A brand new model with great cargo capacity, the 2019 Subaru Ascent has made its way on top of the list of the best midsize SUVs in the market. It also offers a lot of advanced features, and promises to give a solid performance down the road.

The 2019 Volkswagen Atlas, on the other hand, has upgraded its list of standard features to include those that were listed among its available driver aids in the past. It also has lots of cargo space, with three rows of spacious seats that can accommodate a maximum of seven adults.

Design & Style

The 2019 Subaru Ascent offers a huge seating space that can accommodate up to eight people (or seven if you choose the captain's chairs). This car's center grille fits the design properly and its presence on the exterior makes it look dashingly handsome. The added roof rail has defined sportiness at its best for this car as well. Inside this car, you will be all praises for premium quality and modern materials chosen by the maker to build the cabin.

As for the 2019 Volkswagen Atlas, you will notice rougher and less-defined edges when compared to the Ascent's curvy exterior. This rugged look may be appreciated by tough guys, but it is not as attractive to other demographics. Inside the car, you will appreciate the amount of space it has been gifted with, but all-in-all, it just fails to impress with its cheap cabin materials.

Technology & Safety

Inside the 2019 Subaru Ascent, you will discover a whole lot of technologies. Topping the list is no less than its StarLink infotainment system which comes fitted with a reliable 6.5-inch touchscreen display. It has a Bluetooth interface, satellite radio, and four USB ports. It also supports smartphone integration both for Apple and Android configurations. For your safety, you can count on its EyeSight safety suite, which includes features such as adaptive cruise control, lane keep assist, and pre-collision braking.

In the case of the 2019 Volkswagen Atlas, it also has a 6.5-inch touchscreen display with its Mirror Link infotainment system. Android Auto and Apple CarPlay are also supported. It has a USB port, and a Bluetooth interface as well. Forward collision warning, pre-collision braking, and automatic emergency braking are among its driver aids.


Providing power for the 2019 Volkswagen Atlas is a four-cylinder, 2.0-liter engine that turbocharges it to result in 235 horsepower and 258lb-ft of torque. Meanwhile, the 2019 Subaru Ascent records more power with its four-cylinder, 2.0-liter engine, oozing to give results of up to 260 horsepower.

The Bottom Line

Gifted with an engine that is powerful enough to bring you to places where you, your family, and friends, want to go, the 2019 Subaru Ascent is indeed one midsize SUV that is hard to topple down. It is also remarkable in terms of design, and with its long list of technology and safety features, you know you will never go wrong choosing the Ascent.

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