The 2022 Subaru Ascent.
Love is now bigger than ever.

Highlights
Specs at a glance

  • Starting at MSRP [1]

    $32,295

  • MPG [2] up to

    27/21

    Hwy/City

  • Standard

    Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive

  • Towing Capacity up to

    5000

    pounds[3]

  • Passenger volume up to

    153.5

    cubic feet

Exterior 360°

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

2022 Ascent shown

Interior

Ascent

Ascent

Includes these key features:
  • Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive with X-MODE®
  • Three rows of flexible seating for 8 passengers
  • Standard EyeSight® Driver Assist Technology
  • SUBARU STARLINK® Multimedia with Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™
  • Raised roof rails
  • 18-inch alloy wheels

Ascent Premium

Ascent Premium

Includes Ascent key features and adds:
  • Choice of second-row bench seat or captain's chairs
  • 5,000 lbs. towing capacity
  • SUBARU STARLINK® Safety and Security
  • All-Weather Package w/ heated front seats
  • 4G LTE Wi-Fi capability
  • Rear climate control panel

Ascent Onyx

Ascent Onyx

Includes Ascent Premium key features and adds:
  • StarTex® water-repellent upholstery
  • 20-inch black finish alloy wheels
  • Black grille and exterior trim
  • Power Rear Gate
  • Keyless Access with Push-Button Start
  • Reverse Automatic Braking

Ascent Limited

Ascent Limited

Includes Ascent Premium key features and adds:
  • Leather-trimmed upholstery
  • 20-inch alloy wheels
  • Heated front and second-row seats
  • Power Rear Gate
  • Keyless Access with Push-Button Start
  • 10-way power driver's seat w/ memory function

Ascent Touring

Ascent Touring

Includes Ascent Limited key features and adds:
  • Second-row captain's chairs
  • STARLINK Multimedia Navigation
  • 14-speaker 792-watt-equivalent Harman Kardon premium audio system
  • Panoramic power moonroof
  • 180-Degree Front-View Monitor

The biggest Subaru ever.

Durable, Reliable Engineering

A Subaru Ascent parked in a desert landscape.

Built to Last

The Ascent is well-built in the U.S.A. for long-lasting quality. With 96% of Subaru vehicles sold in the last 10 years still on the road today[5], you can count on it being part of your family for all the adventures ahead. That legendary reliability is one reason why Kelley Blue Book awarded Ascent with the lowest 5-Year Cost to Own in its class for 2021[6] and named Subaru as their Most Trusted Brand for seven years running[7].

Standard Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive and up to 27 MPG[2]

The balanced design of Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive creates uniform stability and delivers an optimal distribution of power for maximum traction in virtually any weather or road condition. It delivers better handling, improved efficiency, and a quicker response to road conditions than competitors’ optional systems.

Standard on: All models

A Subaru Ascent driving in the rain through a neighborhood.
A close-up of the 8.7 inches of ground clearance on the Subaru Ascent.

8.7 Inches of Ground Clearance and X-MODE®

Conquer rough terrain with 8.7 inches of ground clearance and standard X-MODE, which optimizes the Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive system for maximum traction on slippery surfaces. It’s a combination of capability features the Honda Pilot, Kia Telluride, and Hyundai Palisade can’t match. X-MODE also incorporates Hill Descent Control for stability and confidence when descending more difficult grades.

Standard on: All models

A Subaru Ascent towing a large travel trailer on a highway.

5,000-Pound Towing Capacity[3]

The Ascent offers the most towing capacity of any Subaru vehicle ever, along with an available Class III trailer hitch, 277 lb-ft of torque, and a wide selection of racking accessories so you can bring along all the gear you’ll need for all the places you’ll be able to go.

Standard on: Premium, Onyx Edition, Limited, and Touring

A Subaru Ascent driving on a coastal highway.

Standard Direct-Injection Turbocharged SUBARU BOXER® Engine

The standard direct-injection turbocharged SUBARU BOXER® engine combines the power of turbocharging and the efficiency of direct injection to deliver 260 horsepower. With this durable, time-tested engine and standard Lineartronic® CVT, the 2022 Ascent can reach over 500 miles of highway driving range[8], so almost any destination is within reach.

Standard on: All models

The Perfect Fit for Your Family

Spacious, Comfortable Interior for 7 or 8 Passengers

The Ascent gives you the option of second-row bench seating for up to eight or available captain’s chairs with space for seven. With up to 153.5 cubic feet of passenger volume, high-quality soft-touch materials, extra-wide rear door openings, and ample cargo space plus underfloor storage, there’s room for every passenger and all their gear.

Spacious, Comfortable Interior for 7 or 8 Passengers

The Ascent gives you the option of second-row bench seating for up to eight or available captain’s chairs with space for seven. With up to 153.5 cubic feet of passenger volume, high-quality soft-touch materials, extra-wide rear door openings, and ample cargo space plus underfloor storage, there’s room for every passenger and all their gear.

Second-Row Captain's Chairs

Second-row captain's chairs are available for extra comfort, easy access to the third row, and space for up to seven.

Available On: Premium and Limited
Standard On: Onyx Edition and Touring

With its choice of passenger configurations and seating designed for versatility, the Ascent can adapt to almost any combination of people and up to 86.5 cubic feet of cargo. That’s more cargo space than the Honda Pilot, Toyota Highlander, or Mazda CX-9.

A close-up of a smartphone showing the Remote Engine Start with Climate Control feature available on the Subaru Ascent.

Remote Engine Start with Climate Control

The 2022 Ascent features Remote Engine Start with Climate Control so every trip can be comfortable and convenient, no matter the season, with just a few taps on your smartphone[9].

Available on: Premium, Onyx Edition, Limited, and Touring

A family taking gear from the Power Rear Gate of their Subaru Ascent.

Power Rear Gate

A Power Rear Gate is available to allow automatic opening even when your arms are full, and for added convenience, a single touch on the gate button lets it close and lock the entire vehicle. The opening height can also be adjusted when clearance is limited.

Available on: Premium
Standard on: Onyx Edition, Limited, and Touring

Two children in rear seats using the rear cup and bottle holders standard on the Subaru Ascent.

19 Cup and Bottle Holders

With 19 cup and bottle holders, everyone's beverage is secure and close at hand.

Standard on: All models

A video showing the panoramic moonroof available on the Subaru Ascent.

Panoramic Moonroof

Bring in more fresh air with the available 54-inch power tilt/sliding panoramic moonroof to make the already impressive passenger space feel even more open and bright.

Available on: Onyx Edition and Limited
Standard on: Touring

The All-New Ascent Onyx Edition

The all-new 2022 Ascent Onyx Edition gives the family SUV a dark, commanding edge. Black finish trim, accents, and badging extend from the glossy exterior – including its exclusive front grille and Crystal Black Silica finished side mirrors and rear roof spoiler – to the comfortable cabin inside, which features durable StarTex® upholstery and unique accents throughout.

A Subaru Ascent Onyx Edition driving through a neighborhood.

20-inch Alloy Wheels

Standard 20-inch alloy wheels feature an overall gloss-black finish for a final touch that's both powerful and refined.

A close-up of the standard 20-inch alloy wheels on the Subaru Ascent Onyx Edition.

Sophisticated Upgraded Interior

The Ascent Onyx Edition interior immerses you in sophisticated comfort, featuring high-quality materials with gloss-black trim and textured accents, including on the steering wheel insert and shift lever. There's a standard heated steering wheel for extra comfort on cold drives, standard power rear gate, and carpeted floor mats with the Ascent Onyx Edition logo.

A view of the front seats showing the upgraded interior of the Subaru Ascent Onyx Edition.

Durable StarTex® Upholstery

The comfortable and hard-wearing gray StarTex upholstery is trimmed with silver contrast stitching for an inviting, composed cabin that also stands up to the elements.

A view of the rear seats showing the gray StarTex Upholstery inside the Subaru Ascent Onyx Edition.

Safe and Connected on Every Drive

A photo illustration showing the standard EyeSight® Driver Assist Technology sensors on the Subaru Ascent

Standard EyeSight® Driver Assist Technology

EyeSight has been found to reduce the rate of rear-end crashes with injuries by up to 85%[10]

EyeSight monitors traffic movement, optimizes cruise control, and warns you when you're swaying outside your lane. The Automatic Pre-Collision Braking feature can even apply full braking force and bring you to a complete stop in emergency situations[11]. It also includes Advanced Adaptive Cruise Control with Lane Centering[12], which can take some of the stress out of driving by helping with steering, braking, and throttle control.

Standard on: All models

LEARN MORE ABOUT EYESIGHT

SUBARU STARLINK Multimedia

A STARLINK Multimedia system with Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ integration comes standard on the 2022 Ascent. Wireless pairing and hands-free smartphone operation allow for safe and easy connection to your favorite apps and content. Access news, navigation, music, podcasts, and more through available cloud-based STARLINK apps and SiriusXM®[13]. An 8-inch touchscreen is available, as well as a built-in and voice-activated navigation system powered by TomTom®.

STARLINK Multimedia standard on: All models
STARLINK Multimedia Navigation available on: Onyx Edition and Limited
STARLINK Multimedia Navigation standard on: Touring

Learn more about SUBARU STARLINK Multimedia

A close-up of the SUBARU STARLINK Multimedia touchscreen on the Subaru Ascent.
A close-up of the SUBARU STARLINK Safety and Security buttons on the Subaru Ascent.

SUBARU STARLINK Safety and Security

STARLINK Safety and Security[14] offers an array of connected services to help keep you and your Ascent safe whether you're in your vehicle, at your computer, or on your mobile device. Advanced Automatic Collision Notification will alert an operator in the event of an accident. SOS Emergency Assistance can get you roadside help at the push of a button. And there's even more features for added convenience and peace of mind, including Stolen Vehicle Recovery, Vehicle Alerts, and Remote Services. There's also STARLINK Concierge services for personal assistance with tasks like navigation, restaurant reservations, and scheduling service appointments.

Available on: Premium, Onyx Edition, Limited, and Touring

Learn more about SUBARU STARLINK Safety and Security

Active Safety for Added Awareness

A suite of active safety features is available on the 2022 Ascent, all working together to protect you and your family. The available Blind-Spot Detection[15] system warns you with a visual indicator on each side mirror if it senses a vehicle in your blind spots. Available Rear Cross-Traffic Alert[15] helps warn you of traffic approaching from the side as you are backing up. With available Reverse Automatic Braking, the Ascent can even stop itself to help avoid objects behind you[16].

Blind-Spot Detection and Rear Cross-Traffic Alert Standard on: Premium, Onyx Edition, Limited, and Touring
Reverse Automatic Braking available on: Premium
Reverse Automatic Braking standard on: Onyx Edition, Limited and Touring

A photo illustration showing the active safety sensors on the Subaru Ascent.