Subaru may not be as popular as some of its home turf based rivals including Honda but the Japanese car giant is trying to consolidate its presence in the global automobile market. It did not have a proper large crossover for quite some time. The company decided to withdraw the Tribeca large crossover in 2014. As a matter of fact, the Tribeca was not its best seller and lagged behind the segment rivals. However, the replacement for 2019 Subaru Tribeca is now ready to hit the roads.
The model Subaru Ascent is the company’s new family crossover. It was showcased at the Los Angeles Auto Show 2017 and the company promises spacious interior, enticing styling and latest safety tech to woo the buyers.
2019 Subaru Tribeca (Ascent) design changes
The 2019 Subaru Tribeca, the successor to Tribeca is built on the Subaru Global Platform- an architecture that sits in the Impreza car. The model will be built in the company’s Lafayette plant in the USA, where the Outback and Legacy models are also composed.
The cabin is elegant looking and it is really spacious. You can opt for 7 or 8 seater setup. This mode is largest one in Subaru line of SUVs. It comes with 196.8 inches in length and it is little bigger than Highlander, Pilot, and Acadia models. There are enough cup holders and places to keep small items.
Trims and Tech
The Ascent- replacing the long discontinued Tribeca Crossover is available in 4 trims- Base, Limited, Premium and Touring. In safety and amenities, the Ascent fares reasonably well though base trims lack some modern features.
You get eight USB ports in the cabin along with a handy 120V power outlet. The roof rails, climate control for 3 zones are standard. Available features are heated front seats, steering responsive headlights, electronic rear view mirror and automatic high beam.
A Wi-Fi 4G LTE set up is available. Other amenities also include remote engine start, Anti-theft vehicle immobilizer, and airbags. Subaru offers its EyeSight Driver Assist Technology that includes Lane Departure, Adaptive Cruise Control, and Automatic Pre-Collision Braking. There are Lane Change Assist and Blind Spot Detection as well. The 6.5-inch touchscreen is bright and top trims get the larger 8.0-inch display. The infotainment setup supports satellite navigation and Bluetooth, and there is a Harmon Kardon sound setup.
2019 Subaru Tribeca (Ascent) engine
The 2019 Subaru Tribeca replacement comes with a 2.4-litre turbocharged boxer engine. The engine is laden with a CVT setup with 6-speed manual mode.
The company packs in low-speed X-Mode assistance, Dual Active Valve Control, trailer stability assist and hill descent control. The towing capacity maxes out 5000 pounds. The car also gets Subaru’s Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive setup. The output is 260 HP with 277 lb-ft of torque. Furthermore, with all these numbers the model will accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 7.3 sec.
2019 Subaru Tribeca (Ascent) price and availability
The 2019 Subaru Tribeca aka Ascent pricing begins at approx $33.000. However, the top trim price may start at $46.000 with options added. It is now available for sale.
Summing it up
The 2019 Subaru Tribeca is the Japanese company’s weapon to capture a share of large crossover segment. It is way better than the predecessor Tribeca. For the pricing above the new model offers a good amount of features and great performance.