2019 Subaru Ascent  RealSafeCars89Safety Rating

#18 of 2019 SUVs

#26 of all 2019 vehicles


The Ascent, introduced by Subaru in 2019, is a three-row midsize SUV with seating up to 8. With standard all-wheel drive (AWD), it handles mud, snow, and sand with ease. Strong on technology, it has offered Android Auto and Apple CarPlay since 2019. Having better than average EPA (miles per gallon) for its class, it reduces fuel costs and pollution. Subaru offers a 3-year, 36,000-mile basic warranty, and a 5-year, 60,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.


The 2019 Subaru Ascent is safe compared to all vehicles.

Comparison to all vehicles.  This plot shows RSC safety scores on the horizontal axis vs. the number of vehicles with each safety score (depicted by bar height and percentages at the bottom). Colors reflect vehicle safety, ranging from red (not that safe) to green (safer). For reference, a score of 0 implies a 0.15% chance of driver death (13% chance of driver injury) over 15 years, and a score of 100 reflects a 0.016% chance (1.4% chance of driver injury). The 2019 Subaru Ascent has a score of 89, implying a 0.031% chance of driver death (2.7% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2019 Subaru Ascent has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0307% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 3.5095%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0307% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 3.5095% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2019 Subaru Ascent is 36% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other suvs, the 2019 Subaru Ascent is 27% less likely to result in a fatal accident.


But it is about as safe as many comparable models.

9377Nissan PathfinderKia SedonaNissan MuranoGMC AcadiaDodge DurangoMazda CX-9Honda PilotHonda PassportSubaru AscentToyota HighlanderToyota SiennaHonda OdysseyComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2019 Subaru Ascent with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 77 to 93. The 2019 Subaru Ascent is safer than the 2019 Nissan Pathfinder, the 2019 Kia Sedona, the 2019 Nissan Murano, and the 2019 GMC Acadia. It is about as safe as the 2019 Honda Odyssey, the 2019 Toyota Sienna, the 2019 Toyota Highlander, the 2019 Honda Passport, the 2019 Honda Pilot, and the 2019 Mazda CX-9.

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