The 2023 Toyota Highlander vs the 2023 Subaru Ascent pits new against old.

 Even though the Highlander pioneered the three-row crossover SUV market, the Ascent, which debuted in 2019

These three-row crossovers get improvements for 2023, providing us a fantastic arena for a family-sized SUV

Every model in a car comparison has an advantage over the rival model. At the turn of the 2000

 Toyota released the Highlander SUV to the market. It does not outperform the Ascent as a result.

The Toyota three-row crossover SUV outperforms the Subaru counterpart in the following categories.

The 2023 Toyota Highlander's base engine returns 21 city/28 highway mpg for FWD vehicles and 22 city/29

The 2023 Subaru Ascent gets 20 city/26 highway mpg with its standard AWD.

A turbocharged 4-cylinder engine with 265 horsepower and 310 lb-ft of torque is the Highlander's basic powerplant. 

The original 3.5-liter V6 had 295 horsepower and 263 lb-ft of torque, which is more torque than this

High points go to Toyota's reputation for dependability, which drives resale prices to an astonishingly high level.

The cost of ownership and maintenance for the 2023 Toyota Highlander is not prohibitive.

The Highlander outperforms the Ascent in a comparison by MotorTrend and IntelliChoice

The 2023 Subaru Ascent has been compared to an oversized Forester by some.