The automaker has announced pricing for the refreshed 2023 Subaru Ascent. The car received a bolder look, some updates to the multimedia and safety pack, and a new edition.
When the new 2023 Subaru Ascent arrives at U.S. retailers in the winter of 2022, customers will see its fresher exterior: a more prominent grille, a new front bumper cover, revised headlamps, and taillights.
When an owner of a new Ascent sits behind the wheel and starts, he/she will be able to appreciate the technology enhancements Subaru made. In particular, the model now comes with the latest version of the EyeSight Driver Assist Tech that operates smoother and under a larger range of conditions.
The 2023 pricing (MSRP + destination and delivery) is between $35,120 and $49,420 across six trim levels. Two option packages are available in addition: a $1,460 Convenience Package and a $3,550 Technology Package.
Newly standard across the line is a Wide-Angle Mono Camera, wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and a Subaru Starlink 11.6-inch Multimedia Plus system. A new 360-degree surround-view camera is available for the 2023 Ascent as well.
Moreover, a new Onyx Edition Limited trim level debuts. It brings a comprehensive list of features, including a surround-view monitor, Starlink navigation, a DriverFocus Distraction Mitigation system, multi-way power driver and front passenger seats, exterior power mirrors with memory, dual USB-A input/charge ports for 3rd-row seats, and other ‘goodies’.
Should I Buy a Subaru Ascent?
This is a decent 3-row midsize SUV for up to 8 occupants that is worth consideration of “to buy or not to buy”.
The vehicle is good both on pavement and on light off-roading due to its 8.7-inch ride height, standard all-wheel-drive, X-Mode traction management system, and hill descent control.
The vehicle has very good cargo numbers for the class: 17.8 cu.ft behind the 3rd row, 47.5 cu.ft with the 3rd row folded down, and 86.5 cu.ft with both the 2d and 3rd rows folded.
Also, there is a standard power liftgate and a storage compartment underneath the cargo floor. Besides, the model can tow up to 5,000 lbs when properly equipped.
However, the Volkswagen Atlas, for example, offers more space for the 3rd-row passengers.
The Ascent’s cabin is pleasant. Family drivers can benefit from nice and easy-to-clean interior materials. The seating in the first two rows is ample, and the third-row seats are comfortable enough for adult passengers on short travels.
The Ascent is also good for kids as well. Its LATCH system is well-completed and one of the most versatile and easiest to use.
If you want to know more, please read our previous article about the Subaru SUV