The Toyota Highlander vs. The Subaru Ascent

August 6th, 2019 by

Looking for the perfect SUV for you and your family? If so, two of the top vehicles available to you are the Toyota Highlander and Subaru Ascent. To learn which vehicle is more ideal for your needs, just continue reading this blog post.

Toyota Highlander vs Subaru Ascent

For some, style is an important aspect when buying a new vehicle. The exterior of the Toyota Highlander is available in nine different colors, while the Subaru Ascent is only available in eight. However, the Ascent has roof storage racks, while the Highlander does not. Also, the Highlander has 8 inches of ground clearance. Both vehicles have prominent front grilles and rounded bodies.

The cabin is another key aspect of a vehicle purchase. The Toyota Highlander and the Subaru Ascent both seat between seven and eight passengers. Both vehicles are also available with a variety of interior upholstery options, ranging from leather to cloth, to the fabric. The second row of both SUVs features captain’s chairs, plus front seat ventilation and heating. Additionally, the Highlander has a 12 speaker JBL audio sound system within its Limited model, which can entertain you and your riders during commutes and road trips alike.

Under the hood of the Toyota Highlander is a 2.7-liter four-cylinder engine that earns 185 horsepower and 184-pound-feet of torque. There is also an available 3.5-liter V6 engine that can produce up to 295 horsepower and 263-pound feet of torque, and a hybrid variation for fuel-efficient driving. Compare these engine options to the Subaru Ascent’s 2.4-liter turbocharged Boxer four-cylinder engine that earns 260 horsepower and 277-pound-feet of torque. This is the only engine option for the Ascent.

Even though both vehicles offer what drivers are looking for, the Toyota Highlander has more choices that may appeal to your needs. Come see the Toyota Highlander at Island Toyota in Staten Island. We are located at 1591 Hylan Boulevard, and we hope to see you here soon!

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