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Subaru Ascent News
The brand-new 2019 Subaru Ascent could very well be called the Mulligan. You may have heard the term used by amateur golfers as a sort of do-over for an egregiously bad first shot. But in the case of the Ascent, Subaru's largest-ever vehicle, it means that the Japanese automaker gets one more chance to build a successful three-row crossover for America.
Subaru began production Monday of the new Ascent, its much-anticipated three-row crossover, at its plant in Lafayette, Ind. It's set to arrive at dealers in June as a 2019 model and will start at $32,970, including shipping.
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We've finally had our first drive of the 2019 Subaru Ascent and found it to be well-equipped for sales success. It's similar in many ways to its competitors, but since it's a Subaru, it should come as no surprise that there are plenty of unique elements as well. A turbo four-cylinder! It's a boxer engine, too! All-wheel-drive only! It totally looks like a giant Outback!
Standard equipment includes 18-inch alloy wheels, tri-zone climate control, EyeSight accident avoidance tech, four USB ports, and Subaru's 6.5-inch Starlink touchscreen that brings with it Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.
"With more than half of Subaru drivers having pets, we believe it is important to celebrate the love of pets shared by our owners."
Is it a giant Outback? Pretty much.
It can tow 5,000 pounds.
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It will hold so much granola.