Comparing the Subaru Ascent to the Hyundai Palisade in St. Louis

When shopping for a new SUV in St. Louis, you want the most bang for your buck. Here at Dean Team Subaru, we have a fantastic selection of Subaru Ascent models that will make a great addition to your family. They are designed to be more practical, more spacious, and overall more fun to drive. You'll have it all from Ballwin to Chesterfield, MO. While the Subaru Ascent compares to the Hyundai Palisade, you'll find more to enjoy when driving the Ascent. To help you decide what best works for you, we have compiled a few key differences to show you why we think the Subaru Ascent is the better choice for both you and your wallet.

Subaru Ascent

Hyundai Palisade

All-Wheel DriveStandardOptional
Maximum Torque Output277 pound-feet262 pound-feet
Fuel Tank Capacity19.3 gallons18.8 gallons
Fuel Economy w/ All-Wheel Drive21/27 mpg city/highway19/24 mpg city/highway
Base Towing Capacity2,000 pounds1,650 pounds
Ground Clearance8.7 inches7.9 inches
Raised Roof RailsStandard on all modelsNot available on all models
Third-Row Shoulder Room57.2 inches55.2 inches
Maximum Amount of Internal Speakers14 available speakers12 available speakers
Wi-Fi HotspotAvailableNot available

Exterior Design Features

While both models are large enough to fit three rows of seats, the Subaru Ascent shines with its driving capabilities. The Subaru Ascent features an AWD configuration and an 8.7-inch ground clearance for better maneuverability on tough roads. You can also switch the way the Subaru Ascent drives by altering into X-Mode. The Subaru Ascent also features standard hill descent control making off-road adventures more accessible. You'll cruise the streets of Belleville, IL, showing off 20-inch wheels and a rugged presence.

The Hyundai Palisade, while still a family-hauler, doesn't compare to the exterior capabilities on the Subaru Ascent. The major difference is a more muscular frame, long hood, and vertical LEDs in the back.


Interior Features

While both these models are comfortable and provide lots of room to stretch out, where the two stands apart is in the available features. The Subaru Ascent offers you more standard features like power-adjustable seats and much more. The Subaru Ascent also provides you with both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and a Wi-Fi hotspot that isn't standard on the Hyundai Palisade.



Subaru is known for its reliable SUBARU BOXER® engines that provide ample power and efficiency. Under the hood of the Subaru Ascent, you'll find a robust 2.4L 4-cylinder engineer that pumps out 260 horsepower. With this engine, you'll be able to haul 2,000 to 5,000 pounds!

The Hyundai Palisade falls short with its 3.5 L V6 engine that only lets you haul up to 1,650 pounds. If you want a model that can get you and your gear effortlessly to your next adventure, then the Subaru Ascent is the more practical SUV. Also, with the help of Subaru's always-on AWD system, you'll have peace of mind no matter the weather conditions.


Safety Features

Safety comes standard in the Subaru Ascent. The new Subaru Ascent comes with the following safety features standard as part of the EyeSight® driver assistance package.

  • Lane Keep Assist
  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Forward Collision Warning
  • Rear Auto Braking

The Hyundai Palisade also includes safety features like Emergency Braking, Blind Sport Monitoring, and Rear Cross-Traffic Alert, but not as many come standard. If you want an SUV that's more dedicated to keeping you secure and your most precious cargo safe, then the Subaru Ascent is just what you've been looking for.

Which is the Best SUV for Your St Louis Lifestyle?

When on the hunt for a new SUV in St Louis, we hope you make the short drive to Dean Team Subaru to explore all our inventory of Subaru Ascent SUVs have to offer. We'll walk you through the different features so you can get a better feel for how everything works. Once you've picked out a model that fits your style and budget, our finance team will assist you in either an Ascent loan or Ascent lease plan! We can't wait to work with you, and if you have any questions, please feel free to give us a call.

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