2020 Subaru Ascent  RealSafeCars88Safety Rating

#19 of 2020 SUVs

#28 of all 2020 vehicles


Pictured: 2019 Subaru Ascent
The Ascent, introduced by Subaru in 2019, is a three-row midsize SUV with seating up to 8. Exceeding the average MPG (miles per gallon) for its class, it reduces fuel costs and the carbon footprint. It has technology that is now expected: Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. With standard all-wheel drive (AWD), it can easily bypass mud and snow. Subaru offers a 3-year, 36,000-mile basic warranty, and a 5-year, 60,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.


The 2020 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 2020 Subaru Ascent has a score of 88, implying a 0.031% chance of driver death (2.8% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2020 Subaru Ascent has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0311% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 3.5529%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0311% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 3.5529% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2020 Subaru Ascent is 35% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other suvs, the 2020 Subaru Ascent is 26% less likely to result in a fatal accident.


But it is about as safe as many comparable models.

9773Nissan PathfinderNissan MuranoToyota HighlanderV. Atlas Cross SportHyundai PalisadeDodge DurangoMazda CX-9Volkswagen AtlasFord ExplorerHonda PilotSubaru AscentKia TellurideComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2020 Subaru Ascent with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 73 to 97. The 2020 Subaru Ascent is safer than the 2020 Nissan Pathfinder, the 2020 Nissan Murano, and the 2020 Toyota Highlander and less safe than the 2020 Mazda CX-9. It is about as safe as the 2020 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport, the 2020 Hyundai Palisade, the 2020 Dodge Durango, the 2020 Kia Telluride, the 2020 Honda Pilot, the 2020 Ford Explorer, and the 2020 Volkswagen Atlas.

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