Comparison - Volkswagen T-Cross SEL 2019 - vs - Subaru Ascent Premium 2020

General

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Other Names:

Also called:

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Also called:

Viziv-7

Average Price: 
£
22,930
Updated: 
03 Apr 2019
$
35,855
Updated: 
25 Aug 2019
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Year: 
2019
2020
Total Seating: 
5
7
Transmission: 
7-speed Automatic
Continuously Variable-speed Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
no
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Drive Type: 
Front Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
10.50gals
19.30gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Flash Red
#B00505
Black
#101010
Pure white
#F0F0F0
Urano Grey
#444749
Champagne Silver Metallic
#DFC6B2
Dark Petrol Metallic
#0F394F
Energetic Orange Metallic
#C96005
Deep Black Pearl
#322F2A
Limestone Grey Metallic
#797671
Makena Turquoise Metallic
#0FCCC6
Reef Blue Metallic
#2368AB
Reflex Silver metallic
#D9D9D9
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: 

T-Cross offers just enough over a Polo to make it worth thinking about.

Pros
Spacious and agreeable to drive
Different to a Polo,
Refined enough

Cons
Less refined and more expensive than the car it’s based on.
Low quality interior

By: 
topgear.com

The VW T-Cross is a compact yet roomy SUV which comes with loads of standard equipment. It doesn’t look as dramatic or feel quite as comfortable as some alternatives.

Pros
Big boot
Lots of passenger space
Loads of standard equipment

Cons
Noisy at speed
Materials feel a bit cheap
Alternatives look more exciting

By: 
carwow.co.uk

The Volkswagen T-Cross is one of the class leaders in the small SUV sector.

PROS

Spacious
Well-equipped
Desirable badge

CONS

Expensive top models
Quicker rivals
No hybrid model

By: 
carbuyer.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: 
Regular Unleaded
Premium Unleaded
Fuel Economy Info: 
Combined/city/highway: 28–31/27–30/29–33 mpg
Fuel Economy City USA: 
21.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
27.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
12
16
Cylinders: 
3
Inline
4
Flat
Engine Size/Displacement: 
1.00L
2.40L
Torque: 
147ft-lbs
at 2 000rpm
277ft-lbs
at 2 000rpm
Horsepower: 
113hp
260hp
at 5 600rpm
Turning Circle: 
34.70Feet
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: 
no
no
Side view Camera: 
no
no
On steering wheel: 
Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel
Transmission, Cruise And Audio Controls On Steering Wheel
More in Convenience: 
Electrically heated and adjustable door mirrors
Automatic dimming interior rear-view mirror
Rain sensor
Leather And Simulated Alloy Steering Wheel
Keyless Ignition
Electric Power Steering
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
161.70in
196.80in
Width: 
69.20in
76.00in
Height: 
62.30in
71.60in
Ground Clearance: 
8.70in
Front Track: 
60.30in
Rear Track: 
59.50in
Wheel Base: 
100.40in
113.80in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
40.70
41.30
Front Hip Room: 
57.70in
Front Leg Room: 
42.20in
Front Shoulder Room: 
61.10in
Rear Head Room: 
38.00
40.00
Rear Hip Room: 
57.50in
Rear leg room: 
38.60in
Rear Shoulder room: 
60.30in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
45.20cu.ft
86.50cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
1388lbs
5000lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
16.00cu.ft
17.80cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
17.60degrees
Angle of Departure: 
21.80degrees
Curb Weight: 
2799.00lbs
4477.00lbs

Instruments

Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
no
no
More Instruments: 
Glovebox
Instrument lighting, white adjustable panel illumination

Power Features

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

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
– Driver’s and front passenger’s seat height adjustment and lumbar adjustment
Driver’s under seat drawer
Softell’ decorative inserts in dash and doors
Storage compartments in front doors
Driver’s and front passenger’s sun visors with vanity mirrors
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 bench seat, movable and foldable
Split folding rear seat backrest 60:40
Folding center armrest
Rear Ventilation Ducts With Fan Control
Split-Folding Rear Seatback
Manual Folding Split-Bench Third Row Seats

Suspension

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

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
no
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Air conditioning,
manual Dust and pollen filter
Heated rear windscreen
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: 
2D/3D map view
Volkswagen Media Control 2 – allows remote control of the infotainment system via smartphone or tablet
Three route options (Fast, Short, Eco)
SD card reader
Preloaded European navigation data
Dynamic navigation based on TMC+
8.0" colour touch-screen
2 x USB connection, USB charging sockets, rear of centre console (compatible products only)
Bluetooth telephone and audio connection for compatible devices 1
6 speakers, front and rear
Simultaneous pairing of 2 compatible mobile devices
Car information display
USB Connection
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
6 Total Speakers

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
no
yes
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Body-coloured bumpers
Front fog lights, including static cornering function
LED dipped and main beam headlights with automatic range adjustment
Roof rails, silver anodised
Rear tinted glass from B-pillar backwards, approx. 65% tinted
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
17"
18 X 7.5 In.
Wheels more: 
Temporary Spare Tire
All Season Tires
Underbody Mounted Spare Tire
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
205.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
55
Diameter: 
R17
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: 
Front disc brakes
Front Ventilated Disc Brakes
Rear brakes: 
rear drum 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
Auto delay off headlamps: 
no
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: 
3 rear three-point seat belts
3 rear head restraints
Warning buzzer and light for front seat belts if unfastened
Rigid safety cell with front and rear crumple zones
Remote central locking with 2 remote folding keys
Reflectors in all doors
Pan-European emergency call service
Misfuel prevention device
Manual coming/automatic leaving home lighting function
Isofix child seat preparation compatible i-size (for 2 rear child seats)
Height-adjustable front three-point seat belts with tensioners
Driver’s and front passenger’s safetyoptimised head restraints
Automatic Post-Collision Braking System
Automatic hazard lights activation under emergency braking
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: 
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