The 2021 Ascent is built for your biggest family adventures, with three rows of flexible seating for seven or eight passengers, standard Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive, and up to 5,000 pounds of towing capacity. Standard EyeSight® Driver Assist Technology gives you an extra set of eyes on the road and the confidence that your family is safe and protected. Its state-of the-art safety is recognized by the experts: The Ascent is a 2020 IIHS Top Safety Pick with Steering Responsive Headlights. 


 Subaru Ascent models
The 2021 Subaru Ascent is available in base, Premium, Limited and Touring trim levels. All use a turbocharged 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine (260 horsepower, 277 lb-ft of torque) paired with a CVT automatic. All-wheel drive comes standard across the lineup.

Equipment for the base Ascent includes:

  • Three-zone climate control
  • 6.5-inch infotainment screen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility
  • Six-speaker stereo with Bluetooth connectivity
  • Steering-responsive LED headlights
  • Rearview camera
  • Manual tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel
  • Adaptive cruise control (maintains a driver-set distance between the Subaru and the car in front)
  • Lane keeping system (makes minor steering corrections to help keep the vehicle centered in its lane)
  • Buyers interested in the base trim level should know that it's only available in an eight-passenger configuration and the tow rating is limited to 2,000 pounds.

With the Premium, the tow rating is increased to 5,000 pounds. You also get:

  • Upgraded interior materials and a power-adjustable driver's seat
  • 8-inch infotainment touchscreen and 4G LTE Wi-Fi capability
  • An optional seven-passenger seating configuration
  • Heated front seats
  • Blind-spot monitor with rear cross-traffic alert (warns you if a vehicle is in your blind spot during a lane change or while reversing)
  • Keyless entry and a power rear liftgate
Options for the Premium include:
  • Power rear tailgate
  • Auto-dimming rearview mirror
  • Rear automatic braking (brakes if sensors detect an imminent collision with an object behind the vehicle)
  • Navigation
  • Panoramic sunroof

The Limited trim comes with most of the Premium's optional features as standard. Other standard equipment for the Limited includes:

  • LED foglights
  • Heated steering wheel and heated second-row seats
  • Perforated leather upholstery
  • 14-speaker Harman Kardon audio system
The Touring trim simplifies things even further, sold only in the seven-passenger seating configuration and coming standard with all of the previously optional equipment. Also standard are some creature comforts such as:

  • Ambient interior lighting and a 120-volt power outlet
  • Heated and ventilated front seats
  • Forward parking camera