Comparison - BMW X3 xDrive 35i 2016 - vs - Subaru Ascent Premium 2019

General

Other Names:

Also called:

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Also called:

Viziv-7

2016 BMW X3: Full Review | X3 28i, 28d, 35i & xDrive
2016 BMW X3 Overview
BMW X3 XDRIVE 2016 M Sport 20" full Review
BMW X3 xDrive35i 2016 - Exterior and Interior Walkaround - 2016 Detroit Auto Show
2018 BMW X3 driver-side small overlap IIHS crash test
2018 BMW X3 SUV review - Ginny drives the best X3 yet - Carbuyer
Review: 2018 BMW X3 M40i
2020 BMW X3 Review: What You Should Know About Price, Performance
2019 Subaru Ascent | CarGurus Test Drive Review
2019 Subaru Ascent – Redline: First Look – 2017
2019 Subaru Ascent First Drive Review
2019 Subaru Ascent Limited {First Drive} Video Review
2019 Subaru Ascent side IIHS crash test
All-New Subaru Ascent review--A NICE SURPRISE
2019 Subaru Ascent First Drive | Edmunds
2019 Subaru Ascent - 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show
Make: 
Model: 
Average Price: 
46,780
Updated: 
28 Nov 2016
35,655
Updated: 
30 Mar 2018
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Year: 
2016
2019
Total Seating: 
5
8
Transmission: 
8-speed Shiftable Automatic
Continuously Variable-speed Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
no
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
17.70gals
19.30gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Alpine White
#E5E6E9
Black Sapphire Metallic
#060405
Carbon Black Metallic
#4F5666
Deep Sea Blue Metallic
#2F4775
Glacier Silver Metallic
#C3C6CB
Jet Black
#48484A
Melbourne Red Metallic
#9C2829
Mineral Silver Metallic
#B6B5B0
Mineral White Metallic
#C3C4C9
Space Gray Metallic
#75757F
Sparkling Brown Metallic
#4E4540
Color: 
Abyss Blue Pearl
#2E496D
Crystal White Pearl
#F8F9F9
Crystal Black Silica
#0D0D0B
Magnetite Gray Metallic
#5B5E64
Ice Silver Metallic
#DFDFDF
Crimson Red Pearl
#710E18
Cinnamon Brown Pearl
#392922
Tungsten Metallic
#ABA49C

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

The 2019 Subaru Ascent isn’t another quirky hatchback-wagon-crossover thing—it’s a mainstream hit and Subaru will be better for it.

Pros
Smart, family-ready interior
Standard active safety features
Good value at affordable trim levels
Good infotainment system
Willing powertrain with standard all-wheel drive

Cons
Sometimes nervous throttle
Seats could stand to be a little wider
No hybrid powertrain—yet
Top trims may not justify the price

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The 2019 Subaru Ascent is available in base, Premium, Limited and Touring trim levels. Base models offer good value, especially with driver assistance features, but the Premium adds more of today's desirable features, such as heated seats and a Wi-Fi hotspot. The Limited classes things up with leather upholstery, while the Touring maxes out the Ascent's luxury, convenience and safety features

PROS
Seats up to eight passengers
Cargo room and third-row space are near top of the class
Generous set of standard driver safety aids
Can tow up to 5,000 pounds

CONS
Subaru CVT automatic not too impressive in other models
Some more common driver aids are restricted to upper trims

By: 
edmunds.com

Subaru prepares another ascent into the three-row-SUV market.

After axing the seven-passenger Tribeca in 2014, Subaru is preparing to re-enter the three-row, mid-size crossover SUV segment. With the Viziv-7 concept—the name Viziv stands for “Vision for Innovation”—the Japanese automaker provides our best look yet at what’s to come.

Measuring 204.7 inches long and sitting on a 117.7-inch wheelbase, the Viziv-7 is some 15 inches longer than Subaru’s Outback, and its wheelbase is more than nine inches greater. The Viziv-7 also is larger than most mainstream three-row, mid-size crossover SUVs. While the Buick Enclave, the Chevrolet Traverse, the Dodge Durango, and the Ford Flex ride on longer wheelbases, the Subaru’s overall length is greater than all four. Additionally, the Viziv-7’s 79.9-inch width and 72.0-inch height (73.2 inches including the roof rails) are tops among today’s segment offerings. Needless to say, if the Viziv-7’s dimensions carry over to the production vehicle, Subaru’s new SUV promises to dwarf the other models in the lineup as it attempts to move far beyond the cramped Tribeca

We believe the production vehicle will go by the name Ascent, given that Subaru recently registered that moniker with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Spy photographers recently caught Subaru testing its new three-row crossover, and along for comparison was both a Mazda CX-9 and a Ford Explorer; like them, we expect the Ascent to offer a turbocharged four-cylinder engine, although the 3.6-liter six-cylinder boxer engine that’s optional in the Outback is also a possibility. We’ll know more in the coming months, as Subaru says its production three-row crossover will enter our market in early 2018.

By: 
caranddriver.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Premium Unleaded
Premium Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
19.00mpg
21.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
27.00mpg
27.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
24
16
Cylinders: 
6
Inline
4
Inline
Engine Size/Displacement: 
3.00L
2.40L
Torque: 
300ft-lbs
at 1 300rpm
277ft-lbs
at 2 000rpm
Horsepower: 
300hp
at 5 800rpm
260hp
at 5 600rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
39.00Feet
38.00Feet

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
no
yes
Seatback Storage: 
yes
yes
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
no
yes
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
no
yes
Front view Camera: 
no
no
Side view Camera: 
no
no
On steering wheel: 
Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel
Transmission, Cruise And Audio Controls On Steering Wheel
More in Convenience: 
Destination Download*
Concierge Service*
Hands-Free Calling*
Destination guidance (also Turn-by-Turn Navigation)*
Roadside Assistance*
Universal remote transmitter (for garage door, security system, etc.)
Leather And Simulated Alloy Steering Wheel
Front Seatback Storage
Keyless Ignition
Electric Power Steering
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
183.40in
196.80in
Width: 
74.10in
76.00in
Height: 
66.10in
71.60in
Ground Clearance: 
8.00in
8.70in
Front Track: 
62.80in
64.40in
Rear Track: 
63.40in
64.20in
Wheel Base: 
110.60in
113.80in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
40.70
41.30
Rear Head Room: 
39.10
40.00
Front Leg Room: 
39.90in
42.20in
Rear leg room: 
36.80in
38.60in
Front Hip Room: 
56.50in
57.70in
Front Shoulder Room: 
58.40in
61.10in
Rear Hip Room: 
54.80in
57.50in
Rear Shoulder room: 
57.40in
60.30in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
63.30cu.ft
86.50cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
3000lbs
5000lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
27.60cu.ft
17.80cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
25.70degrees
17.60degrees
Angle of Departure: 
22.60degrees
21.80degrees
Curb Weight: 
4230.00lbs
4477.00lbs

Instruments

External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
no
no
More Instruments: 
Low fuel level warning

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
Heated mirrors
Remote window operation
Power mirrors
4 one-touch power windows
Heated Mirrors
2 One-Touch Power Windows

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
Split-folding rear seatback
Height adjustable driver seat
Leatherette
8 -way power driver seat
Height adjustable passenger seat
Bucket front seats
Height adjustable driver seat
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
4 -Way Manual Passenger Seat Adjustment
Cloth
8 -Way Power Driver Seat
Bucket Front Seats
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Rear Seats Features: 
Remote keyless power door locks
Rear ventilation ducts
Folding with storage center armrest
Folding center armrest
Rear Ventilation Ducts With Fan Control
Split-Folding Rear Seatback
Manual Folding Split-Bench Third Row Seats

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
MacPherson strut front suspension
Front stabilizer bar
Rear Suspension: 
Multi-link rear suspension
rear stabilizer bar
Suspension Info: 
Four-wheel independent suspension
Four-Wheel Independent Suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Extended cabin heating/cooling
Front and rear reading lights
Rear and cargo floor mats
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors
Dual zone climate controls - driver and passenger
Cargo area light
Leather steering wheel
Electrochromatic inside rearview mirror
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Three Zone Climate Control

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
no
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
USB connection
Auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control
Radio data system
12 total speakers
Diversity antenna
205 watts stereo output
USB Connection
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
6 Total Speakers

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
yes
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Remote sunroof operation
Power glass sunroof
Rear window wiper
Variable intermittent rain sensing wipers
Privacy glass
Fixed glass rear sunroof
Roof rack
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
18 x 8.0
18 X 7.5
Wheels more: 
Run flat tires
Painted Alloy Wheels
All Season Tires
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
245.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
50
Diameter: 
R18
Width: 
245.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
60
Diameter: 
R21

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Ventilated front disc brakes
Front Ventilated Disc Brakes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
rear ventilated disc brakes
Rear Ventilated Disc Brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
yes
yes
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Parking Assistant
ACC Stop & Go + Active Driving Assistant
Stolen Vehicle Tracking/Assistance*
Emergency Service*
Post-collision safety system
Xenon high intensity discharge headlamp
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Front seatbelt pretensioners
Passenger head restraint whiplash protection system
Adaptive headlights
Blind-Spot Detection
Rear Cross-Traffic Alert
Post-Collision Safety System
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Blind Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System
Pre-Collision Safety System
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Rear Center 3-Point Belt

Options

Packages: 
Driver Assistance Plus
Cold Weather Package
Dynamic Handling Package
Lighting Package
Premium Package
XLine
Cold Weather Package
Driver Assistance Package
Technology Package
M Sport
Option Package 12
Popular Package 3
Popular Package 2
Exterior Options: 
Roof Rails In Satin Aluminum
19" M Double Spoke Wheels - Style 622M
20" M Double Spoke Wheels - Style 310M
19" Light Alloy Double-Spoke Wheels - Style 309
Crystal Black Silica Door Edge Guards
Crimson Red Pearl Body Side Molding
Alloy Wheel Locks
Tungsten Metallic Door Edge Guards
Abyss Blue Pearl Body Side Molding
Crystal White Pearl Body Side Molding
Crimson Red Pearl Door Edge Guards
Crystal Black Silica Body Side Molding
Splash Guards
Crystal White Pearl Door Edge Guards
Cinnamon Brown Pearl Body Side Molding
Aero Cross Bars
Ice Silver Metallic Body Side Molding
Rear Bumper Cover
Trailer Hitch
Ice Silver Metallic Door Edge Guards
Tungsten Metallic Body Side Molding
Abyss Blue Pearl Door Edge Guards
Magnetite Gray Metallic Door Edge Guards
Cinnamon Brown Pearl Door Edge Guards
Magnetite Gray Metallic Body Side Molding
Interior Options: 
Rear Manual Side Window Shades
Navigation System
Concierge Services
Enhanced USB and Bluetooth Plus Smartphone Integration
Harman Kardon Surround Sound System
Heated Front Seats
Rockford Fosgate Audio Upgrade
Cargo Cover
Cargo Net
USB Charging Ports
Rear Seatback Protector
Sunshade
Footwell Illumination Kit
Carpeted Floor Mats
Cargo Tray
Side Sill Plate
Cargo Separator
Auto-Dimming Exterior Mirror W/Approach Light
All-Weather Floor Liners
3rd Row Sunshade

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Beige SensaTec, leatherette
#B3A693
Beige/Black SensaTec, leatherette
#010101
Black Nevada w/Gray Contrast Stitching, premium leather
#1A1A1A
Black Nevada, premium leather
#1D1D1D
Black SensaTec, leatherette
#1D1D1D
Ivory White Nevada w/Red Contrast Stitching, premium leather
#D4D3D1
Mocha Nevada w/Orange Contrast Stitching, premium leather
#393431
Oyster Nevada, premium leather
#B9B6AD
Saddle Brown Nevada, premium leather
#846D5D
Sand Beige Nevada, premium leather
#9E917E
Sand Beige/Black Nevada, premium leather
#1A1A1A
Color: 
Slate Black Cloth
#424243
Warm Ivory Cloth
#D0BBA6
Slate Black Leather
#2E2E30
Warm Ivory Leather
#7C7165
Java Brown Leather
#433835