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Will the 2020 Hyundai Palisade in Covington, LA Overtake the 2020 Subaru Ascent as Best Family SUV?

While both the 2020 Hyundai Palisade in Covington, LA and the 2020 Subaru Ascent are geared toward families, we think the Ascent comes out on top for a variety of reasons. With its three comfortable rows of seating, surprisingly powerful engine, and its comfortable ride, it's easy to see why buyers may choose the Ascent over the Palisade. Read on to learn how these two models stack up.


On the Outside

While the Palisade is billed as a flagship SUV, the Ascent is firmly in family-hauler and weekender territory. The Palisade has a large, wide grille and a long hood, with muscular fenders and vertical LEDs in the back. However, the Ascent is built for the road. It's only available in AWD configuration, and with its 8.7" of ground clearance, X-Mode, and hill descent control, going off-road is a breeze. Both vehicles will offer great ride quality, but we must give the edge to the Subaru for its 20" wheels, plush suspension, and shorter sidewalls.


Both the Ascent and the 2020 Hyundai Palisade in Covington, LA are roomy and comfortable. Because of its low step-in height and expansive doors, we're giving more points to the Ascent as far as loading and unloading are concerned. You'll find most of the expected creature comforts, such as adjustable seats and a touchscreen infotainment display, on both models, but the Ascent's option list is longer than that of the Palisade. You'll find available Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, as well as a Wi-Fi hotspot. Controls are easy to use, and the infotainment system is highly responsive.


The Hyundai Palisade will come with a 291hp, 3.8L V6 and an eight-speed automatic transmission, while the 2020 Subaru Ascent will likely have the same turbocharged four-cylinder and CVT found in the 2019 model. The Ascent's engine has plenty of power for everyday use, and it's quieter than most four-cylinders in its class. The Palisade's Snow mode will certainly be useful in poor road conditions, but the Subaru's always-on AWD system sets the benchmark for the entire segment.

Driver Assistance and Safety Features

The Palisade is expected to come with numerous active safety features, including auto emergency braking, blind spot monitoring, and rear cross traffic alert. However, Subarus are known for their safety, and the 2020 Subaru Ascent in Covington, LA will be no exception. You'll get the EyeSight driver assistance package standard, which includes lane keep assist, adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning, and rear auto braking, along with other features.

What We Think

While the 2020 Hyundai Palisade in Covington LA is a worthy contender, we think the Subaru Ascent is a better buy. It's bigger and roomier than most of its competitors, and it's ideal for suburban families. The cabin is comfortable, the ride is smooth, and the Ascent is so versatile that it's sure to appeal to a large audience. Visit us today to see the Ascent in action! We've got a friendly, welcoming staff, and we're one of the oldest dealerships in the Covington area, so we know what locals want in a family-friendly vehicle. Call us for more details or visit today to take a test drive in the.Subaru Ascent.