Compare 2019 Subaru Ascent vs 2019 Toyota Highlander

2019 Subaru Ascent
2019 Toyota Highlander
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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
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Hybrid LE V6 AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Highlander Hybrid LE V6 AWD 30 28 $34,256 $37,520
Highlander Hybrid Limited Platinum V6 AWD 29 27 $44,903 $49,180
Highlander Hybrid Limited V6 AWD 29 27 $42,053 $46,060
Highlander Hybrid XLE V6 AWD 29 27 $38,877 $42,580
Highlander LE I4 FWD 20 24 $29,060 $31,830
Highlander LE Plus V6 AWD 20 27 $34,893 $38,220
Highlander LE Plus V6 FWD 21 27 $33,561 $36,760
Highlander LE V6 AWD 19 26 $32,265 $35,340
Highlander LE V6 FWD 20 27 $30,932 $33,880
Highlander Limited Platinum V6 AWD 20 26 $43,378 $47,510
Highlander Limited Platinum V6 FWD 21 27 $42,045 $46,050
Highlander Limited V6 AWD 20 26 $40,529 $44,390
Highlander Limited V6 FWD 21 27 $39,196 $42,930
Highlander SE V6 AWD 20 26 $38,711 $42,400
Highlander SE V6 FWD 21 27 $37,378 $40,940
Highlander XLE V6 AWD 20 26 $37,598 $41,180
Highlander XLE V6 FWD 21 27 $36,264 $39,720
Pricing
Invoice Price
$30,027
$34,256
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$31,995
$37,520
Monthly Payment Estimate
$533 / month
$625 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.8
6.5
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2019 Subaru Ascent isn’t another quirky hatchback-wagon-crossover thing—it’s a mainstream hit and Subaru will be better for it. The 2019 Toyota Highlander delivers safety, features, comfort, and efficiency in a family-friendly package.
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Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg 30 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Standard Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD Standard Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD
Interior Dimensions
Third Shoulder Room (in)
57.2 55
Second Leg Room (in)
38.6 38.4
Front Head Room (in)
41.3 40.7
Passenger Capacity
8 8
Second Hip Room (in)
57.5 57.1
Front Shoulder Room (in)
61.1 59.3
Third Leg Room (in)
31.7 27.7
Second Head Room (in)
40 39.9
Third Hip Room (in)
45.9 45.6
Second Shoulder Room (in)
60.3 59.6
Front Leg Room (in)
42.2 44.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
153.5 144.9
Third Head Room (in)
36.3 35.9
Front Hip Room (in)
57.7 57.2
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
32 -
Height, Overall (in)
71.6 68.1
Track Width, Rear (in)
64.2 64.2
Wheelbase (in)
113.8 109.8
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
76 75.8
Track Width, Front (in)
64.4 64.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.7 8
Length, Overall (in)
196.8 192.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
47.6 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
47.5 42.3
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 Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
86.5 83.7
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
19.9 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
17.8 13.8
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
45.9 -
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.1 12.9
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)
13 12.2
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19.3 17.2
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38 38.7
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P245/60HR18 P245/60SR18
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/60HR18 P245/60SR18
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 3500
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
2000 3500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 350
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 350
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 3500
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4430 4398
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
Engine
Displacement
2.4 L/146 3.5 L/211
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
260 @ 5600 306 @ 5800
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded H-4 Gas/Electric V-6
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Port/Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
277 @ 2000 215 @ 4800
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
23 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 30
Transmission
Trans Type
8 1
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.47 -
Drivetrain
All Wheel All Wheel
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.14 -
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.60 -
Trans Description Cont.
CVT w/OD CVT w/OD
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.23 - 0.75 -
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.44 3.54
Summary
Body Style
Sport Utility Sport Utility
Vehicle Name
Subaru Ascent Toyota Highlander
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Double Wishbone Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Double Wishbone Double Wishbone
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.7 6.1
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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