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Hyundai Palisade vs. Subaru Ascent

In comparing the Hyundai Palisade to the Subaru Ascent, the Hyundai Palisade has the advantage in the areas of new vehicle base pricing and base engine power. The Subaru Ascent has the advantage in the area of typical lower range of pricing for one- to five-year-old used cars. The Hyundai Palisade and Subaru Ascent have the same fuel efficiency. Based on this comparison of the Hyundai Palisade versus the Subaru Ascent, the Hyundai Palisade is a better car than the Subaru Ascent.

Hyundai Palisade versus Subaru Ascent Pricing

A one- to five-year-old used Hyundai Palisade ranges from $36,988 to $52,316 while a used Subaru Ascent from the same model year range is priced between $34,769 to $46,499. For a new model, the Hyundai Palisade's price is between $37,084 and $51,490, with the Subaru Ascent priced between $37,842 and $48,057.

Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison

For engine performance, the Hyundai Palisade’s base engine makes 291 horsepower, and the Subaru Ascent base engine makes 260 horsepower. Both the Palisade and the Ascent are rated to deliver an average of 22 miles per gallon, with highway ranges of 508 and 502 miles respectively. Both models use regular unleaded.

Hauling, Towing, and Off-Road Capabilities Comparison

The Subaru Ascent has the advantage of offering higher ground clearance and payload capacity than the Hyundai Palisade.

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2023 Hyundai Palisade

2023 Subaru Ascent

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$37,084 - $51,490

Used Asking Price:

$36,988 - $52,316

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

48.2%

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$37,842 - $48,057

Used Asking Price:

$34,769 - $46,499

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

40.5%

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

Not available

Reliability:

Not available

Retained Value:

6.8 / 10

Safety:

10.0 / 10

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

Not available

Reliability:

Not available

Retained Value:

7.9 / 10

Safety:

10.0 / 10

iSeeCars Rankings

10 / 31
12 / 25
18 / 31
18 / 25
24 / 61
53 / 61

iSeeCars Rankings

8 / 25
9 / 31
13 / 25
16 / 61
16 / 31
49 / 61

Summary Review

Not yet available

Summary Review

The Subaru Ascent joined the crossover SUV lineup at Subaru in 2018. It quickly earned the praise of reviewers.

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Pros and Cons

Not yet available

Pros and Cons

  • Excellent on-road and off-road capability
  • Seven or eight-seat configurations available
  • Class-leading diver-assist technology

  • Below-average reliability scores (unusual for a Subaru)

Available Body Styles

SUV

Available Body Styles

SUV

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline

Trim Levels

Calligraphy, SEL, Limited, SE, XRT

Trim Levels

Onyx Edition, Base, Premium 8-Passenger, Touring, Limited 8-Passenger, Onyx Edition Limited, Premium 7-Passenger, Limited 7-Passenger

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

5 years / 60000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

10 years / 100000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

5 years

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

3 years / 36000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

5 years / 60000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

3 years / 36000 miles

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

5 out of 5 Stars

IIHS Safety Rating:

TOP SAFETY PICK +

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

5 out of 5 Stars

IIHS Safety Rating:

TOP SAFETY PICK +

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

291 hp @ 6000 rpm

Torque:

262 foot-lbs @ 5200 rpm

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.070 hp per pound

Towing Capacity:

Not yet available

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

260 hp @ 5600 rpm

Torque:

277 foot-lbs @ 2000 rpm

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.059 hp per pound

Towing Capacity:

Not yet available

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

3.8 liters

Engine Configuration:

V

Number of Cylinders:

6

Transmission:

Automatic

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

FWD / AWD

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG):

19 / 27 / 22

Range (city/hwy):

357 / 508 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Regular Unleaded

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

2.4 liters

Engine Configuration:

Flat/Horizontally Opposed

Number of Cylinders:

4

Transmission:

Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT Automatic)

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

AWD

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG):

20 / 26 / 22

Range (city/hwy):

386 / 502 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Regular Unleaded

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Standard

Android Auto:

Standard

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

Available

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Standard

Heated Seats:

Available

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

Available

Leather Upholstery:

Available

Navigation System:

Standard

Sunroof/Moonroof:

Available

Heated Steering Wheel:

Available

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Standard

Android Auto:

Standard

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

Available

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Available

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Standard

Heated Seats:

Available

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

Available

Leather Upholstery:

Available

Navigation System:

Available

Sunroof/Moonroof:

Available

Heated Steering Wheel:

Available

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Standard

Pedestrian Detection:

Standard

Lane Departure Warning:

Standard

Lane Keeping Assist:

Standard

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Standard

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Standard

360-Degree Camera:

Available

Rear Seat Reminder:

Standard

Driver Attention Monitoring:

Standard

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Standard

Pedestrian Detection:

N/A

Lane Departure Warning:

Standard

Lane Keeping Assist:

Standard

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Available

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Available

360-Degree Camera:

Available

Rear Seat Reminder:

Standard

Driver Attention Monitoring:

N/A

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

40.7 inches

Front Leg Room:

44.1 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

61.2 inches

Rear Head Room:

40.1 inches

Rear Leg Room:

42.4 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

60.8 inches

Cargo Space:

18 cubic feet

Cargo Space, 2nd-row seat folded down:

Not yet available

Overall Interior Volume:

Not yet available

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

41.2 inches

Front Leg Room:

42.2 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

61.1 inches

Rear Head Room:

40 inches

Rear Leg Room:

38.6 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

60.3 inches

Cargo Space:

17.8 cubic feet

Cargo Space, 2nd-row seat folded down:

75.6 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

171.0 cubic feet

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

4171 lbs

Width:

77.8 inches

Height:

68.9 inches

Length:

196.7 inches

Wheelbase:

114.2 inches

Ground Clearance:

7.9 inches

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

4421 lbs

Width:

85.7 inches

Height:

71.6 inches

Length:

196.8 inches

Wheelbase:

113.8 inches

Ground Clearance:

8.7 inches

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

18.0 x 7.5 inches

Wheel Type:

painted alloy

Tire Size:

245/60R18

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

18.0 x 7.5 inches

Wheel Type:

aluminum alloy

Tire Size:

245/60R18