The biggest SUV in Subaru’s fleet is the Ascent model. From the latest information, the new 2022 Subaru Ascent is arriving, and it will be introduced sometime next year. The upcoming model will bring plenty of improvements, and it will introduce refreshed styling.
If you didn’t know, this SUV is very popular among families because of its spacious, comfortable interior for seven or eight passengers. Also, under the hood, it uses a proven 2.4-liter turbocharged flat-4 that makes 260 horsepower and 277 lb-ft of torque. However, like the predecessor, the new model shares a midsize 3-row SUV/crossovers segment alongside Kia Telluride, Hyundai Palisade, and Honda Pilot.
2022 Subaru Ascent Facelift
Japanese flagship model Subaru Ascent was introduced in 2019, making a significant impact in the midsize segment. Moreover, the 2022 Subaru Ascent is the third generation that will be a carryover model. Subaru recently stated that there would be no significant change in appearance outside. So, fans can expect the same classic styling that is very familiar on the road.
The Subaru Ascent comes with a unique grille, LED headlights, and 8.7 inches of ground clearance. Also, as a standard part of the equipment, the manufacturer offers roof rails, fog lights, lower-door cladding, and chrome accents. Range-topping Touring models will look more stylish because of side mirrors in satin silver, chrome door handles, and a chrome skid plate upfront.
Fresh and Modern Interior
Inside, the new 2022 Subaru Ascent has all the advantages of a large crossover. This model offers a spacious and techy cabin. It can accommodate seven or eight occupants. Generally, third-row passengers can found ample room but not spacious enough as provides the new Volkswagen Atlas. As before, Ascent will offer plenty of customizations through trim levels. The entry-level model features a heated steering wheel, heated rear seat, memory driver’s seat, power-adjustable passenger seat, and trimmed leather seats.
The Subaru infotainment system has a large screen with great graphics and is compatible with Apple Car Play, Android Auto, and Wi-Fi hotspots. Each model has a great package of driver aids, including adaptive cruise, automatic emergency braking, and track maintenance assistance.
Under the bonnet, the forthcoming 2022 Subaru Ascent will most likely use the same engine as the predecessor. That means we could once again see the turbocharged 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine that can produce 260 horsepower going to all four wheels through a continuously variable transmission (CVT).
This transmission simulates an 8-speed automatic, and drivers can manually shift gears beneath the steering wheel if you didn’t know. The maximum towing capacity from the information we got will be the same as before, 5,000 pounds.
How Much Does the 2022 Subaru Ascent Cost?
The current entry-level Subaru Ascent 3-row SUV has a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $33,345. However, we think that price of the new one will be slightly higher, consider the updates and changes.
Compared to other models, the base-model pricing is similar to the Nissan Pathfinder and Honda Pilot. For less money, one can get models in the same class as Kia Telluride, GMC Acadia, and Ford Explorer. The top-of-the-line Touring trim starts at $46,495 and is in pair with range-topping versions Toyota Highlander and CX-9.