2022 Subaru Ascent

MSRP $32,295 - $46,570

Ranked #8 in Suv

Build Your Car

FILTER BY YEAR

FILTER BY STYLE

2022 Subaru Ascent Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: December 21, 2021

Nathan Dyer's image
Nathan Dyer 

Senior Editor


The 2022 Subaru Ascent is coming majorly unchanged except for a slight update in its trim lineup. The newly added Onyx Edition is joining the pre-existing configurations of the Base, Premium, Limited and Touring that have a price range of $32,295-$$45,445. Its 260 hp  2.4L Turbo H-4 will continue to power the wheels with a towing capacity of up to 5,000 lbs.



The Subaru Ascent has been released for sale with an interior cargo capacity of nearly 86.5 cu-ft at max. And leasing this standard 8-passenger SUV can cost one $319/month for 36 months along with a signing payment of $3,219. Regarding its rivals, the Toyota Highlander, Ford Explorer, and Mazda CX-9 are among a few to share this market space. 

More from 2022 Subaru Ascent

2022 Subaru Ascent Exclusive Interior and Exterior Pictures | View latest Pictures

2022 Subaru Ascent is available in 5 levels starting at $32295 | Compare all trims and prices

See detailed review »

Pros

Comfortable ride and handling balance

Subaru’s legendary symmetrical AWD standard across the lineup

Intuitive and easy to use infotainment system

Standard safety tech across trim levels

Cons

sluggish acceleration

What's New?

New Onyx Edition


See all »

Features

vehicle bio

base price

$32295

bodystyle

4dr SUV

passenger capacity

8

top speed

130 mph

drivetrain

all wheel drive

engine type

displacement

146 cu.in.

horsepower

260 hp @ 5500 rpm

torque

277 lb.-ft. @ 1500 rpm

transmission

Continuously Variable Transmission

chassis

brake rotors (f/r)

13.1/13 in.

dimensions

wheelbase

113.8 in.

length

196.8 in.

width

76 in.

height

71.6 in.

curb weight

4430 lbs.

ground clearance

8.7 in.

capacity

passenger volume

153.5 cu ft.

cargo volume

86.5 cu ft.

towing capacity

2000 lbs.

performance

zero to 60 mph

7 sec.

zero to 100 mph

19.4 sec.

standing 1/4-mile

15.5 sec.

braking (70-0 mph)

178 ft.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

21/21/21 mpg

warranty

basic warranty

3 yr./ 36000 mi.

drivetrain warranty

5 yr./ 60000 mi.

corrosion warranty

5 yr./ unlimited mi.

roadside assistance

Yes


Pictures & Videos


Trims

Base$32,295 onwards

  • 6.5-inch infotainment screen
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Led headlights
  • Three-Zone climate control

Premium$35,920 onwards

Onyx Edition$39,120 onwards

Limited$40,720 onwards

Touring$46,570 onwards

Colors and Styles

2022 Subaru Ascent in Crimson Red Pearl color
Crimson Red Pearl

Vehicle images are guides only and may not reflect the model's exact specifications/features– exact specifications/features should be confirmed with the seller.

Ratings

Pricing and Features

7.0

Engine and Performace

6.0

Features

8.0

Engine and Performance

7.0

Fuel Economy

5.0

Interior

6.0

Exterior

6.0

Safety

8.0

Competition

7.0

6.7

OVERALL RATING

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

6.7

Overall Rating


"This model nicely blends the brand's legendary ruggedness with family-friendly features, but there are some trade-offs in performance, interior noise, and features." - CarsDirect

The 2022 Subaru Ascent is a carry-over model that features a 2.4L Turbo H-4 engine in AWD layout that is capable of towing up to 5,000 lbs. Its trim level commences with Base at $32,295 and costs $45,445 for the range-topping Touring configuration. The Onyx Edition at $37,995 is a new refreshment in the production having Panoramic Roof and Navigation Multimedia as standards.

The Subaru Ascent is likely to have the same J.D.Power Rating of 82 for the 2022 model year. Such a high reliability quotient marks its resale price as high as $24,122 after 5 years of ownership. In addition to that, the insurance charges $1,680 per year while the destination fee comes out to be $1,125. Also, the proper maintenance estimating $8,160 for 10 years can allow it to go for 250,000 miles throughout its lifespan.  

2022 Subaru Ascent SUV Three Quarter Front View
2022 Subaru Ascent SUV Three Quarter Rear View

8.0/10
Features

7.0/10
Engine and Performance

5.0/10
Fuel Economy

6.0/10
Interior

6.0/10
Exterior

8.0/10
Safety

7.0/10
Competition


2022 Subaru Ascent Buying Advice

The Limited trim is the best configuration in the lot. The power adjustability, enhanced heating functions, and leather accents are apt to justify its enticing stature. The safety pursuit and added features over the lower trim further make up for its overall appeal. Therefore, Limited Trim should be the one that won't cost more than $40,000 exclusive of taxes.

2022 Subaru Ascent Features

8.0/10

"The Ascent is the best Subaru for families, but it’s hardly the best SUV in its class." - cars.com

The 2022 Subaru Ascent comes in 5 trims namely Base, Premium, Onyx Edition, Limited, and Touring. The Base configuration is priced at $32,295 with which it gets 6-speaker audio system and STARLINK 6.5-inch Multimedia Plus as standards. The Subaru EyeSight Driver Assist Technology and High Beam Assist have been integrated as well for no extra charges. The Premium trim at $34,795 goes on to include the heated front seats and Stain-Resistant Cloth Upholstery for better ambiance and comfort altogether.

The Onyx Edition is a little more expensive with a price tag of $37,995 for which it receives specific StarTex Water-Repellent Upholstery and 20-inch black finish alloy wheels over the standard 18-inch wheels. The Limited is available at a bare minimum investment of $39,595 that brings on Leather-trimmed upholstery, Power adjustable driver and front-passenger seats, and Heated second-row seats in addition. In the end, the Touring at $45,445 features exclusive STARLINK 8.0-inch Multimedia Navigation and Harman Kardon Quantum Surround Sound audio system.             

Trims

Base

Premium

Onyx Edition

Limited 

Touring

MSRP*

$32,295

$34,795

$37,995

$39,595

$45,445

Features

Cloth seats

Stain-Resitant Cloth Upholstery

StarTex Water-Repellent Upholstery Leather-trimmed upholstery Second-row captain's chairs
  High Beam Assist

Heated front seats

7-passenger seating (second-row captain's chairs) Power adjustable driver and front-passenger seats

Ventilated front seats

 

18” Silver-finished alloys

18” Machine-finished gray alloys

20-inch black finish alloy wheels

20” Machine-finished Dark Gray alloys

Power tilt/sliding panoramic moonroof
  Subaru EyeSight Driver Assist Technology Subaru STARLINK Safety and Security Reverse Automatic Braking STARLINK 8.0-inch Multimedia Plus STARLINK 8.0-inch Multimedia Navigation
  6-speaker audio system 8-way power-adjustable driver's seat Heated steering wheel Heated second-row seats Harman Kardon Quantum Surround Sound audio system

Also Read:

2022 Subaru Ascent Engine and Performance

7.0/10

"The Ascent impresses with its powerful engine and smooth ride." - Motor Trend

The 2022 Subaru Ascent has been equipped with a 2.4L Turbo H-4 that is capable of generating 260 hp and 277 lb-ft of torque. This powertrain is coupled with a LinearTronic CVT that's in conjunction with a standard Symmetrical AWD. Also, this AWD comes embedded with an X-MODE function for engine output and transmission ratio optimization.  

The Subaru Ascent is available with a 4-wheel independent suspension that keeps the wheel grounded irrespective of terrain. To complement such dynamics, the Active Torque Vectoring is also employed that assists in sharp cornering and neutral steering. And to curb the unexpected acceleration, the driver can operate the Brake Override System and limit the accelerator pedal input. 

The 2022 Ascent kicks in 0-60 MPH in 6.9 seconds and can cover a quarter-mile in 15.5 seconds. It can even speed up to 130 MPH. On the contrary, it has 13.1-inch front and 13-inch rear ventilated disc brakes that can decelerate it from 70-0 MPH within a braking distance of 175 ft. Along with that, the ABS and Brake Assist further aid in braking efficiency.    

Models

2022 Subaru Ascent

2022 Toyota Highlander

2022 Ford Explorer

2022 Mazda CX-9

MSRP

$32,295

$34,600

$32,765

$33,890

Engine

2.4L Turbocharged Flat-Four

3.5L V6

2.3L Turbocharged Inline-4

2.5L Turbocharged Inline-4

Drivetrain

AWD

FWD

RWD

FWD

Transmission

CVT

8-speed automatic

10-speed automatic

6-speed automatic

Power

260 hp @ 5,600 RPM

295 hp @ 6,600 RPM

300 hp @ 5,500 RPM

227 hp @ 5,000 RPM

Torque

277 lb-ft @ 2,000 RPM

263 lb-ft @ 4,700 RPM

310 lb-ft @ 3,500 RPM

310 lb-ft @ 2,500 RPM

0-60 MPH 6.9 sec 7.3 sec 5.2 sec  7.0 sec
Quarter-mile 15.5 sec 16.0sec 13.8 sec 15.4 sec
Top Speed 130 MPH 118 MPH 146 MPH 132 MPH

As per data, the Subaru Ascent is 0.4 seconds quicker than Toyota Highlander in 0-60 MPH and costs $2,400 less than the latter as well. Meanwhile, the Ford Explorer is 1.7 seconds faster than the Ascent in both quarter-mile drag and 0-60 MPH. However, the Mazda CX-9 is somewhat parallel to its Subaru counterpart in all parameters. 

2022 Subaru Ascent Fuel Economy

5.0/10

"The Ascent's EPA numbers are average." - The Car Connection

The 2022 Subaru Ascent returns a fuel economy of 23 MPG on average and 21 in the cities. The range practicality can be 521 miles at max with its 19.3-gallon fuel tank. However, the overall range reach falls short to cross 450 miles by 7 miles.  

Models

2022 Subaru Ascent

2022 Toyota Highlander

2022 Ford Explorer

2022 Mazda CX-9

MPG (City)

21

20

21

22

MPG (Highway)

27

24

28

28

MPG (Combined)

23

22

24

24

Fuel Capacity (Gallons)

19.3

17.9

17.9

19.0

Range (City/Highway/Combined; Miles)

405/521/443

375/519/393

376/501/430

418/532/456

Based on the datasheet, the Subaru Ascent is 1 MPG more fuel efficient and has a 1.4-gallon bigger fuel tank than the Highlander. This variation helps the former to lead the range coverage by extra 50 miles over the latter. While the CX-9 beats the Ascent by 13 miles, thanks to its extra 1 MPG. 

2022 Subaru Ascent Interior

6.0/10

"The Ascent's interior has all the hallmarks of a large crossover, with a raised driving position and versatile seating configurations." - Car And Driver

The interior of the 2022 Subaru Ascent has been designed to be exceptionally spacious and comfortable. In terms of interior trims and accents, the cloth seating occupies the Base cabin which is replaced by the Stain-Resistant Cloth format and StarTex Water-Repellent Upholstery in the Premium and Onyx Edition respectively. Over these, the leather upholsteries such as Slate Black and Ivory Warm are introduced for the Limited and Touring configurations.  

The Subaru Ascent gets heated front seats from Premium trim onwards while the heated second row is available for the Limited and Touring only. Considering the convenience as a priority, the power adjustable front seats are arranged inside the Limited but the power ventilation comes incorporated specifically for Touring trim. As far as cargo capacity is concerned, it is subjected to expand from 17.8 cu-ft to 47.5 cu-ft behind the second row and the 86.5 cu-ft behind first row. 

Models

2022 Subaru Ascent

2022 Toyota Highlander

2022 Ford Explorer

2022 Mazda CX-9

Seating Capacity

8

8

7

7

Front Row (Headroom/Shoulder Room/Legroom; inches)

41.3/61.1/42.2

41.2/59.0/42.0

40.7/61.8/43.0

39.3/57.9/41.0

Second Row (Headroom/Shoulder Room/Legroom; inches)

40.0/60.3/38.6

39.4/58.7/41.0

40.5/61.9/39.0

38.5/58.1/39.4

Third Row (Headroom/Shoulder Room/Legroom; inches)

36.3/57.2/31.7

36.1/55.0/27.7

38.9/54.6/32.2

35.4/53.1/29.7

Standard Cargo Capacity (cubic feet)

17.8

16.0

21.0

14.4

The 2022 Ascent tends to have a 3.4 cu-ft bigger cargo capacity than the CX-9. It also offers 4-inch extra shoulder room in the first and the third row than the latter. Speaking of dimension brings the 3.2 cu-ft better cargo volume of Explorer than Ascent. Apart from these relations, the infotainment unit of the Ascent has STARLINK 6.5-inch Multimedia Plus as standard in the Base trim along with a 6-speaker audio system.  

Moving forward adds the STARLINK 8.0-inch Multimedia Plus for the rest of the lineup except for the Touring. The Touring has been empowered with STARLINK 8.0-inch Multimedia Navigation. The musical notes in this trim also upgrade to higher pitches and bases with the Harman Kardon Quantum Surround Sound audio system. Some of the notable features have been listed down for references:    

  • Transmission paddle shifters
  • 3-spoke steering wheel with integrated controls
  • Air vents for all three rows
  • Optional Harman Kardon Quantum Surround Sound audio system 
  • Reclining third-row 60/40-split flat-folding seatbacks
  • Available heated or ventilated front seats
  • Second row of seating can be bench seats or captains chairs
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel and shifter handle

2022 Subaru Ascent Exterior

6.0/10

"It kind of looks like the Outback, but in the form of a more conventional midsize 3-row crossover, and we think that's a good thing." - Kelley Blue Book

The 2022 Subaru Ascent has remained unchanged in its dimensions and silhouette. The 8-exterior color trims include the contrasts such as the Crystal White Pearl, Crimson Red Pearl, and many more. In addition to these, the LED Steering Responsive Headlights have been made constant across the trim lineup.

The Subaru Ascent takes on the tough terrain while riding on the 18-inch and 20-inch wheels along with all-season tires. Moreover, the rear gets a power liftgate for the higher trim. Even the top is adorned with a raised roof rail throughout the belt but the panoramic roof has been kept only for the Touring trim. 

Models

2022 Subaru Ascent

2022 Toyota Highlander

2022 Ford Explorer

2022 Mazda CX-9

Curb Weight (lbs)

4,603

4,465

4,345

4,317

Length (inches)

196.8

194.9

198.8

199.4

Width (inches)

76.0

76.0

78.9

77.5

Height (inches)

71.6

68.1

69.9

69.0

Ground Clearance (inches)

8.7

8.0

7.9

8.8

Wheelbase (inches)

113.8

112.2

119.1

115.3

Based on the figures given, the 2022 Ascent is 200 lbs heavier than Highlander but has a 0.7-inch higher ground clearance than Highlander. As a result of these, they seem to be at par with one other in off-roading abilities. Simultaneously, Explorer has a 6-inch longer wheelbase than Ascent, assisting the latter in straight line stability.  

  • 20” alloy wheels
  • Express open/close sliding and tilting glass 1st and 2nd-row sunroof w/power sunshade
  • Chrome power heated side mirrors w/ power-folding and turn signal indicator
  • Power liftgate with height adjustment and memory function
  • Auto on/off projector-beam LED low/high DRLs

Also Read:

2022 Subaru Ascent Safety

8.0/10

"It's notable for its respectable list of standard and optional driver aids." - Edmunds

Since the 2022 Subaru Ascent is a continued model of the 2021 model year, a 5-star NHTSA and a "Good" IIHS safety ratings are expected to be as it is. Also, it is likely to be inducted in the "Top Safety Pick +" Award by the IIHS. Apart from these, other advanced safety features to ensure a commanding drive have been listed down: 

  • EyeSight Pre-Collision braking
  • EyeSight Lane keep assist
  • EyeSight Lane departure warning
  • Blind-spot monitoring
  • STARLINK safety and security
  • Back-up camera and front camera

2022 Subaru Ascent Competition

7.0/10

2022 Subaru Ascent vs 2022 Toyota Highlander

The 2022 Subaru Ascent has better performance and power acceleration than the 2022 Toyota Highlander. It also takes the lead in the cabin spaciousness, range coverage, and fuel economy while being relatively cheaper. Thus, the Ascent gets the preference. 

2022 Subaru Ascent vs 2022 Ford Explorer

The 2022 Explorer comes with a much more balanced cabin and performance surge than the 2022 Subaru Ascent and that too within competitive price range. Except for the range practicality, the Subaru Ascent hardly outclasses the former in any parameter. So, Explorer is a better option to choose.  

2021 Ford Explorer

2022 Subaru Ascent vs 2022 Mazda CX-9

Though amazingly appealing, the CX-9 lacks the cabin roominess and space management. However, that is maintained by a superior fuel economy and range reach alongside a parallel performance curve. Hence, one can favor any one of them as per one's inclination. 

 

2022 Subaru Ascent Final Verdict

The 2022 Subaru Ascent is, without a doubt, a worthy 3-row 7-8 seaters SUV that has both family friendliness and rugged attributes. The towing prowess along with corresponding fuel economy and power performance vouch for its powertrain supremacy. The interior is equally engaging and comfortable. Therefore, one can have it as his/her top pick. 

2022 Subaru Ascent FAQs

How much does a 2022 Subaru Ascent cost?

The 2022 Subaru Ascent costs $32,295 for its base model. 

What is the power of the 2022 Subaru Ascent?

The 2022 Subaru Ascent has 260 hp of power and 277 lb-ft of torque.

What is the towing capacity of the 2022 Subaru Ascent?

The 2022 Subaru Ascent has a towing capacity of up to 5,000 lbs. 

How much cargo space does the 2022 Subaru Ascent have?

The cargo space inside a 2022 Subaru Ascent measures to be 86.5 cu-ft at max. 

Similar Cars

2022 Dodge Durango
2022 Dodge Durango

MSRP: $31,995- $49,825

7.1/10
2022 Toyota Highlander
2022 Toyota Highlander

MSRP: $35,205- $47,560

8.0/10
2022 Honda Pilot
2022 Honda Pilot

MSRP: $32,400- $50,620

7.3/10
2021 Toyota Highlander
2021 Toyota Highlander

MSRP: $34,910- $48,915

8.7/10
2021 Ford Explorer
2021 Ford Explorer

MSRP: $32,225- $54,480

8.6/10
2022 Chevrolet Traverse
2022 Chevrolet Traverse

MSRP: $33,700- $51,200

7.6/10
2022 Volkswagen Atlas
2022 Volkswagen Atlas

MSRP: $31,705- $50,645

7.7/10
2022 Ford Explorer
2022 Ford Explorer

MSRP: $33,100- $55,160

8.0/10
2021 Mazda CX-9
2021 Mazda CX-9

MSRP: $33,960- $46,605

8.3/10