subaru's latest option package is a disruptive take on the rear-seat entertainment system that has kept families sane and intact for years: the subaru starlink entertainment anywhere kit. subaru laughs in the face of your pitiful in-head-restraint screens or the one screen that folds down from the center of the headliner. instead, they'll just sell you two 9.7-inch, 32-gigabyte ipads with wi-fi, along with otterbox defender cases for both and two pairs of harman kardon bluetooth headphones.
the all-new 2019 subaru ascent will be the first subaru model to have an in-car wi-fi hot spot, but other 2019 models, including the forester, will follow. all told, the kit will cost $970, which subaru claims is a significant savings over buying each part separately. kits will be shipped directly to customers' homes in "custom eco-friendly packaging," because: subaru.
having two separate ipads should let passengers customize in-car entertainment, which is a plus. the $970 package is significantly less than the $1,750 for rear-seat entertainment sans dvd player in a 2018 chevrolet traverse. one potential downside: in-car screens don't usually run out of battery power.
if you've already purchased a subaru, have no fear: the kit is available for ordering during or after the vehicle purchase process.
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