Compare 2019 Ford Explorer vs 2019 Subaru Ascent

2019 Ford Explorer
2019 Subaru Ascent
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Base 4WD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Explorer Base 4WD 16 22 $33,479 $34,515
Explorer Base FWD 17 24 $31,394 $32,365
Explorer Limited 4WD 18 25 $43,118 $44,915
Explorer Limited FWD 19 27 $41,054 $42,765
Explorer Platinum 4WD 16 22 $51,998 $54,165
Explorer Sport 4WD 16 22 $44,760 $46,625
Explorer XLT 4WD 16 22 $35,088 $36,550
Explorer XLT FWD 17 24 $33,024 $34,400
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2.4T 8-Passenger
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Ascent 2.4T 8-Passenger 21 27 $30,027 $31,995
Ascent 2.4T Limited 7-Passenger 20 26 $36,414 $38,995
Ascent 2.4T Limited 8-Passenger 20 26 $36,414 $38,995
Ascent 2.4T Premium 7-Passenger 21 27 $32,028 $34,195
Ascent 2.4T Premium 8-Passenger 21 27 $32,028 $34,195
Ascent 2.4T Touring 7-Passenger 20 26 $41,601 $44,695
Pricing
Invoice Price
$33,479
$30,027
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$34,515
$31,995
Monthly Payment Estimate
$575 / 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
16 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
22 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Standard Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD -
Interior Dimensions
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
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
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
67 64.2
Wheelbase (in)
112.8 113.8
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
78.9 76
Track Width, Front (in)
67 64.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.3 8.7
Length, Overall (in)
198.3 196.8
Height, Overall (in)
70 71.6
Liftover Height (in)
- 32
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
80.7 86.5
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
21 17.8
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
43.8 47.5
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
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- 45.9
Brakes
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
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
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)
38.9 38
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
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
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
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
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
2000 2000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4629 -
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
- 6001
Wheels
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
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7.5 18 X 7.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
540 -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
175 -
Engine
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
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
290 @ 6500 260 @ 5600
Engine Oil Cooler
- None
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 21
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
18 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
22 27
Transmission
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)
3.65 -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.84 -
Trans Type
6 8
Drivetrain
Four Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.88 3.14
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.60
Trans PTO Access
- No
Transfer Case Power Take Off
- No
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.47
Transfer Case Model
- Electronic
Summary
Body Style
Sport Utility Sport Utility
Vehicle Name
Ford Explorer Subaru Ascent
Body Code
- S
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link -
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Axle Type - Rear
- Independent
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
- 4.44
Axle Type - Front
- Independent
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
- 4.44
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.8 7.7
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
Side Barrier Rating
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
Rollover Rating

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