Midsize SUV Comparison in the Seattle Area | 2019 Subaru Ascent vs 2018 Ford Explorer

2019 Subaru Ascent vs 2018 Ford Explorer Comparison Details in Seattle, WA

As you shop for your next new three-row midsize SUV, you'll likely first be interested in the price. Here, the all-new 2019 Subaru Ascent comes with a starting MSRP that's slightly more affordable than that of the new 2018 Ford Explorer. What's more, you'll find that the new Subaru Ascent comes standard with a host of features, equipment, and technology that offer a significant advantage over the competition from Ford. Find out more in the following Subaru comparison information.

2019 Subaru Ascent Interior Features

Interior Comparison | 2019 Subaru Ascent vs 2018 Ford Explorer

The new 2018 Ford Explorer may have larger overall exterior dimensions, but that doesn't' translate to greater room inside. The new 2019 Subaru Ascent offers more maximum rear cargo space with the rear seats folded down. You and your loved ones will also find more passenger space inside the new Subaru Ascent. In fact, if you're looking for an efficient vehicle to carry up to eight passengers in, the new Subaru Ascent is the only way to go since the 2018 Ford Explorer can only carry up to seven passengers.

To ensure everyone's comfort, every new 2019 Subaru Ascent comes standard with automatic tri-zone climate control. The more expensive Ford Explorer starts out with manual climate control and only one zone in the front with another for the back. What's more, even the entry-level Subaru Ascent model is available with impressive features like a built-in garage door transmitter, auto-dimming rear view mirror, and remote engine start. All of these and more will cost extra as additional upgrades on higher trim level Ford Explorer models.


2019 Subaru Ascent Interior Details

Is there a Difference in the Technology of the 2019 Subaru Ascent and the 2018 Ford Explorer?

Each of these midsize SUV models come with advanced technology including a modern infotainment system and more. However, you'll have to upgrade the 2018 Ford Explorer to enjoy the convenience of a touchscreen. What's more, every new Subaru Ascent comes standard with adaptive cruise control that automatically adjusts based on the flow of traffic in front of you. This technology is available on the new 2018 Ford Explorer, but only as a costly upgrade. To ensure every passenger can keep their devices charged up, the new Subaru Ascent is available with dual USB ports at every row. You won't find that on the new Ford Explorer.


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2019 Subaru Ascent Performance

Compare the Performance of the 2019 Subaru Ascent & 2018 Ford Explorer

If you only look at the horsepower, it may appear that the new 2018 Ford Explorer has a slight performance advantage. Though, a closer look reveals that the all-new 2019 Subaru Ascent offers a host of performance advantages, including more torque. What this means is that the Subaru will likely feel more responsive off the line, and that's just the beginning.

Every new Subaru Ascent comes standard with the renowned traction of Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive. The price goes up on the already more expensive 2018 Ford Explorer when 4-wheel drive is added. Aside from standard all-wheel drive, the new midsize SUV from Subaru also comes standard with paddle shifters, a turbocharged engine, and better fuel economy than the Ford Explorer.


2019 Subaru Ascent Safety Technology

2019 Subaru Ascent vs 2018 Ford Explorer: Safety

Safety is a top priority on today's unpredictable roads no matter who's in the vehicle with you. We're pleased to find that the all-new 2019 Subaru Ascent and the 2018 Ford Explorer are recognized as safe thanks to the modern features we expect like airbags, crumple zones, and 4-wheel disc brakes. However, safety is not something where 'good enough' is sufficient. We already mentioned the standard Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive system that makes the drive in every new Subaru Ascent safer no matter what the road conditions are, and that's just the beginning.

Exciting features like steering responsive LED headlights, reverse automatic braking, and more make the all-new 2019 Subaru Ascent much safer than the 2018 Ford Explorer, which earned poor crash safety ratings from independent industry experts.


2019 Subaru Ascent Driver Assist

Compare Driver Assist Technology | 2019 Subaru Ascent vs 2018 Ford Explorer

This is another area where the value of the all-new 2019 Subaru Ascent clearly stands above the 2018 Ford Explorer. That's because every new Subaru Ascent comes standard with the acclaimed EyeSight® technology that includes adaptive cruise control, pre-collision braking, and lane keep assist. Similar features are available on the midsize SUV from Ford, but only as upgrades available on expensive top-of-the-line models. Additionally, you can get a new Subaru Ascent equipped with LED steering responsive headlights, reverse automatic braking, and other features that aren't available on any 2018 Ford Explorer model.


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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.

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