2020 Subaru Ascent vs 2020 Toyota Highlander near Detroit MI

View Inventory2020 Subaru Ascent vs 2020 Toyota Highlander near Detroit MI

Vehicle Overview

Are you considering a three-row SUV as your next vehicle? Then, you probably have the 2020 Subaru Ascent and the 2020 Toyota Highlander on your short list. These are among the most popular options in the class, and the 2020 models look to continue that success. The Ascent was just introduced as a nameplate for the 2019 model year, so the 2020 model arrives at Glassman Subaru serving Southfield Detroit Michigan with refinements rather than major changes, such as power-folding side mirrors and a reminder alert system for the rear seat. The Highlander, on the other hand, is redesigned for 2020, so let's see how these vehicles stack up in our 2020 Subaru Ascent vs 2020 Toyota Highlander comparison.

Detroit MI - 2020 Subaru Ascent's Overview

Exterior - 2020 Subaru Ascent

The wheelbase of the Ascent is 113.8 inches, and the overall length is 196.8 inches. That makes it a bit longer than the redesigned 2020 Toyota Highlander, which has a 112.2-inch wheelbase and measures 194.9 inches overall. The Ascent is also a bit taller-71.6 versus 68.1 inches-which aids with stability. Subaru offers wheel sizes ranging from 16 to 20 inches, and Toyota offers 18 to 20 inches.

Detroit MI - 2020 Subaru Ascent's Exterior

Interior - 2020 Subaru Ascent near Detroit MI

The Highlander and the 2020 Subaru Ascent both have three rows and can sit either eight or seven passengers depending on which seating configuration you choose. The Ascent does provide greater passenger comfort due to more roominess: 153.5 versus 139.1 cubic feet of passenger volume. The Ascent also excels when it comes to cargo volume. It offers 17.8, 47.5 and 86.5 cubic feet behind the third, second and first row, respectively, and the Highlander gives you 16.0, 48.4 and 84.3.

Detroit MI - 2020 Subaru Ascent's Interior

Mechanical - Subaru Ascent specs near Detroit

As is the case with most Subaru vehicles, the Ascent is an all-wheel drive vehicle, which assists with driving conditions one is apt to encounter in Detroit and the surrounding areas. Toyota has opted to keep the Highlander front-wheel drive standard and offer all-wheel drive as an option. Both automakers offer just a single engine and transmission. Subaru has opted for a 2.4-liter four-cylinder and a CVT while Toyota has opted for a 3.5-liter V6 and an eight-speed automatic.

Detroit MI - 2020 Subaru Ascent's Mechanical
Technology - Subaru Ascent specs near Detroit MI

Both vehicles stack up well against each other and with the segment at large when it comes to tech due to the suites of driver aids that are included standard. This is the EyeSight suite for the Ascent and the Safety Sense 2.0 suite for the Highlander. The base packages are similar and offer comparable options. Both automakers also include robust infotainment systems that feature touchscreens, rearview cameras, smartphone integration and so forth.

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Glassman Subaru is your local Subaru dealer serving Southfield Detroit Michigan, and we have information available that goes far beyond this 2020 Subaru Ascent vs 2020 Toyota Highlander comparison. We encourage you to visit us at your convenience to test-drive the Ascent. If you can't make it just yet, call us or visit our website. You can shop our inventory online, and we provide personalized quotes, auto loan assistance, details about specials and more via live chat and email.

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