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2021 Jeep Wrangler vs. 2021 Subaru Ascent Review

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2021 Jeep
Wrangler

MSRP*: $29,370 to $43,320
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2021 Subaru
Ascent

MSRP*: $32,295 to $45,445
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Invoice* $28,370 to $40,839 $30,304 to $42,290
MPG - City 17 - 21 MPG 20 - 21 MPG
MPG - Hwy 23 - 25 MPG 26 - 27 MPG
Seating Capacity 4 - 5 seats 7 - 8 seats
Cargo Space 31.7 - 72.4 ft3 86.0 - 86.5 ft3
Engine 270-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel), 285-hp, 3.6-liter, V6 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel) 260-hp, 2.4-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
Transmission 8-Speed A/T, M/T Continuously Variable
Drivetrain Four Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Horsepower 270 - 285 hp 260 hp
Towing Capacity 2,000 - 3,500 lbs 2,000 - 5,000 lbs
Exterior Length 166.8 - 188.4 in 196.8 in
Exterior Width 73.8 in 76.0 in
Leg Room Front 41.2 in
Rear 35.7 - 38.3 in
Front 42.2 in
Rear 38.6 in
Head Room Front 40.7 - 42.6 in
Rear 40.2 - 41.7 in
Front 40.1 - 41.3 in
Rear 38.7 - 40.0 in
Overall Safety Rating** Info not available *****
Frontal Crash Rating** Info not available *****
Side Crash Rating** Info not available *****

**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 Jeep Wrangler offers rear passengers about the same room to stretch out as the Subaru Ascent, with comparable head- and legroom. The Subaru Ascent offers just a little more front head- and legroom than the Jeep Wrangler, offering the driver and front passenger a bit more room and comfort.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Jeep Wrangler 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). Whether you pick the Jeep Wrangler or the Subaru Ascent, it's going to cost you about the same.

Dimensions
Since the Jeep Wrangler is much slimmer than the Subaru Ascent, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. The Jeep Wrangler is slightly shorter than the Subaru Ascent, which may make it easier to park.

Handling
The Jeep Wrangler has a larger turning radius than the Subaru Ascent, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

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

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

Utility
The Jeep Wrangler has less seating than the Subaru Ascent, making the Subaru Ascent the better choice, if you need to chauffeur many passengers. The Jeep Wrangler has less cargo space than the Subaru Ascent, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Jeep Wrangler than that of the Subaru Ascent.