on: Touring


Raised Roof Rails

As one of the only vehicles in its class with standard raised roof rails and offering an extensive line of Thule® racking accessories — from kayak and bike carriers to rooftop containers and more — the flexible Ascent lets you load a wide variety of cargo for all your family's expeditions.

Standard on: All models

Safe and Connected

Standard EyeSight® Driver Assist Technology

EyeSight has been found to reduce the rate of rear-end crashes with injuries by up to 85%.[15]

EyeSight monitors traffic movement, optimizes cruise control, and warns you when you're swaying outside your lane. The Automatic Pre-Collision Braking feature can even apply full braking force and bring you to a complete stop in emergency situations.[16]

Standard on: All models

Learn more about EyeSight


The 2020 Ascent features STARLINK Multimedia with standard Apple CarPlay®, Android Auto. Wireless pairing and hands-free smartphone operation allow for safe and easy connection to your favorite apps and content. Access news, navigation, music, podcasts, and more through available STARLINK apps, such as iHeartRadio®, Yelp and Magellan, and SiriusXM® All Access Radio[5]. Plus, a built-in and voice-activated navigation system powered by TomTom is available, as well as an 8-inch touchscreen.

Learn more about SUBARU STARLINK Multimedia


SUBARU STARLINK Safety and Security

STARLINK Safety and Security[6] offers an array of connected services to help keep you and your Ascent safe whether you're in your vehicle, at your computer, or on your mobile device. Advanced Automatic Collision Notification will alert an operator in the event of an accident. SOS Emergency Assistance can get you roadside help at the push of a button. And there’s even more features for added convenience and peace of mind, including Stolen Vehicle Recovery, Vehicle Alerts, and Remote Services.

Remote Engine Start with Climate Control[18], accessible via your smartphone, ensures your Ascent is ready and comfortable. There's also STARLINK Concierge service for personal assistance with tasks like navigation, restaurant reservations, and scheduling service appointments.

Available On: Premium, Limited, and Touring

Learn more about SUBARU STARLINK Safety and Security

Active Safety for Added Awareness

A suite of active safety features is available on the 2020 Ascent, all working together to keep you and your family safe. The available Blind-Spot Detection[7] system warns you with a visual indicator in each side mirror if it senses a vehicle in your blind spots. Available Rear Cross-Traffic Alert[7] helps warn you of traffic approaching from the side as you are backing up. And with available Reverse Automatic Braking, the Ascent can even stop itself to help avoid objects behind you[8].

Blind Spot Detection and Rear Cross Traffic Alert Standard on: Premium, Limited, Touring
Reverse Automatic Braking Standard on: Limited, Touring
Reverse Automatic Braking Available on: Premium


360 Degrees of Visibility

The available Smart Rear-View Mirror uses a dedicated camera to maintain visibility when the view behind is obstructed, while a standard Rear-Vision Monitor provides extra safety when reversing. And an available 180-Degree Front View Monitor gives the same confidence that your path ahead is safe and clear.

LED Steering Responsive Headlights and High Beam Assist

Get a clearer look around every bend with available LED Steering Responsive Headlights, which actively track in the direction of a turn to enhance visibility. Available High Beam Assist can automatically switch the headlights between the high and low settings when an oncoming vehicle is detected, enhancing safety for both you and other drivers on the road.

Standard On: Limited and Touring

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