SUVs continue to grow in popularity for their powerful performance, improved fuel efficiency, and versatile cargo space. When it comes to choosing a new 3-row SUV for your family the Subaru Ascent outshines the competition with more standard features, an unmatched commitment to safety, more interior space, and is better equipped for all kinds of adventure.

A few of the top competitors of the Subaru Ascent that many Hudson families are also considering are the Honda Pilot, Toyota Highlander, and Jeep Grand Cherokee. Both the Honda Pilot and Toyota Highlander offer seating for up to 8 but are not as spacious as the Ascent with 153.5 cubic feet and 86.5 cubic feet of maximum cargo space. For years the Highlander has been a stand out family SUV with Toyota Safety Sense standard on every model. The Subaru Ascent comes standard with Subaru EyeSight Driver Assist Technology which is often regarded as the best safety package on the road today. The Honda Pilot with Honda Sensing isn't available on all trim levels.

The Jeep Grand Cherokee is another SUV that is ready for off-road adventures. However, when it comes to affordability and capability the Jeep Grand Cherokee will cost you a great deal more to add the off-road features that Jeep is known for. The Subaru Ascent comes standard with Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive, X-Mode with Hill Descent Control, Vehicle Dynamics Control, Active Torque Vectoring, and Traction Control System for impressive handling and performance regardless of terrain or conditions. Many Hudson drivers have been Subaru drivers for years simply because no other all-wheel-drive system can compare to the traction and control of Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive.

All three of the Ascent's competitors vary in horsepower and fuel economy. For example, the Jeep Grand Cherokee is available with several engine options that all have more horsepower than the Ascent, but aren't nearly as fuel efficient with only 25 highway mpg. on the 4X4 models that cost extra. The Honda Pilot also only gets 26 highway mpg. with its available all-wheel-drive system that costs an extra $1,400. The Toyota Highlander will also add an extra $1,400 to the price tag for all-wheel-drive and only gets 26 highway mpg. as well. The Subaru Ascent is powered by a 260 horsepower, 2.4L turbo four-cylinder BOXER engine that gets 27 highway mpg. with standard Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive and can tow up to 5,000 lbs.

Make your way down to Granite Subaru today to test drive the Subaru Ascent and discover why it is the best 3-row, adventure-ready SUV on the road from the best seat in the house. The driver's seat.