Highlander’s base model produces 185 hp, which is less than that of the Ascent’s Direct-Injection Turbocharged (DIT) Boxer engine that can deliver 260 hp and a 21/27/24 (city/highway/combined) MPG, compared with its competition’s 19/26/22 MPG.
Although both Ascent and Highlander have almost the same starting MSRPs -- Highlander at $31,230 and the Ascent at $31,995 -- there’s a difference when it comes to having All-Wheel Drive. Even with Ascent’s $700 higher price on its base model, it comes with a standard AWD, compared with an approximate $4,555 price increase for an AWD Highlander.
Get to know more about Wilsonville’s comparison on the Subaru Ascent by visiting 9200 SW Bailey St. in Wilsonville, Oregon or by calling 844-243-3445. Dealership hours are Wednesday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Monday and Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.