Crossover & Midsize

Does the Subaru Ascent Have Android Auto?

When shopping for a car, there are certain features that consumers look for over others. Sure, safety matters, but what about the sound system? Smooth ride? Yes, please, but only if it has leather seats. Depending on what’s important to you will, a car with high-end technology may be at the top of your list. If so, you’re probably wondering if the Subaru Ascent comes with Android Auto.

The Subaru Ascent

The Ascent is Subaru’s second attempt at a third-row SUV. Following the failure of the 2006-2014 B9 Tribeca, Subaru wasn’t sure they’d try again. Luckily for consumers, they did, and this time, they hit the mark with their family crossover SUV. This time, Subaru kept the design in line with their other models and made it larger all-around by giving it more cargo and passenger space. You’ll find better performance with all-new turbocharged engines and increased towing capacity.

Consumer Reports seems to like it, giving it an overall 82 and the 6th spot in their rankings. Their road test was impressive, scoring 93/100. It also gets excellent safety ratings and decent gas mileage. Consumers seem to love it too, giving it 4.2/5 stars on Kelley Blue Book. There are four trim levels to choose from on the 2020 Subaru Ascent, and prices start at $33,000.

Yes, the Ascent has Android Auto

Along with adding the new 2019 SUV to Subaru’s lineup, they also added some impressive features. One of those is Android Auto. This fancy feature gives drivers the ability to connect their Android phones to their car’s infotainment system for hands-free driving. The infotainment system is user-friendly and straightforward. When it’s time to connect your phone, the Ascent integrates your smartphone effortlessly. 

Once your phone is synced, you’ll be able to enjoy your phone screen in vivid detail as it displays on the infotainment system. All of your apps will show onscreen, giving you the ability to get directions, talk hands-free, and even send a text. It’s meant to help you focus on the road, while still doing the things you need to get done on your to-do list. Even better, you can play your favorite songs while your drive, just by using your voice to get started. Or, have an audiobook read to you to keep you entertained on your drive.

Other noteworthy Ascent tech features

Along with Android Auto, the Ascent has some other great technology features, many of which come standard. There are multiple USB ports, Bluetooth connectivity, easy to find climate and audio controls, and the infotainment system has a 6.5in touchscreen. Upgrade to an uplevel 8in screen and the premium Harman Kardon sound system to get the most out of your experience. Navigation is also an optional upgrade.

Your passengers will have their own climate control access in the second row, giving them a little more freedom. In the Premium trim, you’ll even get a Wi-Fi hot spot; upgrade to the Limited and add in more USB ports and a slew of other features. With the top-of-the-line Touring, you’ll enjoy a 14-speaker audio system, a power outlet, and more.

Some of the safety features take advantage of technology to make the Ascent even better to drive. Their EyeSight driver assistance package helps with automatic emergency braking, pre-collision throttle management, adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning, and a head’s up display. With a ton of safety features available with upgrades, the options are endless.

Is the Ascent the right car for you?

Only you will know if the Subaru Ascent is the right car for you. If you’re an Android lover, then having the added Android Auto feature will come in handy. And with so many other tech features, this car is certainly keeping up with the times.