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2019 Subaru Ascent vs. 2019 Toyota Highlander Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
The Subaru Ascent offers rear passengers about the same room to stretch out as the Toyota Highlander, with comparable head- and legroom. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between front seat comfort in the Subaru Ascent and the Toyota Highlander.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Subaru Ascent as you will with the Toyota Highlander, as they are both able to travel similar distances on a tank of gas.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). Whether you pick the Subaru Ascent or the Toyota Highlander, it's going to cost you about the same. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Subaru Ascent carries a much lower Destination Charge than the Toyota Highlander.

Dimensions
The Subaru Ascent is about the same width as the Toyota Highlander. For some people, bigger is better. If that's the case for you, then you'll be happier with the Subaru Ascent, which is slightly longer than the Toyota Highlander.

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the Subaru Ascent transmits power to its wheels a bit more effectively than the Toyota Highlander.

Handling
The Subaru Ascent has a smaller turning radius than the Toyota Highlander, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
If you've got something you need to pull, the Subaru Ascent will do just as well as the Toyota Highlander, since they have about the same towing capacity. The Subaru Ascent has a little less horsepower than the Toyota Highlander.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Subaru Ascent and the Toyota Highlander. You'll be able to fit about the same amount of groceries in the Subaru Ascent as you will in the Toyota Highlander.

Warranty
The Subaru Ascent comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Toyota Highlander.

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2019 Subaru
Ascent

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MSRP*: $31,995 - $44,695

2019 Toyota
Highlander

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MSRP*: $31,530 - $47,210
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City MPG: 20 - 21 19 - 21
Highway MPG: 26 - 27 24 - 27
Engine(s): Horizontal Inline-4, V-6
Seating Capacity: 7 - 8 7 - 8
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
NHTSA Safety Information

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Frontal Crash Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $30,027 - $41,601 $28,787 - $43,103

Days On Lot: Comparing Ease of Negotiation

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*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.