Compare Subaru Ascent to Toyota Highlander in Southfield MI

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Vehicle Overview

Starting at approximately $32,000, the 2020 Subaru Ascent offers robust performance and entry-level luxury. Priced at more than $34,000, the 2020 Toyota Highlander offers good value in all-season performance and daily utility. Featuring three rows of seating, both full-size SUVs roll on a signature all-wheel drive.

Southfield MI - 2020 Subaru Ascent's Overview

Performance - 2020 Subaru Ascent

Having a symmetrical configuration under the hood of the 2020 Subaru Ascent, the 2.4 L BOXER engine delivers up to 277 pound-feet of peak torque when the tachometer reads 2,000 RPM. This intercooled, turbocharged powertrain has four cylinders that oppose each other in horizontal orientations. The proprietary BOXER design has numerous advantages over inline and V-6 configurations. Serving inin Southfield Michigan, Glassman Subaru will also mention that this horizontally opposed engine tows up to 5,000 pounds.

Southfield MI - 2020 Subaru Ascent's Exterior

When equipped with a 3.5 L V6 engine, the 2020 Highlander gets up to 263 lb-ft of torque at 4,700 RPM. The car's hybrid powertrain has peak ratings of only 186 hp and 175 lb-ft. This fuel-saving propulsion system follows the conventional Atkinson cycle. Additionally, the hybrid system has the Dual VVT-i technology that improves combustion efficiency. Similarly, the 2020 Ascent's DAVCS technology increases the efficiency during a full combustion cycle.

Southfield MI - 2020 Subaru Ascent's Interior

Infotainment - 2020 Subaru Ascent in Southfield MI

When comparing the 2020 Subaru Ascent vs 2020 Toyota Highlander in Detroit, clients should explore the infotainment systems in both SUVs. Featuring the latest STARLINK operating system, the Ascent's multimedia console includes a bright 8-inch touch screen that recognizes multiple gestures at the same time. SiriusXM Satellite Radio Travel Link and Traffic supplement the built-in navigation system. The driver may also explore a variety of cloud-based services, such as Magellan and Yelp. Some popular entertainment portals that are available in the STARLINK platform include iHeartRadio, HD Radio and SiriusXM All Access.

Southfield MI - 2020 Subaru Ascent's Mechanical

Additionally, Android Auto creates shortcuts to Aha and other online music channels. These premium radio stations are played on a 14-speaker audio system from Harman Kardon. Made by JBL, an 11-speaker sound system is optional in the 2020 Toyota Highlander. However, you won't get as many music channels in this SUV. In terms of wireless connectivity, both vehicles offer 4G LTE WiFi. Optional in the 2020 Ascent, the STARLINK Entertainment Anywhere bundle delights rear passengers with two iPads and Bluetooth headphones from Harman Kardon. Unfortunately, the 2020 Highlander lacks a rear entertainment system.

Safety - Subaru Ascent specs in Southfield

Active safety should be an important topic in a comparison of the 2020 Subaru Ascent vs 2020 Toyota Highlander. Powered by Subaru's latest EyeSight Driver Assist technology, the all-new Smart Rear-View Mirror gives the driver a 360-degree view of the surroundings. This class-exclusive hardware is strategically installed above the dashboard for optimal visibility by the driver and front passenger. The Reverse Automatic Braking is another segment-leading driving aide that's available in this Subaru SUV. You simply won't find any comparable active safety technologies in the Toyota Safety Sense 2.0 bundle. Nevertheless, this updated package has lots of notable accident-mitigation functions, like the Pre-Collision and Lane Tracing Assist. This Toyota SUV also has standard security features in the Safety Connect portal. Similarly, the STARLINK Safety and Security platform has the SOS Emergency Assistance and Advanced Automatic Collision Notification. The mobile app also allows the driver to remotely start the car's climate control system or send custom directions to the navigation system. Introduced in 2020, the LED Steering Responsive Headlights are also available in this three-row Subaru car. You'll be more confident at night when you get the High Beam Assist.

Serving Southfield, Michigan, Glassman Subaru will explain why the 2020 Ascent beats the 2020 Highlander in performance, active safety and electronic technology. Visit our dealership to buy the Limited, Touring or another trim.

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