2022 Subaru Ascent Vs. Hyundai Tucson

Comparing the Subaru Ascent to the Hyundai Tucson

When New Britain families are ready to buy a new SUV, they may be considering several models. The show-stopping Subaru Ascent is often at the top of their list, but they may be wanting to see how this midsize SUV compares to the competition like the Hyundai Tucson. After comparing these SUVs, we encourage Hartford customers to schedule a Subaru Ascent test drive around Berlin, CT, at Schaller Subaru.


The Hyundai Tucson's wireless Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ standard setup are nice, but Berlin, CT drivers get more out of the Ascent's standard Subaru STARLINK® Multimedia system. Enjoy Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™, Pandora®, Bluetooth®, and add 4G LTE Wi-Fi capability, a TomTom® voice-activated navigation system, and a 14-speaker Harman Kardon premium audio system.

Interior Space

The Hyundai Tucson does feature 38.7 cubic feet of trunk space, but its expansion to 80.3 cubic feet doesn't match the Subaru Ascent's 86.5 cubic feet of total cargo volume, or 153.5 cubic feet of passenger volume. As a compact SUV, the Hyundai Tucson can only seat five passengers. Larger Bristol families are best off in the Subaru Ascent, which features three rows of seating for eight occupants.


The Subaru Ascent is the more powerful SUV, capable of towing 5,000 pounds and producing 260 horsepower, topping the Hyundai Tucson's corresponding figures of 2,000 pounds and 187 ponies.

Powered by a 2.4-liter turbocharged flat-4 BOXER® engine that delivers 277 pound-feet of torque, the Subaru Ascent earns 21/27 (city/highway) miles per gallon. The Tucson earns 26/33 miles per gallon and offers a hybrid model, but Hyundai's SUV falls behind in other performance fields.

The HTRAC All-Wheel Drive is only optional, while Subaru's Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive is standard. The Hyundai Tucson offers less than seven inches of ground clearance, while the Subaru Ascent's 8.7 inches allows Meriden motorists to clear obstacles with ease. The Tucson can't match the Ascent's Subaru X-Mode® with Hill Descent Control, either.


Middletown families get just as much peace of mind from the Ascent's standard Subaru EyeSight® Driver Assist Technology that includes:

  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Lane Keep Assist and Sway Warning
  • Pre-Collision Braking
  • Pre-Collision Throttle Management

There are options to add Subaru STARLINK® Safety and Security, Blind-Spot Detection and Rear Cross-Traffic Alert, Reverse Automatic Braking, and a 180-Degree Front-View Monitor. The Tucson counters with Hyundai SmartSense™, which includes similar standard safety features.

Why Choose the 2022 Subaru Ascent?

These SUVs mirror each other in safety, but the Subaru Ascent seats three more passengers, is more spacious, and is more powerful than the Hyundai Tucson. Enjoy New England adventures with your family in a new Subaru Ascent!

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