Subaru launched its largest, three-row SUV 2019 Ascent that got its ground clear as soon as it rolled in the market of the large-midsize SUV crossovers. So far, it has brought smiles in the faces of its owners for many reasons. Here we would try to analyze them in brief.
The Powertrain and Fuel Economy
As said by the National City Subaru dealer experts, though being a large SUV crossover, the 2019 Subaru Accent looks more carlike than the truck-based ones. With the curb-weight of nearly 4,500 pounds, the new engine of the Accent is having equal power as well as fuel economy as its competitors that are powered by V-6- direct-injection and twin-scroll turbocharged 2.4-liter “boxer” flat four-cylinder engines. All the Accent 2019 models are able to make out a 260-horsepower, when combined with a continuously variable automatic transmission. The CVT, in it integrates a X-Mode off-road traction control and a highly responsive hill-descent control, without the typical CVT motorboating effect. You get an eight-speed manual mode with steering wheel shifters that is made to hold on the shift points when needed. The 2019 Subaru Ascent is available in four trim levels: Base, Premium, Limited and Touring — with a no-cost choice for seven or eight seats. All the trims are all-wheel-drives.
Fuel-economy of the 2019 Subaru Accent counts a 20 mpg in the city, 26 in the highway and 22 mpg in a combined trip on 87 Octane.
Bringing the contemporary design into the scenario, the 2019b Subaru Accent is bound to impress the onlookers with its open sightlines across the hood and across the shoulder. This time, Subaru gave its Ascent a strong style that adopts the American-sized gear, accommodating more than one child seats and carrying the strollers. The panoramic sunroof adds to the style with a pinch of sophistication.
The seven-seat Touring model of Accent is upgraded with a woodgrain-pattern matte finish, a Java Brown leather upholstery, a leather-wrapped and heated steering wheel, three-mode ventilated and heated front seats, and a 120-volt power outlet with eight USB charging ports scattered all over the interior cabin at strategic places. The Smart Rear-View Mirror helps rear visibility through a camera image and there is a very useful 180-degree front-view camera.
For infotainment, the Subaru 2019 Accent model brings with it an 8.0-inch multimedia navigation system, an audio system with 14-speaker Harman Kardon Quantum Logic surround sound effect, a 6.5-inch multimedia display with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, four USB ports.
Safety and Driver Assist Features
As said by the National City Subaru dealer, among safety and driver assist features, the 2019 Accent is given Subaru’s EyeSight driver-assist technology that includes a set of seven air bags, three-zone automatic climate control, power windows with mirror-locks, Auto Vehicle Hold, adaptive cruise control, automatic pre-collision braking, lane departure and sway warnings. Optional technologies include blind-spot detection with lane change assist, rear cross traffic alert and reverse automatic braking.
The Bottom Line
To sum up, the 2019 Subaru Accent doesn’t leave any prominent downside that can leave it out of the list of favorites of those who are looking for a family car that is sporty enough to give comfortable adventure rides.