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You may recall back in 2006 and 2007 Subaru offered the three row B9 Tribeca. Alas, SUV fans apparently found the B9 too benign. So, in 2008, Subaru changed the name to simply Tribeca, a moniker borrowed from an artsy neighborhood in Lower Manhattan, New York City. Subaru apparently figured if it could make it there, it could make it anywhere. It made it until 2014.
Now, an all new Subie three row crossover arrives, and this one is determined to succeed where its predecessor failed.
The first move in that direction is a name more SUV appropriate. After all, “Tribeca,” for those few folks west of the Hudson who even knew what it meant, conjured images of poets, models and actors hardly the stuff of rugged adventure. “Ascent,” on the other hand, gives the impression of surmounting odds. If it conjures an actor, it’s John Wayne.
Built on a beefier version of the new Subaru Global Platform, which in less robust form also underpins the much smaller Impreza obviously, this platform is more flexible than a teenage gymnast the big guy rides a 113.8 inch wheelbase (Impreza’s is 105.1) and boasts 73 cubic feet of cargo room when rows two and three are folded.
Powering every Ascent is an all new, turbocharged flat four that makes 260 hp and 277 lb. ft. of torque, the latter at a quite accessible 2,000 rpm. That power is sent to all four wheels as it is in every Subaru, save the rear drive BRZ coupe via a continuously variable automatic transmission that boasts paddle shifters capable of accessing eight preset ratios.
Infotainment stuff includes a 6.5 inch display screen in base models, which grows to 8.0 inches in other trims. Regardless, every Ascent is Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatible.
Other available goodies include 4G LTE Wi Fi hotspot talent, heated seats for the first and middle row, and blind spot monitoring. A power liftgate, and proximity key with push button start are optional on Premium, standard on Limited and Touring.
Look for the 2019 Subaru Ascent to arrive in the summer, when it will challenge the likes of the Volkswagen Atlas, Mazda CX 9 and Honda Pilot. No pricing yet, but a starting point of about 35 grand is a pretty good guess.