2019 Subaru Ascent vs 2019 Toyota 4Runner 3-Row SUV Comparison Information in Seattle, WA

The all-new 2019 Subaru Ascent is here, and it's already getting plenty of accolades. Its spacious interior combines with legendary Subaru quality, making a perfect family SUV. Of course, it goes up against competitors like the 2019 Toyota 4Runner. However, when you compare the two, you'll see that Subaru gives you more for your money. What's more, it has a starting MSRP that's over $3,000 lower than that of the Toyota 4Runner. Once you've seen how these two SUVs compare, look through our new Subaru Ascent inventory to find the one that's just right for you.

2019 Subaru Ascent Interior

Subaru Ascent vs Toyota 4Runner: Interior

The 2019 Subaru Ascent comes ready for your family. Its three standard rows of seating can fit up to eight people, though you can exchange the second-row bench seats for captain's chairs (which brings the capacity down to seven). Seven passengers is the most that the Toyota 4Runner can carry, but you'll have to pay more for even that. The third row is an optional upgrade; if you buy a standard, no-frills 2019 Toyota 4Runner, you'll only get two rows of seating for up to five occupants.

Whichever one you choose, you'll find that the Subaru gives you and your passengers more room to enjoy the ride. The two-row Toyota 4Runner has 97.3 cubic feet of passenger volume, while the three-row version has 128 cubic feet. Every 2019 Subaru Ascent has 153.5 cubic feet of standard passenger volume.


2019 Subaru Ascent Comfort and Technology

Subaru Ascent vs Toyota 4Runner: Comfort and Tech

Of course, comfort extends beyond just space--and Subaru knows this. Take a look at the air conditioning, for example. Every 2019 Subaru Ascent comes with tri-zone automatic climate control, so that all of your passengers can stay cool or warm enough. The 2019 Toyota 4Runner, on the other hand, comes standard with regular air conditioning. If you pay for an upgrade, you can get dual-zone automatic climate control, but even that doesn't provide the same level of comfort.

The 2019 Subaru Ascent makes it easy for you to stay connected, thanks to standard Apple CarPlay™ and Android™ Auto. The 2019 Toyota 4Runner lacks these features--on any trim level.


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2019 Subaru Ascent Performance

Subaru Ascent vs Toyota 4Runner: Performance

When you look at the power that these SUVs put out, you'll find that it's impressively similar. The Subaru Ascent generates 260 horsepower and 277 pound-feet of torque, while the Toyota 4Runner puts out 270 horsepower and 278 pound-feet of torque. As similar as these might seem, you'll notice a difference once you get behind the wheel. That's because the Subaru Ascent comes with a six-cylinder BOXER® engine, which gives it a low center of gravity, great balance, and exceptional handling. The Toyota 4Runner, on the other hand, has a V6.

What's more, the Subaru Ascent is better equipped to handle all kinds of off-road adventures. That's because it comes standard with Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive, the powerful AWD system Subaru is known for. It's true that you can upgrade the Toyota 4Runner to include 4WD; however, it comes standard with rear-wheel drive. Upgrading to 4WD would cost you more--and the Toyota 4Runner is already much more expensive than the Subaru Ascent.


2019 Subaru Ascent Safety

Subaru Ascent vs Toyota 4Runner: Safety

The standard AWD system does more than just make the Subaru Ascent more capable than the standard Toyota 4Runner. It also makes it safer. After all, we deal with slick roads in the Pacific Northwest, and the AWD system helps the Subaru Ascent keep exceptional traction.

This is just one of the many ways that the Subaru is safer--but you don't have to take our word for it. The 2019 Subaru Ascent earned a perfect five-star overall safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, and it was awarded the 2019 Top Safety Pick+ award by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. The Toyota 4Runner didn't fare nearly as well. It earned only a four-star overall safety rating from NHTSA, and didn't receive any IIHS safety awards at all.


2019 Subaru Ascent Driver Assist

Subaru Ascent vs Toyota 4Runner: Driver Assist Technology

Subaru takes your family's safety very seriously, and this is clear with the Subaru Ascent. No matter which trim level you choose, you'll get the exceptional protection of EyeSight® Driver Assist Technology, which combines Adaptive Cruise Control, Pre-collision Braking, Lane Departure and Sway Warning, and Lane Keep Assist. These are features that you won't find on any 2019 Toyota 4Runner.

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Subaru: The Perfect Vehicle for the Pacific Northwest

You've probably noticed a lot of Subaru cars and SUVs driving around Washington--and there's good reason for that! The Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive that comes standard on most Subaru models gives them extra traction for handling slick, wet roads. And with amazing longevity (97% of Subaru models sold within the past decade are still on the road today) and remarkable quality, your Subaru will last you for years to come.

Subaru is a company that cares about communities and the environment--and so are we. Carter has been providing a hassle-free buying experience for over 42 years, and we're committed to giving you the best possible service. We received the 2019 Subaru Love Promise Customer and Community Commitment Award, and we reduce our carbon footprint through our work with the Mountains to Sound Greenway. We have a great selection of new Subaru models available, and our regularly updated special offers help you save even more. We look forward to seeing you at Carter Subaru Ballard, serving Bellevue and Kirkland from our location at 5201 Leary Ave. NW, Seattle, WA 98107.