Subaru’s three-row SUV arrives in dealers this summer with new safety teach at no additional cost.
The 2020 Subaru Ascent is arriving in dealers this summer, but don't expect any major updates since the three-row SUV only went on sale last year. The good news, however, is that Subaru is adding new safety tech to its largest SUV for no additional cost.
All 2020 Ascent trims will now come with a rear-seat reminder system as standard, which reminds the driver to check the rear seat area before exiting the vehicle to prevent children or pets being trapped inside. While the system can't physically detect if children or pets are in the rear seat area, it will turn on if "the vehicle is started within 30 minutes after a rear side door is opened and closed, a rear side door is opened and closed when the vehicle is running and stationary," or if "the vehicle is turned off and back on again within 30 minutes, and the rear side doors remained closed." The system will alert the driver with an audible sound after the vehicle is turned off and will display a warning message in the Combination Meter Display, reminding the driver to check the rear seat area.
Apart from the rear-seat reminder, all features from last year's Ascent carry over including the base price, meaning the 2020 Subaru Ascent starts at $31,995. Standard features for the base trim include all-wheel-drive, Subaru's EyeSight driver assist package, Starlink 6.5-inch infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, four USB ports, three-zone automatic climate control, automatic power door locks and power side mirrors, raised roof rails, second-row bench seat, and 18-inch aluminum-alloy wheels with silver finish.
Priced from $34,395, the Premium trim adds Blind-Spot Detection with Lane Change Assist and Rear Cross-Traffic Alert, towing capability of up to 5,000 pounds, a power driver seat, an 8.0-inch display, Wi-Fi connectivity, body-color side mirrors, privacy glass, leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift lever handle, rear seat climate controls, and optional second-row captain chairs and 20-inch wheels.
Upgrading to the $39,345 Limited trim adds leather upholstery to the interior as well as second-row captain chairs or bench seating at no additional charge. It also adds LED headlights with High Beam Assist, LED fog lights, 20-inch aluminum-alloy wheels, lower door cladding with chrome accents and body-color side mirrors with integrated turn.
Priced at $45,045, the range-topping Touring trim includes chrome door handles, front underguard and rear bumper protector, and new power-folding exterior mirrors with integrated turn signals. Inside, you get luxurious Java Brown leather seats and upholstery, a leather heated steering wheel, woodgrain-pattern matte finish accent trim, and three-mode ventilated driver and front passenger seats. The Touring model also gets the 8.0-inch Multimedia Navigation system, a surround sound system with 14 speakers, panoramic power moonroof and rain-sensing wipers, a Smart Rear-View Mirror, and a 180-degree front-view camera.