Subaru Ascent Problem Trends and Complaints

Based on 12 problem areas, owners have reported the following issues with this vehicle that range in severity ratings from low to high.

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Econobox with a great AWD system

Model Year:

2016

Manufacturer:

Subaru

Model:

Ascent

Complaint Resolution:

No resolution

Love this car but 2020 Ascent models still have a lot of issues. I drive long distance with this car. Last two time I’ve driven it cross the country I had to call road side assistance four time before having it towed to local Subaru dealer. I was stranded in

Review submitted by:Johnny

Pros:AWD system is second to none

Cons:Econobox "features" are too much to overcome.

Spend more time towing the car than driving it.

Model Year:

2020

Manufacturer:

Subaru

Model:

Ascent

Complaint Resolution:

No resolution

I bought this car based on an outstanding review of the 2019 Ascent in Consumer Reports and the rave review of of a friend who owns a '19 Ascent. I simply can't understand how anyone would give this vehicle a high rating. The engine is loud. The engine/CVT pairing results

Review submitted by:Mo

Pros:Great traction in snow and rain

Cons:Not reliable might get stuck in snow or rain.

Wouldn't buy again

Model Year:

2020

Manufacturer:

Subaru

Model:

Ascent

Complaint Resolution:

No resolution

For the first nine or 10 months we had constant quality issues with the car. Seats rattling, air conditioning not blowing out cold air, trim pieces falling off both interior and exterior, heated seats and steering wheel taking 10 minutes to warm up in the winter, very loud vented seats,

Review submitted by:Not OK in Oklahoma

Pros:Roomy, switches, interior layout.

Cons:Noisy engine, engine/CVT performance rough

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