Subaru Ascent Looks to Unseat Conventional Rear Entertainment Options

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2019 Subaru rear-entertainment package

Subaru’s latest choice package is a disruptive take on a rear-seat party complement that has kept families lucid and total for years: a Subaru Starlink Entertainment Anywhere kit. Subaru laughs in a face of your mild in-head-restraint screens or a one shade that folds down from a core of a headliner. Instead, they’ll only sell we dual 9.7-inch, 32-gigabyte iPads with Wi-Fi, along with OtterBox Defender cases for both and dual pairs of Harman Kardon Bluetooth headphones.

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The all-new 2019 Subaru Ascent will be a initial Subaru indication to have an in-car Wi-Fi prohibited spot, though other 2019 models, including a Forester, will follow. All told, a pack will cost $970, that Subaru claims is a poignant assets over shopping any partial separately. Kits will be shipped directly to customers’ homes in “custom eco-friendly packaging,” because: Subaru.

Having dual apart iPads should let passengers customize in-car entertainment, that is a plus. The $970 package is significantly reduction than a $1,750 for rear-seat party sans DVD actor in a 2018 Chevrolet Traverse. One intensity downside: In-car screens don’t customarily run out of battery power.

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