The New 2019 Subaru Ascent at Grayson Subaru


Subaru used to call its 7-passenger flagship the Tribeca, first introduced for the 2006 model year.  The last one rolled off the assembly line in 2014.  Customers asked for more room in the third row, more power, and more utility.  Now you can get it!  Subaru's new flagship bears so little resemblance to the Tribeca that they are changing the name.  

The all new Subaru Ascent SUVs have already started arriving here at Grayson Subaru in Knoxville, TN.  With 19 cup holders and the ability to cruise over 500 miles on a single tank, plan to stop more for restroom breaks more often than you stop for gas.  

2019 Subaru Ascent Highlights:

  • Largest Subaru ever with choice of seven- or eight- passenger configurations
  • Family-sized SUV built for versatility, comfort and safety
  • Designed for excellent interior comfort, passenger access and cargo capacity.  
  • All-new turbocharged 260-hp BOXER® engine
  • Standard EyeSight® Driver Assist Technology
  • 5,000 lb. maximum towing capacity
  • New 4G LTE Wi-Fi
  • Standard Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive
  • Standard Eyesight Driver Assist Technology
  • Ascent to be built in Lafayette, IN
  • Release is scheduled for Summer, 2018

The Ascent is an all-new model and comes with three rows of seating, with available bench or captain's chairs in the second row. The SUV is built on a strengthened and extended version of the Subaru Global Platform with extensive use of high-strength steel. With a focus on durability, rigidity and vibration resistance, the Ascent platform is designed to provide a quiet interior and excellent driving feel. Powered by an all-new 2.4-liter BOXER engine, the Ascent comes standard with a new version of Subaru's high-torque Lineartronic® CVT (continuously variable transmission) and legendary Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive system- all wrapped in a stylish and rugged design with a commanding presence. 

The all-new Ascent, with a 113.8-in. wheelbase, is the largest Subaru ever built and is the mobile headquarters for the entire family. With 153.5 cubic feet of passenger volume, plus ample cargo space, the Ascent provides room for every passenger and their gear. Rear doors open 75 degrees for improved access to the third row. Eight USB charging ports are available throughout the cabin and a 120-volt power outlet based in the rear of the center console allow charging for multiple electronic devices. With 19 standard cup and bottle holders, every passenger's beverage is secure and close at hand.

The new Subaru Global Platform integrates new framework with optimized cross sections and highly stiffened joints between structures to significantly enhance straight-line stability, agility, and ride comfort while suppressing noise, vibration and harshness to a degree not seen before in the mid-size SUV class. The Ascent provides a refined, quiet ride thanks to comprehensive soundproofing measures, including an acoustic windshield and front door glass.

  • Standard Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive, 18- inch wheels and four-wheel independent suspension. 
  • 8.7 inches of ground clearance for all models 
  • Active Torque Vectoring standard. 
  • All-new 2.4-liter BOXER engine that uses a combination of direct fuel injection, high compression (10.6:1), Subaru Dual Active Valve Control System (DAVCS), a twin-scroll turbocharger and an intercooler to achieve outstanding performance and high efficiency. 
  • 260 horsepower, 277 lb.ft. torque.
  • 8-speed manual mode function with steering wheel paddle shifters
  • X-Mode® with Hill Descent Control. 
  • 5,000-lb. towing capacity, the most of any Subaru in history. Trailer Stability Assist helps to maintain vehicle stability while towing. The TSA system utilizes yaw sensors to monitor trailer sway and then can brake individual wheels to stabilize the vehicle and trailer. 
  • 500-mile range on a single tank of gas.
Safety Features:
  • Standard EyeSight® Driver Assist Technology that includes Automatic Pre-Collision Braking, Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Departure and Sway Warning, Pre-Collision Throttle Management, and new EyeSight Assist Monitor (EAM) which provides a heads-up display of the EyeSight system warnings as well as system status information on the windshield of the vehicle. Blind Spot Detection with Lane Change Assist and Rear Cross Traffic Alert are also available.
  • Steering Responsive Headlights are standard on Limited and Touring models. High Beam Assist automatically activates and deactivates the high beams when the system detects a vehicle ahead or oncoming vehicle. 
  • Available Reverse Automatic Braking that apply the vehicle's brakes if an obstacle is detected while reversing
  • Standard on the top-level Touring trim is the new Front View Monitor that displays a 180-degree view of the front of the vehicle on the multi-function display by using a camera located in the front grille. Additional new driver assist technology standard on Touring is the Smart Rear View Mirror which displays a view from behind the vehicle from a camera mounted above the rear gate glass, when activated. This feature benefits the driver in poor visibility to the rear of the vehicle due to passengers or cargo blocking the view.
  • Rain Sensing Windshield Wiper system that automatically operates and monitors the wiper speed based on the amount of rainfall is standard on Touring.


The Ascent offers the latest STARLINK multimedia systems with a multi-touch high-resolution display screen that features smartphone integration with Apple CarPlay and Android® Auto, Ahaand Pandora®, as well as Bluetooth®hands-free phone connectivity and audio streaming, rear vision camera and SiriusXM ® services. Ascent comes standard with 6.5" Multimedia System and higher trim levels feature 8" Multimedia Plus and 8" Multimedia Navigation systems.

For the first time, available in-car Wi-Fi connectivity provides smooth internet access via high-speed LTE communications, broadening the range of entertainment options available to second and third row occupants using smart devices.

SUBARU STARLINK Connected Services now offers remote engine start (on models with push-button start); concierge service; anti-theft vehicle immobilizer with flashing vehicle security lights; child safety functions including geofencing, speed alert and curfew; and firmware updates over the air.

Also available is the Safety Plus package that offers SOS emergency assistance, enhanced roadside assistance, automatic collision notification, maintenance notifications, monthly vehicle health report, and diagnostic alerts. The Safety Plus & Security Plus upgrade package adds stolen vehicle recovery service, vehicle security alarm notification, remote lock/unlock, remote horn and lights and remote vehicle locator.

2019 Ascent trim levels:

Ascent Standard - MSRP starts at $32970 incl destination
  • 260-hp Direct Injection Turbocharged (DIT) SUBARU BOXER® engine
  • Subaru Symmetrical AWD with X-MODE® featuring Hill Descent Control
  • Lineartronic® CVT with Active Torque Vectoring
  • 18-inch aluminum-alloy wheels with silver finish
  • Raised roof rails
  • Second-row bench seat (8 passengers)
  • Cloth upholstery
  • Auto-up/down driver's and front-passenger's power windows
  • SUBARU STARLINK™ 6.5-inch Multimedia with Apple
  • CarPlay™, Android™ Auto, Pandora® and Aha™ app integration,11
  • SiriusXM® All Access Radio,17 USB port/iPod® control and Bluetooth®
  • audio streaming and hands-free mobile phone connectivity
  • 4 USB ports
  • Tri-zone automatic climate control system
  • Cabin-view mirror
  • EyeSight® Driver Assist Technology1
  • 7 airbags6
  • Rear-Vision Camera
  • Automatic power door locks
  • Retained accessory power
  • 19 cup and bottle holders

Ascent Premium - MSRP starts at $35170 including destination 

Includes Ascent Standard features and adds:
  • 5000 lb towing capacity
  • 18 inch aluminum alloy wheels in gray with machine finish
  • Body color side mirrors
  • Privacy glass
  • Chrome exhaust tips
  • Second row captiains chairs (7 passenger) or bench seat (8 passenger)
  • 8 way power driver's seat
  • Spill repellent cloth upholstery
  • Leather wrapped steering wheel and shift lever handle
  • Subaru starlink 8 inch Multimedia Plus with SiriusXM all access radio and TravelLink
  • Wi-Fi connectivity
  • Starlink Safety and security enabled includes features and services such as Automatic Collision Notification, Remote engine start, and Concierge services
  • Blind Spot detection with lane change assist and rear cross traffic alert
  • Rear seat climate controls
  • All weather package:  Heated exterior mirrors, 3 mode heated front seats, and windshield wiper deicer
Optional Packages
  • Package 12 ($1,460):  Power Rear Gate (PRG) + Keyless Access w/ Push-Button Start (KAS) + Auto-Dimming Mirror (ADM) + Reverse Automatic Braking (RAB)

  • Package 14 ($4,4260): Power Rear Gate (PRG) + Keyless Access w/ Push-Button Start (KAS) + Auto-Dimming Mirror (ADM) + Reverse Automatic Braking (RAB) + 20" Wheels + Panoramic Power Moonroof + Navigation + Cargo Area Cover


Ascent Limited - MSRP starting at $39,970 including destination

Includes Ascent Premium standard features and adds:
  • 20-inch aluminum-alloy wheels in dark gray with machine finish
  • LED Steering Responsive Headlights (SRH) with
  • High Beam Assist (HBA)
  • LED fog lights
  • Lower door cladding with chrome accents
  • Power rear gate with height memory functions
  • Body-color side mirrors with integrated turn signals
  • Leather-trimmed upholstery
  • 4-way power-adjustable front-passenger's seat
  • Driver's seat adjustable thigh support
  • All-Weather Package: Heated exterior mirrors, 3-mode heated
  • front seats and dual-mode heated second-row seats, heated
  • steering wheel and windshield wiper de-icer
  • Reverse Automatic Braking8
  • Second-row retractable sunshades
  • Keyless Access with Push-Button Start
  • 6 USB ports
Optional Package
  • Package 23 ($2,950): Harmon Kardon Premium Audio System + Panoramic power moonroof + Navigation + Cargo area cover

Ascent Touring - MSRP starting at $45,670 including destination

Includes Ascent Limited standard features and adds:
  • Panoramic power moonroof
  • Satin silver side mirrors with integrated turn signals
  • Chrome door handles
  • Chrome front underguard and rear bumper protector
  • Java Brown Leather upholstery
  • Second-row captain's chairs (7 passengers)
  • Upgraded leather steering wheel
  • Heated and ventilated front seats
  • Wood grain-patterned matte finish accent trim
  • Third-row sunshades
  • SUBARU STARLINK™ 8.0-inch Multimedia Navigation with SiriusXM®
  • All Access Radio,17 Traffic®19 and Travel Link®19
  • Harman Kardon® premium audio system with 14 speakers
  • 8 USB ports
  • 120-volt power outlet
  • Smart Rear-view Mirror
  • 180-degree front-view camera
  • Rain-sensing wipers
  • Stowable tonneau cover
  • SiriusXM® All Access Radio,17 Traffic®19 and Travel Link®19
  • Harman Kardon® premium audio system with 14 speakers
  • Stowable tonneau cover

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