The Subaru Ascent VS The Hyundai Tucson

SUVs come in all shapes and sizes for Cape Code drivers to choose from and it can be hard to find the right one for you. Luckily we have done the work of comparing different makes and models for you so all you have to do is come down to Atlantic Subaru to test drive the amazing Subaru Ascent.


Seating & Utility:

The biggest difference between the Ascent and Tucson is the size. The Hyundai Tucson is capable of seating 5 passengers with 102 cubic feet of passenger space and has a maximum cargo space of 61.9 cubic feet. The Subaru Ascent, however, can seat either 7 or 8 with 153.5 cubic feet of very comfortable passenger space with a maximum cargo space of 86.5 cubic feet of flexible space to meet your needs. There is also underfloor storage in the rear of the Ascent and the standard roof rails make attaching crossbars and roof accessories a breeze. The Tucson has roof rails on every model except for the base. When it comes to towing the Tucson falls short of the Ascent with the ability to only tow 1,500 - 2,000 lbs. While the Ascent has a max towing capability of 5,000 lbs.

Powertrain & Performance:

While the Hyundai Tucson has two engines to offer Hyannis drivers, but aren't nearly as powerful or fuel-efficient as the Ascent. The Tucson's max horsepower is only 181 from its turbo 2.4L four-cylinder and also offers a less capable all-wheel-drive system for an extra cost that isn't ready the same level of adventure as the Ascent. Powering the Ascent is a 2.4L turbocharged BOXER engine that generates 260 horsepower and gets up to 27 highway mpg. with standard Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive with X-Mode. Subaru's Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive is legendary among Bourne drivers for its unmatched performance during heavy winter storms. Combined with X-Mode the Ascent is ready for off-road adventures with a commanding grip on terrain regardless of conditions.

Advanced Safety:

Safety may be the most important features that Falmouth drivers are looking for in their next SUV and safety is just one more thing that Ascent has more to offer. The Hyundai Tucson does feature several standard safety features that include Lane Keep Assist, Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist, and Driver Attention Warning. But there are more safety features that the Tucson doesn't offer that the Ascent does. Like LED Steering Responsive Headlights, Stolen Vehicle Recovery or Automatic Collision Notification. Subaru EyeSight Driver Assist Technology, which is standard on every Ascent, is also regarded as one of the best safety packages on the road and includes Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Keep Assist, Lane Departure and Sway Warning, Pre-Collision Braking, and Pre-Collision Throttle Management.


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