Subaru Ascent vs. Toyota Highlander

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Subaru Ascent vs. Toyota Highlander

Subaru Ascent

Toyota Highlander


At a Glance: Ascent vs. Highlander

Are you on the hunt for an SUV that can handle the demands of your daily commutes around Mesquite, Rockwall, and Garland? You’re certainly on the right track if you’re considering the 2022 Subaru Ascent or Toyota Highlander. The experts here at Norm Reeves Subaru Superstore Rockwall want to help you finish up your research an get behind the wheel.

We placed these two SUVs side by side in order to find out which one provides you with more advantages.




PASSENGERS

PASSENGERS

7 | 7

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PASSENGER VOLUME

PASSENGER VOLUME

153.5 cu. ft. | 141.3 cu. ft.

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AWD

ALL-WHEEL DRIVE

Standard | Available

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Which One Wins?

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COMFORT


Comfort

Both of these vehicles provide their occupants with three spacious rows in which to stretch out and relax. Continue reading to learn more about their interior dimensions.

Stay Comfy Inside the Cabin

With numbers like these, the 2022 Ascent makes it possible for you and your passengers to really move around and make yourselves comfortable without having to worry about encroaching on anyone else’s space.

While the Highlander comes close in terms of headroom or shoulder room, it’s unable to compete with the Ascent in terms of total passenger volume. This ride ends up feeling more cramped.


Subaru Ascent

ASCENT DIMENSIONS

Toyota Highlander

HIGHLANDER DIMENSIONS
PASSENGER VOLUME 153.5 cu. ft. 141.3 cu. ft.
HEADROOM (1st/2nd/3rd) 41.3″ / 40″ / 36.3″ 41.2″ / 39.4″ / 36.1″
SHOULDER ROOM (1st/2nd/3rd) 61.1″ / 60.3″ / 57.2″ 59″ / 58.7″ / 55″

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PERFORMANCE


Performance

Snow, sleet, ice, or rain—no matter the weather or the state of the roads, your SUV should be able to handle it all. A durable drivetrain that provides power to the right wheels at the right time is an absolute must.

Your SUV Should Be Ready for Anything

In this sense, the 2022 Ascent barrels ahead of the Highlander. The Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive system isn’t just an optional upgrade, it’s standard in every single trim. No matter which Ascent trim you choose, you’ll have superior wheel grip.

The Highlander, on the other hand, makes front-wheel drive standard in the base trims. In order to secure AWD handling, you’ll have to opt for an upgrade.

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CARGO


Cargo

Have you ever been on a road trip that made you feel a bit like a sardine? Road trip comfort isn’t just about having room to stretch your legs. It’s about ensuring that space isn’t obstructed by luggage, coolers, bags, and more.

Load Up Your Bags for Your Next Road Trip

If you end up going with the Subaru Ascent, you won’t have to compromise your personal space. When the second- and third-row seatbacks are folded down, you can look forward to having as much as 86.5 cubic feet of cargo volume. You won’t have to play Tetris just to get all your suitcases in the back!

The 84.3 cubic feet of cargo volume that the Toyota Highlander offers when its second- and third-row seatbacks are folded down isn’t quite as accommodating. Some of your stretching room may be sacrificed.

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Ascent vs. Highlander: Which One Will Be Your Next SUV?


Subaru Ascent

As you can see, both of these fully capable motor vehicles are poised to impress. However, the Ascent pulls ahead of the Highlander thanks to such accommodating aspects as its spacious interior, generous stowing potential, and enduring drivetrain.
Now that you know how the Subaru Ascent can enhance your Mesquite, Rockwall, and Garland, driving experience, it’s time for you to check it out in person. Contact Norm Reeves Subaru Superstore Rockwall today to set up your 2022 Subaru Ascent test drive for a day and time that fits your schedule.
All of the tools you need to move forward with experiencing a new 2022 Ascent for yourself are conveniently available right here online.