2019 Subaru Ascent VS 2018 Dodge Durango Comparison in Olympia, WA

With its muscular design and available HEMI engine, it's not hard to understand what some drivers see in the 2018 Dodge Durango. And if you want simply the fastest three-row SUV, it's the one to have - but there's so much more to your next family SUV than speed! The 2019 Subaru Ascent provides the dynamic drive you crave, plus all the practical features and safety systems your family needs. Best of all, with standard Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive, it's rugged enough to keep you safe in the rain or snow and traverse some tricky terrain, too. We'll explain even more below about what makes the 2019 Subaru Ascent the best sporty SUV for you and your loved ones.

2019 Subaru Ascent Interior

Interior Features Comparison: 2019 Subaru Ascent VS 2018 Dodge Durango

The Dodge Durango offers a smaller seating capacity than the Subaru Ascent - it gets just seven seats compared to eight available in the Subaru Ascent.

Beyond passenger capacity, the 2019 Subaru Ascent offers better interior upgrades. It's available with a panoramic sunroof, woodgrain-patterned interior trim pieces and 19 cup and bottle holders. You won't find that many cup holders or any of those luxurious interior upgrades on any 2018 Dodge Durango.


2019 Subaru Ascent Interior Technology

Infotainment Comparison: 2019 Subaru Ascent VS 2018 Dodge Durango

It's easy to connect your smartphone to the infotainment system in both these vehicles, thanks to their standard Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto® support. That makes it easy to access compatible apps and stream your favorite music. And that's where the 2019 Subaru Ascent sets itself apart! It's available with a 14-speaker Harman Kardon QuantumLogic premium surround sound system, powered by a 792-watt-equivalent GreenEdge® amplifier. By contrast, the available premium audio system in the 2018 Dodge Durango provides just 10 speakers and 506 watts of power.

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2019 Subaru Ascent Performance Features

Performance Comparison: 2019 Subaru Ascent VS 2018 Dodge Durango

The 2018 Dodge Durango sells itself on sporty performance with available engine upgrades. That said, at the base level, you'll still get superior engine response from the 2019 Subaru Ascent! That's because its turbocharged BOXER® engine delivers 277 lb/ft of torque, compared to just 263 lb/ft from the base 2018 Dodge Durango. The Subaru Ascent also achieves peak torque much sooner in the rev range - which makes it feel quicker off the line.

Fuel economy is better in the 2019 Subaru Ascent as well, capable of achieving up to 21 city MPG. When equipped with all-wheel drive (like every Subaru Ascent), the 2018 Dodge Durango can only eek out 18 MPG in the city.


2019 Subaru Ascent Safety Features

Safety Features Comparison: 2019 Subaru Ascent VS 2018 Dodge Durango

With standard Symmetrical All-wheel Drive, the Subaru Ascent provides better traction and grip on slick surfaces than the base 2018 Dodge Durango. The Dodge SUV is rear-wheel drive standard and will require a costly upgrade to get a lesser all-wheel drive system added. All-wheel drive costs an additional $2,600 on the Dodge Durango.


2019 Subaru Ascent Driver Assitance

Safety Features Comparison: 2019 Subaru Ascent VS 2018 Dodge Durango

A suite of advanced driver assistance features is available on the 2018 Dodge Durango - as a costly options package. By contrast, every 2019 Subaru Ascent provides the EyeSight® suite of camera-based driver assists standard on every model. That suite adds pre-collision autonomous braking, adaptive cruise control and lane keeping assist with lane departure and sway warning. The Subaru EyeSight suite has been shown by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety to reduce rear-end, injury-involved crashes by as much as 85%!

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There's simply no better way to get around the Olympia area than in a brand-new Subaru. Best of all, the automotive industry experts at ALG say that a Subaru will hold is value better than any other vehicle in its class. That makes Subaru the top brand for residual value. That means, when you're in the market for a new car, a Subaru is also a smart investment! Come discover why Subaru is one of the fastest-growing brands in the United States at Hanson Subaru. Check out our amazing customer reviews and schedule your test drive today.