Compare 2019 Ford Explorer vs 2019 Subaru Ascent

2019 Ford Explorer
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FWD Base
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD Base 17 24 $31,394 $32,365
FWD XLT 17 24 $33,024 $34,400
4WD Base 16 22 $33,479 $34,515
4WD XLT 16 22 $35,088 $36,550
FWD Limited 19 27 $41,054 $42,765
4WD Limited 18 25 $43,118 $44,915
4WD Sport 16 22 $44,760 $46,625
4WD Platinum 16 22 $51,998 $54,165
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2.4T 8-Passenger
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2.4T 8-Passenger 21 27 $30,027 $31,995
2.4T 7-Passenger Premium 21 27 $32,028 $34,195
2.4T 8-Passenger Premium 21 27 $32,028 $34,195
2.4T 7-Passenger Limited 20 26 $36,414 $38,995
2.4T 8-Passenger Limited 20 26 $36,414 $38,995
2.4T 7-Passenger Touring 20 26 $41,601 $44,695
Pricing
Invoice Price
$31,394
$30,027
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$32,365
$31,995
Monthly Payment Estimate
$539 / month
$533 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
4.8
6.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2019 Ford Explorer has many virtues, but its replacement can’t come soon enough. The 2019 Subaru Ascent isn’t another quirky hatchback-wagon-crossover thing—it’s a mainstream hit and Subaru will be better for it.
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Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
24 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Standard Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD -
Interior Dimensions
Third Shoulder Room (in)
50.8 57.2
Second Leg Room (in)
39.5 38.6
Passenger Capacity
7 8
Front Head Room (in)
41.4 41.3
Second Hip Room (in)
56.8 57.5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
61.5 61.1
Third Leg Room (in)
32 31.7
Second Head Room (in)
40.6 40
Third Hip Room (in)
40.7 45.9
Second Shoulder Room (in)
61 60.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
151.7 -
Front Leg Room (in)
42.9 42.2
Third Head Room (in)
37.8 36.3
Front Hip Room (in)
57.3 57.7
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
67 64.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
7.8 8.7
Wheelbase (in)
112.8 113.8
Height, Overall (in)
70 71.6
Track Width, Rear (in)
67 64.2
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
78.9 76
Liftover Height (in)
- 32
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
21 17.8
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
43.8 47.5
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
80.7 86.5
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- 45.9
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- 47.6
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- 47.2
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- 33.9
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- 82.5
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- 19.9
Brakes
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.8 13.1
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.8 13
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
- 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.6 19.3
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.2 38
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P245/60HR18 P245/60HR18
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/60HR18 P245/60HR18
Trailering
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
2000 2000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 200
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 2000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4443 -
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
- 6001
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7.5 18 X 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7.5 18 X 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
540 -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
175 -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
290 @ 6500 260 @ 5600
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded V-6 Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded H-4
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
255 @ 4000 277 @ 2000
Engine Order Code
998-1 NA
Displacement
3.5 L/213 2.4 L/146
Engine Oil Cooler
- None
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
24 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 21
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
20 23
Transmission
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.88 3.14
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.87 -
Trans Order Code
44J NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41 -
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD CVT w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74 -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.48 3.23 - 0.75
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.39 -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.84 -
Trans Type
6 8
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 -
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.47
Trans PTO Access
- No
Transfer Case Power Take Off
- No
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.60
Transfer Case Model
- Electronic
Summary
Body Style
Sport Utility Sport Utility
Vehicle Name
Ford Explorer Subaru Ascent
Body Code
- S
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
- 4.44
Axle Type - Front
- Independent
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
- 4.44
Axle Type - Rear
- Independent
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.8 7.7
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