The Subaru Ascent VS The Volkswagen Atlas:

Both the Subaru Ascent and Volkswagen Atlas are newcomers to the 3-row SUV game and making it harder for Germantown drivers to choose which SUV is best for their family. Luckily we have compared the two SUVs in a head to head competition to provide you with all of the information you need to make a well-informed decision and get right to the best part of shopping for a new SUV. The test drive.

Safety Features:

With an SUV full of precious cargo Memphis drivers want an SUV that is safe and there is no better choice than Subaru. The Ascent comes standard with EyeSight Driver Assist Technology that includes Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Keep Assist and Sway Warning, Pre-Collision Braking, and Pre-Collision Throttle Management. The Ascent also follows in Subaru's footsteps of receiving the highest possible safety ratings. When it comes to standard safety features the Volkswagen Atlas offers some of the same features as EyeSight, but not all. The Atlas also doesn't offer Automatic Collision Notification or LED Steering Responsive Headlights as the Ascent does.


Once again the Subaru Ascent bests the Volkswagen Atlas with more powerful and fuel-efficient performance. The Atlas has two engine options to choose from. There is a 2.0L turbo with 235 horsepower with premium fuel and will only get 26 highway mpg and is available with all-wheel-drive for an additional cost. Or choose the 3.6L V6 that comes equipped with all-wheel-drive and generates 276 horsepower and get 23 highway mpg. Meanwhile, the Subaru Ascent is powered by a 2.4L turbo BOXER engine, comes standard with Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive as well as X-Mode with Hill Descent Control, produces 260 horsepower and gets an impressive 27 highway mpg. Both SUVs are capable of towing up to 5,000 lbs.

Interior Space & Features:

The Ascent and Atlas offer Collierville drivers with exactly the same total passenger space of 153 cubic feet. However, the Ascent is available with a seven or eight seat configuration while the Atlas can only seat seven. The Ascent also has more features to keep your family charged, connected, and entertained. Like Subaru STARLINK multimedia with Apple CarPlay & Android Auto, up to 8 USB ports, 4G LTE Wi-Fi connectivity, and 19 cupholders.

Make your way down to Jim Keras Subaru Hacks Cross today to browse our full inventory of new Subaru Ascent SUVs to discover first hand why so many Bartlett drivers love and choose Subaru time and time again. Also speak with a member of our team to see how affordable the Subaru Ascent is with amazing leasing and financing specials.