In comparing the 2020 Subaru Ascent's and the 2020 Toyota Highlander's specifications and ratings, the 2020 Subaru Ascent has the advantage in the areas of typical lower range of pricing for used cars, and interior volume. The 2020 Toyota Highlander has the advantage in the areas of resale value and base engine power. The 2020 Subaru Ascent and 2020 Toyota Highlander have the same fuel efficiency. Based on this comparison of the 2020 Subaru Ascent's and the 2020 Toyota Highlander's specifications and ratings, the two cars are fairly comparable.
2020 Subaru Ascent vs. 2020 Toyota Highlander Pricing
A used 2020 Subaru Ascent ranges from $25,342 to $36,988 while a used 2020 Toyota Highlander is priced between $29,779 to $42,993.
2020 Subaru Ascent vs. 2020 Toyota Highlander Resale/Retained Value
Looking at the 5-year depreciation rate for both models, the 2020 Subaru Ascent loses 40.5 percent of its value and the 2020 Toyota Highlander loses 38.1 percent of its value. This means the 2020 Toyota Highlander retains 2.4 percentage points more of its value and has the advantage of higher resale value versus the 2020 Subaru Ascent.
Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison
For engine performance, the 2020 Subaru Ascent’s base engine makes 260 horsepower, and the 2020 Toyota Highlander base engine makes 295 horsepower. Both the Ascent and the Highlander are rated to deliver an average of 23 miles per gallon, with highway ranges of 521 and 501 miles respectively. Both models use regular unleaded.
Passenger Space Comparison
While both models are crossover/midsize SUVs, the 2020 Subaru Ascent has the advantage of offering more front head room, front shoulder room, front leg room, rear head room, rear shoulder room, and cargo space. The 2020 Toyota Highlander has the advantage in the area of rear leg room.
Safety Ratings Comparison
When comparing crash test ratings from NHTSA, both the 2020 Subaru Ascent and the 2020 Toyota Highlander have the same average safety rating of 5 out of 5 Stars.