Come See the 2019 Subaru Forester and Ascent and Compare

At Subaru Superstore of Surprise, drivers are able to find the right fit for their lifestyle thanks to the amount of choices in the new Subaru lineup. When it comes to the SUVs we have here in our showroom, there are standouts like the 2019 Forester, and the all-new Subaru Ascent. For many people, they want to understand the differences between each model, and figure out which choice is right for them. That's why we've taken the time to highlight similarities and differences, so you can see which direction you'd like to take!

Versatile Interiors at Different Sizes

When it comes to comparing these vehicles side-by-side, the 2019 Ascent is a bigger model. It seats seven thanks to three rows of seating, while the 2019 Forester is smaller than the Ascent, but comfortably seats five. That's a major difference, and it comes down to what you prefer. If you're in need of a vehicle to transport more than five people or want the added size and space, the Ascent makes plenty of sense. If you're looking for a smaller SUV, the Forester does the job.

Each one provides you with ample room, as you'll be able to get supplies in from small items to bigger items. On the Ascent, there's 17.8 cubic feet in the cargo area when you have all three rows of seating up. If you fold down the third row you'll be up to 47.5 cubic feet of space, while you'll get 86.5 cubic feet of room with all three rows folded down. On the 2019 Forester, there's 35.4 cubic feet of space behind the rear seats, and you can jump up to 76.1 cubic feet of space if you fold down the rear seats. Needless to say, each one provides the space you need, a versatile attribute drivers look for in their SUVs.


Every Subaru vehicle comes with three key performance features: a BOXER® engine for a smooth ride, Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive for quality grip of the road at all times, and 8.7-inches of ground clearance that elevates you over rocky terrain and more. That's what you're going to find on both the 2019 Ascent and Forester, and it's why the Subaru lineup remains appealing to drivers everywhere.

There are differences in the size of each engine, however. The Forester boasts a standard 2.5-liter four-cylinder with 182 horsepower, along with 26 miles per gallon in the city, and 33 miles per gallon on the highway. The Ascent is equally as potent with a 2.4-liter turbocharged engine that produces 260-horsepower and up to 21 miles per gallon in the city and 27 miles per gallon on the highway. You're also going to find optional features like paddle shifters available on each model for added responsiveness depending on the one you choose.

Safety and Technology

There's a reason plenty of people gravitate toward Subaru vehicles, and among them is safety. You'll know that's the case with the level of features that are found on both the Ascent and the Forester. Each now provides Subaru EyeSight® Driver Assist Technology standard across all models, which means the likes of pre-collision braking, lane keep assist, and adaptive cruise control are all onboard to keep you safe as you drive through the area. With this feature, Subaru has garnered high praise from the likes of IIHS and the NHTSA, earning their highest safety honors. Additionally, you'll find features like blind spot detection, reverse automatic braking, rear cross-traffic alert, and LED steering-responsive headlights onboard, too. There's also Subaru DriverFocus® which will place important information in front of you that's easy to see as you drive so you keep your eyes on the road.

Technology is covered with standard Subaru STARLINK®, which provides Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ functionality onboard to let you call, text, navigate, and stream music via your smartphone and its interface on the go with the touch display.

Stop in to Our Showroom to Learn More about the 2019 Ascent and Forester

If you're interested in finding out more about the Ascent and the Forester, feel free to stop in or contact us online as we'd be happy to provide you with all the details you need, answer any questions you might have, and arrange a test drive today.

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