2022 Subaru Ascent

If you're looking for an eight-seater SUV that's packed with features and power, you won't go wrong with the Subaru Ascent. Taking its position at the high point of the carmaker's crossover range, it's a model that's enjoyed strong sales figures throughout its production life. The latest 2022 Subaru Ascent has just been released, and it builds on the strong foundations of its predecessors to deliver perhaps the most attractive Subaru SUV yet. Here are the key highlights you could enjoy with a test drive.

High Turbo Engine Power

An SUV of the Ascent's size needs to pack a punch under the hood, and the 2.4L turbo flat-four engine that's supplied in every vehicle steps up to the plate. Delivering a hefty 260 horsepower and 277lb-ft of torque, the powertrain ensures there's always plenty of performance in reserve no matter how hard you push this Subaru. The output is passed through a continuously variable transmission (CVT) for smooth and unbroken acceleration, reaching all-wheel drive as standard to ensure the Ascent can handle tough conditions with ease.

Performance and Fuel Economy

The quality of the powertrain is clearly shown in two important performance figures. First, the Ascent can race from 0-100kmh in a shade over seven seconds, an impressive achievement for an SUV of this size. Second, the healthy torque output delivers a maximum towing capacity of 2,449kg, a total to rival many a smaller pickup.

But these admirable figures don't come with a high cost at the fuel pump. The official highway rating of the 2022 Subaru Ascent is a frugal 8.7L / 100km, making this one of the most economical eight-seater SUVs you could hope to drive.

Interior Comfort and Infotainment

The interior of the Ascent is as comfortable as it is spacious, with options such as leather heated seats and a panoramic sunroof adding to the overall upscale feel. But it's in the infotainment where the Ascent really shows its quality. The base trim is fitted with a 6.5" touchscreen display, but every other model boosts the size to a much more generous 8". Smartphone integration is handled by Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and Bluetooth across the range, while multiple USB ports are scattered through the cabin to keep all passengers' devices charged. And lastly, in-built navigation is available as an option to put the icing on the cake.

Active Safety and Driver Assist Technology

As with all modern Subaru vehicles, the Ascent is supplied with the advanced EyeSight suite of active safety and driver assist technologies. Key standard and available highlights include:

- Forward collision warnings complete with automatic emergency braking.
- Rear emergency braking system.
- Lane departure warnings with switchable keep assist.
- Blind spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alerts.
- Adaptive cruise control.

Discover the 2022 Subaru Ascent in Edmonton

Experience the spacious comfort and power of the 2022 Subaru Ascent with a test drive from our Edmonton location. Subaru has always led the pack in SUV features and value, but with the 2022 Ascent they've pushed the bar higher than ever before.