Because Ascent is not setting the world on fire, Subaru of America (SOA) announced pricing for the 2022 Ascent 3-Row family hauler would remain unchanged for the new model year. Subaru did raise the destination and delivery fee to $1,125, so pricing effectively goes up $75 on each trim level.
What are the Ascent changes for the 2022 model year?
SOA just announced the 2022 Ascent Onyx Edition for its U.S. customers. The new model is equipped with black-finish exterior elements, badging, and 20-inch alloy wheels. The new model is equipped with black-finish exterior elements, badging, and 20-inch alloy wheels. The seats are wrapped in Subaru StarTex water-repellant material for durability and easy clean up on the inside.
The 2022 Ascent is in the fourth year of its life cycle and was due for a refresh. But except for the all-new 2022 Ascent Onyx Edition trim level, Subaru of America stands pat with no significant upgrades over the 2021 models.
The Onyx Edition comes standard with reverse automatic braking, hands-free power rear gate, heated steering wheel, and keyless access with push-button start. A single option package is available for Onyx Edition ($2,200), including a panoramic moonroof, navigation, and retractable cargo cover.
What is the price of the 2022 Ascent?
The 2022 Subaru Ascent base starts at $33,420, and Premium trims begin at $35,920. The new Ascent Onyx Edition starts at $39,120. The upper Limited starts at $40,720, and the top-trim Touring has a starting MSRP of $46,570. Pricing includes destination fees.
Subaru upgraded all Ascent trim levels last year with steering responsive LED headlights. They also come with high beam assist for improved nighttime visibility, advanced adaptive cruise control, lane-centering and lane keep assist, and second-and third-row seat belt reminder.
The 2022 Ascent Premium features standard all-wheel-drive, X-Mode, EyeSight driver assist safety tech, and unique spill-repellent cloth upholstery. It gets upgrades for families like the all-weather package with heated exterior mirrors and heated front seats, and windshield wiper de-icer.
Options on the Premium trim include second-row captain chairs, 20-inch wheels in a dark gray machine finish, and a power rear gate with height memory. Keyless access with push-button start, auto-dimming rearview compass mirror, panoramic moonroof, navigation, and a stow-able cargo cover are other features families can get.
Customers can load up the Ascent Premium trim with features and still keep the family hauler under $40,000.
If you want a bit more luxury, the Limited trim comes with leather seats, a 10-way power driver seat, second-row retractable sunshades, two additional USB charging ports, and heated second-row seating, and a heated steering wheel.
The Ascent 3-Row family hauler doesn’t get a refresh, but the 2022 Subaru Ascent Onyx Edition is a new trim level, and all models should arrive at Subaru showrooms this summer.
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