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2021 Ford Bronco vs. 2022 Subaru Ascent Review

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2021 Ford
Bronco

MSRP*: $28,500 to $61,110
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2022 Subaru
Ascent

MSRP*: $32,295 to $45,445
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Invoice* $28,073 to $58,971 $30,304 to $42,290
MPG - City 18 - 20 MPG 20 - 21 MPG
MPG - Hwy 17 - 22 MPG 26 - 27 MPG
Seating Capacity 4 - 5 seats 7 - 8 seats
Cargo Space 52.3 - 83.0 ft3 86.0 - 86.5 ft3
Engine 315-hp, 2.7-liter, V6 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel) 260-hp, 2.4-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
Transmission 10-Speed A/T Continuously Variable
Drivetrain Four Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Horsepower 275 - 315 hp 260 hp
Towing Capacity 3,340 - 3,500 lbs 2,000 - 5,000 lbs
Exterior Length 173.7 - 189.4 in 196.8 in
Exterior Width 75.9 - 79.3 in 76.0 in
Leg Room Front 43.1 in
Rear 35.7 - 36.3 in
Front 42.2 in
Rear 38.6 in
Head Room Front 40.8 - 43.3 in
Rear 39.8 - 41.1 in
Front 40.1 - 41.3 in
Rear 38.7 - 40.0 in

*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 Ford Bronco, due to its greater head- and legroom. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between front seat comfort in the Ford Bronco and the Subaru Ascent.

Convenience
With the Subaru Ascent, you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Ford Bronco, due to its tank size and fuel economy.

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 Ford Bronco 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 Ford Bronco is much higher than that for the Subaru Ascent.

Dimensions
The Ford Bronco is about the same width as the Subaru Ascent. If you go with the Ford Bronco, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Subaru Ascent.

Performance
In terms of towing capacity, the Subaru Ascent is clearly the choice over the Ford Bronco for pulling heavy loads. The Ford Bronco has a little more horsepower than the Subaru Ascent.

Powertrain
With somewhat higher torque, the Ford Bronco transmits power to its wheels a bit more effectively than the Subaru Ascent.

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

Warranty
The Ford Bronco comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Subaru Ascent.