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2020 Buick Envision vs. 2021 Subaru Ascent Review

New 2020 Buick Envision

2020 Buick
Envision

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New 2021 Subaru Ascent

2021 Subaru
Ascent

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MSRP*
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$33,500 to $43,600
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$32,295 to $45,445
Invoice* $31,959 to $41,594 $30,304 to $42,290
MPG - City 20 - 22 20 - 21
MPG - Hwy 25 - 29 26 - 27
Engine(s) Inline-4 Horizontal
Seating Capacity 5 7 - 8
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** *****
Frontal Crash Rating** **** *****
Side Crash Rating** ***** *****

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the backseat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Subaru Ascent than in the Buick Envision, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Subaru Ascent will be a hit with tall drivers and their front seat passengers, since it has greater front head- and legroom than the Buick Envision.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Buick Envision as you will with the Subaru Ascent, as they are both able to travel similar distances on a tank of gas.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). When looking only at MSRP, the Buick Envision will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Subaru Ascent. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Destination Charge for the Buick Envision is much higher than that for the Subaru Ascent.

Dimensions
Since the Buick Envision is much slimmer than the Subaru Ascent, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. If you go with the Buick Envision, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Subaru Ascent.

Drivetrain
The Buick Envision has much lower torque than the Subaru Ascent, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Handling
The Buick Envision has a smaller turning radius than the Subaru Ascent, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
In terms of towing capacity, the Subaru Ascent is clearly the choice over the Buick Envision for pulling heavy loads. When it comes to horsepower, the Buick Envision has a lot less horsepower than the Subaru Ascent.

Utility
Soccer Moms beware - the Buick Envision seats a lot fewer people than the Subaru Ascent. The Buick Envision has significantly less cargo capacity than the Subaru Ascent.

Warranty
The Buick Envision comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Subaru Ascent.