Comparison - Subaru Crosstrek Sport 2021 - vs - Subaru Ascent Premium 2021

General

Other Names:

Also called:

Subaru XV

Also called:

Viziv-7

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Average Price: 
$
26,495
Updated: 
09 Aug 2020
$
34,795
Updated: 
25 Aug 2019
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Year: 
2021
2021
Total Seating: 
5
8
Transmission: 
Continuously Variable-speed Automatic
Continuously Variable-speed Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
16.60gals
19.30gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Plasma Yellow Pearl
#E5DB79
Lagoon Blue Pearl
#2688AC
Crystal White Pearl
#F8F9F9
Pure Red
#961E1E
Magnetite Gray Metallic
#5B5E64
Ice Silver Metallic
#DFDFDF
Horizon Blue Pearl
#7C9BB8
Cool-Gray Khaki
#8C99A7
Crystal Black Silica
#0E0E0E
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
Brilliant Bronze Metallic
#857C78

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

New 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine provides more power.More standard driver assist features on automatic-equipped Crosstreks.Part of the second Crosstrek generation introduced for 2018.

Pros
High ground clearance for enhanced off-road capability
Spacious seating for a hatchback of its size
Comfortable ride quality
Easy to see out of

Cons
Slow acceleration on the highway with base engine
Mediocre cargo space
Handling isn't as precise as that of some rivals

By: 
edmunds.com

The 2021 Subaru Crosstrek flexes a more potent available powertrain but still prioritizes safety and capability.

Pros
Excellent CVT
Off-road capable, rugged looks
Standard AWD
New Sport trim
Standard safety tech

Cons
Cramped USB ports
Limited-release hybrid
Manual transmission omits more than it adds
Limited trim not a value

By: 
thecarconnection.com

Along with a light visual refresh that includes new front bumper and grille designs, the 2021 Crosstrek gains a Sport model and a more powerful engine option. The new 2.5-liter flat-four has been lifted from the mid-size Legacy sedan and Outback station wagon and plopped under the hood of Sport and Limited models of the Crosstrek; the languid 2.0-liter engine is still in the mix, but relegated to the base and Premium models only. The new Sport trim comes with several unique features that won't be offered on other Crosstreks, including Snow/Dirt and Deep Snow/Mud settings for the standard all-wheel-drive system.

By: 
caranddriver.com

The 2021 Subaru Ascent's #13 ranking is based on its score within the Midsize SUVs category. Currently the Subaru Ascent has a score of 7.7 out of 10, which is based on our evaluation of 30 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Roomy seating
Spacious cargo area
Generous standard features list
Standard all-wheel drive

Cons
Below-average predicted reliability rating

By: 
usnews.com

Subaru's EyeSight suite of advanced driver aids now includes adaptive cruise control and lane keeping assist.Steering-responsive LED headlights are now standard.A second- and third-row seat-belt reminder is now standard.

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

The latest Ascent receives a handful of new standard features for 2021. These include LED headlights that turn with the steering wheel as well as automatic high-beams. The Touring model also adds another leather upholstery option: Slate Black with silver stitching. And as if the Ascent's incessant beeping notifications weren't annoying enough, all models now have a seat-belt chime that's meant to remind second- and third-row passengers to buckle up.

Pros
Flexible seating configurations,
cushy ride quality,
every model comes with driver assists.

Cons
Apathetic passing power,
noisy engine during hard acceleration,
third row smaller than some rivals.

By: 
caranddriver.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Regular Unleaded
Regular Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
27.00mpg
21.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
34.00mpg
27.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
16
Cylinders: 
4
Inline
4
Flat
Engine Size/Displacement: 
2.50L
2.40L
Torque: 
176ft-lbs
at 4 400rpm
277ft-lbs
at 2 000rpm
Horsepower: 
182hp
at 5 800rpm
260hp
at 5 600rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
35.40Feet
38.00Feet

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
no
yes
Seatback Storage: 
yes
yes
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
no
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
Transmission, Cruise And Audio Controls On Steering Wheel
More in Convenience: 
Keyless Access with Push-Button Start and PIN-code vehicle access
3-spoke steering wheel with integrated controls
Lineartronic® CVT paddle shifter
Leather-wrapped shifter handle
Leather-wrapped steering wheel
Electric Power-Assisted Rack and Pinion Steering (EPAS)
Keyless Ignition
Cargo Floor Mats
Extended Cabin Heating/Cooling
Leather And Simulated Alloy Steering Wheel
Electric Power Steering

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
176.50in
196.80in
Width: 
71.00in
76.00in
Height: 
63.60in
71.60in
Ground Clearance: 
8.70in
8.70in
Front Track: 
61.00in
64.40in
Rear Track: 
61.20in
64.20in
Wheel Base: 
104.90in
113.80in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
39.80
41.30
Rear Head Room: 
38.00
40.00
Front Leg Room: 
43.10in
42.20in
Rear leg room: 
36.50in
38.60in
Front Hip Room: 
55.10in
57.70in
Front Shoulder Room: 
56.70in
61.10in
Rear Hip Room: 
55.20in
57.50in
Rear Shoulder room: 
55.60in
60.30in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
55.30cu.ft
86.50cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
1500lbs
5000lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
20.80cu.ft
17.80cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
17.60degrees
Angle of Departure: 
21.80degrees
Curb Weight: 
3265.00lbs
4477.00lbs

Instruments

External Temperature Display: 
yes
no
Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
no
Techometer: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
no
no
More Instruments: 
Multifunction display
speedometer

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
Power side mirrors
Power front and rear windows with driver and front passenger auto-up/down
Hands-Free Entry
Heated Mirrors
Heated Mirrors
2 One-Touch Power Windows

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
Manually adjustable front seats
Heated front seats (All-Weather Package)
Cloth upholstery
StarTex® water-repellent upholstery with yellow contrast stitching
6 -Way Manual Driver Seat Adjustments
Bucket Front Seats
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Leatherette
4 -Way Manual Passenger Seat Adjustment
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
60/40-split flat-folding rear seatbacks
Folding center armrest
Rear Ventilation Ducts With Fan Control
Split-Folding Rear Seatback
Manual Folding Split-Bench Third Row Seats

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Independent
Front stabilizer bar
Rear Suspension: 
Rear independent
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: 
Sun visors with concealed illuminated vanity mirrors
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Three Zone Climate Control

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
STARLINK® 6.5-inch Multimedia Plus
6 speakers
4G LTE Wi-Fi capability
Dual front USB input ports
4 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
USB Connection
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
6 Total Speakers
4 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
no
yes
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Raised roof rails: black finish
Single-speed rear window wiper with fixed-intermittent mode
Two-speed windshield wipers with variable-intermittent mode and mist feature
Windshield wiper de-icer and heated side mirrors (All-Weather Package)
Body-color door handles
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: 
17x7.0-inch
18 X 7.5 In.
Wheels more: 
Temporary use T145/80 D17 spare tire
all-season tires
Inside Mounted Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
All Season Tires
Underbody Mounted Spare Tire
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
225.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
60
Diameter: 
R17
Width: 
245.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
60

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: 
Ventilated Front Disc
Front Ventilated Disc Brakes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
Solid Rear 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: 
yes
no
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: 
Brake Override System
Vehicle Dynamics Control (VDC)
Reverse Automatic Braking (RAB)
Blind-Spot Detection/Rear Cross-Traffic Alert
High Beam Assist
EyeSight® Driver Assist Technology
Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive
Turn Signal Mirrors
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Pre-Collision Safety System
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Post-Collision Safety System
Lane Departure Warning Accident Avoidance System
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
4 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service

Options

Packages: 
Sport Package - 17" Wheels
Popular Package #2B
Standard Model
Optional Package
Popular Package #3
Popular Package #2A
Popular Package #4
8-Passenger Sport Package
Popular Package #2
Convenience Package
Popular Package #1
7-Passenger Sport Package
8-Passenger Convenience Package
Standard Model
7-Passenger Convenience Package
Exterior Options: 
Door Edge Guards - Crosstrek Sport - Ice Silver Metallic
Body Side Molding - Plasma Yellow Pearl
Body Side Molding - Crystal White Pearl
Door Edge Guards - Crosstrek Sport - Crystal Black Silica
STI Roof Spoiler
Wheel Lug Nut And Lock Set - Black
Wheel Locks - Alloy
Crossbar Set - Aero
Body Side Molding - Magnetite Gray Metallic
Door Edge Guards - Crosstrek Sport - Horizon Blue Metallic
Body Side Molding - Crystal Black Silica
Body Side Molding - Horizon Blue Pearl
Trailer Hitch
Rear Bumper Cover
Door Edge Guards - Crosstrek Sport - Crystal White Pearl
Door Edge Guards - Crosstrek Sport - Cool Gray Khaki
Splash Guards Crostrek Sport
Body Side Molding - Cool Gray Khaki
Auto-Dimming Exterior Mirror W/Approach Light
Body Side Molding - Ice Silver Metallic
Door Edge Guards - Crosstrek Sport - Magnetite Gray Metallic
Door Edge Guards - Crosstrek Sport - Plasma Yellow Pearl
Body Side Molding - Cinnamon Brown Pearl
Body Side Molding - Abyss Blue Pearl
Splash Guards
Fog Light Kit
Aero Crossbar Set
Trailer Hitch
Door Edge Guards - Brilliant Bronze Metallic
Body Side Molding - Crimson Red Pearl
Exterior Interior HL Mirrors
Body Side Molding - Ice Silver Metallic
Body Side Molding - Crystal White Pearl
Alloy Wheel Locks
Door Edge Guards - Magnetite Gray Metallic
Door Edge Guards - Crystal Black Silica
Body Side Molding - Magnetite Gray Metallic
Door Edge Guards - Crystal White Pearl
Door Edge Guards - Crimson Red Pearl
Door Edge Guards - Ice Silver Metallic
Door Scuff Protector
Black Wheel Lug Nut And Lock Set
Rear Bumper Cover
Body Side Molding Crystal Black Silica
Auto-Dimming Exterior Mirror W/Approach Light
Door Edge Guards - Abyss Blue Pearl
Door Edge Guards - Cinnamon Brown Pearl
Exterior Interior Auto Mirrors
Interior Options: 
STI Leather Shift Knob - CVT
Exterior And Interior Auto Dimming Mirrors W/Homelink
Rockford Fosgate Audio Upgrade
Auto Dimming Mirror W/Compass And Homelink
Cargo Net
LED Upgrade - Map And Dome Lights
Exterior And Interior Auto Dimming Mirrors
Rear Seatback Protector
Footwell Illumination Kit
Sunshade - Windshield
Side Sill Plate
Auto Dimming Mirror W/Compass
All-Weather Floor Liners - Sport Model
Auto-Dimming Mirror W/Compass And Homelink
Cupholder Insert
Cargo Net
Rockford Fosgate Audio Upgrade
Cargo Cover
LED Upgrade - Map And Reading Lights
Rear Seatback Protector - 3rd Row Bench
USB Charging Ports
Auto-Dimming Mirror W/Compass
Windshield Sunshade
Footwell Illumination Kit
Cargo Tray
Side Sill Plate
Cargo Separator
All-Weather Floor Liners
3rd Row Sunshade

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Gray StarTrex w/Yellow Stitching, leatherette
#3F3F3F
Color: 
Slate Black Cloth
#424243
Warm Ivory Cloth
#D0BBA6