It has only been at Subaru dealerships here in central Florida for a short while now, but our automaker's three-row, seven-passenger SUV has captured the hearts of traveling families the world over. In fact, three different spots on the Subaru YouTube channel showcase the new Ascent at its best: in its versatility, its creature comforts, and, most of all, in its commitment to safety for every adventure. Check out the "Dream Big," "Big Day Out," and "Important Moments" vignettes, and you'll see what we mean.

One of the aspects of 2019 Ascent on most prominent display is its capability. With a workhorse turbocharged 260-horsepower SUBARU BOXER engine, 277 pound-feet of torque output, standard Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive, a standard X-MODE® to reduce when slip, and towering 8.7-inch ground clearance, the SUV will take you anywhere you and the gang want to go with confidence -- even if it's across rugged terrain and through the worst weather.

Secondly, Ascent puts your drive-time security front and center. Not only is it built on the new and exceptionally durable Subaru Global Platform. Subaru EyeSight® Driver Assist Technology is also now standard across the board, with the safe distancing ability of adaptive cruise control, lane departure and sway warnings and a lane keep assist feature to help maintain course, and pre-collision throttle management and brakes to steer clear of accidents.

Plus, options abound, from a blind-spot detection system, rear cross-traffic alert, and reverse automatic braking to a trio of cameras that provide a complete view of what's around you. Ascent even offers a newly available EyeSight® Assist Monitor, which can flash alerts on the windshield, and SUBARU STARLINK Safety and Security services remain available for calling on first responders and for roadside assistance.

Finally, the new Subaru Ascent offers the accommodations that bring us all together. Its enormous cabin sprawls at up to 153.5 cubic feet, home to seating choices in cloth, stain-resistant cloth, and leather trim, each of which is available heated both front and rear as well as ventilated up front. Better yet, you can forgo second-row bench seating for the luxury of optional second-row captain's chairs.

And let's not forget the room for the luggage and essentials to make the trip memorable. Count on up to 86.5 cubic feet with 60/40-split flat-folding seating lowered, standard raised roof rails for extras, and towing capacity for up to 5,000 pounds when properly equipped. That's enough for anything from a small pop-up tent, personal watercraft, or a duo of dirt bikes or snowmobiles to a light towable RV, small camping trailer, or even a second vehicle. Plus, with an optional 8-inch touch-screen SUBARU STARLINK Multimedia infotainment system with built-in, voice-activated navigation, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto standard, and available Wi-Fi connectivity, it's easy to stay connected, even when you're away from civilization.

There's even more to 2019 Subaru Ascent for making a few treasured memories on the road and off the beaten path. If you'd like to learn more, the best way to do it is firsthand. Take the short drive out to see us here on South Florida Avenue at Cannon Subaru in Lakeland today, and bring the whole family with you -- we'll be delighted to show you around!

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