Compare the Ascent

2022 Subaru Ascent

2021 Toyota Highlander
MSRP$32,295From $35,085
Symmetrical AWDStandardAWD Available With Upgrade
Apple CarPlay & Android Auto
Front Head Room40"39.6"
Front Legroom42.2"42"
Overall Passenger Volume153.5"141.3"
KBB 2020 Best In-Class Resale Value

Compare the 2022 Subaru Ascent to the Toyota Highlander at Milford Subaru

When you need an SUV that can do a little bit of everything, the Subaru Ascent is the perfect match. This three-row SUV comes with numerous exciting features, like standard AWD and the STARLINK® infotainment system. While some SUVs, like the Toyota Highlander, offer a fair comparison, the Subaru Ascent stands clear of the pack when it comes time to choose your next vehicle. See how they compare below and stop by to test drive the new Subaru Ascent today!


You can never have too many standard features, especially when the model you're shopping for is often more affordable than its competition. The Subaru Ascent starts at $32,295, almost $3,000 less than the base Toyota Highlander - this doesn't even factor in standard AWD, a feature that will cost you even more in the new Highlander.


Both models come with different standard engines. The Toyota Highlander equips a 3.5-liter V6 that delivers 295 horsepower and 263 pound-feet of torque. While the Subaru Ascent's 2.4-liter turbocharged engine gets up to 260 horsepower, it enjoys more power from 277 pound-feet of torque. The Subaru Ascent also enjoys the standard Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive system, allowing you to enjoy superb handling and control in tricky road conditions. The Toyota Highlander will make you pay more to equip its similar system.


Both models are bold and aggressively designed, providing you with a unique way to manage your drive. However, the Subaru Ascent comes with features like LED Steering Responsive Headlights and raised roof rails. The Highlander makes you pay for higher trim levels to access these features.


The Highlander is a big SUV with lots of space, but the Ascent still puts it to shame. Not only will you enjoy more passenger space in the Subaru Ascent over the Toyota Highlander, but you'll also enjoy a larger cargo space to hold all of your luggage and shopping supplies.

There's so much more offered with the Subaru Ascent than there is with the Toyota Highlander, even though you'll pay less for the Ascent! Visit Milford Subaru today to test drive the new Subaru Ascent!

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