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2023 Subaru Ascent Configurator Is Live And More New Details For Shoppers

The 2023 Subaru Ascent is available now for SUV shoppers to order. Subaru of America now has a new configurator for customers to see which 2023 Ascent family hauler trim is best for them. Check out the Ascent here if you are shopping for a new 3-Row SUV.


When will customers be able to order the 2023 Subaru Ascent? The newly-redesigned Ascent is arriving this Fall.

What's new for 2023? The 2023 Ascent gets significant new upgrades, and there is also a new 2023 Ascent Onyx Edition Limited trim level for U.S. customers. Check out the complete model guide here.

Which of the six trim levels is the best for you? Subaru of America put a newly-upgraded 2023 Ascent configurator tool online to check each trim level with standard features, color selection, packages, accessories, and images of each 2023 model change.

2023 Subaru Ascent features, upgrades, pricing

What is the price of the 2023 Subaru Ascent?

The 2023 Subaru Ascent base starts at $35,120, and Premium trims begin at $39,180. The Ascent Onyx Edition starts at $42,520, the upper Limited starts at $42,820, the new Ascent Onyx Edition Limited is priced at $47,520, and the top-trim Touring has a starting MSRP of $49,420. Pricing includes destination and delivery fees ($1,225).

How much did the 2023 Subaru Ascent trim levels increase in price?

The Base trim gets a $1,150 price increase, Premium +$2,710, Onyx Edition +$2,850, Limited +$1,550, and Touring +$2,300.

Is the 2023 Ascent a good value for sports car shoppers? The remodeled Subaru Ascent comes with added safety and all-weather all-terrain upgrades for active families.

2023 Subaru Ascent features, upgrades, pricing

What sets the Ascent apart from other 3-Row SUVs?

The 2023 Subaru Ascent is designed for families with active lifestyles. The family hauler comes standard with Subaru's Symmetrical all-wheel-drive, 8.7-inches of ground clearance, and X-Mode and dual-function X-Mode for improved off-pavement, mud, sand, snow, and dirt road capability. Ascent also gets the highest Top Safety Pick+ crash scores from the IIHS.

Among midsize SUVs in the new side crash test conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), the Ascent was one of the models earning the highest "Good" rating.

Which Ascent trim offers the best value?

Many 3-Row SUV shoppers will land on the Ascent Premium, which offers the best value under $40,000. The Premium trim offers new features, upgrades, and all-weather performance for most families.

Active families will want the Ascent Onyx Edition, Limited, and Touring trim levels with its newly-added dual-function X-Mode with Hill Descent Control. Dual-function X-Mode capabilities include Snow/Dirt and Deep Snow/Mud settings to optimize all-wheel-drive performance for the enhanced all-weather, off-pavement trail, and beach-going ability.

2023 Subaru Ascent features, upgrades, pricing
What is the tow rating for the 2023 Ascent?

The Ascent is the largest SUV Subaru has ever built. As expected, it has the most significant towing capacity. All Ascent trim levels except for the Base trim (2,000 lbs) can pull up to 5,000 lbs.

What is the 2023 Ascent fuel mileage?

The 2023 Subaru Ascent base and Premium trim levels get an EPA estimated 20/26 city/highway mpg and 22 combined mpg. The 2023 Ascent Limited, Touring, Onyx Edition, and new Onyx Edition Limited trim levels get an EPA estimated 19/25 city/highway mpg and 21 combined mpg.

When will the new Ascent be available for U.S. customers?

The 2023 Subaru Ascent is available now for SUV shoppers to order. The new online configurator allows customers to build the Ascent with the features, upgrades, and trim level and see pricing before they visit a Subaru retailer.

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