The Subaru Ascent vs. The Toyota Highlander Model Comparison

Which SUV is Better For Your Travels in Cape Cod?

For the family who is ready to upgrade to the versatility and comfort of a mid-size SUV, the Subaru Ascent is a one-of-a-kind model for drivers in Bourne. If you're seeking third-row seating to accommodate for your growing family, you'll find more high-quality options now when choosing the new Subaru Ascent than you would when considering a model like the Toyota Highlander. If you're browsing new SUV models in the areas of Barnstable and Plymouth, MA, here's how choosing the Subaru Ascent over the Toyota Highlander is the better option in the long-run.

Subaru Performance Topples Toyota

When it comes to your daily commute on the roads and highways in-and-out of Bourne, you want an engine that not only provides punctual performance but one that can handle the Massachusetts weather conditions and terrain. Drivers who choose the Highlander will experience light-weight performance with the standard 185-horsepower 2.7-Liter four-cylinder engine with front-wheel drive. If you're looking to take on the elements and travel the roads of Hyannis and Falmouth, MA with confidence, the Subaru Ascent offers the standard 2.4-Liter turbocharged Subaru Boxer® four-cylinder engine which has a balanced center of gravity which optimizes stability and handling and produces 260-horsepower. This motor is standard for all trim levels including the Ascent Premium, Limited, and Touring. Also, Subaru equips the standard Ascent SUV with an all-wheel drivetrain which offers a firm grip to the road no matter what weather conditions bring to the Northeast.

If you plan on towing the family boat or camper to adventurous destinations near New Bedford, expect a maximum towing capacity of up to 2,000-lbs when choosing the Subaru Ascent. The Toyota Highlander is only capable of 1,500-lbs at a standard level. For drivers seeking to enhance fuel efficiency in a new SUV, the Ascent out-does the Toyota Highlander again when receiving 27 mpg on the highway compared to the Highlander model's 24 mpg highway.

Interior Comfort and Practicality

For Cape Cod drivers who are seeking a sophisticated touch to their daily commute, the Subaru Ascent offers more trim levels with heated and ventilated front seats than the Highlander does. Also, the options for Ivory carbon fiber-patterned interior accent trim doors and Ivory leather interior accent trim gives a luxurious appearance over the metallic interior trim options in the Highlander. When it comes to packing in your family's weekend gear for the Cape, the Ascent holds a 47.5 cubic feet of cargo capacity behind the second-row seat whereas the Highlander offers a tighter space of 42.3 cubic feet.

Test Drive the New Subaru Ascent in Bourne, MA Today!

There are plenty of more reasons to choose Subaru over Toyota, and if you're ready to make the upgrade to the advanced lifestyle of a sports utility vehicle, the Subaru Ascent is ready to prove itself worthy to you and your family's driving needs. See for yourself just how it comes out on top when stacked up against the Toyota Highlander and schedule your test drive today.

Our new inventory holds a variety of Subaru Ascent trim levels to choose from and finding the match to your daily commute in Cape Cod is simple when you shop with one of our sales team members! Give us a call at (877)693.4068, when you're ready to make moves toward your future lease or purchase. We make your vehicle search a wonderful experience and when visiting Atlantic Subaru, expect nothing short of professional courtesy from our staff of Subaru experts. We look forward to working with you, and we'll see you and your family in our showroom soon!