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Subaru's new Ascent joins the ever-growing three-row SUV class.

Discussion in 'Auto News & Rumors' started by redriderbob, Nov 29, 2017.

  1. redriderbob

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    After multiple concepts and plenty of rumors, the Subaru Ascent three-row SUV is finally here. Featuring chiseled styling and a new 2.4-liter turbocharged boxer engine, the automaker gives the big vehicle tools to succeed in a different segment for the brand.

    As the largest Subaru ever, the Ascent’s design takes cues from the current Forester but toughens up the look by using bigger, brawnier lines particularly around the fenders. The 113.8-inch wheelbase makes the SUV just an inch longer than a Ford Explorer, and at 196.8 inches in total, the Subie is around two inches shorter overall than its Ford competitor. The Ascent rides on a revised version of the Subaru Global Platform that’s already underneath the Impreza and Crosstrek. This application features stiffened joints, which Subaru reports lower noise, vibration and harshness in the cabin.

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    2019 Subaru Ascent Arrives With New Turbo Engine, Seating For 8 (at https://www.motor1.com/news/222804/2019-subaru-ascent-debut/ )

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  2. somber

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    Surprised that they'd name it that. Close to the same name as Ascender, an Isuzu SUV.
     
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    Yeah but that vehicle hasn't been in production in over a decade!
     
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    In most (not all) 3 row suv the 3rd row is very small. IMO they should get rid of it and make the 2nd row super big and cargo are will be much more user friendly.
     

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