Car Car Car Car Car Car Car Car

Click for sample copy
Duffy's
Classic Car Sales, Inc.
Specialty Auto Auctions
Drivin' Dreams
Black Tie Classics
Gesswein Motors
Klemme Klassic Kars
Drager's
Factory Five Racing, Inc.
Financing by J. J. Best & Co.
Mershon's World of Cars
Park Place LTD
Country Classic Cars
Braatens Auto Center
Midwest Car Exchange
News & Reviews >
Quick Search

2019 Subaru Ascent Long-Term Update 2: Road Trip

You get to know a vehicle on a road trip. The Ascent logged its longest to date when office-mate Frank Markus took a 2,114-mile jaunt from Detroit to Memphis, Greenville South Carolina, and back. The Ascent doesnt have the same grunt as the Durango that made a similar trip a year earlier, but the Subaru averaged 22.4 mpg, whereas the Dodge logged 2,024 miles and averaged 18.9 mpg. That means the Ascents 2.5-liter turbo delivers an 18.5 percent improvement in fuel economy at a cost in 060 mph acceleration of just 7.8 percent, relative to the V-8 Durango . Lets face it, most buyers will have more opportunity to enjoy the efficiency than they will the drag-racing performance, Markus admits. With 5,861 miles on the odometer since October, our Ascent is averaging 19.9 mpg, up 0.2 from the arrival calculation . The three-row SUV was more than laden. It took on furniture at each stop including a chair and a 200-pound TV stand. They joined three expanded suitcases, three hanging bags, a dog cage, and assorted items. The Ascent swallowed it all, despite rear seats that dont fold completely flat, and left a peephole to see out the back. A previous trip to buy winter tires also posed no challenge for the cargo hold. We appreciate the space under the load floor to store the cargo cover. Not as impressive: door panel cubbies that cant handle much beyond a large travel mug. The third row is best used for cargothree adults are not comfortable, but the ability to recline helps substantially. If you regularly transport seven, consider swapping second-row captains chairs for a bench so only two people need to squeeze into the back, which offers vastly less hip- and shoulder room. Kudos for grab handles atop the inside shoulder of the captains chairs to aid the journey to the back. Entering the vehicle, assist handles are roof-rail mounted, which is not as easy to use as the B-pillar-mounted handles in the Durango. These quibbles aside, the Ascent provided quiet, comfortable transportation with reasonable range requiring a single fill-up halfway through each 700-plus-mile leg of the trip. Read more about our long-term 2019 Subaru Ascent: Arrival Update 1: Hot Time in the Cool City The post 2019 Subaru Ascent Long-Term Update 2: Road Trip appeared first on Motortrend .

Read more at www.motortrend.com




Classic Dreamcars
AutoStore
Good Time Classics
Ellingson Motorcars LLC
A & E Classic Cars
Wagner's
Autobahn Transportation Services, Inc.
Konken's
KC Classic Auto
Country Classics
Interlakes Sport Center
Nordstrom's Automotive, Inc.
Schulte Automotive and Subaru
Soneff's
Motion Unlimited Museum
Classic Car Pal
American Dream Machines
Pioneer Auto Museum
Classic Cars of South Carolina, Inc
Fast Lane Classic Cars Inc.


Search | Featured Ads | Browse Dealers | Search Dealers | Search Parts | Services | Home | Subscribe | Online Subscription
RSS | Advertise | Events | Success Stories | Auta Collection | Ad Manager | Dealer Login | Liability | Contact Us | Press | Links