Comparison - Subaru Ascent Premium 2020 - vs - BMW X1 xDrive25i M Sport 2020

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Other Names:

Also called:

Viziv-7

Also called:

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Make: 
Model: 
Average Price: 
$
35,855
Updated: 
25 Aug 2019
£
32,758
Updated: 
06 Jul 2020
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Year: 
2020
2020
Total Seating: 
7
5
Transmission: 
Continuously Variable-speed Automatic
Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
Four Wheel Drive
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
19.30gals
16.10gals
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: 
Alpine White
#E5E5E5
Black Sapphire
#161616
Mineral White
#DBDAD8
Mineral Grey
#616669
Misano Blue metallic
#226CAF
Storm Bay metallic
#747B83

Electric

Seconds from 0 to 60mph: 
7.20s
Top Speed: 
138mph

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

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

By going transverse-engined the X1 has become technically less distinctive, but more useful in the real world.This is the second-generation BMW X1. The smallest BMW SUV. And this time around there’s been a big change. It’s based not on the natively rear-drive platform of the last one, but on the same front-drive/4WD setup as the 2 Series Active Tourer MPV, Mini Countryman and so-on.

Pros
Performance,
chassis and space,
much-improved style

Cons
Not cheap,
interior a bit old-feeling,
slightly brittle ride

By: 
topgear.com

"The BMW X1 is an economical, practical and good-to-drive compact SUV that’s better-looking than the model it replaced"There are two petrol engines to choose from, a 138bhp three-cylinder, 1.5-litre petrol engine is offered in the front-wheel drive X1 sDrive18i, while the sDrive20i sits on the next rung of the ladder with a 2.0-litre, 189bhp engine, and the four-wheel drive xDrive20i sits above that. The latter is a quick car, reaching 62mph from rest in just over seven seconds, although its fuel economy can't match the less expensive model.

PROS
Very good to drive
Cheap to run
Practical

CONS
Expensive to buy
Baffling list of optional extras
Basic model is two-wheel-drive only

By: 
carbuyer.co.uk

The BMW X1 is a fun-to-drive and well-built alternative to the likes of the Volvo XC40 and Audi Q3.

Pros
Enjoyable to drive
High-quality interior
Decent cabin space

Cons
A little noisy at speed
Limited smartphone mirroring
Alternatives have bigger boots

By: 
carwow.co.uk

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Premium Unleaded
Regular Unleaded
Fuel Economy Info: 
38mpgUK Combined
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
Flat
4
Inline
Engine Size/Displacement: 
2.40L
1.50L
Torque: 
277ft-lbs
at 2 000rpm
207ft-lbs
Horsepower: 
260hp
at 5 600rpm
192hp
Turning Circle: 
38.00Feet
36.00Feet
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: 
Transmission, Cruise And Audio Controls On Steering Wheel
Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel
More in Convenience: 
Leather And Simulated Alloy Steering Wheel
Keyless Ignition
Electric Power Steering
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)
Keyless Ignition
Leather Steering Wheel
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Electric Power Steering

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
196.80in
175.00in
Width: 
76.00in
81.10in
Height: 
71.60in
62.90in
Ground Clearance: 
8.70in
7.20in
Wheel Base: 
113.80in
105.10in

Interior Dimensions

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

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
86.50cu.ft
58.00cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
5000lbs
1620lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
17.80cu.ft
27.00cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
17.60degrees
Angle of Departure: 
21.80degrees
Curb Weight: 
4477.00lbs
3461.00lbs

Instruments

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

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
Heated Mirrors
2 One-Touch Power Windows
Hands-Free Entry
2 One-Touch Power Windows
Remote Keyless Power Door Locks
Heated Mirrors

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
Seat heating, front
Sport seats, front
Bucket Front Seats
Height Adjustable Passenger Seat
8 -Way Power Driver Seat
Leatherette
Rear Seats Features: 
Folding center armrest
Rear Ventilation Ducts With Fan Control
Split-Folding Rear Seatback
Manual Folding Split-Bench Third Row Seats
Sliding rear seat bench
Split-Folding Rear Seatback
Folding Center Armrest
Rear Ventilation Ducts

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: 
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Three Zone Climate Control
Air conditioning, automatic with two-zone control
Extended storage
Rear-view mirror, automatically dimming
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors

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
BMW Navigation System
BMW Online Services
BMW TeleServices
Real Time Traffic Information
Remote Services
7 Total Speakers
205 Watts Stereo Output

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
no
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
LED headlights
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
18 X 7.5 In.
18"
Wheels more: 
Temporary Spare Tire
All Season Tires
Underbody Mounted Spare Tire
Painted Alloy Wheels
Run Flat Tires
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
245.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
50
Width: 
225.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
50
Diameter: 
R18

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
ventilated discs
Rear brakes: 
Rear Ventilated Disc Brakes
ventilated discs
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
no
yes
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: 
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
Turn Signal Mirrors
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Pre-Collision Safety System
Emergency Braking Preparation
Post-Collision Safety System
Lane Departure Warning Accident Avoidance System

Options

Packages: 
Popular Package #2A
Popular Package #4
Popular Package #3
Popular Package #2
Convenience Package
Exterior Options: 
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: 
Slate Black Cloth
#424243
Warm Ivory Cloth
#D0BBA6