2022 Subaru Ascent

The Subaru Ascent is a midsize SUV with plenty of capability and features to fit with your life. This vehicle is a great choice for your next upgrade if you are looking for something capable that has a lot of great features for you.

What's New for 2022?

In 2021, the Subaru Ascent added some safety features like steering responsive LED headlights and a lane centering and lane keep assist as part of the adaptive cruise control feature. In 2022, the Subaru Ascent offers you a new Onyx Edition. This special edition offers you some premium features like second-row captain's chairs and black interior and exterior accents.

If you want to learn more about all the other features and capabilities this vehicle offers you, check out the in-depth model review below. We will get into this vehicle's performance, interior, exterior, technology, and safety. If you have any questions about the 2022 Subaru Ascent or any other Subaru vehicle, you can reach out to us at Granite Subaru.

Performance and Engine Options

First, let's take a look at the performance of this midsize SUV. The Subaru Ascent, like all Subaru vehicles, is known for its capability and reliability. Check out specific features and capabilities below.

  • 2.4-Liter Four-Cylinder Engine - The Subaru Ascent can be found with a turbocharged 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine. This turbocharged engine produces 260-horsepower to give you plenty of capability. This engine is paired with a continuously variable automatic transmission. 
  • Off-Road Capability - This vehicle also has some good off-road capability. The 2022 Ascent gives you standard all-wheel drive to give you the capability to take on tougher terrain. You also have 8.7-inches of ground clearance in this vehicle, as well as features like hill descent control, and X-mode traction management. This vehicle also has Subaru's Active Torque Vectoring feature to improve handling and cornering.

You also get good fuel efficiency in the Subaru Ascent for a midsize SUV. This vehicle will give you approximately 20-21 city miles per gallon and 26-27 highway miles per gallon. However, the performance is not the only great part of this vehicle, there are a lot of other great features found in the 2022 Ascent; learn more about all of those below.


The exterior of the Subaru Ascent is 16.4 feet long, and this vehicle has a curb weight that ranges from 4,430 to 4,603 pounds. This vehicle has a sporty and capable exterior with features like roof rails and a power liftgate. You also have LED lighting on your vehicle, including automatic high-beam headlights, and responsive LED lights. You have exterior color options like Crystal Black Silica, Autumn Green Metallic, Abyss Blue Pearl, Brilliant Bronze Metallic, Crimson Red Pearl, and more.


This is a midsize SUV with three rows of seating, so the Subaru Ascent can seat up to 8 people. The base model has bench seats in the second and third rows, but when you upgrade to higher trim levels, you have the option of bucket seats in the second row. These second-row bucket seats lower the seating capacity to seven.

The 2022 Ascent comes standard with cloth seating, but there are optional upgrades like heated seats, a memory driver's seat, leather-trimmed upholstery, and a power-adjustable passenger's seat.

When it comes to cargo space, you get a good amount in this vehicle. Behind the third row of seats, you get 17.8 cubic feet of cargo space. When you fold down that third row of seating, you get up to 47.5 cubic feet of cargo space. Finally, with the second and third rows folded down, you get 86.5 cubic feet of cargo space. You also have a storage compartment under the cargo floor for a great place to store things. A power liftgate comes standard in the 2022 Ascent to make it easier to load that cargo.


There are a lot of great technology features in the 2022 Subaru Ascent. These features can keep you and your passengers entertained and connected. Learn more about some of the main technology features found in this vehicle below.

  • Touchscreen Infotainment System - The 2022 Ascent is found with a StarLink infotainment system. This system is user-friendly and intuitive to use. It comes standard with a 6.5-inch touchscreen, but there is an available 8-inch touchscreen in certain models. 
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto - You can also connect your smartphone to your Ascent with the Apple CarPlay or Android Auto feature. These features allow you to link your phone to your vehicle's infotainment system so that you can have access to smartphone contacts, apps, and more through your vehicle. 
  • Bluetooth - With the Bluetooth capability, you can talk to your friends and family hands-free. You can answer calls and talk on the phone while keeping your hands on the wheel and your eyes on the road, which helps keep you safer. 
  • Premium Audio System - If you like to listen to music, podcasts, and more while you are driving, you will appreciate the premium audio system that can be found in this vehicle. This vehicle can be home to a 14-speaker Harman Kardon premium audio system. 
  • Navigation System - Your Ascent can also be found with a built-in navigation system so that you can see the area around you and always know where you are going. Don't get lost again with this system working for you.
  • Wi-Fi Hotspot - You also have the ability to work and play on the go with the available Wi-Fi hotspot in your Subaru Ascent. This feature can help keep your passengers entertained on a long road trip or even make it possible for you to stay connected and do work or have fun no matter where you are. 
  • Keyless Entry and Push Button Start - There is also a proximity keyless entry feature that can be found on your Ascent, as well as a push-button start. You can also get remote start on your vehicle so that you are able to get your vehicle warmed up without having to go out in the cold and start it yourself.

These are just some of the main technology features, but they show you that the 2022 Subaru Ascent is tech-savvy. This vehicle has a lot of great features for convenience as well as connectivity. There are also some great safety technology features found in this vehicle that you can learn more about below.


The Subaru Ascent is a vehicle that was built safe for you. It has received 5-star and Good safety ratings from different crash test results, and it has a lot of great safety technology.

Standard safety features in the 2022 Ascent include a rearview camera, lane keep assist, lane centering, rear seat reminder, adaptive cruise control, lane departure and sway, steering responsive LED headlights, automatic high-beam headlights, and forward automatic emergency braking.

There are also some available features you can get if you upgrade to a different trim level. These available features include a rear vision mirror camera, blind spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alert, lane change assist, LED fog lights, rain-sensing windshield wipers, and reverse automatic emergency braking. Learn more about some of these features in more detail below.

  • Lane Keep Assist - This safety feature uses sensors and cameras to monitor where you are in your lane, and if it detects you drifting out of your lane unintentionally, it can make minor steering corrections to help keep you in your lane. 
  • Forward Automatic Emergency Braking - This safety feature will help prevent a front-end collision. It also uses sensors and cameras to monitor in front of your vehicle. If it detects an imminent front-end collision, it will apply the brakes and try to avoid the collision or lessen the severity of it. 
  • Rear Cross Traffic Alert - The rear cross traffic alert feature looks out for you when you are going in reverse at low speeds, so it is a great feature to look out for you when backing out of a parking space or driveway. It will alert you if there is a vehicle detected behind you, which can help you avoid a collision with vehicles that might be in your blind spot. 
  • Automatic High-Beam Headlights - This feature will automatically turn your high-beam lights on and off depending on the conditions and approaching vehicles. It can help you and other drivers stay safer and have better visibility.

As you can see, the 2022 Subaru Ascent is not short on safety. This vehicle has a lot of standard and available features that look out for you and your loved ones.

The Subaru Ascent is a great vehicle. It has a lot to offer you, and it could be great for your next upgrade. If you have specific questions about the 2022 Subaru Ascent or you want to take a test drive of this vehicle for yourself, you can reach out to us at Granite Subaru.