Subaru Ascent vs. Toyota Highlander

2023 Subaru Ascent on Highway
2024 Subaru Ascent


2023 Toyota Highlander
$34,195 MSRP*


$36,620 MSRP

Standard Passenger Capacity

153.2 cubic feet

Passenger Volume

141.8 cubic feet
All-Wheel Drive

Standard Drivetrain

Front-Wheel Drive
19.3 gallons

Standard Fuel Tank Capacity

17.9 gallons

Your growing family needs a capable, spacious ride to travel around Nyack daily. With several three-row SUVs for sale, the Subaru Ascent and Toyota Highlander are two of the most sought-after models. But how do they compare? When looking at the 2024 Subaru Ascent vs. the 2023 Toyota Highlander, it’s clear the Subaru model has an edge over the Toyota one in terms of passenger space, drivetrain, and more. Keep on reading the following Ascent vs. Highlander guide to get the full scope.

2024 Ascent vs. 2023 Highlander: Value

Shopping for a brand-new vehicle means getting the latest model with the most advanced amenities. The 2024 Subaru Ascent is already for sale, while the Toyota Highlander’s current year is still 2023. Plus, the Ascent costs less since its starting price is $34,195 MSRP, while the Highlander starts at $36,620 MSRP instead. Despite the lower cost, the Subaru SUV offers more elevated features, as we can see below:

  • Standard Multimedia Screen – The Ascent comes with the Subaru STARLINK® 11.6-inch Multimedia Plus standard, while the Highlander has a smaller screen or, to be exact, eight inches for their standard Toyota Audio Multimedia system.
  • Standard Drivetrain – If you want better handling on the roads of Nanuet, you’d love the fact that the Subaru model comes with standard all-wheel drive. However, the Highlander is equipped with standard front-wheel drive, and you’ll need to pay more if you want a model with all-wheel drive.
  • Fuel Tank Capacity – The 2023 Toyota Highlander vs. 2024 Subaru Ascent fuel economy is similar, but we can’t say the same for the fuel tank capacity. The new Ascent has more capacity since its fuel tank can hold 19.3 gallons, while the Highlander only has a capacity of 17.9 gallons.

When you choose the Ascent over the Highlander, you’re getting way more value in your investment. Not to mention, shop this model at Bill Kolb Jr. Subaru and you can also enjoy a fair trade-in offer and our current specials!

2024 Ascent vs. 2023 Highlander: Passenger Dimensions

Interior space in SUVs is important, but even more so in three-row models. That said, the Subaru Ascent has significantly more passenger space than the Toyota Highlander. If you look at the following 2023 Toyota Highlander vs. 2024 Subaru Ascent passenger dimensions, you will notice that the Ascent has more room for every row of seating– even your passengers in the third row will have more space to relax in, so everyone will be happy while commuting around Montvale.

2023 Toyota Highlander 

  • Seating Capacity: Up to 8 passengers
  • Passenger Volume: 141.8 cubic feet
  • Shoulder Room (Front/Middle/Rear): 59.0 inches/58.7 inches/55.0 inches
  • Leg Room (Front/Middle/Rear): 42.0 inches/38.7 inches/28.0 inches
  • Headroom (Front/Middle/Rear): 41.2 inches/39.4 inches/36.1 inches

2024 Subaru Ascent 

  • Seating Capacity: Up to 8 passengers
  • Passenger Volume: 153.2 cubic feet
  • Shoulder Room (Front/Middle/Rear): 61.1 inches/60.3 inches/57.0 inches
  • Leg Room (Front/Middle/Rear): 42.2 inches/38.6 inches/31.7 inches
  • Headroom (Front/Middle/Rear): 41.2 inches/40.0 inches/36.2 inches

Experience the 2024 Subaru Ascent at Bill Kolb Jr. Subaru

There’s no denying that the Subaru SUV is the better choice after seeing our 2024 Subaru Ascent vs. 2023 Toyota Highlander guide. Come see this model yourself when you visit our Orangeburg showroom. Reach out to set up a test drive today!

Disclaimer: *MSRP does not include destination and delivery charges, tax, title, and registration fees. Destination and delivery includes handling and inland freight fees and may vary in some states. Prices, specifications, options, features, and models subject to change without notice. Select colors may be subject to an additional charge. See your retailer for more information.

Contact Us

We would love to hear from you! Please fill out this form and we will get in touch with you shortly.
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.


Get Directions

252 Route 303, Orangeburg, NY, 10962
Bill Kolb Jr. Subaru 41.043480, -73.946140.