It is difficult to distinguish between necessity and necessity, especially when it comes to cars. Subaru has spent decades convincing buyers who want not only four-wheel drive, plastic body lining and extra height, but also that they need these features. Of course, they are not necessary for everyday work, but what if one day I wanted to take a spontaneous journey through the desert in the middle of a snowstorm? The company wants you to believe you need a Subaru.
Three-row SUVs play a similar game. The minivan can have the space and practicality that families need, but who wants to be seen in one of them? Substitute minivans, like the new Subaru Ascent 2019, seem to pack many (but not all) of this versatility into a much more desirable finish.
This half-way mission may seem contradictory to the character that has won so many loyal buyers from Subaru, but Ascent also aims to please these people. First of all, it seems subtly like Subaru; It’s hard not to see Ascenta as OutInflated Outback. The project team played on this safe, which is difficult to sustain when the brand records US sales records almost every month.
Ascent is also a clean subaru under the skin, straddling the company’s global modular platform, which is the base of Impreza and Crosstrek (and eventually spread across the lineup). Although there are some difficult points in common with the smaller Subies, the platform is dramatically expanded and extended for this application. Subaru proudly announces Ascent as its biggest vehicle in history, but the average size of this class is 196.8 inches, 71.6 inches and 76.0 inches wide.
Ascent new turbo engine with a 2.4-liter engine displacement with 260 horsepower and a torque of 277 pounds is another example of Subaru’s efforts to maintain its essential characteristics, eliminating some of its characteristic weaknesses that could disable the new converters. Like other Subaru engines, it is a horizontal or “boxer” system, a type of engine that has long equipped the Subara with a gravel, an unpleasant sound and a lack of precision. Salita engine produces undeniable impact boxer, but is insulated well enough to keep the excess vibration distance and prevent inconvenient rakietowi.
Continuously variable automatic transmission ascent, a new unit designed for high torque applications, perfectly combined with this engine. This is one of the few CVTs we have tried to perform convincingly simulated changes during acceleration, alleviating a painful feeling that could exaggerate the lack of refinement of boxer engines in other Subies. The gearbox also perfectly integrates the torque curve of the engine, effectively maintaining the turbo in boiling and reacting Ascent and strong when passing or connecting. As is typical of most of Subaru with an automatic transmission, Ascent has a stepped accelerator, which can make it difficult to move around the city freely, but the turbo delay is minimal.
Of course, there are many factors to consider for three rows of SUV buyers that go beyond this type of intangible asset. Subaru plays professionally in numbers, making the Ascent class competitive in almost every objective way. Its estimated EPA consumption, amounting to 22 or 23 mpg together (and heavier Touring’s heavier models are rated slightly lower than the standard and premium channels) are at the forefront of this class. It gives up to 5,000 pounds. Various active safety features, such as automatic emergency braking and belt warning, are standard on all versions of the equipment. It can be equipped with up to eight USB ports, with optional charging ports also for third-order passengers. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are standard on all models. There are 19 containers for drinks on board. There is no built-in entertainment system for the rear seats, but Subaru will sell a pair of iPads with Bluetooth headphones at a reasonable price of $ 970.