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The 2021 Toyota Highlander and the 2021 Subaru Ascent are two of the most compared vehicles in today's market! Showing off many amazing features, the 2021 Toyota Highlander and the 2021 Subaru Ascent make for great vehicles. But what really makes each one so special? Well, we here at Bobby Rahal Toyota have taken some time to look at the power, features, technology & safety, and comfort of both vehicles. We want you to take a look at each vehicle and decide which one is right for you. Let's jump to it!

     
 
       

Which is more powerful: The 2021 Highlander or the Ascent?

When it comes to power, you want to make sure you are making the correct decision. You want something that is reliable and will get the job done. So, let's take a look at the 2021 Toyota Highlander first. This vehicle has a 3.5L V6 Engine, with a Hybrid Model Available, touting front and all wheel drive on some of the trim lines and also 295-HP. The features of the 2021 Toyota Highlander are amazing. But, in order to make an informed decision, we should compare that to the 2021 Subaru Ascent. This vehicle has a 2.4L 4 cyl. turbocharged BOXER engine with 260 HP and the Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive. When it comes to power, the 2021 Toyota Highlander edges out ahead of the 2021 Subaru Ascent.

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What features do the 2021 Highlander or the Ascent have?

With the ever changing importance of features in vehicles in today's market, it is important to take a look at what these two specific vehicles have to offer. In the 2021 Toyota Highlander, some of the features include Toyota Safety Sense 2.5+, which is a standard feature on Toyota vehicles. It also has an estimated 21 city/29 highway MPG rating on the front wheel drive model. The last feature of note is the 8 way driver powered seat, which also comes standard.

In the 2021 Subaru Ascent, the features include available 5,000 lb towing capacity when properly equipped and standard STARLINK 6.5-inch Multimedia Plus System. It also offers an estimated 20 city and 28 highway MPG rating.

Knowing the features available in each vehicle are important to a well rounded decision!

 
     
 

Tell me about technology and safety in the 2021 Highlander and the Ascent?

Today's drivers across the nation want their vehicle to be a seamless part of their life, and to have the systems and features to stay connected at all times. This includes having power for electronics, connectivity to listen to the latest music and podcasts, and much more in the way of comfort and convenience.

  

Both the 2021 Toyota Highlander and the 2021 Subaru Ascent have great connectivity, capable of connecting with your smartphone and making it easy to utilize the technology at your fingertips. Technology isn't just about comfort - it's also about safety. Both the Highlander and Ascent use the latest in safety technology to make our rides safer. The Highlander offers technology like a standard 8" touchscreen infotainment system, Star Safety System™, and Eight Standard Airbags.

Whereas the Ascent offers technology options like an available STARLINK 8.0-inch Multimedia Navigation System and blind-spot detection with lane change assist and rear cross-traffic alert. It also has the standard EyeSight Driver Assist Technology.

     

Having knowledge of both technology and safety can help you make the best decision possible.

 
 
       

Which vehicle is more comfortable and has more utility space?

Driving in comfort is important to all drivers and making a decision without taking comfort into consideration would be a big mistake! Both the 2021 Toyota Highlander and the 2021 Subaru Ascent provide comfort features that even the most picky of backseat drivers or annoyances won't have something to complain about. The 2021 Toyota Highlander has features available like Smart Key and push button start as a standard option, overhead console (which includes a conversation mirror), and enough passenger seating for up to 8 people.

The 2021 Subaru Ascent has features available on some trim lines that include Harman Kardon Quantum Surround Sound audio system, heated seats with heated second row and heated steering wheel. It also has Tri Zone Climate control with optional second row climate controls that come standard.

Not forgetting about comfort is important and using the information provided should help any driver make an informed decision!

       
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There's no better place to check out the variety of trims and options available in the Highlander than right here at Bobby Rahal Toyota, so visit us today to have a chat; you sure will be glad that you did!