Comparison - Subaru Ascent Premium 2020 - vs - BMW X3 xDrive30i 2019

General

Other Names:

Also called:

Viziv-7

Also called:

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Make: 
Model: 
Average Price: 
$
35,855
Updated: 
25 Aug 2019
$
43,000
Updated: 
15 Apr 2019
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Year: 
2020
2019
Total Seating: 
7
5
Transmission: 
Continuously Variable-speed Automatic
8-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
19.30gals
17.70gals
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
#EDEEF2
Black Sapphire Metallic
#030404
Carbon Black Metallic
#495062
Phytonic Blue Metallic
#315D84
Glacier Silver Metallic
#A0A3B2
Jet Black
#4F5055
Dark Olive Metallic
#524B38
Dark Graphite Metallic
#545454
Mineral White Metallic
#7B7F89
Terra Brown Metallic
#4B3830

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

The 2019 BMW X3 ranked #6 in Luxury Compact SUVs. Currently the BMW X3 has a score of 8.7 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 22 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Powerful engines
Nimble handling
Spacious, supportive seats
Above-average cargo capacity

Cons
Rivals are more opulent inside
Above-average starting price

By: 
usnews.com

The X3 also becomes a more full-fledged member of the BMW family with its upgraded interior. And at a time when some of the brand’s passenger-car offerings have strayed from BMW’s historically strong dynamics, the new X3 makes an encouraging showing there as well.

Pros
Chassis tuning like BMWs of old,
improved interior,
plenty of passenger and cargo space.

Cons
Imprecise variable-ratio steering,
goofy electronic shifter,
the entry-level four pales next to the six-cylinder.

By: 
caranddriver.com

The 2019 BMW X3 is a versatile compact crossover that delivers on rising expectations.

Pros
Handsome exterior
Responsive and sharp powertrains
Standard automatic emergency braking this year
Good outward vision
Ample interior room

Cons
Can easily reach more than $60,000
CarPlay with a subscription? Really?
Conservative compared to competitors
No electrified version yet
Relatively heavy steering

By: 
thecarconnection.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Premium Unleaded
Premium Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
21.00mpg
22.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
27.00mpg
29.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
16
Cylinders: 
4
Flat
4
Inline
Engine Size/Displacement: 
2.40L
2.00L
Torque: 
277ft-lbs
at 2 000rpm
258ft-lbs
at 1 450rpm
Horsepower: 
260hp
at 5 600rpm
248hp
at 5 200rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
38.00Feet
39.40Feet

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
yes
no
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.)
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.)
Cargo Floor Mats
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Keyless Ignition

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
196.80in
185.90in
Width: 
76.00in
74.40in
Height: 
71.60in
66.00in
Ground Clearance: 
8.70in
8.00in
Front Track: 
64.40in
Rear Track: 
64.20in
Wheel Base: 
113.80in
112.80in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
41.30
41.10
Rear Head Room: 
40.00
39.10
Front Leg Room: 
42.20in
40.30in
Rear leg room: 
38.60in
36.40in
Front Hip Room: 
57.70in
Front Shoulder Room: 
61.10in
57.60in
Rear Hip Room: 
57.50in
Rear Shoulder room: 
60.30in
56.00in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
86.50cu.ft
62.70cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
5000lbs
4400lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
17.80cu.ft
28.70cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
17.60degrees
23.10degrees
Angle of Departure: 
21.80degrees
21.40degrees
Curb Weight: 
4477.00lbs
4167.00lbs

Instruments

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

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
Heated Mirrors
2 One-Touch Power Windows
Hands-Free Entry
Heated mirrors
Reverse tilt passenger only provides curb view when vehicle in reverse
Remote keyless power door locks
4 one-touch power 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
8 -way power passenger seat
Height adjustable driver seat
Leatherette
8 -way power driver seat
Height adjustable passenger seat
Sport Front Seats
Rear Seats Features: 
Folding center armrest
Rear Ventilation Ducts With Fan Control
Split-Folding Rear Seatback
Manual Folding Split-Bench Third Row Seats
Split-folding rear seatback
Rear ventilation ducts
Folding Center armrest
Reclining Rear 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: 
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Three Zone Climate Control
Three Zone Climate Control
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors
Electrochromatic inside rearview mirror

Entertainment

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

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
yes
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Rear window wiper
Raised roof rails
Windshield wiper de-icer
Two-speed windshield wipers
Body-color folding side mirrors
Rear window wiper
Variable intermittent rain sensing wipers
Privacy glass
Roof rack
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
18 X 7.5 In.
18 x 7.0 In.
Wheels more: 
Temporary Spare Tire
All Season Tires
Underbody Mounted Spare Tire
Run flat tires
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
245.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
50
Width: 
225.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
60
Diameter: 
R18

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
Ventilated front 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: 
no
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: 
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
Parking Assistant
ACC Stop & Go + Active Driving Assistant
Stolen Vehicle Tracking/Assistance*
Emergency Service*
Post-collision safety system
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Passenger head restraint whiplash protection system
Adaptive headlights
Turn Signal Mirrors
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Pre-Collision Safety System
Brake Drying

Options

Packages: 
Popular Package #2A
Popular Package #4
Popular Package #3
Popular Package #2
Convenience Package
Driving Assistance Package
Premium Package
Executive Package
Luxury Package
Dynamic Handling Package
Driver Assistance Plus Package
Parking Assistance Package
M Sport 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
19" V-Spoke Wheels W/Run-Flat All-Season Tires
Panoramic Moonroof
20" M Double-Spoke Bi-Color Wheels W/Run-Flat Performance Tires
19" M Double-Spoke Bi-Color Wheels W/Run-Flat All-Season Tires
Roof Rails In Satin Aluminum
Trailer Hitch
19" V-Spoke Wheels W/Non-Run-Flat All-Season Tires
19" M Double-Spoke Bi-Color Wheels W/Run-Flat Performance Tires
Moonroof Deletion
Space-Saver Spare
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
Rear Manual Side Window Shades
Heated Steering Wheel
Front And Rear Heated Seats
Navigation System W/Touchpad
Front Ventilated Seats
Heated Front Seats
Active Cruise Control
Wireless Charging
Harman Kardon Surround Sound System

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Slate Black Cloth
#424243
Warm Ivory Cloth
#D0BBA6
Color: 
Cognac Vernasca w/Contrast Stitching and Piping, leather
#9C745B
Canberra Beige/Black SensaTec, leatherette
#D9D3C7
Canberra Beige/Black Vernasca w/Contrast Stitching and Piping, leather
#D9D3C7
Black SensaTec, leatherette
#0B0B0B
Mocha Vernasca w/Contrast Stitching and Piping, leather
#5A5653
Black Vernasca w/Blue Contrast Stitching and Piping, leather
#000000
Oyster Vernasca w/Contrast Stitching and Piping, leather
#C4C0B5
Black Vernasca w/Contrast Stitching and Piping, leather
#000000