2019 Subaru Ascent Long Island  2019 Toyota Highlander Long Island 

Compare the 2019 Subaru Ascent and 2019 Toyota Highlander in Riverhead, NY

The all-new Subaru Ascent is here with plenty of space and power for any adventure you have in mind. This best-selling SUV takes on the new Toyota Highlander to set the bar for its class. Riverhead Bay Subaru is here to help you make the best decision for you and your family. We have new Ascent models in stock and a team of professionals to show you how these SUVs compare. Our goal is to help you make an informed decision to get you back on the road in no time. We strive for customer support and will work to get you the model you want. Continue reading to see how these two popular full-size SUVs stack up to one another.

The Ascent vs. The Highlander


  • Both of these best-selling SUVs offer incredible value, packing numerous features and ample power without blowing your budget.

Powertrain & Performance:

  • The Ascent comes with more standard power than the Highlander thanks to its 260-horsepower turbocharged four-cylinder. The Highlander comes standard with a 185-horsepower inline-four-cylinder. The Ascent also produces more torque than the Highlander.
  • The Subaru Ascent is more efficient than the Toyota Highlander. The Ascent averages 27 miles per gallon on the highway, while the Highlander only averages 24 miles per gallon on the highway.
  • The Ascent has a larger fuel tank capacity than the Highlander to take you from Sayville to Brentwood, NY without constant trips to the pump.
  • The Ascent also comes standard with an efficient continuously variable automatic transmission while the Highlander has a standard automatic transmission.
  • If you're looking to tow, the new Ascent is a great option. The Ascent has a towing capacity of up to 2,000 pounds, while the Highlander only tows 1,500 pounds.
  • The Ascent has a higher ground clearance than the Highlander, allowing you to travel over adverse terrains without damaging the undercarriage.
  • For more stability on the road, the Ascent comes with a longer wheelbase than the Highlander.
  • The Ascent has an overall greater height than the Highlander for a better vantage point on the road.
  • Unlike the Highlander, the Ascent comes with standard all-wheel drive.
  • Both models come standard with 18-inch wheels.

Interior Dimensions:

  • The Ascent is also incredibly spacious, with more front headroom and rear legroom than the Highlander. The Ascent also has more headroom for third-row passengers, as well.
  • Both SUVs seat up to eight passengers to hold all your family and friends.
  • The Ascent has tighter turning radius than the Highlander, as well, for better agility during your commute to Long Island.

Safety Features:

  • The Ascent comes with safety features such as adaptive cruise control, a rearview camera, lane departure and sway warning, an advanced airbag system, and pre-collision braking.

Tech and Convenience Features:

  • The Ascent comes with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, which aren't available with the new Highlander. Additional features in the Ascent include an optional 14-speaker harmon/kardon audio system, an eight-inch infotainment system, push-button start, and tri-zone climate control.

Subaru Ascent

 2019 Subaru Ascent 

Vs Toyota Highlander

 2019 Toyota Highlander 

Visit Riverhead Bay Subaru Today!

When you're ready to experience the new Subaru Ascent for yourself, make your way to Riverhead Bay Subaru. We are honored to assist you with your purchase and strive to pair you with the Ascent you want for your daily commute and upcoming road trips. Smithtown, NY customers can also get approved quickly and easily at our in-house finance center. We have finance experts to help find you an incredible auto loan or leasing offer without breaking the bank. Get the ball rolling by completing an online finance application as well. Contact our friendly team or stop by Riverhead Bay Subaru for a test drive and to take advantage of our current specials.