2019 Subaru Ascent vs Chevy Traverse

Have you been researching the competitive SUV market for a new vehicle to accommodate your family and busy schedule? The 2019 Subaru Ascent and 2019 Chevrolet Traverse are two competitive options for drivers in the Chicago, IL area. The following page highlights the key differences between these two models to help you decide which SUV is equipped to handle your daily routine. If you have any questions, contact Grand Subaru at (888) 840-3934.

For the purposes of this comparison, we will be taking a closer look at the 2019 Subaru Ascent Premium, starting at $34,195 MSRP, and the 2019 Chevrolet Traverse LS, starting at $33,995 MSRP.

Interior and Design

Do you want your new SUV to be comfortable and stylish? The 2019 Subaru Ascent and 2019 Chevy Traverse offer impressive cabins, however our experts agree you'll prefer the Ascent. Equipped with a longer list of family-friendly features, the 2019 Ascent is sure to take your daily drive to the next level. Key differences between the Subaru Ascent and Chevy Traverse include:

  • The Subaru Ascent has 19 total cup and bottle holders, while the Traverse only includes 10
  • Only the Subaru Ascent includes heated seats
  • The Chevy Traverse has a urethane-wrapped steering wheel, while the Ascent includes a leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Both models have cloth-trimmed seating, but only the 2019 Ascent has stain-resistant cloth

2019 Subaru Ascent

2019 Subaru Ascent Interior

2019 Chevy Traverse

2019 Chevy Traverse Interior

Safety and Technology

The 2019 Subaru Ascent and 2019 Chevy Traverse share several safety and technology features, such as a rearview camera and in-cabin Wi-Fi® connectivity. However, our experts agree that the Subaru Ascent has a longer list of features to keep you connected and protected. Key differences between the two models include:

  • The Subaru Ascent has a larger 8-in. touchscreen compared to the Traverse which has a 7-in. touchscreen
  • Only the Subaru Ascent includes EyeSight® driver assist technology with Adaptive Cruise Control, Pre-Collision Braking, Lane Departure and Sway Warning, and Lane Keep Assist
  • Blind Spot Detection with Lane Change Assist and Rear Cross-Traffic Alert are only included with the Subaru Ascent
2019 Ascent Safety Features

Engine and Specs

Whether you plan on using your SUV for your daily commute, or for running errands with your family, you'll want powerful and efficient performance. Not only is the 2019 Ascent more fuel-efficient, it also includes standard Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive, while the Traverse is only equipped with FWD. View additional engine specs in the table below.

2019 Subaru AscentVS2019 Chevy Traverse
2.4L I4Engine3.6L V6
260 HPHorsepower310 HP
277 lb.-ft.Torque266 lb.-ft.
21/27MPG City/Hwy17/25

Seating Capacity

Both the 2019 Subaru Ascent and the Chevy Traverse can accommodate up to 8 passengers with three rows of seating. The Subaru Ascent also offers a 7-passenger seating configuration with second-row captain's chairs. Inside the 2019 Ascent, you'll appreciate 153.5 cu.-ft. of passenger volume, and 86.5 cu-ft. of maximum cargo space.

2019 Ascent Seating
2019 Ascent Cargo
2019 Ascent towing boat

Towing Capacity

When properly equipped, both the 2019 Ascent and 2019 Traverse have a maximum towing capacity of 5,000 lbs. The 2019 Ascent also offers Trailer Stability Assist technology that applies braking to specific wheels to maintain vehicle control while towing.

Price and Incentives

The 2019 Subaru Ascent starts at $31,995 MSRP. You can add the new Ascent to your daily drive with a lease special or factory incentive from Grand Subaru in Chicago, IL. Browse our current offers to see if you qualify for exciting savings. Don't wait too long before our specials expire!

Schedule a Test Drive

Do you want to experience the impressive design, features, and performance only the 2019 Subaru Ascent can offer? Check out the new inventory at Grand Subaru in Chicago, IL to find the new Ascent you like best, and then schedule a test drive appointment by calling (888) 840-3934.

2019 Ascent driving through plains