The Subaru Ascent has a well-built interior, solid performance, exceptional capability, and an array of technology features to make the ride more enjoyable. One of its best features, however, is its remarkable fuel economy.

Drivers in Syracuse, Oneida, and Liverpool can discover the Subaru Ascent MPG with our in-depth fuel economy review.

Subaru Ascent Powertrain

The Ascent features a turbocharged 2.4L 4-cylinder engine that produces 260 horsepower. This engine pairs with a Continuously Variable Transmission that functions like an automatic and extracts every bit of power possible from this impressive engine, eliminating turbo lag. Properly equipped, the Ascent can tow up to 5,000 pounds.

All-Wheel Drive comes standard with every Subaru Ascent model. X-MODE®, a feature that optimizes traction by managing the power that transfers to each wheel and reducing spin, is also included. These features combine with 8.7 inches of ground clearance, 4-wheel independent suspension, and competent low-end torque to tackle light off-roading in rugged environments. On the pavement, the Ascent has pleasant road manners and a comfortable ride suited for daily driving.

Subaru Ascent MPG

With its perfectly sized engine for a midsize crossover, the practical Ascent has remarkable fuel efficiency for the class, especially with the lack of a hybrid option like many of its direct rivals.

Though All-Wheel Drive typically lowers fuel economy, the Ascent still gets an EPA-estimated 21 MPG in the city and 27 MPG on the highway. The larger wheels on the high-end Limited and Touring trims have an EPA-estimated rating of 20 MPG in the city and 26 MPG on the highway.

Ascent Features

On top of the powerful performance, capability, and fuel economy, the Ascent also has numerous exciting features designed to improve the overall driving experience.

All models are equipped with a 6.5-inch touchscreen, four USB ports, cloth upholstery, tri-zone automatic climate control, and Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ smartphone integration. Leather upholstery, heated and cooled front seats, woodgrain trim, a Harman Kardon® sound system, and an 8-inch touchscreen with navigation are optional features.

The EyeSight® Driver Assist Technology is also included with every model. This suite of safety features bundles Pre-Collision Braking, Adaptive Cruise Control, and Lane Departure and Sway Warning with Lane Keep Assist. Some models offer Blind-Spot Detection with Lane Change Assist and Rear Cross-Traffic Alert.

These features work together to prevent a collision by improving the driver's awareness of the area around the vehicle, especially when passing or merging on the highway.

Experience the Subaru Ascent Gas Mileage

The Subaru Ascent is a practical, well-rounded vehicle with exceptional performance, capability, and a long list of features that should be attractive to many drivers. It also has impressive fuel economy that outperforms most of the class, further adding to its appeal.

You can find out more about the Subaru Ascent MPG by visiting Bill Rapp Subaru. Drivers in Syracuse, Oneida, and Liverpool can call or stop by our dealership today to browse our inventory and schedule a test drive to experience it for yourself!

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