Posted Monday, May 21, 2018 at 11:08pm

2019 Subaru Ascent first drive review: Finally, a proper 3-row SUV

You might remember the Tribeca, Subaru’s first stab at a three-row crossover SUV. New for the 2006 model year, it stumbled out of the gates with its controversial looks, soldiering on as a slow seller until being axed in 2014. An uncharacteristic one-and-done dud for Subaru, few people lamented the model’s demise.
Of course, from failures often come grand successes, and with America’s midsize SUV market once again a hot commodity, Subaru is reinvesting in the segment in a big way with this all-new 2019 Ascent. Think of the Ascent as a plumped-up Outback with more traditional SUV looks, room for eight, and no trace of the Tribeca in sight.