2020 Toyota 4Runner vs. 2020 Subaru Ascent: Compare reviews, safety ratings, fuel economy, etc.

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2020 Toyota 4Runner vs. 2020 Subaru Ascent Review

New 2020 Toyota 4Runner

2020 Toyota
4Runner

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New 2020 Subaru Ascent

2020 Subaru
Ascent

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MSRP*
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$36,120 to $49,865
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$31,995 to $45,045
Invoice* $33,230 to $45,876 $30,027 to $41,922
MPG - City 16 20 - 21
MPG - Hwy 19 26 - 27
Engine(s) V-6 Horizontal
Seating Capacity 5 - 7 7 - 8
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** **** *****
Frontal Crash Rating** **** *****
Side Crash Rating** ***** *****

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*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.

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the backseat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Subaru Ascent than in the Toyota 4Runner, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Subaru Ascent will be a hit with tall drivers and their front seat passengers, since it has greater front head- and legroom than the Toyota 4Runner.

Convenience
The Subaru Ascent requires fewer stops at the gas station than the Toyota 4Runner, making it more convenient to drive.

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). The Toyota 4Runner is somewhat more expensive than the Subaru Ascent. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Toyota 4Runner will cost more in terms of transportation costs than the Subaru Ascent.

Dimensions
The Toyota 4Runner is about the same width as the Subaru Ascent. The Toyota 4Runner is slightly shorter than the Subaru Ascent, which may make it easier to park.

Drivetrain
With similar torque, the Toyota 4Runner and the Subaru Ascent are about even in transmitting their respective horsepower to the wheels.

Handling
The Toyota 4Runner has the same turning radius as the Subaru Ascent, so they both maneuver the same in and out of tight spots.

Performance
If you've got something you need to pull, the Toyota 4Runner will do just as well as the Subaru Ascent, since they have about the same towing capacity. The Toyota 4Runner has a little more horsepower than the Subaru Ascent.

Utility
Soccer Moms beware - the Toyota 4Runner seats a lot fewer people than the Subaru Ascent. You'll be able to fit about the same amount of groceries in the Toyota 4Runner as you will in the Subaru Ascent.

Warranty
The Toyota 4Runner comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Subaru Ascent.