New 2021 Subaru Ascent in St. Louis

2021 Subaru Ascent for Sale in St. Louis

For your family travels around the St. Louis area or for longer road trips, few three-row SUVs match the overall excellence in the new 2021 Subaru Ascent, which is only entering its third year on the market and sees some nice upgrades. With loads of standard safety features, a safe and comfortable setup for your passengers and all your cargo and updated Subaru tech, the 2021 Ascent is a great choice for the family on the go.

What's New For 2021?

Even though the Ascent is still the newest addition to the Subaru lineup, offering this selection its only three-row SUV, there are still some nice upgrades for the 2021 edition. The standard Subaru EyeSight safety suite adds adaptive cruise control and lane departure warning, giving you even more driver aids that are included in the base level. Also standard are adaptive headlamps that turn along with your steering wheel, helping to give more visibility around corners and turns. Finally, the second- and third-row seats come with seatbelt reminders to ensure all your passengers remain safely buckled up while you're on the go.

Performance and Capabilities

While other three-row SUVs tend to offer multiple powertrains, the 2021 Ascent smartly sticks with a single engine that works for your travels. Under its hood is a turbocharged 2.4-liter four-cylinder, producing 260 horsepower with 277 pound-feet of torque. The turbocharger in that engine makes the Ascent fairly efficient for a vehicle of its size, earning up to 27 mpg on the highway, which is all the more impressive when you consider the standard Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive that's equipped. That AWD system improves your traction and control when weather gets tough around St. Louis and Ballwin, or if you have to head off the beaten path. Finally, when properly equipped, the new Ascent can tow up to 5,000 pounds.

Safety and Technology

Four different trim levels, including the well-equipped base model, give you several options for the new Ascent. You start off with a standard infotainment touchscreen command center with smartphone integration, Bluetooth and a six-speaker sounds system. Moving up to the higher trims will add upgrades, such as a larger touchscreen, a Wi-Fi hotspot, keyless entry, a power rear liftgate, navigation, ambient interior lighting, a 120-volt power outlet and heated and ventilated front seats.

Those handy tech features and options are joined by the standard Subaru EyeSight suite, along with other helpful driver aids you can add to the mix by choosing a higher trim level of the new 2021 Ascent. The base level safety features include forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning and keeping assist and adaptive cruise control. Choosing a higher trim will add blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, while the top-end Touring edition adds parking sensors.

Trim Levels

While lots of the best qualities and features, like all-wheel drive and EyeSight Driver Assist Technology, are built into every Subaru Ascent, drivers will have four trim levels to choose from, and, in order of price from low to high, they are:

  • Ascent
  • Ascent Premium
  • Ascent Limited
  • Ascent Touring

As you move up in price, more features come standard or are available, so the Ascent Premium adds features like Wi-Fi connectivity, the Ascent Limited adds leather-trimmed upholstery and more, and the Ascent Touring has everything you could ever want in a car.

Subaru Ascent FAQs

To help you get a better idea of everything the new Subaru Ascent can offer you, we're going to answer some frequently asked questions about the new Subaru Ascent, allowing you to learn the ins and outs of the lineup and better understand why the Ascent is the vehicle that you're looking for.

  • Q: Where can I find a Subaru Ascent for sale near me?

    A: Here at Dean Team Subaru near St. Louis, you can explore our expansive selection of new Subaru Ascent models for sale or lease. Our friendly sales experts will be happy to arrange a test drive and help you pick out the perfect new Ascent to suit your individual needs.


  • Q: How many miles per gallon can the Subaru Ascent get?

    A: The new Subaru Ascent achieves up to an estimated 21 mpg in the city and 27 mpg on the highway, allowing you to save at the pump during your daily commute to St Louis.

  • Q: What is the Subaru Ascent's towing capacity?

    A: The new 2021 Subaru Ascent offers impressive towing capacity in every model. On the base model, the Ascent offers 2,000 pounds of standard towing ability, great for smaller trailers or boats. When properly equipped, the Ascent can tow up to 5,000 pounds, making it easy to tow your camper, boat, trailer, and more and enjoy more of your favorite activities outside the city.

  • Q: What can the Subaru Ascent tow?

    A: When you drive a properly-equipped Subaru Ascent, you can tow all sorts of things ranging from small campers to boats to trailers. So, towing large loads is a cinch with the Subaru Ascent! How do you take advantage of the Subaru Ascent's towing capacity? There's a trailer hitch receiver behind a panel under the liftgate. Turn and pull down the spring-loaded snaps to remove the panel, set up your trailer hitch, and you're good to go. The Subaru Ascent also offers Trailer Sway Control for more confident towing!


  • Q: What are the Subaru Ascent's safety features?

    A: Every new 2021 Subaru Ascent model comes with an Eyesight Driver Assist Technology system. The Eyesight system uses cameras to monitor the road ahead and around you, providing you with pre-collision braking, lane keep assist, adaptive cruise control, lane centering, LED steering responsive headlights, and a head-up display, allowing you to drive with complete confidence knowing that you'll always be aware of your surroundings. If you choose a higher trim level, the Ascent also offers available safety features like blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, and many other helpful features.

  • Interior

  • Q: What Subaru has third-row seating?

    A: Every new Subaru Ascent model comes with a third-row of seating. You can either choose an Ascent model with a second-row bench seat, allowing you to comfortably fit eight passengers, or choose second-row captain's chairs with seating for seven passengers.

  • Q: What is the Subaru Ascent's connectivity?

    A: Every new Subaru Ascent model comes equipped with a Starlink multimedia system. The Starlink system is connected to either a standard 6.5-inch or available 8-inch touchscreen display. All models come with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, allowing you to sync your mobile device with it wirelessly or using a USB cord and enjoy hands-free control of calls, messages, apps, music, and much more. The Starlink system can be controlled using the touchscreen or using a steering-wheel-mounted voice activation system, allowing you to easily control your favorite features simply by using your finger or saying the words.

  • Q: How Much Cargo Space Does the Subaru Ascent Have?

    A:The new Subaru Ascent delivers plenty of space for both passengers and cargo alike. The new Ascent provides you with 17.8 cubic feet of cargo space behind the third row. When you fold down the third row, you'll get to utilize 47.5 cubic feet of cargo space. Fold down both the second and third row, and you can enjoy up to 86.5 cubic feet of maximum cargo space.

  • Buy or Lease Your New 2021 Ascent at Dean Team Subaru in Ballwin With Our Generous Offers and Deals

    Ready to start shopping for the perfect new 2021 Subaru Ascent? Before making your way over to our Ballwin, MO Subaru dealership, you can start our easy online shopping process by applying for financing, picking the Ascent model you're interested in, getting your trade-in appraised and going over your leasing or finance options. We regularly offer amazing new Subaru specials and lease deals for St. Louis area shoppers, so see what you qualify for and we'll match you up with the right kind of Ascent that works for your travels.

    With the right setup of the new 2021 Ascent, you and your family can go anywhere, so visit Dean Team Subaru today and we'll be delighted to get you started on a quick test drive.

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