2019 Subaru Ascent vs 2018 Chevrolet Traverse Comparison Features in Seattle, WA

How Does the 2019 Subaru Ascent Compare to the 2018 Chevy Traverse in the Seattle Area?

Even if your family doesn't fill every seat of a midsize three-row SUV, a little extra room for young siblings can make a huge difference. This is just one among a long list of reasons that the midsize SUV has become such a popular segment. Of course, this popularity means that every car maker is getting in on the game, and Subaru just changed the rules by introducing the all-new 2019 Subaru Ascent. This impressive sport utility vehicle is the largest yet from the renowned engineers at Subaru, and it comes with everything that makes the brand great. How does the new Subaru Ascent stand up when compared to competition like the 2018 Chevrolet Traverse? Get an idea in the following Subaru comparison research before visiting your local authorized Subaru dealer for a firsthand experience.

2019 Subaru Ascent Interior & Exterior Technology

Interior Comparison Between the 2019 Subaru Ascent & the 2018 Chevrolet Traverse

Inside each of these midsize SUVs, you'll find three rows of comfortable seating. However, there are significant differences to be aware of. Features that are often taken for granted like keyless entry and express up windows are all standard on every new 2019 Subaru Ascent. However, these are among the long list of features that will cost more as upgrades on the new 2018 Chevy Traverse.

You'll also find 19 cup and bottle holders in the new 2019 Subaru Ascent, which is significantly more than the Chevy Traverse. When it comes to ensuring everyone enjoys a comfortable journey, the Subaru Ascent comes standard with 3-zone automatic climate control. That's one more thing that will cost extra as an upgrade on a new 2018 Chevrolet Traverse.


2019 Subaru Ascent Driver Assist

Technology Comparison Between the 2019 Subaru Ascent & the 2018 Chevy Traverse

The advanced technology found in modern vehicles is truly impressive, and this is especially true for the all-new 2019 Subaru Ascent and the 2018 Chevrolet Traverse. They both offer intuitive touchscreen infotainment systems, available wi-fi connection for multiple devices, and available emergency response telematics. However, you'll likely find yourself spending more on the Chevy Traverse once you equip it with enough options to equal the entry-level Subaru Ascent.

For instance, you can find dual USB ports at every row in the new Subaru Ascent, but not the Chevrolet Traverse. What's more, every new 2019 Subaru Ascent comes standard with advanced adaptive cruise control, which is another option that will cost more on a higher trim level of the new Chevy Traverse.

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2019 Subaru Ascent Performance

2019 Subaru Ascent vs 2018 Chevrolet Traverse Performance Comparison

When it comes to the performance of your next midsize SUV, there's a lot more to consider than power and fuel economy. Of course, these are important, and the new turbocharged BOXER® engine found under the hood of every new Subaru Ascent will provide noticeably better fuel economy in the city and similar highway fuel mileage as the Chevy Traverse. Granted, the 2018 Chevrolet Traverse does offer a slight horsepower advantage on paper, but you'll find more torque from the 2019 Subaru Ascent. That means you're not likely to notice much, if any, advantage behind the wheel.

Perhaps the most substantial difference in performance between these two midsize SUVs is that the Subaru Ascent comes standard with the renowned traction of Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive. You can spend more to get a Chevy Traverse equipped with their version of all-wheel drive, but you'll find that even that falls short of the legendary capability of the Subaru Ascent. When you stop by your local authorized Subaru dealer, ask them about the advantages that come with the flat Subaru BOXER® engine.


2019 Subaru Ascent Safety

Safety Comparison: 2019 Subaru Ascent vs 2018 Chevrolet Traverse

Safety is just as important for the daily drive to work as it is for the weekend family trips to grandma's house. Fortunately, advanced engineering and technology makes the 2019 Subaru Ascent and the 2018 Chevrolet Traverse much safer than vehicles of previous generations. But which new midsize SUV is safer? Year after year, virtually every Subaru model has earned high praise for safety from independent industry experts, and there's no doubt that the all-new Subaru Ascent will continue this trend.

The new 2018 Chevrolet Traverse, on the other hand, seems to fall a bit short of such segment leading safety. It only earned a 4-star safety rating for frontal crash safety from government testing. Naturally, the standard Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive system makes every new 2019 Subaru Ascent safer than the standard front-wheel drive Chevy Traverse. Then, there's the standard driver assistance technology to consider.


2019 Subaru Ascent Safety Features

2019 Subaru Ascent vs 2018 Chevrolet Traverse Driver Assistance Comparison

Today, a safe vehicle often means more than the standard crumple zones, seatbelts, advanced airbags, and disc brakes. You'll find all of this and more as standard equipment on the new 2019 Subaru Ascent and the 2018 Chevrolet Traverse. However, it's the standard Subaru EyeSight® driver assist technology in every all-new Subaru Ascent that truly sets it apart from the 2018 Chevy Traverse. In every new 3-row SUV from Subaru, this technology includes the adaptive cruise control we mentioned earlier along with pre-collision braking, lane change alert, and more. Similar features can be found on a new 2018 Chevrolet Traverse, but only at the top of the lineup where models are much more expensive.

What you won't find on any Chevrolet Traverse are features like reverse automatic braking, LED steering responsive headlights, or a windshield wiper de-icer. All of these and more are available on the all-new 2019 Subaru Ascent

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What Else Can You Expect from a New Subaru in the Greater Seattle Area?

Subaru continues to be among the fastest-growing names in the business. It all started with the confidence that Subaru models earned in rugged climates and terrains like those around the Puget Sound. Today, the Subaru lineup boasts a long list of prestigious safety awards as well as top recognition from authorities like Kelley Blue Book, the Automotive Lease Guide, and Forbes. In fact, over the past decade, Subaru has offered the best-selling all-wheel drive vehicles in the nation. When the time comes to discover more of the advantages that come with driving a Subaru, come see us at Carter Subaru Ballard where we proudly serve West Seattle and Bellevue.