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Compare 2020 Subaru Ascent vs 2020 Toyota Highlander

2020 Subaru Ascent
2020 Toyota Highlander
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8-Passenger
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Ascent 8-Passenger 21 27 $30,027 $31,995
Ascent Limited 7-Passenger 20 26 $36,735 $39,345
Ascent Limited 8-Passenger 20 26 $36,735 $39,345
Ascent Premium 7-Passenger 21 27 $32,211 $34,395
Ascent Premium 8-Passenger 21 27 $32,211 $34,395
Ascent Touring 7-Passenger 20 26 $41,922 $45,045
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Hybrid LE AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Highlander Hybrid LE AWD 35 35 $36,489 $39,800
Highlander Hybrid LE FWD 36 35 $35,022 $38,200
Highlander Hybrid Limited AWD 35 34 $43,090 $47,000
Highlander Hybrid Limited FWD 36 35 $41,302 $45,050
Highlander Hybrid Platinum AWD 35 34 $46,025 $50,200
Highlander Hybrid Platinum FWD 36 35 $44,237 $48,250
Highlander Hybrid XLE AWD 35 34 $39,056 $42,600
Highlander Hybrid XLE FWD 36 35 $37,589 $41,000
Highlander L AWD 20 27 $33,050 $36,200
Highlander L FWD 21 29 $31,589 $34,600
Highlander LE AWD 20 27 $35,059 $38,400
Highlander LE FWD 20 28 $33,598 $36,800
Highlander Limited AWD 20 27 $41,633 $45,600
Highlander Limited FWD 21 29 $39,853 $43,650
Highlander Platinum AWD 20 27 $44,555 $48,800
Highlander Platinum FWD 21 29 $42,775 $46,850
Highlander XLE AWD 20 27 $37,616 $41,200
Highlander XLE FWD 21 29 $36,155 $39,600
Pricing
Invoice Price
$30,027
$36,489
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$31,995
$39,800
Monthly Payment Estimate
$533 / month
$663 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.8
7.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2020 Subaru Ascent is nearly as rational a family hauler as a minivan. The 2020 Toyota Highlander puts practicality above all else, but handling and styling make worthwhile cameos.
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Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg 35 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 35 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD Standard Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
60.3 58.7
Front Leg Room (in)
42.2 40.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
153.5 141.3
Third Head Room (in)
36.3 36.1
Front Hip Room (in)
57.7 57.2
Third Shoulder Room (in)
57.2 55
Second Leg Room (in)
38.6 41
Front Head Room (in)
41.3 39.9
Passenger Capacity
8 8
Second Hip Room (in)
57.5 57
Front Shoulder Room (in)
61.1 59
Third Leg Room (in)
31.7 27.7
Second Head Room (in)
40 39.4
Third Hip Room (in)
45.9 45.6
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.7 8
Length, Overall (in)
196.8 194.9
Liftover Height (in)
32 -
Height, Overall (in)
71.6 68.1
Track Width, Rear (in)
64.2 65.4
Wheelbase (in)
113.8 112.2
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
76 76
Track Width, Front (in)
64.4 65.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
17.8 16
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
45.9 -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
47.6 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
47.5 48.4
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 84.3
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
19.9 -
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13 13.3
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)
13.1 13.3
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)
19.3 17.1
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38 37.4
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P245/60HR18 P235/65SR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P245/60HR18 P235/65SR18
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 3500
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4430 4465
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7.5 18 X 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7.5 18 X 8
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
277 @ 2000 175 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.4 L/146 2.5 L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
260 @ 5600 243 @ 6000
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded H-4 Gas/Electric I-4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Port/Direct Injection
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
23 35
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 35
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 35
Transmission
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.23 - 0.75 -
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.44 -
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.47 -
Trans Type
8 1
Drivetrain
All Wheel All Wheel
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.14 -
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.60 -
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Trans Description Cont.
CVT w/OD CVT w/OD
Summary
Vehicle Name
Subaru Ascent Toyota Highlander
Body Style
Sport Utility Sport Utility
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Double Wishbone Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Double Wishbone Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.7 5.1
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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