Compare the Subaru Forester and Subaru Ascent at Irvine Subaru

The Subaru lineup offers plenty of family-friendly options for you to explore, but which one is right for you? Many drivers looking for a crossover that isn't afraid of family transportation duty turn to models like the Subaru Forester and Subaru Ascent for their reliability, safety, performance, and interior space. Both are solid options, though the Forester might be the better pick if you don't need a lot of extra seating. Find out more about these exciting Subaru crossovers at Irvine Subaru!

Safety and Driver-Assist Features

Both the Forester and the Ascent come standard with Subaru EyeSight Driver Assist Technology across their respective lineups. This suite of driver-assist features includes a wide range of advanced technologies designed to help you and your loved ones stay safe out on the road. With features like Adaptive Cruise Control, Pre-Collision Braking, Lane Keep Assist and Sway Warning, and more, you can feel greater peace of mind as you travel around town with your family.

The Forester and Ascent also boast excellent safety ratings and crash test scores. So, if you're looking for a daily driver that inspires confidence, you can feel good about climbing into the Forester or Ascent.

Power and Performance

The Forester packs plenty of power. It comes with a 182-horsepower engine, offering great efficiency alongside a towing capacity of up to 1,500 pounds. So, it offers plenty of the power you need for your everyday activities. The Ascent starts with a 260-horsepower engine and a towing capacity of up to 2,000 pounds, but you can equip it to tow up to 5,000 pounds.

Comfort and Cargo Space

One of the key differences between the Forester and Ascent is interior space. The Forester is a compact crossover, so it has room for up to five passengers and a generous amount of cargo space. When you need a capable crossover that can help you accommodate passengers and gear up for adventure, the Forester offers the room and comfort you need.

The Ascent is geared more towards larger families. Models come with three rows and are available with seven or eight seats to help drivers bring everyone along for the ride.

Shop New Subaru SUVs at Irvine Subaru

If you want to get a closer look at the Subaru Forester or other models in our new Subaru inventory, please feel free to stop by for a test drive. We look forward to helping you find the ideal new Subaru for your needs.

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