Subaru Ascent vs. Chevy Traverse
Subaru Ascent
Chevy Traverse
At a Glance: Ascent vs. Traverse

If you’re looking for your next large SUV, don’t compromise. You deserve a vehicle that will fit in perfectly with every aspect of your life, from school carpools to rugged weekend adventures.

Two SUVs that may have caught your eye are the 2023 Subaru Ascent and the Chevy Traverse. With strong performance and modern comforts, both models have a lot to offer. However, which one is better for your lifestyle? The team at Norm Reeves Subaru Superstore Rockwall is here to help you and other drivers in the Mesquite, Rockwall, and Garland, TX areas find out.

Keep reading, then reach out to schedule a test drive!



8 | 8
Ascent vs. Traverse


20 city /26* hwy | 18 city /27 hwy
Ascent vs. Traverse


42.2" | 41"
Ascent vs. Traverse
See the Difference for Yourself
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Subaru Ascent

Both the Ascent and the Traverse perform well on the road. However, the Ascent outperforms the competition when it comes to on-road handling and fuel efficiency.

Performance and Handling

For one, the Subaru comes standard with Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive (AWD) for enhanced handling in tough road conditions. Although the Chevy offers AWD, it requires an upgrade.

In addition, the Ascent offers exclusive standard features that the Traverse doesn’t:

  • Hill Descent Control
  • Trailer Stability Assist
Towing and Efficiency

Both vehicles can tow up to 5,000 pounds when properly equipped, but only the Subaru provides the added peace of mind that comes with trailer-specific handling.

While you’re out exploring, you won’t have to stop at a gas station as frequently in the Subaru. It boasts an EPA-estimated 20 city/26 highway MPG.* In comparison, the Chevy only earns an EPA-estimated 18 MPG in the city.

Subaru Ascent

Nothing says comfort more than a large SUV like the Subaru Ascent or the Chevy Traverse. With room for eight passengers, you can fit the whole family—and then some. Plus, their spacious interiors make it easy to transport cargo as well.

Interior Comforts

Sink into comfort with these SUVs, both of which feature luxury touches such as leather-trimmed seating and surround-sound audio systems.

However, stretching out to relax may be easier in the Ascent, which boasts 42.2 inches of front legroom compared to 41 inches in the Traverse.

Kid-Friendly Interior

Relax even more, knowing the Ascent offers StarTex® water-repellent upholstery. The kids’ juice boxes are no match for this stylish, easy-to-clean material. Spills and drips may be more difficult to take care of in the Traverse, which doesn’t offer kid-friendly seating.

On your next road trip, don’t forget to hydrate—the Ascent comes with 19 cupholders, more than enough for the kids’ drinks, snacks, and more. The Traverse only has 10.

Subaru Ascent

With an 8-seat vehicle, you’re bound to be in charge of carpooling the kids to and from soccer practice. Whether you’re heading to a home game or traveling a bit farther, getting safely from Point A to Point B is a priority.

Safety First!

The Ascent and the Traverse come standard with driver-assist safety suites that feature helpful technologies, such as:

  • Lane Departure and Sway Warning
  • Pre-Collision Braking
  • High Beam Assist
  • Lane Keep Assist

These features will help keep everyone safe.

Cruise Along the Highway

When it comes to added protection, many drivers will appreciate that the Subaru comes standard with Advanced Adaptive Cruise Control with Lane Centering. Like traditional cruise control, this feature sets a fixed speed. It goes a step further by allowing you to set a fixed following distance, too.

If traffic slows, the Ascent will automatically slow down to maintain the predetermined following distance. Once traffic begins to flow again, the car will resume its previous cruising speed. Although the Traverse offers this feature, you’ll have to upgrade to a higher trim level.

Climb Into the Ascent Today!
Subaru Ascent

With its superior performance, efficiency, safety, and convenience, we at Norm Reeves Subaru Superstore Rockwall think the Subaru Ascent would be right at home in your driveway.

Drivers in the Mesquite, Rockwall, and Garland, TX areas can contact us today to schedule a test drive.

All of the tools you need to move forward with experiencing a new 2023 Ascent for yourself are conveniently available right here online.

*EPA-estimated fuel economy. Actual mileage may vary. 

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