New Subaru Ascent vs. Toyota Highlander Comparison

Compare the New 2021 Subaru Ascent to the 2021 Toyota Highlander

If you want to buy or lease a new three-row SUV in Nederland, we invite you to explore our great selection of new 2021 Subaru Ascent models at JK Subaru. The new 2021 Subaru Ascent lineup is more advanced and well-equipped than ever before, offering new safety features that keep you and your passengers comfortable and safe on every outing in Beaumont. All Ascent models deliver legendary Subaru capability, allowing you enjoy a commanding and confident driving experience in any weather and on any terrain. With plenty of towing ability as well, you can easily tow your boat or camper with you on your next vacation or weekend getaway.

We know that buying a new vehicle is a big decision, and we want you to make it with confidence. That's why we're going to compare the new 2021 Subaru Ascent to the new 2021 Toyota Highlander, giving you a side by side look at some of the ways that the new Ascent lineup comes out on top of the competition.

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Subaru Ascent Vs HIghlander


  • Price should always play a factor when deciding which vehicle is the best fit for you. The new 2021 Subaru Ascent starts at around $32,295 while the new Toyota Highlander starts at just over $35,000. With that price in difference, you can upgrade to a higher trim level on the Ascent and enjoy more features, all for around the same price as the base Highlander model.

2021 Subaru Ascent vs. 2021 Toyota Highlander


  • Whether you primarily drive around Nederland on your way to work or you enjoy getting out of town and exploring the outdoors around us, with standard Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive on every new Subaru Ascent model, you can enjoy optimal traction, control, and confidence regardless of the terrain you're facing. The new Toyota Highlander comes equipped with standard front-wheel drive. All-wheel drive is available on every model, but it will cost more, which further increases the price divide between the two vehicles.
  • Both vehicles offer impressive fuel economy in the city and on the highway, with the Highlander gaining 1 mpg combined over the Ascent. However, the Ascent comes with a 19.3 gallon gas tank while the Highlander comes with a 17.9 gallon tank, meaning that you can travel further on a single tank of gas in the Ascent.
  • The Subaru Ascent comes equipped with a standard 2.4-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine while the Highlander comes equipped with a 3.5-liter V6 engine. The Highlander gets the edge on horsepower, but the Ascent offers 277 pounds-feet of torque, compared to 263 pounds-feet of torque in the Highlander.

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Ascent vs Highlander


  • Both vehicles offer seating for up to eight passengers, but the Ascent gives them more space to stretch out with 153 cubic feet of passenger volume, compared to 141.3 cubic feet in the Highlander.


  • To help make it easier for you to load and unload your cargo, every new Subaru Ascent model comes equipped with a standard power liftgate, allowing you to click a button on your key fob or on the inside of the liftgate to open and close it.

Schedule a Test Drive in a New 2021 Subaru Ascent Model Today

When you're ready to experience a new 2021 Subaru Ascent, we invite you to schedule a test drive online and drive an Ascent model of your choice around Nederland today. We offer great financing and lease options on all our new Ascent models and are happy to work with anyone to get the best deal possible on the Ascent model that's right for them today.


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