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2021 Subaru Ascent
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2021 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport
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Overview

Engine
3.5-liter V6 Gas
Engine
2.4-liter Turbo Flat 4 Gas
Engine
2.0-liter Turbo Inline-4 Gas
Transmission
Continuously Variable Automatic (CVT)
Transmission
Continuously Variable Automatic (CVT)
Transmission
8-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Drivetrain
All-Wheel Drive
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Fuel Economy
City: 20 MPG
Hwy: 27 MPG
Fuel Economy
City: 21 MPG
Hwy: 27 MPG
Fuel Economy
City: 21 MPG
Hwy: 24 MPG
Fuel Tank Capacity
19.5 gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity
19.3 gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity
18.6 gallons
Seating Capacity
7 seater
Seating Capacity
8 seater
Seating Capacity
5 seater

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Performance Specs

Engine and Transmission

Engine
3.5-liter V6 Gas
2.4-liter Turbo Flat 4 Gas
2.0-liter Turbo Inline-4 Gas
Horsepower
284 hp @ 6400 rpm
260 hp @ 5600 rpm
235 hp @ 4500 rpm
Torque
259 lb-ft @ 4400 rpm
277 lb-ft @ 2000 rpm
258 lb-ft @ 1600 rpm
Transmission
Continuously Variable Automatic (CVT)
Continuously Variable Automatic (CVT)
8-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
All-Wheel Drive
Front-Wheel Drive

Weight and Towing

Curb Weight
4,293 lbs
4,430 lbs
4,098 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity
6,000 lbs
2,000 lbs
N/A

Fuel and MPG

Fuel Economy

Combined
23 MPG
23 MPG
22 MPG
City
20 MPG
21 MPG
21 MPG
Highway
27 MPG
27 MPG
24 MPG

Emissions

CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.8 Tons/yr
7.8 Tons/yr
8.1 Tons/yr

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity
19.5 gallons
19.3 gallons
18.6 gallons
Cruising Range City
390 miles
405.3 miles
390.6 miles
Cruising Range Highway
526.5 miles
521.1 miles
446.4 miles

Dimensions and Measurement

Exterior Dimensions

Length
198.5 in
196.8 in
195.5 in
Height
69.5 in
71.6 in
67.8 in
Max Width
77.3 in
76 in
78.4 in
Front Width
65.7 in
64.4 in
67 in
Rear Width
65.7 in
64.2 in
67.6 in
Wheelbase
114.2 in
113.8 in
117.3 in
Ground Clearance
7 in
8.7 in
8 in

Interior Space

Seating Capacity
7 seater
8 seater
5 seater
Front Seat Leg Room
42.2 in
42.2 in
41.6 in
Front Seat Headroom
42.2 in
41.3 in
39.4 in
Front Seat Shoulder Room
60.9 in
61.1 in
61.5 in
Front Seat Hip Room
56.8 in
57.7 in
N/A
Rear Seat Leg Room
41.7 in
38.6 in
40.4 in
Rear Seat Headroom
39.4 in
40 in
37.8 in
Rear Seat Shoulder Room
60.4 in
60.3 in
60.6 in
Rear Seat Hip Room
56 in
57.5 in
N/A
Third Row Leg Room
30.7 in
31.7 in
N/A
Third Row Headroom
37.8 in
36.3 in
N/A
Third Row Shoulder Room
57.1 in
57.2 in
N/A
Third Row Hip Room
42 in
45.9 in
N/A

Cargo Space

Cargo Volume to Seat 1
79.5 ft³
86.5 ft³
77.8 ft³
Cargo Volume to Seat 2
47.4 ft³
47.5 ft³
40.3 ft³
Cargo Volume to Seat 3
16.2 ft³
17.8 ft³
40.3 ft³

Wheels and Suspension

Steering

Steering Type
Rack-Pinion
Rack-Pinion
Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter
38.7 ft
38 ft
40.5 ft

Wheels

Wheels Type
N/A
Aluminum Wheels
Aluminum Wheels
Front Wheel Size
18" x 7.5"
18" x 7.5"
18" x 8"
Rear Wheel Size
18" x 7.5"
18" x 7.5"
18" x 8"

Suspension

Front Suspension
Strut
Strut
Strut
Rear Suspension
Multi-Link
Double Wishbone
Multi-Link

Tires

Front Tire
P235/65TR18
P245/60HR18
P245/60TR18
Rear Tire
P235/65TR18
P245/60HR18
P245/60TR18
Spare Tire
Compact
Compact
Compact

Colors and Materials

Standard Exterior Colors

  • Brilliant Silver Metallic
  • Caspian Blue Metallic
  • Glacier White
  • Gun Metallic
  • Magnetic Black Pearl
  • Crystal Black Silica
  • Crystal White Pearl
  • Ice Silver Metallic
  • Magnetite Gray Metallic
  • Deep Black Pearl
  • Platinum Gray Metallic
  • Pure White
  • Pyrite Silver Metallic
  • Tourmaline Blue Metallic

Standard Interior Materials

  • Charcoal, Cloth Seating Surfaces
  • Slate Black, Cloth Upholstery
  • Titan Black, Cloth Seating Surfaces

Features and Options

Infotainment

HD Radio
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Bluetooth Connection
Standard
Standard
Standard
Satellite Radio
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Smart Device Integration
Not Available
Standard
Standard
WiFi Hotspot
Not Available
Not Available
Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input
Standard
Standard
Standard
MP3 Player
Standard
Standard
Standard

Interior Trim

Bucket Seats
Standard
Standard
Standard
Cloth Seats
Standard
Standard
Standard

Comfort

Steering Wheel Audio Controls
Standard
Standard
Standard
Power Mirror(s)
Standard
Standard
Standard
A/C
Standard
Standard
Standard
Adaptive Cruise Control
Not Available
Standard
Not Available
Climate Control
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Cruise Control
Standard
Standard
Standard
Keyless Entry
Standard
Standard
Standard
Multi-Zone A/C
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Rear A/C
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Keyless Start
Standard
Not Available
Not Available
Telematics
Not Available
Not Available
Standard

Safety

Safety Features

Back-Up Camera
Standard
Standard
Standard
Cross-Traffic Alert
Not Available
Not Available
Standard
Rear Parking Aid
Standard
Not Available
Not Available
Blind Spot Monitor
Not Available
Not Available
Standard
Lane Departure Warning
Not Available
Standard
Not Available
Lane Keeping Assist
Not Available
Standard
Not Available
ABS
Standard
Standard
Standard
Tire Pressure Monitor
Standard
Standard
Standard
Brake Assist
Standard
Standard
Standard
Stability Control
Standard
Standard
Standard
Traction Control
Standard
Standard
Standard

US NHTSA crash test result

Overall Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Side Crash Rating
Rollover Rating

Airbags

Driver Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Standard
Front Head Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Standard
Front Side Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Standard
Knee Air Bag
Not Available
Standard
Not Available
Passenger Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Standard
Rear Head Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Standard

Warranty

Warranty Summary

Basic
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
Corrosion
5 Years / Unlimited Miles
5 Years / Unlimited Miles
7 Years / 100,000 Miles
Drivetrain
5 Years / 60,000 Miles
5 Years / 60,000 Miles
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
Roadside Assistance
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
Maintenance
N/A
N/A
2 Years / 20,000 Miles