Compare The 2019 Subaru Ascent to the2018 Volkswagen Atlas

The Volkswagen Atlas Vs. The Subaru Ascent

The advent of the 2019 Subaru Ascent garnered the attention of drivers across the nation seeking a full-size, reliable and comfortable SUV capable of performing a morning commute and weekend adventure without pause. However, the 2019 Subaru Ascent, despite its various alluring features, ultimately falls short of the precision-engineering and meticulous craftsmanship found within the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas.

Power and Capability

The Subaru Ascent features a 2.4-liter turbocharged SUBARU BOXER® engine and accompanying Lineartronic® continuously variable transmission. Exerting 260 horsepower and 277 pound-feet and equipped with Subaru's symmetrical all-wheel drive system, the Ascent stands as a formidable opponent to the Volkswagen Atlas.

Volkswagen Atlas Performance

While powerful, the Subaru Ascent's specifications ultimately do not surpass those featured within the Volkswagen Atlas. Boasting a 2.0-liter turbocharged engine, the Atlas exerts 235 horsepower and 258 pound-feet, and an available 3.6-liter V6 engine with 276 horsepower and 266 pound-feet. With an eight-speed automatic transmission with Tiptronic® and Sport mode and a 4MOTION® with Active Control driver selectable drive mode for rainy, snowy or rough conditions, the Volkswagen Atlas comes equipped to tackle inclement weather and perilous road conditions with ease.

Interior, Innovation and Technology

The Subaru Ascent boasts an impressive 86.5 cubic feet of interior cargo capacity to accommodate everything from groceries to camping equipment. Further featuring the available EyeSight® driver assist technology and SUBARU STARLINK™ multimedia system, the Ascent offers a sizable degree of technological innovation and interior amenities for the intrepid driver. Additionally available with leather-trimmed seats, the Subaru Ascent offers drivers an ample degree of convenience and comfort.

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However, while impressive, the Subaru Ascent's innovations and interior design ultimately fall short of the Atlas's precise craftsmanship and ergonomic design. Featuring 96.8 cubic feet of cargo space, significantly outstripping the Subaru Ascent, the Volkswagen Atlas provides drivers with the capacity they desire. With an available 12.3-inch cluster display, a wide map navigation view, and available Fender® premium audio system for complete personalization of your Atlas's cabin, drivers receive a driving experience as convenient as it is comfortable. From the Climatronic® three-zone automatic climate control to the pedestrian monitoring with front assist system, the standard and available features for the Volkswagen Atlas place it squarely in front of the Subaru Ascent.

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To learn more about the Volkswagen Atlas, stop by Mike Maroone Volkswagen today to speak with a sales professional. Committed to assisting drivers throughout their next vehicle purchase with attentive service to amend our extensive inventory, Mike Maroone Volkswagen strives to exceed expectations throughout your next vehicle purchase. Stop by our dealership to discover the Volkswagen Atlas, or give us a call at your earliest convenience to schedule a test drive!

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