Comparison - Renault Koleos Iconic 2019 - vs - Subaru Ascent Premium 2020

General

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Other Names:

Also called:

Renault Samsung QM6

Also called:

Viziv-7

Model: 
Average Price: 
£
27,495
Updated: 
18 Dec 2018
$
35,855
Updated: 
25 Aug 2019
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Year: 
2019
2020
Total Seating: 
5
7
Transmission: 
Continuously Variable-speed Automatic
Continuously Variable-speed Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Drive Type: 
Front Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
15.80gals
19.30gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
universal white
#DCDCDC
meissen blue
#043761
metallic black
#000001
metallic grey
#3D444B
ultra silver
#B9BDC0
mineral beige
#B6A9A0
solid white
#F0F0F0
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: 

Pros
• Cabin, load space
• Fuel economy
• Dash presentation

Cons
• Noisy suspension
• Flat seats
• CVT characteristics
The Koleos did what it was intended to do. It gave Renault a foothold in a hitherto unrepresented segment and, more importantly in Australia, it quickly became Renault’s biggest-selling model.If there was a major shortcoming with the second generation Koleos it was the lack of a diesel engine. The newcomer was exclusively powered by a hard-working 2.5-litre naturally-aspirated four-cylinder petrol engine producing a reasonable 126kW/226Nm and returning, in AWD form, a combined fuel consumption average of 8.3L/100km.But that’s all changed now. The long-awaited turbo-diesel option arrived in August 2017 to immediately bring more power and (a lot more) torque. At 130kW/380Nm it’s a true grunter which, at 6.1L/100km, also offers better fuel consumption, plus lower exhaust emissions (150g/km against the petrol version’s 192g/km).

By: 
motoring.com.au

Pros
Noticeably more torque and better fuel economy from the diesel engine
Big size equals excellent second-row space inside
Competitively priced
Good ownership credentials

Cons
Powertrain not as seamless and effortless as the numbers suggest
No quicker than cheaper front-drive petrol Koleos variants
Wieldy SUV to manoeuvre and park
Ho-hum infotainment system
Lower braked towing rating than petrol versions
The diesel clatter is also quite noticeable, though nothing like a deal-breaker, but it does harness the on-demand all-wheel-drive system's tractive talents better and more noticeably than the petrol engine does. And by maintaining fuel economy within a ballpark of its maker’s 6.1 combined cycle claim, it’s markedly more efficient by a couple of litres per hundred, particularly around town.

By: 
caradvice.com.au

Pros
Great exterior looks
Nice enough to drive
Good level of equipment

Cons
Doesn't come with a seven-seat option
Prices are a bit high
Manual gearbox isn't the smoothest

By: 
carkeys.co.uk

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: 
Premium Unleaded
Premium Unleaded
Fuel Economy Info: 
Urban / Extra.urban- mpg uk(40.35)/(47.08)
Fuel Economy City USA: 
21.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
27.00mpg
Engine type: 
Diesel
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
16
Cylinders: 
4
Inline
4
Flat
Engine Size/Displacement: 
2.50L
2.40L
Torque: 
280ft-lbs
at 2 000rpm
277ft-lbs
at 2 000rpm
Horsepower: 
174hp
at 3 750rpm
260hp
at 5 600rpm
Turning Circle: 
37.40Feet
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: 
yes
no
Side view Camera: 
yes
no
On steering wheel: 
Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel
Transmission, Cruise And Audio Controls On Steering Wheel
More in Convenience: 
Cooled front cup holders
Rear armrest with two cup holders
Engine start button
Height and tilt adjustable front headrests
One-touch easy folding rear seat system
Automatic windscreen wipers with rain sensor
Foldable insert key
Remote central locking with Renault Smart Key Card
Electric front and rear windows
Automatic dimming rear view mirror
Electric demisting door mirrors
Electric adjustable folding door mirrors
Rear seat back storage nets
Height and reach adjustable steering wheel
Sun visors with illuminated mirrors
Dark carbon artificial leather upholstery
Satin chrome cabin highlights
Interior cabin trim - Brushed silver
Front centre storage console with sliding armrest
Leather And Simulated Alloy Steering Wheel
Keyless Ignition
Electric Power Steering
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
183.90in
196.80in
Width: 
81.20in
76.00in
Height: 
66.00in
71.60in
Ground Clearance: 
8.20in
8.70in
Front Track: 
60.80in
64.40in
Rear Track: 
61.00in
64.20in
Wheel Base: 
106.40in
113.80in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
35.07
41.30
Front Hip Room: 
57.70in
Front Leg Room: 
42.20in
Front Shoulder Room: 
57.05in
61.10in
Rear Head Room: 
35.50
40.00
Rear Hip Room: 
57.50in
Rear leg room: 
38.60in
Rear Shoulder room: 
55.87in
60.30in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
59.68cu.ft
86.50cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
1653lbs
5000lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
16.17cu.ft
17.80cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
27.00degrees
17.60degrees
Angle of Departure: 
31.00degrees
21.80degrees
Curb Weight: 
3421.00lbs
4477.00lbs

Instruments

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

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
power steering
Hands-free power tailgate
Rear LED cabin lights
Front LED cabin lights
Heated Mirrors
2 One-Touch Power Windows
Hands-Free Entry

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
Electrically adjustable driver's seat with electric lumbar support
Height adjustable front passenger seat
Height adjustable driver's seat
Heated front seats
One-touch electric driver window with anti-pinch
Cooled front cup holders
Height adjustable front headrests
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: 
Folding center armrest
Rear armrest with two cup holders
Split folding rear seats 60:40
One-touch easy folding rear seat system
3 Height adjustable rear headrests
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 stabilizer bar
Rear Suspension: 
Multi Link
rear stabilizer bar
Suspension Info: 
Four-Wheel Independent Suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Ventilated front seats
Heated front seats
Adjustable rear air vents
Dual zone climate control air conditioning
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 volt socket - front, rear and boot
R-LINK 2 - Navigation and multimedia system with voice control and custom home screens
Landscape 7" capacitive touchscreen, AUX, 2x USB, and fingertip controls
3D sound by Arkamys with 8x speakers
Bluetooth® phone pairing with audio streaming*
Instrument display with colour 7" TFT screen - with personalised design settings
Welcome sequence with lighting signature illumination
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: 
Satin grey roof rails
Front and rear lights with 3D Edge effect
Body coloured door mirrors
Rear privacy glass
Chrome door handles
Chrome window trim
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: 
19"
18 X 7.5 In.
Wheels more: 
Full size temporary spare wheel - 17" steel
Temporary Spare Tire
All Season Tires
Underbody Mounted Spare Tire
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
225.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
55
Diameter: 
R19
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: 
Ventilated disc
Front Ventilated Disc Brakes
Rear brakes: 
Ventilated disc
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: 
ECO Mode
Cruise control with speed limiter
All mode 4x4-i
Wide-view driver side mirror
Height adjustable headlights
Front seatbelts with pretensioners and load limiter
Seat belt warning
ISOFIX child seat fixing points on rear outermost seats
Automatic 'walk away' door locking
Auto-door lock when driving
Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
Emergency Brake Assist (EBA)
Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD)
Emergency warning lights activated under heavy braking
Hill Start Assist (HSA)
Electronic parking brake
Easy Park Assist - parking assistance system
Front parking sensors
Cornering function in foglights
Highway indicators - one tap 3-flash indication
LED mirror indicator lights
Height adjustable headlights
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: 
Automatic dimming rear view mirror
Electric panoramicsunroof - Front opening, tilting, sliding, and anti-pinch
Electric sunroof
Automatic dimming rear view mirror
Advanced emergency braking system (AEBS)
Blind Spot Warning (BSW)
Forward collision warning system (FCW)
Popular Package #2A
Popular Package #4
Popular Package #3
Popular Package #2
Convenience Package
Exterior Options: 
Metallic paint
Forward collision warning system (FCW)
Blind Spot Warning (BSW)
Advanced emergency braking system (AEBS)
Automatic dimming rear view mirror
Electric sunroof
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: 
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: 
#7E5C52
#4D4D4D
Color: 
Slate Black Cloth
#424243
Warm Ivory Cloth
#D0BBA6