Compare Subaru Ascent Vs. Toyota Highlander

2021 Subaru Ascent

2021 Toyota Highlander
Engine Power
260 hp @ 5600 rpm
295 hp @ 6600 rpm
Fuel Economy HWY
26 mpg
27 mpg
Fuel Capacity
19.3 Gallons
17.9 Gallons
Cargo Space
17.8 cubic feet16 cubic feet

Compare the 2021 Subaru Ascent to the Competition in Hyannis, MA

2021 Subaru Ascent vs 2021 Toyota Highlander

  • MSRP: $32,295 vs. $34,910
  • All-Wheel Drive: Standard vs. Available
  • Front Headroom: 41.3 inches vs. 41.2 inches
  • Front Legroom: 42.2 inches vs. 42.0 inches
  • Overall Passenger Volume: 153.5 cubic feet vs. 141.3 cubic feet
  • Cargo Volume: 86.5 cubic feet vs. 84.3 cubic feet

2021 Subaru Ascent vs. 2021 Toyota Highlander


Choosing the right three-row SUV can come down to price, and when comparing the Ascent and the Highlander, it's an easy choice to make. The Subaru starts at $32,295, $2,000 cheaper than the base model in the Highlander lineup. Even with a more affordable lineup of SUVS, the Ascent still offers more space, comfort, and features, like the Symmetrical AWD standard, something that the Toyota Highlander lineup lacks.

Off-Road Capability

Looking to take your next adventure off-road? The Subaru Ascent is an ideal fit for that lifestyle, with 8.7-inches of ground clearance and the X-MODEĀ® feature that optimizes engine output and increases all-wheel drive system engagement. While the Highlander does an exception job off-road, it won't handle obstacles as well with only 8.0-inches of ground clearance. The X-MODEĀ® feature isn't found anywhere in the Toyota lineup.

All-Wheel Drive

The Subaru Ascent comes standard with the Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive system, allowing you to navigate tricky New England roads with ease. The drivetrain system provides improved traction control and handling when you need it most, ensuring that you never lose your way in slick conditions. The new Highlander offers all-wheel drive, but you'll need to pay $1,500 more over the based model to unlock it.

Interior Space

If you're looking to make the most out of your SUV's interior, you'll enjoy the spaciousness of the new Subaru Ascent! It manages to make the most out of its larger passenger space, offering 153.5 cubic feet to the Highlander's 141.3 cubic feet - that 12 extra cubic feet of space can make a world of difference. Passengers in the front of the Ascent will also enjoy more headroom and legroom than the Toyota rival, giving you all the space you need to stretch out.

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