2022 Subaru Ascent Release Date, Configurations, Specs, & More

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Welcome to the 2022 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 tricks.

Read on to learn more about the 2022 Subaru Ascent, and swing by Wilkins Subaru for a full tour and test drive.

2022 Subaru Ascent Configurations & Features

The 2022 Subaru Ascent trim levels are as follows and include a new member of the lineup:

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

The 2022 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's a lot more to discover.

The base trim also offers:

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

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
  • Upgraded 8.0-inch touch-screen infotainment display
  • Stain-resistant cloth upholstery
  • Eight-way power driver's seat
  • Heated front seats
  • Leather-trimmed steering wheel
  • Second-row climate controls
  • Blind-spot monitoring with lane change assistance and rear cross-traffic alert
  • Heated front seats
  • And more

The newly-introduced 2022 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
  • Silver carbon-fiber pattern interior trim pieces
  • Auto-dimming rearview mirror
  • Power liftgate with auto-closing
  • USB ports in all three rows
  • Blind-spot monitoring with lane change assistance and rear cross-traffic alert
  • Reverse auto-braking
  • And more

The 2022 Subaru Ascent Limited continues with most of the Onyx Edition features and adds even more. These Limited-trim Subaru Ascent upgrades include:

  • Leather upholstery
  • Ivory leather interior accents
  • Heated front- and second-row seats
  • Dark gray 20-inch alloy wheels
  • 10-way power driver's seat
  • Four-way power front passenger's seat
  • And more

The top-of-the-line 2022 Subaru Ascent Touring offers the Limited-trim features with awesome luxury enhancements, such as:

  • 14-speaker Harman Kardon® Quantum audio system
  • 180-degree front monitor
  • Panoramic moonroof with power tilting/sliding
  • Satin chrome power-folding side mirrors
  • Heated and ventilated front seats
  • Woodgrain-pattern interior trim pieces
  • Smart auto-dimming rearview mirror with HomeLink®
  • And more

2022 Subaru Ascent Colors

Customize your Subaru Ascent to stand out, blend in, or reflect your unique personality. The roster of 2022 Ascent exterior color choices includes:

  • Crystal Black Silica
  • Magnetite Gray Metallic
  • Ice Silver Metallic
  • Crystal White Pearl
  • Brilliant Bronze Metallic
  • Autumn Green Metallic
  • Abyss Blue Pearl
  • Crimson Red Pearl

On the inside, the 2022 Subaru Ascent colors include:

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

2022 Subaru Ascent Specs & Performance

A powerful roster of features is joined by a powerful engine; the 2022 Subaru Ascent specs include 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 27/21 MPG (city/highway).1

The powerful drivetrain helps the 2022 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 2022 Ascent earn an IIHS Top Safety Pick+3 rating. Wherever you look, the new Subaru Ascent has something impressive to offer.

2022 Subaru Ascent Dimensions & Cargo

Speaking of impressive, the three-row SUV can treat eight passengers to a competitive 153.5 cubic feet of passenger volume. Across each row, you'll find up to:

  • Headroom (1st/2nd/3rd-row): 41.3 inches/40 inches/36.2 inches
  • Legroom (1st/2nd/3rd-row): 42.2 inches/38.6 inches/31.7 inches

The 2022 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 2022 Subaru Ascent Release Date?

The 2022 Subaru Ascent has arrived, 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?

No, the Subaru Ascent has not been redesigned. However, as the Ascent is nearing its fifth year in production, a refresh may be on the horizon.

Is the 2022 Subaru Ascent powerful?

Yes, the 2022 Subaru Ascent offers a powerful output of 260 horsepower from its 2.4-liter turbocharged four-cylinder SUBARU BOXER® engine.

What colors are available for the 2022 Subaru Ascent?

The 2022 Subaru Ascent colors include the following choices:

  • Crystal Black Silica
  • Magnetite Gray Metallic
  • Ice Silver Metallic
  • Crystal White Pearl
  • Brilliant Bronze Metallic
  • Autumn Green Metallic
  • Abyss Blue Pearl
  • Crimson Red Pearl

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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/2022

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