2019 Subaru Ascent VS 2018 Dodge Durango Comparison Information at Carter Subaru Shoreline in Seattle, WA

One could be forgiven for thinking the Dodge Durango was more of a sports car than a practical SUV. After all, the marketing for this model revolves around its available HEMI® engine and aggressive styling. But is it also a practical ride you and the family can live with day-to-day? To find out, we've compared this model side-by-side with the all-new 2019 Subaru Ascent. The newest three-row SUV from Subaru provides all the power you need for a fun, nimble drive as well as the technology and comfort features you expect from a brand-new SUV! Discover below its many advantages over the 2018 Dodge Durango.

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2019 Subaru Ascent Interior

Which SUV has the Roomiest Interior: 2019 Subaru Ascent or 2018 Dodge Durango?

If you're looking for the biggest, most comfortable passenger cabin, you'll want to look closely at the 2019 Subaru Ascent. Compared to the Dodge Durango, which can seat only up to seven, you'll find up to eight seats in the Subaru Ascent!

When equipped with its optional rear row, the 2018 Dodge Durango offers just 133.9 cubic feet of total passenger volume. By contrast, you'll get a spacious 153.5 cubic feet of passenger volume in the 2019 Subaru Ascent - the biggest Subaru SUV ever made.


2019 Subaru Ascent Technology

Which SUV has the Best Tech: 2019 Subaru Ascent or 2018 Dodge Durango?

For easy and convenient smartphone connectivity, both these sporty SUVs provide standard Android Auto® and Apple CarPlay® as part of the infotainment suite. That makes it simple to connect your phone for audio streaming, navigation and hands-free texting! That said, you'll enjoy streaming music even more in the 2019 Subaru Ascent. The available premium audio system from Harman Kardon provides a whopping 14 speakers and a 792-watt-equivalent amplifier! From the 2018 Dodge Durango, you'll only get up to 10 speakers and 506 watts of power.

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2019 Subaru Ascent Performance

Which SUV is the Best to Drive: 2019 Subaru Ascent or 2018 Dodge Durango?

The Dodge Durango is marketed as a powerful SUV with a variety of engine upgrades - but, at the base level, the 2019 Subaru Ascent is the more capable machine. And it's more efficient too!

The base 2018 Dodge Durango churns out 260 lb/ft of torque from its standard V6 engine. By contrast, the turbo four in the 2019 Subaru Ascent produces 277 lb/ft of torque. Horsepower is a key measure of engine performance, but torque speaks to a vehicle's quickness off the line.

What's more, the Subaru Ascent achieves impressive fuel economy. Even with standard all-wheel drive, it'll achieve up to 21 city MPG. Compare that with the 2018 Dodge Durango, which can only achieve up to 18 MPG in the city when equipped with all-wheel drive.


2019 Subaru Ascent Safety

Which SUV is Safest: 2019 Subaru Ascent or 2018 Dodge Durango?

With standard LED daytime running lights, the 2019 Subaru Ascent gets a stylish, modern look. It's also easier to spot in poor visibility. LED daytime running lights are an optional extra on the Dodge Durango.

You can also upgrade the headlights themselves to LED steering-responsive headlights in the 2019 Subaru Ascent. This unique feature allows your headlights to turn along with your steering for improved nighttime visibility, especially on dark, winding roads. That's a feature not available on the 2018 Dodge Durango at all.


2019 Subaru Ascent Driver Assistance

Which SUV has the Best Driver Assistance: 2019 Subaru Ascent or 2018 Dodge Durango?

Both these vehicles offer advanced driver assistance features like pre-collision automatic braking, adaptive cruise control, lane keeping assist and many more! However, there is a key difference: none of these features come standard on the 2018 Dodge Durango. Instead, you'll find that every 2019 Subaru Ascent comes standard with the Subaru EyeSight® suite of driver assistance features. To get those same features on the Dodge SUV, you'll need to pay for a costly trim level upgrade and options package.

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Serving the Seattle Area since 1960, Carter Subaru Shoreline is Your Subaru Source

Unsure if you can trust the new 2019 Subaru Ascent to last as long as you need? Consider this: Since 2008, 97% of all Subaru models sold in the U.S. are still going strong - either with their original owners, or another happy Subaru driver! That means you can trust every 2019 Subaru model to be as durable and tough as you've come to expect. It's one of the reasons Subaru enjoys some of the highest brand loyalty in the industry: Once you drive a Subaru, you understand that nothing else comes close. Ready to buy? Visit our showroom, or browse our inventory online. And don't forget to check out our current special offers!