2019 Subaru Ascent on the road

The New 2020 Ascent is Bigger and Better than Ever

The latest addition to the Subaru family features exciting new capabilities that are sure to inspire Cincinnati drivers to stop by Joseph Subaru for a test drive. The Subaru Ascent is a three-row SUV that is designed for the modern family with more standard advanced safety features and a multimedia system to keep everyone connected. But the new Subaru Ascent is also ready for any adventure with off-road capabilities, an efficient and powerful engine, and impeccable handling no matter the weather. And like all other Subaru's before it, the Subaru Ascent is built with the same long-lasting quality and reliability that Subaru owners love. The 2020 Subaru Ascent is here, and ready to accommodate your whole family living in Florence, Kentucky.

What Stayed the Same?

Covington drivers will be excited to learn that many of the features that they fell in love with on the 2019 Subaru Ascent have remained the same in the latest model. In fact, most of the changes on the 2020 version are accessory-related or looks-related and only affect the interior or exterior of the vehicle. The heart of it has stayed the same.

So, as a quick rundown, you can expect that the 2020 Subaru Ascent maintains the same 2.4-liter engine with 260-horsepower. With about 27-miles-per-gallon on highways, this three-row SUV brings power, efficiency, and durability.

2019 Subaru Ascent on dirt road

What's New For the 2020 Subaru Ascent

Erlanger and Fort Mitchell drivers will love the new features available on the 2020 Subaru Ascent. Here are the latest updates:

  • Side mirrors are now equipped with power-folding capabilities.
  • The leather shift knob accessory is now available on more trim levels.
  • Enjoy a brand-new sunshade to shield your passengers.
  • A power rear gate locking function to lock the entire SUV after closing the trunk.

The New Rear Seat Reminder System

The most notable of updates to the 2020 Subaru Ascent is the Rear Seat Reminder System. This addition reminds the driver to check the back seat before leaving the vehicle to make sure a passenger isn't being left behind. This is mostly for families with pets or small children that would be sitting the third row. With an advanced timer, this system follows a set of criteria to sense when it is most likely that someone would be left behind. There are no physical sensors installed as part of this system.

Powertrain & Performance

Powering the Subaru Ascent is a spirited 2.4L turbocharged four-cylinder 260 horsepower BOXER engine with a continuously variable automatic transmission for smooth and effortless shifting. The 2.4L engine can also tow up to 5,000 lbs. and comes standard with X-Mode, Hill Descent Control, and of course Subaru's legendary Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive. X-Mode works in tandem with Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive to optimize traction on low friction surfaces and provide drives with more confidence and stability behind the wheel. Meanwhile, Hill Descent Control helps maintain a consistent speed when descending down more difficult inclines. The Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive system is at the heart of every Subaru providing traction and control no matter the road. The Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive system is laid along the length of the Ascent for optimal balance and evenly supplies power to all four wheels to ensure outstanding grip on the road at all times.

Advanced Safety

For many prospective drivers searching for a new vehicle safety is a top priority, and the Subaru Ascent comes standard with the highest rated advanced driver assist technology available. Subaru EyeSight has outperformed other similar driver assist technologies and is the combination of four advanced safety features. EyeSight features Adaptive Cruise Control to help keep a safe following distance from the vehicle in front of you by automatically adjusting speed to match the flow of traffic. Lane Keep Assist and Sway Warning keep you safely in the center of your lane with visual and audible alerts as well as corrective steering assistance. The last two features of EyeSight are Pre-Collision Braking and Pre-Collision Throttle Management. Both features work to prevent or minimize a collision by applying full braking force and reducing engine power. The Subaru Ascent is also available with Blind Spot Detection, Rear Cross-Traffic Alert, 360 Smart Rear-View Mirror, LED Steering Responsive Headlights, High Beam Assist, and STARLINK Safety and Security which includes Automatic Collision Notification and SOS Emergency Assistance.

Subaru Ascent back seats interior

Interior Space

The 2019 Subaru Ascent offers a spacious interior with available seating for either eight or seven with available second-row captain's chair. But no matter how many passengers you have the Ascent provides comfortable seating for all with 153.5 cubic feet of passenger space and durable soft-touch materials. The Subaru Ascent was designed with busy families in mind and to help make life a little easier. For example, the Ascent features extra-wide rear door openings to making getting in and out of the Ascent easier for your passengers. Or how the Ascent has 19 cup holders and up to eight USB ports spread throughout the cabin.  And when you need extra space the Ascent meets your needs with underfloor storage bins and 72.6 cubic feet of maximum cargo space.

Trim Levels & Features

It is easy to see why so many drivers are excited about the new Subaru Ascent.  While the best way to experience the Ascent will be to come down for a test drive, we wanted to highlight the four different trim levels that will be available and what features are offered with each.


  • Three-zone automatic climate control system
  • EyeSight Driver Assist Technology
  • 8-passenger seating with second-row bench seat
  • Raised roof rails
    Ascent Premium:

  • SUBARU STARLINK Safety and Security with Automatic Collision Notification
  • All-Weather Package: heated front seats, heated exterior mirrors, and windshield wiper de-icer
  • Blind-Spot Detection and Rear Cross-Traffic Alert
  • Available 7-seat configuration
    Ascent Limited:

  • LED Steering Responsive Headlights
  • Power rear gate with height memory function
  • Keyless Access with Push-Button Start
  • Reverse Automatic Braking
    Ascent Touring:

  • Panoramic power moonroof
  • Heated and ventilated front seats
  • Harman Kardon 14-speaker premium audio system
  • SUBARU STARLINK Multimedia Navigation

Headlights responsive to your steering:

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Charging devices is a breeze:
device charging in vehicle

Come Find Your New Subaru Ascent at Joseph Subaru

Cincinnati drivers in search of a powerful, efficient and versatile three-row SUV will find a great match in the 2020 Subaru Ascent, now decked out with the latest accessories and safety features to keep the whole family comfortable on their next journey.

Florence and Cincinnati area drivers can contact us to inquire about a test drive, or check availability of Ascent SUVs with specific features, or other Subaru SUVs, by either calling, sending us a message, or stopping by our showroom and paying our dealership a visit.

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