2021 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited vs. 2022 Subaru Ascent | NewCars.com

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2021 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited vs. 2022 Subaru Ascent Review

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2021 Jeep
Wrangler Unlimited

MSRP*: $39,770 to $74,795
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2022 Subaru
Ascent

MSRP*: $32,295 to $45,445
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Invoice* $37,539 to $69,390 $30,304 to $42,290
MPG - City 13 - 22 MPG 20 - 21 MPG
MPG - Hwy 17 - 29 MPG 26 - 27 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 7 - 8 seats
Cargo Space 67.4 - 72.4 ft3 86.0 - 86.5 ft3
Engine 260-hp, 3.0-liter, V6 Cylinder Engine (Diesel Fuel), 470-hp, 6.4-liter, 8 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel) 260-hp, 2.4-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
Transmission 8-Speed A/T Continuously Variable
Drivetrain Four Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Horsepower 270 - 470 hp 260 hp
Towing Capacity 3,500 lbs 2,000 - 5,000 lbs
Exterior Length 188.4 in 196.8 in
Exterior Width 73.8 in 76.0 in
Leg Room Front 40.8 - 41.2 in
Rear 38.2 - 38.3 in
Front 42.2 in
Rear 38.6 in
Head Room Front 40.7 - 40.8 in
Rear 40.2 - 40.3 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
The Jeep Wrangler Unlimited 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 Unlimited, offering the driver and front passenger a bit more room and comfort.

Convenience
The Jeep Wrangler Unlimited requires fewer stops at the gas station than the Subaru Ascent, making it more convenient to drive.

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 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited 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 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited is much higher than that for the Subaru Ascent.

Dimensions
Since the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited 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 Unlimited is slightly shorter than the Subaru Ascent, which may make it easier to park.

Handling
The Jeep Wrangler Unlimited 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 Unlimited for pulling heavy loads. The Jeep Wrangler Unlimited has a little more horsepower than the Subaru Ascent.

Powertrain
With its lower torque engine, the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Subaru Ascent.

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

Warranty
The Jeep Wrangler Unlimited comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Subaru Ascent.