2021 Subaru Ascent at East Hills Subaru

Love is now bigger than ever with the 2021 Subaru Ascent! This three-row, family-friendly SUV is made for adventures far and wide thanks to standard Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive, a 5,000-pound towing capacity and up to 153.5 cubic feet of passenger volumes. This SUV also comes loaded with features that help make it work for every family and safety technologies that will keep you and your most precious passengers safe on-the-go. If you are ready to learn even more about the 2021 Subaru Ascent, continue reading on below!

Love is now bigger than ever.

8.7 Inches of Ground Clearance and X-MODE®

Conquer rough terrain with 8.7 inches of ground clearance and standard X-MODE, which optimizes the Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive system for maximum traction on slippery surfaces. It's a combination of capability features the Honda Pilot, Toyota Highlander, and Ford Explorer can't match. X-MODE also incorporates Hill Descent Control for stability and confidence when descending more difficult grades.

5,000-Pound Towing Capacity

The Ascent offers the most towing capacity of any Subaru vehicle ever, along with an available Class III trailer hitch, 277 lb-ft of torque and a wide selection of racking accessories so you can bring along all the gear you'll need for all the places you'll be able to go.

Adaptable for any family adventure.

Second-Row Captain's Chairs

Second-row captain's chairs are available for extra comfort, easy access to the third row, and space for up to seven.

Remote Engine Start with Climate Control

The 2021 Ascent features Remote Engine Start with Climate Control so every trip can be comfortable and convenient, no matter the season, with just a few taps on your smartphone

Fit for adventures.

Panoramic Moonroof

Bring in more fresh air with the available 54-inch power tilt/sliding panoramic moonroof to make the already impressive passenger space feel even more open and bright.

Raised Roof Rails

As one of the only vehicles in its class with standard raised roof rails and offering an extensive line of Thule®racking accessories - from kayak and bike carriers to rooftop containers and more - the flexible Ascent lets you secure a wide variety of cargo for all your family's expeditions.

Advanced safety and connectivity.

SUBARU STARLINK Safety and Security

STARLINK Safety and Security offers an array of connected services to help keep you and your Ascent safe whether you're in your vehicle, at your computer, or on your mobile device. Advanced Automatic Collision Notification will alert an operator in the event of an accident. SOS Emergency Assistance can get you roadside help at the push of a button. And there's even more features for added convenience and peace of mind, including Stolen Vehicle Recovery, Vehicle Alerts, and Remote Services. There's also STARLINK Concierge services for personal assistance with tasks like navigation, restaurant reservations, and scheduling service appointments.

All-Around Awareness

The available 180-degree Front-View Monitor gives the same confidence that your path ahead is safe and clear. And an available Smart Rear-View Mirror uses a dedicated camera to maintain visibility when the view behind is obstructed, while a standard Rear-Vision Camera provides extra safety when reversing.

2021 Subaru Ascent Trim Lineup


  • Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive with X-MODE®
  • Three rows of flexible seating for 8 passengers
  • Standard EyeSight® Driver Assist


  • Choice of second-row bench seat or captain's chairs
  • 5,000 lbs. towing capacity
  • SUBARU STARLINK® Safety and Security


  • Leather-trimmed upholstery
  • 20-inch alloy wheels
  • Heated front and second-row seats
  • Power Rear Gate


  • Second-row captain's chairs
  • STARLINK Multimedia Navigation
  • 14-speaker 792-watt-equivalent Harman Kardon premium audio system

Can you tell me about the Ascent's trim levels and features?

In the 2021 model year, the Ascent is offered in four trim levels. The base model comes outfitted with stellar features like 18-inch alloy wheels, raised roof rails, SUBARU STARLINK Multimedia with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, EyeSight Driver Assist Technology, and three rows of flexible seating for up to 8 passengers. The upper trim levels, the Premium, Limited, and Touring add to the base model with rear climate control, heated front seats, choice of second-row bench seat or captain's chairs, leather-trimmed upholstery, power rear gate, keyless access with push-button start, navigation, a Harman Kardon sound system, and a panoramic power moonroof.

Could you talk about the Ascent's engine and capabilities?

Each Ascent trim level is powered by the same capable engine in the 2021 model year. This 2.4-liter SUBARU BOXER 4-cylinder engine pumps out 260 horsepower and 277 pound-feet of torque. Subaru pairs this engine with a Lineartronic continuously variable automatic transmission for smooth shifting and a stellar ride. Each Ascent model also comes outfitted with standard Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive for maximum traction and an even distribution of power. The SUV's 8.7-inches of ground clearance and X-MODE make it possible to tackle any terrain or take on any weather! Plus, everyone's towing needs are met with the Ascents 5,000-pound towing capacity.

What kind of safety features does the Ascent come with?

Subaru outfits every Ascent model with their latest safety technologies to help drivers protect their most precious cargo. In the 2021 model year, EyeSight Driver Assist Technology which monitors traffic around the SUV, warns the driver when they are swaying from their lane, and optimizes cruise control. This system also includes Adaptive Cruise Control with Lane Centering and Automatic Pre-Collision Braking. Other safety features offered for the Ascent include the Blind-Spot Detection system, Rear Cross-Traffic Alert, and Reverse Automatic Braking.

Drive Home a 2021 Subaru Ascent

Is your family in need of a new ride? Come on down to East Hills Subaru and take a look at all the 2021 Ascent models we currently have in stock in person. One of our sales associates can show you the ins and outs of the SUV and all the awesome features and even accompany you on a test drive so you can experience the ride quality and handling for yourself. Don't have the time to make it down to the dealership today? You can still peruse all our 2021 Subaru Ascent models in stock with our new model inventory page!

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