2023 Subaru Ascent Release Date, Configurations, Specs, & More

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Welcome to the redesigned 2023 Subaru Ascent: your ticket to larger-than-life adventures. The biggest SUV in the Subaru family is better than ever. It offers all the spacious accommodations, high-tech features, all-encompassing configurations, powerful specs, fun-loving performance, and confidence-rich safety benefits from last year, but with some sweet new style and tricks to explore.

Learn more about the 2023 Subaru Ascent below, and swing by Wilkins Subaru for a full tour and test drive.

2023 Subaru Ascent Configurations & Features

The 2023 Subaru Ascent trim levels are as follows and include a new member of the lineup:

  • Subaru Ascent (Base)
  • Subaru Ascent Premium
  • Subaru Ascent Onyx Edition
  • Subaru Ascent Limited
  • Subaru Ascent Onyx Edition Limited (new)
  • Subaru Ascent Touring

The 2023 Subaru Ascent configurations start with awesome standard features. Naturally, that includes advanced EyeSight Driver Assist Technology with adaptive cruise control, automatic emergency braking, a lane departure warning, and more and SUBARU STARLINK Multimedia with compatibility for Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™. However, there is a lot more to discover.

The base trim also offers:

  • Three-zone auto climate control
  • A class-leading 19 cup and bottle holders
  • Stylish 18-inch alloy wheels
  • Six-way manual driver's seat
  • Soft cloth upholstery
  • 11.6-inch touch-screen infotainment display
  • Six-speaker sound system
  • Rearview camera

Stepping up to a Premium-trim new Subaru Ascent for sale unlocks a wide roster of features above the base-trim features, like:

  • 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot
  • Stain-resistant cloth upholstery
  • Eight-way power driver's seat
  • Heated front seats
  • Leather-trimmed steering wheel
  • Auto-dimming rearview mirror
  • Second-row climate controls
  • Blind-spot monitoring with lane change assistance and rear cross-traffic alert
  • Heated front seats
  • Power liftgate with auto-closing
  • And more

The 2023 Subaru Ascent Onyx Edition stands in as a uniquely stealthy and well-equipped trim level. It offers the Premium-trim Subaru Ascent features, with extras like:

  • Blacked-out exterior accents
  • Distinct 20-inch alloy wheels
  • Water-repellant StarTex upholstery
  • Heated leather-trimmed steering wheel
  • Simulated leather accent interior trim with contrast stitching
  • Power tilt/slide panoramic moonroof
  • USB ports in all three rows
  • Blind-spot monitoring with lane change assistance and rear cross-traffic alert
  • Reverse auto-braking

The 2023 Subaru Ascent Limited continues with most of the Onyx Edition features and adds even more. These Limited-trim Subaru Ascent upgrades include:

  • Leather upholstery
  • Heated front- and second-row outboard seats
  • Dark gray 20-inch alloy wheels
  • 12-way power driver's seat
  • Two-position driver's seat memory
  • Four-way power front passenger's seat
  • Dual third-row USB ports
  • DriverFocus Distraction Mitigation System

The all-new 2023 Subaru Ascent Onyx Edition Limited trim is a combination of Onyx Edition and Limited features (like StarTex upholstery and a 12-way power driver's seat). However, it also brings upgrades like:

  • Surround view monitor
  • 14-speaker Harman Kardon® Quantum audio system
  • 11.6-inch touch-screen infotainment display w/ navigation
  • Subaru Cabin Connect
  • Black 20-inch alloy wheels

The top-of-the-line 2023 Subaru Ascent Touring offers the features of previous trim levels, with awesome luxury enhancements, like:

  • Nappa leather upholstery
  • Satin chrome power-folding side mirrors
  • Chrome door handles
  • Heated and ventilated front seats
  • Woodgrain-pattern interior trim pieces
  • Smart auto-dimming rearview mirror with HomeLink®

2023 Subaru Ascent Colors

Customize your Subaru Ascent to stand out, blend in, or reflect your unique personality. The roster of 2023 Ascent exterior color choices includes:

  • Crystal Black Silica
  • Magnetite Gray Metallic
  • Ice Silver Metallic
  • Crystal White Pearl
  • Autumn Green Metallic
  • Cosmic Blue Pearl
  • Crimson Red Pearl
  • Dark Mahogany Pearl

On the inside, the 2023 Subaru Ascent colors include:

  • Slate Black
  • Warm Ivory
  • Java Brown
  • Gray StarTex

2023 Subaru Ascent Specs & Performance

A powerful roster of features is joined by a powerful engine; the 2023 Subaru Ascent includes a standard 2.4-liter turbocharged four-cylinder SUBARU BOXER engine. It makes 260 horsepower and naturally uses standard Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive to handle all-terrain adventures.

A Lineartronic CVT comes standard for smooth driving and also helps the Ascent achieve up to an impressive EPA-estimated 20/26 MPG (City/Highway).1

The powerful drivetrain helps the 2023 Subaru Ascent towing capacity accommodate up to 5,000 pounds when properly equipped2. Inherent safety-oriented engineering and the advanced EyeSight Driver Assist Technology help the 2023 Ascent earn an IIHS Top Safety Pick+3 rating. Wherever you look, the new Subaru Ascent has something impressive to offer.

2023 Subaru Ascent Dimensions & Cargo

Speaking of impressive, the 2023 Subaru Ascent can treat eight passengers to a competitive 153.2 cubic feet of passenger volume. Across each row, you'll find up to:

  • Headroom (1st/2nd/3rd-row): 41.4 inches/40 inches/36.2 inches
  • Legroom (1st/2nd/3rd-row): 42.2 inches/38.6 inches/31.7 inches

The 2023 Subaru Ascent can also fit 43.5 cubic feet of cargo behind its second row and up to 75.6 cubic feet with the third and second rows of seats folded.

It rides with 8.7-inches of ground clearance to traverse off-road obstacles and measures 196.8-inches long and 76-inches wide to navigate through tight trails easily.

When Was the 2023 Subaru Ascent Release Date?

The 2023 Subaru Ascent recently arrived at our Subaru dealership, and we're proud to offer you this adventurous three-row SUV; get in touch to learn about specific pricing details. We can help you finance your perfect Subaru Ascent or introduce you to our Subaru Ascent lease deals today. In either case, you can get started by visiting Wilkins Subaru for a test drive of your next Ascent SUV.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Subaru redesigning the Ascent?

Yes, the 2023 Subaru Ascent has been redesigned with new, sharper styling and upgraded interior features like a standard 11.6-inch touch-screen infotainment display. Visit Wilkins Subaru today to see the 2023 Subaru Ascent redesign in person.

Is the 2023 Subaru Ascent powerful?

Yes, the 2023 Subaru Ascent offers a powerful output of 260 horsepower from its 2.4-liter turbocharged four-cylinder SUBARU BOXER engine. With standard AWD and a smooth CVT transmission, the powerful Ascent is ready to conquer your commutes and the wild.

What colors are available for the 2023 Subaru Ascent?

The 2023 Subaru Ascent colors include the following choices:

  • Crystal Black Silica
  • Magnetite Gray Metallic
  • Ice Silver Metallic
  • Crystal White Pearl
  • Autumn Green Metallic
  • Cosmic Blue Pearl
  • Crimson Red Pearl
  • Dark Mahogany Pearl

For interior colors, the 2023 Subaru Ascent offers the following choices:

  • Slate Black
  • Warm Ivory
  • Java Brown
  • Gray StarTex

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1EPA fuel economy estimates. Actual mileage will vary with driving conditions and your vehicle’s condition.

2Maximum towing capacity varies by trim level. Trailer brakes may be needed. See your retailer for details.

3For details see: https://www.iihs.org/ratings/vehicle/Subaru/ascent-4-door-suv/2023

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