2020 Subaru Outback vs 2020 Subaru Ascent
2020 Subaru Outback 2020 Subaru Ascent


2.5L 4-Cylinder 2.4L Turbo 4-Cylinder


182 260

  MPG (City/Highway)

26/33 * 21/27 *

2020 Subaru Outback vs 2020 Subaru Ascent

Serving Charlottesville, VA

For more than 25 years, the Subaru Outback has been a preferred wagon among local drivers who seek performance and style in a functional vehicle. The Subaru Ascent, on the other hand, is a midsize crossover SUV that has only been available since last year. At Umansky Subaru, we proudly carry an excellent selection of both of these models, and we are happy to assist with your comparison.


The Outback is a large wagon that has excellent dimensions throughout the two-row cabin and the cargo area. Your choice of two powertrains can moderate its functionality on the road. Its introductory trim levels receive 182 horsepower from a well-designed 2.5-liter engine for the entry-level trims. The top Outback trims generate 260 horsepower from a turbocharged 2.4-liter engine. This same powertrain is standard in all Ascent trims for the 2020 model year. You may be pleased to discover that most mechanical features are standard across both models and their trims. These items include X-Mode, a Lineartronic continuously variable transmission, intelligent all-wheel drive, traction control, active torque vectoring, anti-locking disc brakes, and power steering. The Ascent for 2020 also has a trailer support feature.


Our Umansky Subaru team is excited to show off the exceptional styling in the Outback and the Ascent. The Outback is a large wagon with a spacious interior, but its exterior design uniquely conceals its dimensions. Comparatively, the Ascent is a midsize crossover SUV, and it is currently the largest SUV in the Subaru line. The Outback has a flowing element that spans beautifully from front to rear. At the same time, it has a new definition that illustrates its boldness. The Ascent has well-defined surfaces over the hood, sides, and haunches. The LED headlights curve around the hood and fade into a point. For both vehicles, you will find a chrome-on-black grille design, foglamps, several wheel sizes and styles, black body molding, a power liftgate, daytime running lights, remote entry, and more.


Most of the impressive features in the Outback are also loaded into the Ascent. These may include a dual-zone auto climate control system, heated front seats, a wireless internet connection, a touch display screen, leather material with power seat adjustments in the front row, smartphone integration, a power liftgate, a navigation system, a standard or Harman Kardon sound system and other gear. The Ascent includes these features and may also be available with an upgraded Harman Kardon system with surround sound, a tri-zone auto climate management system, and other items.

Our Umansky Subaru sales team consistently does what it takes to maintain the highest level of customer satisfaction. When you reach out to our Subaru associates, you will be treated to personalized assistance as you explore our extensive inventory, take a few test drives and pick out your next Subaru.

* EPA-estimated fuel economy. Actual mileage may vary.