Comparison - Ford Expedition EL Platinum 2017 - vs - Subaru Ascent Premium 2020

General

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Other Names:

Also called:

Expedition EL,Expedition Max,Excursion,Everest

Also called:

Viziv-7

Make: 
Average Price: 
60,224
Updated: 
17 Nov 2016
$
35,855
Updated: 
25 Aug 2019
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Year: 
2017
2020
Total Seating: 
8
7
Transmission: 
6-speed Shiftable Automatic
Continuously Variable-speed Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Drive Type: 
Rear Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
33.50gals
19.30gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Blue Jeans
#354363
Bronze Fire
#75423C
Ingot Silver
#C6C6C6
Magnetic
#525252
Oxford White
#E0E3E2
Ruby Red Metallic Tinted Clearcoat
#A43043
Shadow Black
#101010
White Gold Metallic
#9A968D
White Platinum Metallic Tri-Coat
#E1E1E1
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 2017 Ford Expedition ranks 2 out of 6 Large SUVs. The 2017 Ford Expedition gives you three rows of roomy seating, and an available extended wheelbase model offers class-leading interior and cargo space. However, some competing large SUVs offer extra features and better fuel economy.

Pros
Excellent cargo capacity in the EL model
Spacious seating in all three rows
Smooth ride
Powerful engine

Cons
Some low-grade materials in cabin

By: 
usnews.com

Old school is in session: The 2017 Ford Expedition teaches a few lessons to today's crossover SUVs with twin-turbo power, luxury-truck touches, and big towing and hauling numbers.
The Expedition isn't just surviving, it's thriving. In 2015 it subbed in a whomping turbo V-6 for its V-8, gained an adaptive suspension and a new infotainment system, and slathered on a fresh layer of luxury touches. A decade or more past its last, serious redesign, the Expedition hasn't ever been better.

Pros
Stronger, higher-mpg engine
Should ride smoother and quieter than ever
Good third-row space in EL model
Plush King Ranch interior
Drives smaller than it looks

Cons
It's still an 8-year-old design
Not easy to park, even with rearview camera
Gas mileage has made gains, but not big ones

By: 
thecarconnection.com

There are plenty of car-based crossovers to choose from these days. But there are times when you might want the capabilities of a beefy, traditional SUV. The 2017 Ford Expedition is one of our top recommendations in this segment thanks to massive passenger, cargo and towing capabilities.
The 2017 Ford Expedition carries over with no significant changes.

Pros
Roomy third-row seat
Strong and efficient turbocharged V6
Easy-folding rear seats increase interior flexibility
Tows more than similarly sized crossovers

Cons
Undeniably bulky size makes it difficult to park (especially the extended-wheelbase EL version)
Interior looks a bit dated.

By: 
edmunds.com

The 2020 Subaru Ascent is nearly as rational a family hauler as a minivan.

Pros
Well-conceived interior
Standard AWD
Lots of safety tech
Decent power
Great value

Cons
Short on powertrain refinement
Seats a little narrow
Fuel economy just so-so
Hardly stylish

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The 2020 Subaru Ascent comes with all wheel drive. Available transmissions include: continuously variable-speed automatic.Adds a standard rear-seat reminder alert system.Adds power-folding side mirrors.

PROS
Substantial list of standard and optional driving aids
High-quality interior materials
Generous ground clearance and standard all-wheel drive
Easy-to-use infotainment system

CONS
Accelerator pedal is too touchy
Invasive engine and tire noise
Not much second-row shoulder room, and third row is tight
Rolling over bumps at higher speeds sends vibrations through the cabin

By: 
edmunds.com

Since the Ascent was all new for 2019, Subaru makes the mildest of changes to its largest model for 2020. A newly standard alert system—called Rear Seat Reminder—helps to prevent people from leaving items in the back seats by beeping a warning and displaying a message on the instrument panel. Starting with the Premium trim level, each Ascent now features one-touch controls to turn the interior lighting on or off. The 2020 Ascent now offers a vehicle lock button with its optional power-operated rear gate, and the top-tier Touring version receives power-folding exterior mirrors with built-in turn signals.
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

The 2020 Subaru Ascent ranked #5 in Midsize SUVs. Currently the Subaru Ascent has a score of 8.1 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 24 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Large cargo area
Lengthy list of standard safety and tech features
Cabin is airy, quiet, and comfortable
Balanced ride and handling

Cons
Some rivals have roomier third-row seats

By: 
usnews.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Regular Unleaded
Premium Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
15.00mpg
21.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
19.00mpg
27.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
24
16
Cylinders: 
6
V
4
Flat
Engine Size/Displacement: 
3.50L
2.40L
Torque: 
420ft-lbs
at 2 250rpm
277ft-lbs
at 2 000rpm
Horsepower: 
365hp
at 5 000rpm
260hp
at 5 600rpm
Turning Circle: 
38.00Feet
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
yes
yes
Seatback Storage: 
yes
yes
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
yes
yes
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
yes
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: 
Universal remote transmitter (for garage door, security system, etc.)
Keyless ignition
Destination Download
Destination guidance (also Turn-by-Turn Navigation)
Mobile Internet
Leather And Simulated Alloy Steering Wheel
Keyless Ignition
Electric Power Steering
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
220.80in
196.80in
Width: 
78.80in
76.00in
Height: 
77.70in
71.60in
Ground Clearance: 
8.00in
8.70in
Front Track: 
67.00in
64.40in
Rear Track: 
67.20in
64.20in
Wheel Base: 
131.00in
113.80in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
39.50
41.30
Front Hip Room: 
59.30in
57.70in
Front Leg Room: 
43.00in
42.20in
Front Shoulder Room: 
63.20in
61.10in
Rear Head Room: 
39.70
40.00
Rear Hip Room: 
59.90in
57.50in
Rear leg room: 
39.10in
38.60in
Rear Shoulder room: 
63.70in
60.30in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
130.80cu.ft
86.50cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
9100lbs
5000lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
42.60cu.ft
17.80cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
22.50degrees
17.60degrees
Angle of Departure: 
20.30degrees
21.80degrees
Curb Weight: 
6091.00lbs
4477.00lbs

Instruments

Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
yes
no

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
Heated mirrors
Digital keypad power door locks
Heated Mirrors
2 One-Touch Power Windows
Hands-Free Entry

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
8 -way power driver seat
8 -way power passenger seat
Bucket front seats
Driver cooled seat
Height adjustable driver seat
Height adjustable passenger seat
Multi-level heating driver seat
Multi-level heating passenger seat
Passenger cooled seat
Premium leather
Driver seat with power adjustable lumbar support
Passenger seat with power adjustable lumbar support
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: 
Multi-level heating
Power folding split-bench third row seats
Rear ventilation ducts
Reclining rear seats
Split-folding rear seatback
Folding center armrest
Rear Ventilation Ducts With Fan Control
Split-Folding Rear Seatback
Manual Folding Split-Bench Third Row Seats

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Front stabilizer bar
Front stabilizer bar
Rear Suspension: 
Rear stabilizer bar
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: 
Electrochromatic inside rearview mirror
Leather steering wheel
Turn signal in mirrors
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Three Zone Climate Control

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
12 total speakers
1 subwoofer(s)
6 Months of provided satellite radio service
Sony premium brand speakers
Sony premium brand stero system
USB connection
Auxiliary audio input
Satellite radio satellite radio
Separate rear audio
Speed sensitive volume control
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: 
Intermittent rear wiper
power glass sunroof
Privacy glass
Variable intermittent rain sensing wipers
Roof rack
Rear window wiper
Raised roof rails
Windshield wiper de-icer
Two-speed windshield wipers
Body-color folding side mirrors
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
22
18 X 7.5 In.
Wheels more: 
Null spare wheel
Fullsize non-matching spare tire
All season tires
Underbody mounted spare tire
Temporary Spare Tire
All Season Tires
Underbody Mounted Spare Tire
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
285.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
45
Diameter: 
R22
Width: 
245.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
50

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Front Ventilated Disc Brakes
Rear 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
no
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
yes
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Blind spot warning accident avoidance system
Front, rear and third row head airbags
Post-collision safety system
Remote anti-theft alarm system
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Rear center 3-point belt
Turn signal mirrors
Airbag Deployment Notification
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
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: 
Equipment Group 600A
Popular Package #2A
Popular Package #4
Popular Package #3
Popular Package #2
Convenience Package
Exterior Options: 
Front License Plate Bracket
22" Polished Aluminum Wheels w/Continuously Controlled Damping
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
Fog Light Kit
Splash Guards
Cinnamon Brown Pearl Body Side Molding
Trailer Hitch
Aero Crossbar Set
Ice Silver Metallic Door Edge Guards
Tungsten Metallic Body Side Molding
Abyss Blue Pearl Door Edge Guards
Magnetite Gray Metallic Body Side Molding
Cinnamon Brown Pearl Door Edge Guards
Crimson Red Pearl Body Side Molding
Crystal Black Silica Door Edge Guards
Alloy Wheel Locks
Door Scuff Protector
Crystal White Pearl Door Edge Guards
Magnetite Gray Metallic Body Side Molding
Ice Silver Metallic Body Side Molding
Rear Bumper Cover
Auto-Dimming Exterior Mirror W/Approach Light
Magnetite Gray Metallic Door Edge Guards
Interior Options: 
Invision Headrest Rear Seat DVD Entertainment System
1st and 2nd Row Rubber Floormats
Leather 2nd Row Captain's Chairs
Rear Load-Leveling Suspension
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
LED Upgrade - Map And Reading Lights
All-Weather Floor Liners
3rd Row Sunshade

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Dune, cloth
#B9A892
Dune, leather
#B6A58F
Ebony, cloth
#070707
Ebony, leather
#000000
Color: 
Slate Black Cloth
#424243
Warm Ivory Cloth
#D0BBA6