2019 Subaru Ascent vs. VW Atlas Comparison

The Subaru Ascent Conquers the Three-Row SUV Competition

Looking for a family-friendly SUV with enhanced safety and groundbreaking features? The upcoming all-new Subaru Ascent is worth discovering. Packed with standard amenities and plenty of space for passengers and cargo, there is a lot to explore. Although Subaru has an incredible reputation for their long-lasting vehicles and exquisite craftsmanship, there are many other SUV options out there to consider. Another popular choice is the Volkswagen Atlas. How does the Subaru Ascent stand when facing head to head with this competitor? Take a look at the detailed comparison below to see how the Subaru Ascent pulls ahead.

The All-New Subaru Ascent vs. the Volkswagen Atlas

A Comprehensive Look at Features and Specifications

Performance: With its standard Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive, the Subaru Ascent can tackle seemingly any adventure that comes its way. If you are looking for a powerful and efficient drive, the Subaru Ascent is ideal as well with its all-new 260 Horsepower Direct Injection Turbocharged SUBARU BOXER® engine that offers an impressive 277 Pound-feet of torque. When it comes to the Volkswagen Atlas, while it may have slightly more Horsepower available, the Subaru Ascent has more torque, and All-Wheel Drive doesn't come standard on the Volkswagen Atlas as well.

Fuel Economy: Strong and efficient, the Subaru Ascent has an astonishing 27 highway mpg offered even on the base trim. The Volkswagen Atlas, however, only offers 26 highway mpg. You may be able to make fewer visits to the gas station while traveling in your Subaru Ascent!

Safety: Standard on the Subaru Ascent, you will get peace of mind with the Subaru EyeSight® Driver Assist Technology that includes various innovative safety features such as Pre-Collision Braking, Adaptive Cruise Control, and Lane Departure and Sway Warning with Lane Keep Assist. While the Volkswagen Atlas has comparable features available, they are optional. The Subaru Ascent also comes with SUBARU STARLINK™ Safety and Security that offers numerous services. So, why break the bank for features when you can get innovative safety amenities standard?

Technology: Both the Subaru Ascent and Volkswagen Atlas come with a variation of an infotainment system on a 6.5-inch touchscreen. You will have access to exciting applications like Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™.  Both SUVs also come with a rear view camera. However, the Subaru Ascent may offer more comfort with its tri-zone automatic climate control system. The Volkswagen Atlas comes with a dual-zone manual climate control features on its base trim.

Size: Taller than the Volkswagen Atlas, at 71.6 inches, the Subaru Ascent has a commanding stance and offers enhanced visibility. Both have similar passenger volume, but if you are looking for more seating in your SUV, then the Subaru takes it. With seating configurations available for up to eight in the Subaru Ascent, this is more than the seven passengers that can fit in the Volkswagen Atlas.

Learn More About the Subaru Ascent at JK Subaru Today

Are you intrigued with all that the Subaru Ascent has to offer? We welcome you to contact us today at JK Subaru so that you can speak with an associate and get more details on this upcoming all-new SUV. Don't hesitate to take the convenient drive as well to get a look at our state-of-the-art facilities here at our Subaru dealership in Nederland, TX. When you get here, you will get welcomed by our friendly team who would be glad to show you around our new Subaru and used vehicle inventories, top-notch Finance Center, and quality Service Center and Parts Center. Have a question for us? Give us a call at 866-325-7982 today. We are open Monday-Saturday.


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