Overview

The manufacture calls the 2022 Subaru Ascent the biggest Subaru ever. It is a perfect vehicle for transporting big families or groups of friends. It has three rows of seats that can comfortably fit seven or eight passengers. The vehicle has advanced safety features, such as EyeSight Driver Assist Technology, lots of quirks that will make your trip enjoyable and it looks good inside and outside.

Characteristics

One of the outstanding features of Subaru Ascent is symmetrical all-wheel drive which is standard for all trims. This feature helps to distribute power and make the vehicle stable in any weather conditions thanks to better efficiency and quick response to the conditions on the road. The way it works is that the whole system is situated along the centerline of the car which provides a perfect balance. The power goes to all four wheels thanks to which the vehicle is connected to the road whether it is snow, rain, or rough terrain.

Also standard on all Ascent models is 8.7 inches ground clearance. This feature is very helpful on slippery surfaces. The Subaru Ascent also boasts of its towing capability. Besides, the manufacturer offers lots of racking accessories so you can take all the equipment that you need. There is also a 277 lb-ft of torque and trailer hitch Class III.

The Subaru Boxer engine is 260 hp. This is a turbocharged engine with direct injection. 2022 Subaru Ascent can work for some off-roading thanks to 8.7 inches ground clearance and all-wheel-drive system. It also has good suspension which helps ride over bumps smoothly.

Price

The 2022 Subaru Ascent is manufactured in several trims. The Base edition costs $33 420. The most expensive is the Touring edition, which you can buy for $46 570. The price for the Premium edition is $35 920. The Onyx edition can be bought for $39 120. The Limited trim costs $40 720. The Premium edition has the best combination of features for a reasonable price. Comparing to the base model, the Premium trim has heated front seats, an adjustable driver’s seat, rear cross-traffic alert, and blind-spot monitoring. All 2022 models have turbocharged four-cylinder powertrains, but the Base and Premium editions have better fuel economy.

2022 Subaru Ascent Reliable?

According to statistics, 96% of vehicles produced by Subaru are still on the road after ten years of use. Subaru was also named Most Trusted Brand for several years in a row by T Kelley Blue Book. This speaks about the reliability of Subaru technology. This vehicle also got high marks for safety from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). It can be predicted that the new 2022 Subaru Ascent is reliable and will be your family’s best helper for years.

Safety

Subaru takes care of the safety of its passengers and drivers so it offers lots of safety features that will make your trip safe and secure every time. There is a standard Eyesight driver assist technology that is claimed to reduce rear-end crashes by 85%. The Eyesight technology not only optimizes cruise control but also monitors the movement of the traffic and warns you if you drive out of line. The adaptive cruise control will help the driver with braking and steering the vehicle. The vehicle has high-quality braking technology. You can apply the full force and it will come to a complete stop if you need it in an emergency situation.

Starlink safety and security system provide a range of services to help your vehicle and passengers be safe while driving. The system is connected to a computer and will notify an operator in case of an accident. There is also the Stolen Vehicle Recovery system and other remote services that will help you keep peace of mind while you are not in your vehicle.

Each side mirror has a visual indicator that will warn you if your car is in a blind spot. There is also a rear cross-traffic alert that warns about approaching cars. These safety features are standard on all Ascent trims. Reverse automatic braking is standard on Touring, Limited, and Onyx editions. There is also a front-view monitor with 180 degrees view and a rear-view mirror that helps you have maximum visibility in the car.

Competitors

The main competitors of 2022 Subaru Ascent are, of course, three-row vehicles. There are Honda Pilot, Kia Telluride, Highlander, Ford Explorer. Kia Telluride is probably one of the first alternatives to Ascent if you want to buy a three-row car. Chevy Traverse is also a great car, and besides, it is cheaper. We also recommend considering Mazda CX-9, which is easy to drive and is rather reliable. Honda Pilot is similar to Ascent but has 20 more cubic feet of cargo room.

 

Accessories

Subaru took care of the comfort of all passengers in the vehicle. Thus, the new Subaru Ascent offers captain’s chairs in the second row of the Touring and Onyx trims, the feature is also available on Limited and Premium trims. It is easy to access the third row of seats and comfortable seats seven people.

Another interesting feature is the remote engine start with climate control that you can access straight from your smartphone. This will make your every trip comfortable. And if you are a coffee drinker you will be happy to know that Subaru offers 19 bottle and cup holders in the vehicle! So you can leave your coffee cup or water bottle literally everywhere in this car and it will be secure.

The Touring edition has a big 54-inch panoramic roof, which you can also get on Limited and Onyx editions. The standard on all Ascent vehicles is the Starlink multimedia system that is integrated with Android Auto and Apple Carplay. The touchscreen is a comfortable 8-inch size. There is also a built-in voice-activated navigation system that leaves your hands free while driving. 14-speaker Harman Kardon audio system is available. You can also have a Wi-Fi spot. The third row of seats has two USB spots, which is a nice quirk.

The interior materials of the cabin are not luxurious but they are easy to clean, which is important for families with kids and those who prefer an active lifestyle. In the Onyx edition, you will get water-repellent fabric seat covers.

 

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