Competitor Comparison: 2019 Subaru Ascent vs 2018 Toyota Highlander

We all love the 2019 Subaru Ascent here at Gillman Subaru San Antonio. Driving around the San Antonio and Selma, TX area is a breeze in this fantastic three-row SUV. As your local Subaru dealer, we’re obviously fans of this vehicle but to help prospective buyers get the best information, we want you to know why we love it.

We’re comparing the 2019 Subaru Ascent to the 2018 Toyota Highlander to see how they stack up and give you, the driver, more information. 

Drivers often want to know how powerful a car is. When comparing these models, the Toyota Highlander offers more horsepower, but the Subaru Ascent easily keeps up when it comes to acceleration. The 2019 Subaru Ascent provides a 2.4-liter turbo flat-4 engine that puts out 260 horsepower and 277 lb-ft of torque. While the Toyota Highlander offers a bigger 3.5-liter V6 engine that puts out 280 horsepower, it only offers 262 lb-ft of torque. The increased torque found in the Subaru Ascent is the result of its unique engine layout and continuously variable transmission. 

The Subaru Ascent has a leg up on the Toyota Highlander in other areas like fuel economy drive systems. The Subaru model offers standard all-wheel drive while only certain trims on the Toyota model do. Moreover, the Subaru Ascent typically gets better gas mileage. 

When it comes to packing in the whole family and still having space for all your stuff, the 2019 Subaru Ascent is the winner. It offers 47.5 cubic feet of space with all the seats in place and 86.5 cubic feet total. When it comes to safety, the Subaru Ascent also offers the extensive Subaru EyeSight safety suite.

Obviously, we have a preference as your Selma, TX Subaru dealer. However, we would be remiss if we didn’t offer you the facts. At Gillman Subaru San Antonio, we feel confident that the 2019 Subaru Ascent is the better option and invite you to find out for yourself. Visit us today and take a test drive.
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