2019 Subaru Ascent vs 2019 Subaru Outback Comparison Information in Seattle, WA

They might look similar from a distance, but the all-new 2019 Subaru Ascent three-row family SUV and the 2019 Subaru Outback two-row all-terrain wagon have a number of key differences besides mere seating capacity. But it's what they have in common that matters most: They're both built by Subaru. That means they're both built to last; built to take on everything between your driveway and the road less traveled; built to protect the things that matter most in life.

Explore the differences and similarities between these popular Subaru models below!

2019 Subaru Ascent vs 2019 Subaru Outback Exterior

Dimensions: 2019 Subaru Ascent or 2019 Subaru Outback?

Since it's a three-row SUV, it's not hard to see that the 2019 Subaru Ascent is much larger than the 2019 Subaru Outback -- though they do share a number of exterior styling cues.

On the inside, you'll find seven or eight seats are standard on the Subaru Ascent. Behind the third row, 17.8 cubic feet of storage area provides convenient storage even when hauling the whole family. The smaller Subaru Outback gets a bigger standard cargo area: 35.5 cubic feet. That said, when you fold the rear row of the Subaru Ascent into the floor, you're still left with four or five seats and 47.5 cubic feet of storage. So, the question is: How much Subaru do you require? Don't forget, both models come standard with roof rails for expandable cargo capabilities.

Features: 2019 Subaru Ascent or 2019 Subaru Outback?

When it comes to standard features, both these SUVs are more similar than they are different. Size is the primary differentiator, as they both come standard with aluminium alloy wheels, dual front USB charging ports and Subaru STARLINK™ infotainment -- including smartphone connectivity through Apple CarPlay™ and Android™ Auto.

There are, however, a few unique features to the 2019 Subaru Ascent. The Subaru Ascent comes standard with tri-zone automatic climate control; the Subaru Outback provides manual climate control standard, and can be upgraded to dual-zone climate control.

And finally, only the 2019 Subaru Ascent can be equipped with a 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot for even greater mobile connectivity.

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2019 Subaru Ascent vs 2019 Subaru Outback Interior

Performance: 2019 Subaru Ascent or 2019 Subaru Outback?

The 2019 Subaru Ascent has only one engine option available: an efficient, turbocharged four-cylinder BOXER® engine. That means, even despite its large size, it provides effective acceleration for merging and passing maneuvers while achieving an impressive 27 highway MPG.

By contrast, the 2019 Subaru Outback lets you choose between two engines: an efficient four-cylinder engine that'll achieve an outstanding 32 highway MPG, or a sporty six-cylinder engine upgrade! That engine puts out 256 horsepower -- nearly as much as the Subaru Ascent, in a vehicle that weighs nearly 1,000 pounds less. Select the 3.6L six-cylinder engine for a feeling of quickness on the roads and extra tenacity when venturing off-road.

Safety: 2019 Subaru Ascent or 2019 Subaru Outback?

Once again, both these vehicles have a lot in common -- in this case, award-winning safety! The 2019 Subaru Ascent won the highest safety honor from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety: 2018 Top Safety Pick+! The 2018 Subaru Outback also won this award, and the 2019 Subaru Outback is identical to the previous model year in terms of safety engineering (IIHS testing has not yet been completed on the 2019 model). No matter which SUV is a better fit for your family, you can trust that you're protected by standard Subaru EyeSight® driver assistance and Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive.

2019 Subaru Ascent vs 2019 Subaru Outback Feature Comparison

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