2020 Subaru Forester vs 2020 Subaru Ascent
2020 Subaru Forester 2020 Subaru Ascent


2.5L 4-Cyl 2.4L Turbo 4-Cyl


182 260

  MPG (City/Highway)

26/33 * 21/27 *

2020 Subaru Forester vs 2020 Subaru Ascent

Serving Charlottesville, VA

The Subaru Ascent is one of the most recent additions to the SUV line at Umansky Subaru, and this three-row model is now Subaru's most substantial SUV. Are you wondering how this new option stacks up against the Forester? The Forester has more than two decades of history on the road, and it is a two-row SUV that is categorized as a compact crossover SUV.


The 2020 Forester and the 2020 Ascent are both well-equipped under the hood and share many mechanical features. For example, these two models come with a Lineartronic continuously variable transmission, intelligent all-wheel drive, active torque vectoring, X-Mode, hill descent control, traction control, and other standard equipment that bolster performance in exciting ways. Under the Forester's hood, you will find a 2.5-liter gas engine that puts off 182 horsepower. The Ascent, on the other hand, receives 260 horsepower from a turbocharged 2.4-liter engine. Trailer stability assist is also standard in the Ascent for added functionality.


The Forester and the Ascent have comparable design elements across the grille and side contours, but the Ascent is substantially larger across all dimensions. The 2020 Forester is available with up to 18-inch wheels, and it has a chrome accent piece mounted on top of the black grille. Also, the LED headlights are thicker than the lights on the Ascent. The Ascent's headlights have a triangular influence for a touch of distinction. This larger SUV also has a tapered look along the roof and up to 20-inch wheels. Our associates at Umansky Subaru will show off the trim-specific differences between the 2020 Ascent and the Forester when you stop by soon.


Notable differences continue inside the cabins. With the Ascent's more substantial dimensions, you can appreciate ample space across all three of its rows. The Ascent carries a few upscale features, such as wood and carbon fiber accents, in select trims. It also has a Harman Kardon Quantum surround sound system, a tri-zone climate management system, and a few other features that are not offered in the Forester. The shared features found in both models at different trim levels include a standard Harman Kardon sound system, a wireless internet connection, leather material, a touch display screen, a navigation system, a power liftgate, and many other features that you may be excited to have in your next SUV.

At Umansky Subaru, we provide you with the large, diverse inventory and the friendly, knowledgeable support that you need to make your next SUV purchase confidently. Are you ready to test drive the Ascent and the Forester to continue your research? Call Umansky Subaru today, or drop in during business hours.

* EPA fuel economy estimates. Actual mileage will vary with driving conditions and your vehicle's condition.