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Split screen images of the 2019 Toyota 4Runner and the 2019 Subaru Ascent

2019 Toyota 4Runner vs 2019 Subaru Ascent

2019 Toyota 4Runner vs 2019 Subaru Ascent
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$35,310 Starting MSRP $31,995
4.0L V6 Base Engine 2.4L four cylinder
5-7 Passengers Seating Capacity 8 Passengers
89.7 cubic feet Cargo Space 86.5 cubic feet

As more and more newcomers to the market are straying away from a true SUV body style in favor of crossover characteristics, we thought we should pit the ultimate adventure SUV from Toyota, the 4Runner, up against a new performance-focused crossover in the market, the 2019 Subaru Ascent, so drivers could get a quick snapshot of what each is bringing to the table.

When it comes to off-road performance, the SUV segment and specifically the 2019 Toyota 4Runner simply can’t be topped thanks in large part to higher ground clearances that aren’t offered on crossovers like the 2019 Subaru Ascent. With 89.7 cubic feet of cargo space in the 4Runner compared to 86.5 cubic feet of cargo space in the 2019 Ascent, the Toyota SUV also has the upper hand on interior cabin space.

Best-In-Class Performance vs All-Around Practical

Thanks to standard all-wheel drive and a towing capacity of 2,000 pounds on base trims up to 5,000 pounds depending on the configuration, the 2019 Subaru Ascent offers more capability than many crossover competitors. It’s a great choice for drivers who mainly use their vehicle as a family hauler but want to be prepared for light-duty travel or inclement weather.

While the 2019 Toyota 4Runner will provide smooth and comfortable travel during on-road hauling, it shines best when put to work. Its base trim offers a 5,000-pound max towing capacity and the full lineup is outfitted with a variety of performance-focused details. Perfect for families who regularly go on weekend camping adventures or for drivers who like to venture off the smooth pavement and on to rugged trails or gravel roads.

For more information on the 2019 Toyota 4Runner lineup, visit the Serra Toyota team in Birmingham today.

2019 Toyota 4Runner climbing a steep slope
2019 Toyota 4Runner dashboard
2019 Toyota 4Runner in red kicking up dirt on a trail
Two people sitting in the cargo bed of the 2019 Toyota 4Runner


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