The Ford Explorer vs. Subaru Ascent

When you want an SUV that offers premium interior features and a reputation for longevity, you know there are options. Comparing the Ford Explorer and Subaru Ascent in Weymouth, MA means that you are going to have a tough time choosing. These SUVs give you plenty of space and premium interior features, but since you can only bring one home, you need to know how they differ where it matters most to you.

How Do These SUVs Compare?

With 5,000 pounds maximum towing in both SUVs, you can accomplish great things. The Explorer can offer Ford's Intelligent 4WD with Terrain Management System available, while the Ascent provides the Subaru Symmetrical all-wheel drive standard. With the Explorer, you can upgrade to leather-trimmed seats much sooner than in the Ascent, but both can offer smartphone integration from Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

Both of these SUVs offer a PIN Code Vehicle Access Option to let you into your SUV without fumbling for the Key fob. The Ascent cannot offer standard Reverse Sensing System; you'll have to pay extra to equip this on higher trim levels, while the Explorer offers it on the base trim. With the Ford Explorer, you'll see things clearly with an eight-inch touchscreen standard. The Subaru Ascent offers this option on the Premium trim, and you'll have a 6.5-inch touchscreen on the base trim.

Ford Explorer

  • Seating Capacity: 6, 7
  • Cargo Space: 87.8 cubic feet behind first row, 47.9 cubic feet behind second row, 18.2 cubic feet behind third row
  • Dimensions: 199″ L x 79″ W x 70″ H
  • Engine: 2.3L EcoBoost Engine, 3.0L EcoBoost
  • Trims: Base, XLT, Limited, ST, Platinum

Subaru Ascent

  • Seating Capacity: 7, 8
  • Cargo Space: 86.5 cubic feet behind first row, 47.5 cubic feet behind second row, 17.8 cubic feet behind third row
  • Dimensions: 197″ L x 76″ W x 72″ H
  • Engine: 2.4L turbocharged SUBARU BOXER 4-cylinder
  • Trims: Base, Premium, Limited, Touring

Test Drive the Ford Explorer

These two SUVs give you a lot to consider, but when you're ready to test drive the Ford Explorer in Weymouth, MA, our team is ready to help you break the tie. Browse our new Ford models for sale and let our team know when you'd like to discuss Ford financing.