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The 2019 Subaru Ascent, a 3-row SUV and the largest Subaru ever built, will feature an all-new 2.4-liter BOXER engine mated to a new version of Subaru’s high-torque Lineartronic CVT (continuously variable transmission) and Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive.

The new 2.4-liter Boxer engine uses a combination of direct fuel injection, high compression (10.6:1), Dual Active Valve Control System (DAVCS), a twin-scroll turbocharger and an intercooler.

The engine produces 260 horsepower at 5,600 rpm, accompanied by a broad torque curve that peaks at 277 lb-ft over a 2,000-4,800-rpm engine speed range.

All Ascents are paired with a high-torque Lineartronic CVT featuring an 8-speed manual mode function with steering wheel paddle shifters as well as X-Mode with Hill Descent Control. This powertrain allows up to 5,000-lb. towing capacity, the most of any Subaru yet. Trailer Stability Assist (TSA) helps to maintain vehicle stability while towing. The TSA system utilizes yaw sensors to monitor trailer sway and then can brake individual wheels to stabilize the vehicle and trailer.

Manufacturer’s estimated fuel economy for the base and Premium models with standard equipment is up to 21 city/ 27 highway/ 23 mpg combined for a 500+ mile cruising range. Models equipped with 20" wheels achieve manufacturer’s estimated fuel economy of 20 city/ 26 highway/22 combined. The US-built Ascent is available in base, Premium, Limited and Touring trim lines.

The all-new Ascent is built in Subaru’s plant in Indiana along with the Outback, Legacy and Impreza.


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