Posted Tuesday, March 5, 2019 at 9:46am

2019 Subaru Ascent: Dirt Mode

Subaru’s latest model is the mid-size Ascent. Three rows, up to eight seats, and nineteen cup holders. So it can haul all but the largest families. Can it still haul…on a gravel road? Will this Subaru still Subaru? Will this latest and biggest model give me the rally car fizz of its siblings, letting rally hopeful moms and dads give their kids a glimpse of pace note life? Or will it be just another three-row crossover, plodding along to the mall with “rugged looks” that will never see anything dirtier than a dusty parking lot?