How Does the 2020 Subaru Ascent Compare to the Chevrolet Traverse?

If there's one thing that Subaru has learned over the years, it's that people expect more from their SUVs. They want them to be capable yes, but also spacious, comfortable, and well-equipped. In other words, they want them to be like the 2020 Subaru Ascent

A mid-sized SUV with plenty of seating and the undeniable benefits of standard all-wheel-drive, the Subaru Ascent provides a winning combination of robust features and rock-solid performance, with no small dash of family-friendly comfort sprinkled on top.

The real test of an SUV isn't how much it brings to the table, however. It's how much it offers compared to its competitors. Let's take a look at everything the 2020 Ascent offers and how it stacks up to another mid-sized SUV: the Chevrolet Traverse.

The 2020 Subaru Ascent

With seating for up to eight, a spacious interior, and 19 cupholders to boot, the 2020 Subaru Ascent definitely marks high in the family-friendly department. What makes the Ascent special, however, is everything else it offers in addition to that.

Its powerful base powertrain is augmented by standard all-wheel-drive. And things only get better from there. It doesn't matter if you're looking for top-tier media options, advanced safety, or even touches of luxury. The 2020 Subaru Ascent can deliver.


Performance: 2.4-liter turbocharged flat-4 (260 horsepower, 277 pounds-feet of torque, 21/27 miles per gallon)

Feature Options: Standard 6.5-inch Touchscreen, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Harman Kardon Audio, Push-Button Start, Built-in Wi-Fi, Built-in Navigation, Starlink Infotainment System, Three-Zone Climate Control, Keyless Entry, Heated Side Mirrors

Safety Features: Automatic High Beams, Pre-Collision Emergency Braking, Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane-Departure Warnings, Blind-Spot Detection, Reverse Automatic Braking

Starting Price: Around $32,000

The 2020 Chevrolet Traverse

Much like the Subaru Ascent, the 2020 Traverse can seat up to eight. It's also attractive, solid under the hood, and offers a variety of useful features options. If you're looking for a good mid-sized SUV, you could do a lot worse than a new mid-sized Chevy Traverse.

Performance: 3.6-liter V6 (310 horsepower, 266 pounds-feet of torque, 18/27 miles per gallon)

Feature Options: Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Built-in Wi-Fi, Standard 7-inch Touchscreen, Remote Engine Start, Built-in Navigation, Bose Premium Sound System, Heated Side Mirrors, Three-Zone Automatic Climate Control


Safety Features: Rear Door Alerts, Rear Camera Mirror, Lane Chane Alerts, Blind-Spot Monitoring. Rear Cross-Traffic Alerts

Starting Price: Around $31,000

Which New SUV is the Right Choice for Me?

The new Chevy Traverse has a lot going for it. It's a looker, for sure, and it offers some genuinely attractive features. The fact that its base engine and starting price are both better than the Ascent's isn't something to shrug about.

At the end of the day, however, the 2020 Subaru Ascent wins where it counts: in the contest of value. While the Ascent is a bit more expensive, it also offers a richer selection of features for less. The Chevy Traverse offers many of the same features as the Ascent, but you have to spend more on upgrades to get them. The Subaru Ascent also comes with standard all-wheel-drive. You really can't oversell how much value that adds to its overall package.

Contact the Sales Team at Placer Subaru to Learn More

Would you care to know more about everything the 2020 Subaru Ascent has to offer? Reach out to the sales team at Placer Subaru today. We serve drivers all over the areas of Townsend, Montana City, Helena Valley, and more. When you explore our new Subaru Inventory, you'll find options for the new Subaru Ascent and more. Don't hesitate to reach out to our dealership today.

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