Price and Release Date:

The good news: Subaru didn’t jack up the price unnecessarily for the 2020 model.

Pricing on the entry-level 2020 Ascent remains the same as 2019 at US$31,995, arriving at North American dealerships starting this Summer 2019; still produced out the Indiana plant (alongside the Outback, Impreza, and Legacy sedan).

Here’s the full 2020 price list (US dollars):

2020 Model & TrimTransmissionStarting PricePrice with destination charge
AscentCVT$31,995$33,005
Ascent Premium 8 passengerCVT$34,395$35,405
Ascent Premium 8-pCVT$35,855$36,865
Ascent Premium 8-pCVT$38,655$39,665
Ascent Premium 7 passengerCVT$35,85536,865
Ascent Premium 7-pCVT$38,655$39,665
Ascent Limited8 passengerCVT$39,345$40,355
Ascent Limited 8-pCVT$42,295$43,305
Ascent Limited7 passengerCVT$39,345$40,355
Ascent Limited 7-pCVT$42,295$43,305
Ascent Touring 7 passengerCVT$45,045$46,055

Changes: what’s different from the 2019 Ascent?

As expected, not a great deal has changed compared to the 2019 Ascent. But for 2020, Subaru does add a few new things including a power rear gate lock option, new rear seat reminder alert system which is now standard, and EyeSight Driver Assist Technology on every trim.

Available in either a 7 or 8 passenger setup, the Ascent is remains the go-to to for larger families outgrowing the Outback — larger sport utility shoppers looking for a spacious interior, comfortable and flexible seating options and a host of safety, driver assist and in-vehicle technologies.

Expect the same 2.4L turbocharged BOXER engine under the hood as last year, offering 260-hp at 5,600 rpm and a broad torque curve that peaks at 277 lb.ft. over a 2,000-4,800-rpm engine speed range; all paired to the 8-speed transmission.

To learn more, check out our 2019 Ascent review here.

Or if you’re shopping for a new 2020 SUV, here are the models to keep in mind.

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