2019 Subaru Ascent consumer reviews

$31,995 starting MSRP
side view of 2019 Ascent Subaru
83% of drivers recommend this car
Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.7
  • Interior design 4.6
  • Performance 4.5
  • Value for the money 4.4
  • Exterior styling 4.6
  • Reliability 4.5
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Its good

I'm a bit disappointed in the app for starting the car. I get app not available alot and always on the coldest days. Performance is good but does seem to use alot of fuel. Hatch doesn't always open when button is pushed. Also back windows steam up easily


Best decision made moving from a minivan to an suv

Now that I own a Subaru not sure I'll ever go back. The AWD is amazing, the day after we bought it had, we had snow and ice and it performed amazing. All of the safety features and java brown interior is really nice as well, makes us feel like we're in a luxury vehicle.


Bad GPS. Poor support from manufacturer/dealer

This car is satisfactory in most areas. The GPS is poor and malfunctions frequently. Dealer and manufacturer support have been poor. The dealer passes the buck to the manufacturer. The manufacturer passes the buck to the dealer.


Bad Reliability - Too Many Mechanical Problems

We like the ride, refinement, layout and Eyesight BUT we've had way too many problems with our Ascent, which should NOT happen with a 2019 car, definitely disappointing for a Subaru: 1. Transmission died (!) and had to be replaced. 2. Ball bearings had to be replaced. 3. Dealer technician found "heavy pulsating" in both front and rear brakes, which required resurfacing of front AND rear brake rotors. 4. Transmission / acceleration / engine noise problems persist even after 2 software updates. 5. A recall for "TCM programming" requiring a trip to the dealership. All these problem occurred within a few months and with LESS than 20,000 miles. In hindsight we should have waited a year, maybe two, to let Subaru iron out the kinks that are hopefully just for the first year(s) models. We would NOT recommend buying the Ascent until it's proven more reliable .


Ascent does not disappoint Subaru enthusiasts

Third Subaru for us. Limited a bit small for seasoned travelers and dogs. We looked at other options but decided the ascent touring might have the luxury, dependability and size we were looking for in a midsize. It does! We have seen only two others on the road. Wake up folks. This newest Subaru is amazing.


Ascent - gas contamination in the engine oil

New car - a very strong smell of gas coming from the engine oil ! Very worrying for long term reliability! Had to insist that the dealership changed the oil. No other diagnostic testing performed. Denial of an issue existing.


Moved into a more comfortable space

This car is everything like we need, and with it we can take all of our family somewhere without worrying about comfort or number of vehicles we need to get there. This is a car long in the making that is perfect for our family and we can all enjoy it!


Really a nice car; very satisfied with it

The Ascent was exactly what we were looking for in a new vehicle; very comfortable and very attractive looking. Is everything we were looking for in a car. Handles wonderfully


Spacious with excellent road grip under most extre

The gar is super stable for an SUV, with formidable all road capability especially in snow and mud. Approaches legendary marquees in off-road performance and exceeds them in value. The styling is a bit blah but then is is a big bus with lots of space and cargo capacity. The interior of the touring model is superb compared to other Subaru models. - Almost luxurious.


Awesome new car on the market

This car is a great value for the dollar. It is crazy what is included for the price. Great engine, good room, great value and sharp design.