If you're looking for the right crossover SUV to fit your lifestyle and needs in Cumming, GA, both the Subaru Forester and Subaru Ascent models are great options. Both vehicles deliver legendary Subaru capability and performance, come equipped with cutting-edge technology and safety features, and offer versatile spaciousness for passengers and cargo alike. But which Subaru SUV is the best fit for you? At Troncalli Subaru, we want to help you buy or lease the vehicle that best fits your budget and needs. That's why we're going to compare the Subaru Forester to the Subaru Ascent, letting you clearly see the differences in the two models.

Subaru Forester vs. Subaru Ascent

What's the Difference in Price?

The Subaru Forester is more affordable than the new Subaru Ascent is. The Forester lineup starts at under $25,000 while the new Subaru Ascent lineup starts at slightly over $32,000. With that difference in price, you could upgrade to the Forester Limited trim level for a similar price to the base Ascent model.

Which Model is Bigger?

The reason for the large difference in price between the Forester and the Ascent is because they're two different types of vehicles. The Subaru Forester is a compact crossover SUV, while the Subaru Ascent is a three-row large SUV.

The Subaru Forester offers spacious seating for five passengers within 111.9 cubic feet of passenger volume. You can also enjoy 31.1 cubic feet of cargo space behind the second row of seating, allowing you to fit your passengers and cargo comfortably when driving around Atlanta. With the second-row folded down, you'll enjoy up to 74.3 cubic feet of maximum cargo space.

The Subaru Ascent offers seating for up to eight passengers with a second-row bench seat. You can also opt for second row captain's chairs, bringing seating down to seven. If you have a large family or need the most space, the new Subaru Ascent model is the ideal option for you. Behind the third-row, every Ascent model offers 17.8 cubic feet of cargo space. With both the second and third rows folded flat, you'll get up to 86.5 cubic feet of maximum cargo space.

What's the Performance Like in the Forester and Ascent Models?

Both the Subaru Forester and Subaru Ascent models deliver legendary Subaru capability and performance to help you conquer any destination on or off the road. Both models come with Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive for optimal traction and control in even the worst weather, along with 8.7-inches of ground clearance so you can travel over obstacles.

Under the hood, the new Subaru Ascent model gets the nod in horsepower and torque. Every Ascent model comes equipped with a 2.4-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that produces 260-horsepower and 277 pounds-feet of torque, delivering a strong, engaging, and fun driving performance that you can take anywhere.

Every new Subaru Forester model comes equipped with a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 182-horsepower and 277 pounds-feet of torque, falling slightly short of the Ascent model, while still delivering legendary performance. One plus side to having less horsepower is that the Subaru Forester lineup delivers higher fuel economy to help you save at the pumps around Cumming, GA.

Which Vehicle has More Technology and Safety Features

Every model in both the Subaru Forester and Subaru Ascent lineup come well-equipped with cutting-edge features, including a Starlink multimedia system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, as well as an Eyesight Driver Assist Technology system.

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