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2020 Dodge Durango vs. 2021 Subaru Ascent Review

New 2020 Dodge Durango

2020 Dodge
Durango

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New 2021 Subaru Ascent

2021 Subaru
Ascent

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MSRP*
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$30,795 to $62,995
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$32,295 to $45,445
Invoice* $30,502 to $61,496 $30,304 to $42,290
MPG - City 13 - 19 20 - 21
MPG - Hwy 19 - 26 26 - 27
Engine(s) V-6, V-8 Horizontal
Seating Capacity 6 - 7 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
The Dodge Durango offers rear passengers about the same room to stretch out as the Subaru Ascent, with comparable 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 Dodge Durango.

Convenience
Due to the larger tank size and better fuel economy of the Dodge Durango, you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Subaru Ascent.

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). The Dodge Durango is somewhat more expensive 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 Dodge Durango is much higher than that for the Subaru Ascent.

Dimensions
The Dodge Durango is about the same width as the Subaru Ascent. For some people, bigger is better. If that's the case for you, then you'll be happier with the Dodge Durango, which is slightly longer than the Subaru Ascent.

Drivetrain
With its lower torque engine, the Dodge Durango doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Subaru Ascent.

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

Performance
When considering towing capacity, the Dodge Durango is clearly the choice over the Subaru Ascent for pulling heavy loads. When it comes to horsepower, the Dodge Durango greatly out-muscles the Subaru Ascent.

Utility
The Dodge Durango has less seating than the Subaru Ascent, making the Subaru Ascent the better choice, if you need to chauffeur many passengers. You'll be able to fit about the same amount of groceries in the Dodge Durango as you will in the Subaru Ascent.

Warranty
The Dodge Durango comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Subaru Ascent.