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Why the 2021 Subaru Ascent is a Good Choice for Families in San Bernardino, CA

If you have a large or growing family, there's nothing better than a quality three-row SUV. Smart drivers in Ontario, CA want safety, comfort, and flexibility in a family vehicle. The new 2021 Subaru Ascent can accommodate those needs and more.

The largest SUV in Subaru's lineup, the Ascent, can meet the needs of growing families with subtle elegance, great capability, and the latest tech features. At Subaru of San Bernardino, we have a nice selection of new Subaru Ascent models to choose from as you shop for your family's next quality vehicle in the Rancho Cucamonga, CA area.

The 2021 Subaru Ascent is a three-row SUV with a lot to offer. Subaru fans will appreciate both the smooth lines of its elegant exterior and its capable all-wheel-drive system, which gives it an excellent road grip on any Fontana, CA street. Its versatile interior layout allows you to arrange either a seven or eight-person capacity that works well for when hauling families and their cargo.

The Ascent's suspension is tuned for a smooth ride no matter the terrain. There's enough space to fill all three rows with adults. All trim levels come with a nice assortment of advanced safety features, which is another plus for Riverside, CA families.

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What's New for the 2021 Subaru Ascent?

The 2021 Subaru Ascent has new standard features, including automatic high beams and LED headlights that move with the steering wheel to enhance visibility. All models now have seatbelt chimes for all three rows of seats to remind occupants to buckle up for safety.

Safety features

The new Ascent already has a wide range of standard safety features. You get adaptive cruise control, automatic high beams, forward automatic emergency braking, and lane departure with sway warning. There's also lane centering and lane keep assist, pre-collision throttle management, and a rear-seat reminder system. You also get a rearview camera and steering-responsive LED headlights standard too.

There are other advanced safety features available like blind-spot monitoring, front-view camera, lane change assist,  and LED fog lights. You can also get rain-sensing windshield wipers, rear cross-traffic alert, reverse automatic emergency braking, and a rear-vision mirror camera.


The interior of the 2021 Subaru Ascent uses high-quality materials for a comfortable cabin. With stain-resistant upholstery available, the Ascent can handle whatever you throw at it and keep you comfortable on everything from short errands to long road trips.

There's a lot of cargo space in the Ascent with 17.8 cubic feet behind the third row of seats. With the back row down, you get 47.5 cubic feet of space. With the back two rows of seats down, you have 86.5 cubic feet of space behind the front row seats. The amount of available cargo space puts the Ascent near the front of its class.

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You can seat up to eight people in the standard layout with the rear bench seats. With bucket seats in the second row, available for all but the base models, you can seat seven. Regardless of the interior configuration, the Ascent offers plenty of room for passengers, especially in the front two rows of seats. The third row offers comfortable adult seating, too.

As a bonus, there's also storage space under the cargo floor with roof rails for additional cargo needs. The Ascent has a power liftgate standard.


The Ascent has a nice selection of standard tech features. With the Starlink infotainment system, you get controls that are easy to use. Physical knobs make it easy to change the temperature and volume. The standard touch screen is 6.5 inches, and there are four USB ports available with two in the front row and two in the second row.

You also get Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, and Bluetooth integration standard along with six speakers and satellite radio.

Other tech features are available. You can get an 8-inch touch screen, a Wi-Fi hot spot, and two USB ports in the third row. Navigation, second-row climate controls, remote engine start, push-button start, and a 14-speaker Harman Kardon audio system are also available.

Model details

The new 2021 Subaru Ascent has four trim levels: base, Premium, Limited, and Touring. All models come equipped with a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that gets 240 horsepower. The engine is combined with a  continuously variable automatic transmission and all-wheel-drive.

Subaru Ascent: The base model offers the 6.5-inch touch screen and other standard technology features. You also get tri-zone automatic climate control, keyless entry, cloth upholstery, and manually adjustable front seats. The EyeSight Driver Assist Technology suite gives you adaptive cruise control with lane keep assist and lane centering. You also get steering-responsive LED headlights with automatic high beams and lane departure with sway warning. There's also a rearview camera, rear-seat reminders, pre-collision throttle management, and forward automatic emergency braking.

Subaru Ascent Premium: This trim level gives you the 8-inch touch screen, stain-resistant cloth upholstery, a Wi-Fi hot spot, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel. You also get an eight-way power-adjustable driver's seat, heated front seats, and second-row climate controls. There's also remote engine start, blind-spot monitoring, lane change assist, and rear cross-traffic alert.

Subaru Ascent Limited: You'll upgrade to leather upholstery with this trim, the driver's seat is also 10-way power-adjustable, and you get a four-way power-adjustable passenger seat. This trim gives you heated second-row seats, a heated steering wheel, and sunshades for the second row. You get two USB ports for the third row along with push-button start, keyless entry, fog lights, and reverse automatic emergency braking. You can also get captain's chairs for the second row at no additional cost.

Subaru Ascent Touring: The top-shelf trim adds navigation, the 14-speaker Harman Kardon audio system, and a front-view camera. You also get ventilated front seats, second-row captain's chairs, a panoramic moonroof, and ambient lighting.

Test Drive a 2021 Subaru Ascent Today in San Bernardino, CA

Want a closer look? Come by Subaru of San Bernardino, and we'll set up a test drive for you so you can see for yourself everything the 2021 Subaru Ascent can add to your life. Our team in San Bernardino, CA, will be happy to answer any questions you have.