Families in Bassett, Danville, Rocky Mount, and Greensboro come in all shapes and sizes, and so do vehicles designed to accommodate them. But if you’re in the market for a midsize crossover SUV that can seat up to eight people, it’s hard to think of a more flexible, versatile, and excellent value option than the 2024 Subaru Ascent. With standard AWD, and eight available trim levels, there’s a Subaru Ascent to suit almost every family.
You don’t need to have eight people to transport at all times to appreciate the 2024 Subaru Ascent, but it’s nice to know that capability is available to you should you need it. Even if you’re only a family of four or five, the 2024 Ascent makes a lot of sense, as the extra space is available for cargo if you don’t need the third-row seats. And if you have specific requirements, there’s every chance the ideal Ascent specification is waiting for you with at least eight trim levels to choose from.
The lineup starts with the entry-level Ascent Base and then goes to the Premium 8-Passenger, Premium 7-Passenger, Onyx Edition 7-Passenger, Limited 8-Passenger, Limited 7-Passenger, Onyx Edition Limited 7‑Passenger, and the range-topping Touring 7-Passenger.
If you’ve spent a decent amount of time trawling through the eight trim levels to decide on the one that’s right for you and your family, you might be pleased to know the powertrain choice is much more straightforward. And that’s because every version of the 2024 Subaru Ascent gets exactly the same powertrain. The engine powering the 2024 Ascent is a 2.4-liter flat-four that puts out 260 horsepower and 277 lb.-ft. of torque, which sends its power to all four wheels through a CVT transmission.
Despite its size and eight-passenger capacity, the Ascent is pretty lithe around the urban jungle with light, quick steering, and an impressive 38-foot turning circle. On top of standard AWD, a big part of Subaru’s appeal is reliability. If you intend to keep your Ascent for the long term, you’ll be delighted to learn 96% of Subaru vehicles sold in the last ten years are still on the road today. That’s more than you can expect from Subaru’s big-two Japanese rivals that already trade heavily on their reliability.
With eight models to choose from, it wouldn’t be unrealistic to expect the base model to be lacking in its standard specification. However, that’s different with the 2024 Subaru Ascent. The base model comes with durable cloth upholstery, 18-inch alloy wheels, automatic emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, a sizeable 11.6-inch touchscreen with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, paddle shifters, and tri-zone climate control.
At the other end of the lineup, the Touring trim level comes with standard Nappa-trimmed leather upholstery, a power tilt/sliding panoramic moonroof, heated and ventilated front seats, heated second-row seats, a heated steering wheel, a 120-volt AC power outlet, navigation, and a Harman Kardon premium audio system.
The 2024 Subaru Ascent is an incredibly capable, flexible, and versatile family vehicle with seating for up to eight people that represents tremendous value for money. Discover it yourself with a test drive from Nelson Subaru at 4730 Virginia Ave, Bassett, Virginia, or call us at (276) 647-1775 for more information and book an appointment at a time suitable for you.