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Top 10 Midsize SUVs in Canada in 2019-2020

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Subaru Ascent

2019 Subaru Ascent
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2019 Subaru Ascent

Here’s another big SUV that, like its Mazda rival, has opted for a 4-cylinder turbo engine. The new 2019 Subaru Ascent, however, sticks with brand tradition in using a flat engine like other Subarus on the market. The 2.4L 4-cylinder turbo is actually the most modern unit to be found in the carmaker’s lineup, and in teaming up with a well-calibrated CVT, this big Subaru has what it takes to look other utility models in the segment straight in the eye.

From our review:

“The SUV was released last year and will allow the Japanese automaker to offer a product to Subaru loyalists who have owned an Outback or a Forester, but now need more space. In years prior, these people had to go to Honda (Pilot), Toyota (Highlander) or Mazda (CX-9), for example. Today, they can stay in the Subaru family.”

Our review of the 2019 Subaru Ascent

Our comparison of the 2019 Subaru Ascent vs 2019 Honda Pilot

Specifications of the 2019 Subaru Ascent


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