Comparison - Subaru Ascent Premium 2019 - vs - Suzuki Vitara SZ5 2019

General

Other Names:

Also called:

Viziv-7

Also called:

Suzuki Escudo,Suzuki Sidekick,Mazda Proceed Levante,Santana 300/350,Daewoo Vitara,Geo Tracker,GMC Tracker,Pontiac Sunrunner,Asüna Sunrunner

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Model: 
Average Price: 
35,655
Updated: 
30 Mar 2018
£
24,999
Updated: 
05 Jan 2019
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive
Year: 
2019
2019
Total Seating: 
8
5
Transmission: 
Continuously Variable-speed Automatic
6-speed Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
no
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
19.30gals
12.42gals
Exterior Colors: 
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
Color: 
Superior White
#DCE5E0
Silky Silver Metallic
#C4C8CD
Galactic Grey Metallic
#7A8287
Cosmic Black Pearl Metallic
#19191B
Atlantis Turquoise Pearl Metallic
#016E85
Savannah Ivory Pearl Metallic with Cosmic Black Pearl Metallic Roof
#ADA6A0
Horizon Orange Metallic with Cosmic Black Pearl Metallic Roof
#C2632B
Galactic Grey Metallic with Cosmic Black Pearl Metallic Roof
#7A8387
Bright Red with Cosmic Black Pearl Metallic Roof
#D32E38

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

PROS
Modern design,
lively engines,
plenty of kit

CONS
Interior quality,
noisy diesel,
light steering

By: 
autoexpress.co.uk

The Suzuki Vitara is a rugged-looking family SUV that drives well and has plenty of storage space, but it’s let down by a cheap-feeling interior

Pros
Surprisingly fun to drive
Decent rear passenger space
Well equipped

Cons
Cheap interior materials
Noisy at speed
Top-spec models too expensive

By: 
carwow.co.uk

Pros
Engine torque
Quiet and refined at speed
Great spec and value

Cons
No spare wheel

By: 
drive.co.uk

Fuel

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

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
16
Cylinders: 
4
Inline
4
Inline
Engine Size/Displacement: 
2.40L
1.60L
Torque: 
277ft-lbs
at 2 000rpm
115ft-lbs
at 4 400rpm
Horsepower: 
260hp
at 5 600rpm
118hp
at 6 000rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Single overhead cam (SOHC)
Turning Circle: 
38.00Feet
34.10Feet

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: 
Transmission, Cruise And Audio Controls On Steering Wheel
Cruise control with speed limiter
More in Convenience: 
Leather And Simulated Alloy Steering Wheel
Front Seatback Storage
Keyless Ignition
Electric Power Steering
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)
3-spoke leather covered steering wheel
Keyless entry and start
Engine auto stop start system
Lights-on and key-in reminder

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
196.80in
164.30in
Width: 
76.00in
69.80in
Height: 
71.60in
63.30in
Ground Clearance: 
8.70in
7.20in
Front Track: 
64.40in
Rear Track: 
64.20in
Wheel Base: 
113.80in
98.40in

Interior Dimensions

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

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
86.50cu.ft
25.00cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
5000lbs
881lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
17.80cu.ft
13.20cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
17.60degrees
Angle of Departure: 
21.80degrees
Curb Weight: 
4477.00lbs
2369.00lbs

Instruments

External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
no
no
More Instruments: 
Centre-lower box
Luggage area cover

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
Heated Mirrors
2 One-Touch Power Windows
Electric front and rear windows

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
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
Front passenger’s seatback pocket
Fabric seat upholstery
Driver’s and front passenger’s seat height adjuster
Suede seat upholstery
Passenger’s side and 2 x rear assist grips
Rear Seats Features: 
Folding center armrest
Rear Ventilation Ducts With Fan Control
Split-Folding Rear Seatback
Manual Folding Split-Bench Third Row Seats
Rear seat with 60:40 split folding

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Front stabilizer bar
Rear Suspension: 
rear stabilizer bar
Suspension Info: 
Four-Wheel Independent Suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
no
More Comfort Features: 
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Three Zone Climate Control
Front sunvisors with vanity mirror and ticket holde
Front vanity mirrors illumination
Automatic air conditioning
Pollen filter
Front wiper with adjustable intermittent
Rain sensing front wipers

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
USB Connection
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
6 Total Speakers
CD tuner
USB connector
Bluetooth integrated into audio unit
Smartphone linkage display audio
4 speakers
2 tweeters
Steering wheel mounted audio controls

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
yes
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Electrically folding door mirrors
Electrically adjustable, heated door mirrors
Rear wiper with intermittent
Automatic headlamps
Headlamp levelling switch
LED projector headlamps
Halogen projector headlamps
Silver roof rails
Body colour exterior door handles and mirrors
Rear privacy glass
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
18 X 7.5
17”
Wheels more: 
Painted Alloy Wheels
All Season Tires
Wheel Dimensions: 
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: 
Front Ventilated Disc Brakes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
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
yes
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
no
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
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
Hill hold control
Front passenger airbag deactivation system
Front 3-point ELR seatbelts with pretensioner, force limiter and height adjuster
Rear 3-point ELR seatbelts x 3
ISOFIX child seat anchorages x 2
Side impact protection beams
Radar Brake Support
Hill descent control
Emergency flat tyre repair kit
Security alarm
Remote central door locking
Deadlocks
Locking wheel bolts
Visible VIN

Options

Packages: 
Option Package 12
Popular Package 3
Popular Package 2
Exterior Options: 
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: 
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: 
Slate Black Cloth
#424243
Warm Ivory Cloth
#D0BBA6
Slate Black Leather
#2E2E30
Warm Ivory Leather
#7C7165
Java Brown Leather
#433835