Compare 2019 Ford Flex vs 2019 Subaru Ascent

2019 Ford Flex
2019 Subaru Ascent
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Limited AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Flex Limited AWD 16 22 $39,110 $40,740
Flex Limited EcoBoost AWD 15 21 $41,847 $43,590
Flex Limited FWD 16 23 $37,239 $38,790
Flex SE FWD 16 23 $29,658 $30,575
Flex SEL AWD 16 22 $33,831 $35,240
Flex SEL FWD 16 23 $31,958 $33,290
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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
$39,110
$30,027
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$40,740
$31,995
Monthly Payment Estimate
$679 / month
$533 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
5.2
6.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2019 Ford Flex was a brilliant design in 2009, but it’s showing its age. 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 SUV 4WD Standard SUV 4WD
Interior Dimensions
Third Hip Room (in)
41.1 45.9
Second Shoulder Room (in)
58.1 60.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
155.8 153.5
Front Leg Room (in)
40.8 42.2
Third Head Room (in)
38.7 36.3
Front Hip Room (in)
55.5 57.7
Third Shoulder Room (in)
50.8 57.2
Second Leg Room (in)
44.3 38.6
Passenger Capacity
7 8
Front Head Room (in)
41.8 41.3
Second Hip Room (in)
55 57.5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.4 61.1
Third Leg Room (in)
33.3 31.7
Second Head Room (in)
40.5 40
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
65.4 64.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.9 8.7
Length, Overall (in)
201.8 196.8
Height, Overall (in)
68 71.6
Track Width, Rear (in)
65.4 64.2
Wheelbase (in)
117.9 113.8
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
75.9 76
Liftover Height (in)
- 32
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
20 17.8
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
43.2 47.5
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
83.2 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
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13 13
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.6 19.3
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
40.7 38
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/55HR19 P245/60HR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P235/55HR19 P245/60HR18
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 2000
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
2000 2000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 200
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4637 4430
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 X 8 18 X 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 X 8 18 X 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
650 -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
175 -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
254 @ 4000 277 @ 2000
Engine Order Code
998 NA
Displacement
3.5 L/213 2.4 L/146
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
287 @ 6500 260 @ 5600
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded V-6 Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded H-4
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Gasoline Direct Injection
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
18 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
22 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 21
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.65 4.44
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.84 -
Trans Type
6 8
Drivetrain
All Wheel All Wheel
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 -
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
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.47
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.60
Summary
Vehicle Name
Ford Flex Subaru Ascent
Body Style
Sport Utility Sport Utility
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.8 7.7
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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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
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Rollover Rating

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