Research & Compare The advantages of the 2019 Subaru Ascent vs 2018 Chevrolet Traverse

The arrival of a 3-row midsize SUV with standard Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive from Subaru has been long anticipated. Now, the wait is over thanks to the arrival of the all-new 2019 Subaru Ascent. Certainly, this impressive SUV stands up to the hype, but how does it fare against the stiff competition of the 2018 Chevy Traverse? They're both impressive vehicles with similar starting price tags, but what are you getting for the money? Find out in the details below, then schedule a test drive in the all-new 2019 Subaru Ascent to discover more.

Compare 2019 Subaru Ascent vs 2018 Chevrolet Traverse Interior Styling

2019 Subaru vs 2018 Chevy Traverse Interior Comparison

Inside these respectable midsize SUV models, you'll find three rows of comfortable seating along with other features that are to be expected in a modern vehicle. However, there are a few things the new Subaru Ascent brings to the table that stand above what you'll find in a new Chevrolet Traverse. For instance, the second and third row seats in the new Subaru Ascent recline. You'll also find more front and rear legroom in the new midsize SUV from Subaru. Of course, cup holders are important in family vehicles like these. The new Chevy Traverse does well with ten cup holders, but the new Subaru Ascent comes with nineteen.

Compare 2019 Subaru Ascent vs 2018 Chevrolet Traverse Technology Benefits

2019 Subaru Ascent vs 2018 Chevrolet Traverse: Technology

The advanced technology that comes in modern vehicles is impressive. The new 2019 Subaru Ascent and the new Chevy Traverse are great examples of this, but consider a few key differences. You won't find a CD player from the factory in a new Chevrolet Traverse, but you will in a new 2019 Subaru Ascent, and that's just the beginning. Advanced features like remote start, garage door transmitter, and even an auto-dimming rearview mirror are all available at the entry level on the new Subaru Ascent. You'll have to spend substantially more for a higher trim level to get these features on a 2018 Chevy Traverse.

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Compare 2019 Subaru Ascent vs 2018 Chevrolet Traverse Performance Advantages

Compare the Performance of the 2019 Subaru Ascent & 2018 Chevy Traverse

This is where the value of the new 2019 Subaru Ascent really pulls ahead. For starters, every model comes standard with Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive for exceptional traction and safety no matter what the road conditions look like. The new 2018 Chevrolet Traverse, on the other hand, will cost a lot more for their add-on version of all-wheel drive.

Not only is the 2019 Subaru Ascent better at putting its power to the ground, it also gets better fuel economy in the city. What's more, you'll find a turbocharged flat BOXER® engine under the hood of every new Subaru Ascent, which is unlike anything the Chevrolet Traverse can offer.

Compare 2019 Subaru Ascent vs 2018 Chevrolet Traverse Safety Features

Safety Comparison Between 2019 Subaru Ascent & 2018 Chevrolet Traverse

Today's automotive engineering has come a long way in terms of making impressively safe vehicles. Once again, the new 2019 Subaru Ascent and the 2018 Chevy Traverse are great examples. They share safety features like advanced airbags, disc brakes, traction control, and more. However, there are some important differences between these midsize SUVs. We already mentioned the standard Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive traction that makes the drive in every Subaru Ascent safer, but there's more to it.

As larger vehicles, tipping and rolling is more of a concern than it is in smaller vehicles. This is where the flat design of the Subaru BOXER® engine comes in to provide a lower center of gravity. This allows the new Subaru Ascent to overcome obstacles with 8.7 inches of ground clearance while keeping every wheel firmly planted and providing the driver with impressive handling. The new Chevy Traverse simply doesn't compare.

Compare 2019 Subaru Ascent vs 2018 Chevrolet Traverse Driver Assistance Benefits

Do These Midsize SUVs Offer Advanced Driver Assistance Technology?

The all-new 2019 Subaru Ascent and the 2018 Chevrolet Traverse do offer driver assistance technology like pre-collision braking, lane-keep assist, and adaptive cruise control. However, the new Subaru Ascent does one better than simply offering this technology as an option. The renowned Subaru EyeSight® driver assist technology includes all these features as standard on every Subaru Ascent model. You'll have to spend a lot more for trim-level upgrades to get these features on a new Chevy Traverse. In fact, you'll only find adaptive cruise control on the top-of-the-line model.

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Is a New 2019 Subaru Right for You?

It's no surprise that we think the answer is yes, but we're more interested in what you think. Subaru has built their reputation and popularity not just on a level of safety that is among the industry's leaders, but on a level of quality that's hard to beat. In fact, 97% of all Subaru models sold over the past decade are still on the road and going strong today. It's no wonder that the Automotive Lease Guide and Kelley Blue Book are among the industry authorities heaping praise on Subaru models.