2022 Ascent Family Hauler Is Only One Of Two Subaru Models Up In Sales This Year
Should you buy the 2022 Ascent or wait for the refreshed 2023 models? The refreshed 2023 Subaru Ascent arrives this Fall, but customers aren't waiting for the newly-upgraded 3-Row family hauler. Subaru of America (SOA) reports that 2022 Ascent sales dropped slightly in July but are up through the first seven months of 2022.
SOA says they delivered 4,489 Ascent family haulers to customers in July, an 11.0 percent drop compared with July 2021 (5,044). But the Ascent is only one of two models in the lineup that are up in sales through the first seven months of the year. Ascent is up 6.0 percent, and the Crosstrek is up 8.4 percent year-to-date in a challenging year due to microchip shortages and supply chain issues.
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"While we continue to feel the effects of the ongoing supply chain issues, we are focused on delivering the high-quality vehicles Subaru is known for," said Jeff Walters, Senior Vice President of Sales.
What sets the 2022 Ascent apart from the competition?
The Ascent comes standard with Subaru's Symmetrical all-wheel-drive, 8.7-inches of ground clearance, and X-Mode for improved off-pavement, snow and mud, and dirt road capability. Ascent also gets the highest Top Safety Pick+ crash scores from the IIHS.
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Which Subaru Ascent trim levels offer seating for eight?
The Touring and Onyx Edition trim levels are limited to 7-seat configurations and come with Captains Chairs. Seating for eight is available in the base model with the 2022 Subaru Ascent. The 2022 Ascent Premium and Limited are available with either 7- or 8-passenger seating.
What is the price of the 2022 Ascent?
The 2022 Subaru Ascent base starts at $33,970, and Premium trims begin at $36,470. The new Ascent Onyx Edition starts at $39,670. The upper Limited trim level starts at $41,270, and the top-trim Touring has a starting MSRP of $47,120. Pricing includes destination fees ($1,175).
Should customers wait for the 2023 Ascent?
Customers in the U.S. who can wait a few months may want to hang tight for the newly-upgraded 2023 Ascent 3-Row SUV. The 2023 Ascent receives a refresh with new features and upgrades. Ascent gets contemporary exterior styling, new safety tech, and new technology upgrades inside. The Onyx Edition also gets further improvements.
When will the 2023 Ascent be available?
The new refreshed 2023 Subaru Ascent arrives in Subaru showrooms this Fall. Pricing will be announced closer to the retail launch and should open up orders soon. Check out the complete details below.
The 2022 Subaru Ascent is only one of two models in the Subaru lineup that are up in sales for 2022 before the newly-refreshed 2023 trim levels arrive.
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