Subaru of America Inc. today announced pricing on the 2022 Ascent, its award-winning SUV. The Ascent offers a spacious 3-row interior with flexible seating options and a long list of standard safety, driver assist, and in-vehicle technologies. Available in five trim levels – Base, Premium, new Onyx Edition, Limited, and Touring – the 2022 Ascent arrives in Subaru retailers this summer. Aside from the new Onyx Edition, every trim level is offered at the same price as the previous year.
New for 2022 model year, the Ascent Onyx Edition debuts with exclusive black-finish exterior and unique interior design details. The youthful trim level also offers an impressive list of standard features at a distinctly competitive price.
With a starting price of $32,295, the 2022 Ascent includes an extensive roster standard amenities including tri-zone front and rear automatic climate control; automatic power door locks; power windows and side mirrors; multi-function display; security system with engine immobilizer; rear vision camera; two USB input ports in front section of center console; two USB charging ports in rear section of center console; raised roof rails; 19 cupholders; and 18-inch aluminum-alloy wheels.
Equipped with a 2.4-liter turbocharged BOXER engine, the Ascent produces 260 horsepower and 277 lb.-ft. of torque. The BOXER engine is paired with a high-torque Lineartronic® CVT (continuously variable transmission) featuring an 8-speed manual mode function and steering wheel paddle shifters to give the driver added control. This powertrain allows up to 5,000-lb.towing capacity with standard Trailer Stability Assist.
All trim levels come standard with Subaru’s legendary Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive and X-MODE® with Hill Descent Control for exceptional all-weather and trail-driving capability. The Ascent is an efficient SUV, with 21 city/27 highway MPG EPA-rated fuel economy for models with 18-inch wheels, delivering a range of over 500 miles on a single tank. Ascent models equipped with 20-inch wheels achieve 20 city/26 highway MPG EPA-rated fuel economy.
With safety as a top priority, the 2022 Ascent comes standard with Subaru’s award-winning EyeSight® Driver Assist Technology featuring Advanced Adaptive Cruise Control with Lane Centering. All Ascent trim levels include Steering Responsive LED headlights with High Beam Assist for improved nighttime visibility. Additionally, a Seat Belt Reminder for every seat helps ensure all passengers are buckled up.
The standard SUBARU STARLINK® 6.5-inch Multimedia system features a 6.5-inch high-resolution touchscreen with smartphone integration featuring Apple CarPlay®, Android Auto™ and Bluetooth® phone connectivity as well as AM/FM stereo, single-disc CD player, HD Radio®, SiriusXM All Access Radio and SiriusXM Travel Link® (4-month free subscription for both services).
Priced from $34,795, the Premium trim includes all standard equipment from the Base and adds Blind-Spot Detection with Lane Change Assist and Rear Cross-Traffic Alert; body-color side mirrors; rear window privacy glass; 8-way power driver seat; leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift lever handle; second-row independent Automatic Climate Control; and the All-Weather Package with heated exterior mirrors, heated front seats, and windshield wiper de-icer.
The Premium trim’s in-vehicle technology is upgraded to the STARLINK 8.0-inch Multimedia Plus system and Wi-Fi capability. STARLINK Connected Services is available on Premium and higher trim levels.
A $1,460 option package for Premium includes Keyless Access with Push-Button Start; Power Rear Gate; Auto-Dimming Mirror with HomeLink®; and Reverse Automatic Braking. The Premium trim offers a choice between second-row bench seating or captain chairs at no additional charge.
New for 2022, the Onyx Edition debuts at $37,995. With a striking new look, the Onyx Edition is equipped with exclusive black-finish exterior elements, badging, and 20-inch alloy wheels. On the inside, the seats are wrapped in Subaru StarTex® water-repellant material for durability and easy clean up.
The Onyx Edition builds upon the 7-seat Premium trim and adds standard convenience features including Reverse Automatic Braking; Power Rear Gate; Heated Steering Wheel; and Keyless Access with Push-Button Start.
A single option package is available for Onyx Edition at an MSRP of $2,200. The package includes a panoramic moonroof, navigation, and retractable cargo cover.
Starting at $39,595, the well-equipped Limited includes all Premium features and adds Reverse Automatic Braking; Keyless Access with Push-Button Start; and Power Rear Gate with automatic lock button for gate and doors.
The Limited interior features leather-trimmed upholstery; 10-way power driver seat with lumbar support and seat bottom cushion extension; 4-way power front passenger seat; and second-row retractable sunshades. Two additional USB charging ports are added to bring the total number to six. Limited models include heated second-row seating and a heated steering wheel. Also, customers have the choice between second-row bench seating or captain chairs at no additional charge.
Externally, the Limited is distinguished by LED fog lights; lower door cladding with chrome accents; body-color side mirrors with integrated turn signals; and 20-inch aluminum-alloy wheels in dark gray with machine finish.
An option package that includes the STARLINK 8.0-inch Multimedia Navigation system; Harman Kardon® QuantumLogic™ surround sound system with 14 speakers; Panoramic Moonroof; and retractable cargo cover is available for $2,950.
Priced at $45,445, the top-of-the-line Ascent Touring is equipped with all the features of the Limited and adds an exclusive high gloss black grille; chrome door handles; and satin chrome power-folding exterior mirrors with integrated turn signals. The unique interior includes woodgrain-pattern matte finish accent trim and Java Brown perforated leather-trimmed upholstery. Also available on select exterior colors, is Slate Black perforated leather-trimmed upholstery with silver stitching. Three-mode ventilated driver and front passenger seats are also standard on Touring.
The Touring adds the 8.0-inch Multimedia Navigation system; Harman Kardon QuantumLogic surround sound system with 14 speakers; Panoramic Moonroof; and Rain-Sensing Wipers. A standard Smart Rear-View Mirror and 180-degree front-view camera enhance forward and rear visibility.
The Ascent is built at Subaru of Indiana Automotive (SIA), a Zero-Landfill Facility in Lafayette, Indiana, along with the Impreza, Legacy, and Outback.