2020 Subaru Ascent consumer reviews

$31,995 starting MSRP
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92% of drivers recommend this car
Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.8
  • Interior 4.8
  • Performance 4.7
  • Value 4.7
  • Exterior 4.8
  • Reliability 4.7
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2020 Ascent had poor reliability

Very disappointed with the 2020 Ascent bought new and also with poor dealer experience. Had multiple quality issues including excess gasoline contamination in the engine oil (high oil level on dipstick), heavy brake vibration and shudder when brakes get hot, poor and unfixable drivers door fit. Will never buy a Subaru again, should have bought a Toyota!


literal body panels were falling off...

had a used Subaru ascent at 35k miles, and about 40k miles in the front black trim piece FELL off and whacked a car behind us while going 70mph down the road. also the fuel pump had to be replaced about SEVEN times.


Poor build quality Subaru compromised with quality

I bought 2021 Subaru ascent and I m disappointed build quality is poor my car seat give noise they try three time to fixed but it’s same they change front router and pads and when I apply for brakes it’s giving noise and they fix three time but it’s still same they said when you drive in traffic it’s give you noise


Not reliable, really horrible dealer service. Will

I’m working on my third transmission. Not remotely reliable. Had Forester, much better than the Ascent. Will never buy another Subaru. Most expensive least reliable.


Great Quality, styling, reliability, and value.

2020 Subaru Accent met all my needs and dreams. Very smooth, sleek interior, full moon roof, interior exterior lighting is beautiful. Classy luxury SUV able to tow 5k lbs, turbo engine and many safety features .


Super comfortable with many great features

This car is spacious with very comfortable seating and many extra features that make me feel like I am riding in style. It came with a giant sun roof, clear bra, options for navigation and phone apps, choice of car mats (rubber or carpet) and rides so smooth. I love my new Subaru!!


Fantastic Family Car, but frequent gas stations

The amount of safety features on this car is almost too much to count. It’s great that you can turn them on off for when you want to have a little fun without the kids in the car. Plenty of power and love the space. Sad that it only gets 22 average mpg and only has a 17 gallon tank. Biggest complaint is the gas tank size


LOVE my new ride!

I am new to the Subaru family and I really have enjoyed driving the Ascent. Needed an AWD for this area and so far is very reliable. Looking forward to warmer weather so we can travel to other areas.


After one year, this car has operated perfectly

We really like the Eyesight technology which will help us be better drivers as we continue to age. There was absolutely no charge for the one-year maintenance schedule we just had.


Switch from Tahoe to Ascent

3 months and 6000 miles in and I am loving the Ascent Limited. So quiet and comfortable. Love driving it and the safety features are awesome. The lane keeping and adaptive cruise control are really terrific. Getting 40% better gas mileage over my former 2012 Tahoe. Lucky to get 15 in mixed driving with Tahoe, often only 13-14. Ascent has been 21-22. Easily gets 26 in all highway driving when staying around 65-75. 55-65, you’ll get better.