Compare Subaru Ascent vs. Toyota Highlander

2022 Subaru Ascent

2022 Toyota Highlander
Front Headroom
41.3 inches
41.2 inches
Front Legroom
42.2 inches
42.0 inches
Cargo Volume
86.5 cubic feet84.3 cubic feet

Compare the 2022 Subaru Ascent to the Competition in Hyannis, MA

2022 Subaru Ascent vs 2022 Toyota Highlander

  • MSRP: $32,295 vs. $35,405
  • AWD: Standard vs. Available
  • Front Headroom: 41.3-inches vs. 41.2-inches
  • Front Legroom: 42.2-inches vs. 42.0-inches
  • Overall Passenger Volume: 153.5 cubic feet vs. 141.3 cubic feet
  • Cargo Volume: 86.5 cubic feet vs. 84.3 cubic feet

2022 Subaru Ascent vs. 2022 Toyota Highlander


Choosing the right three-row SUV can come down to price, and when comparing the Ascent and the Highlander, it's an easy choice to make. The Subaru starts at $32,295, $3,000 cheaper than the base model in the Highlander lineup. Even with a more affordable lineup of SUVS, the Ascent still offers more space, comfort, and features, like the Symmetrical AWD standard, something that the Toyota Highlander lineup lacks.

Off-Road Capability

Looking to take your next adventure off-road? The Subaru Ascent is an ideal fit for that lifestyle, with 8.7-inches of ground clearance and the X-MODE® feature that optimizes engine output and increases all-wheel drive system engagement. While the Highlander does an exceptional job off-road, it won't handle obstacles as well with only 8.0-inches of ground clearance. The X-MODE® feature isn't found anywhere in the Toyota lineup.

All-Wheel Drive

The Subaru Ascent comes standard with the Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive system, allowing you to navigate tricky New England roads with ease. The drivetrain system provides improved traction control and handling when you need it most, ensuring that you never lose your way in slick conditions. The new Highlander offers all-wheel drive, but you'll need to pay $1,500 more over the base model to unlock it.

Interior Space

If you're looking to make the most out of your SUV's interior, you'll enjoy the spaciousness of the new Subaru Ascent! It manages to make the most out of its larger passenger space, offering 153.5 cubic feet to the Highlander's 141.3 cubic feet - that 12 extra cubic feet of space can make a world of difference. Passengers in the front of the Ascent will also enjoy more headroom and legroom than the Toyota rival, giving you all the space you need to stretch out.


While both SUVs come equipped with their unique safety packages, the Subaru Ascent offers a few options you can't find with the Toyota Highlander. The Ascent comes standard with LED Steering Responsive Headlights, a feature you need to pay more for with the Toyota Highlander. The Ascent also offers Reverse Automatic Braking, something you can't find in the new Highlander.

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