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It’s time to check out the new Subaru Ascent because it got more than just an attractive makeover. The 2023 Subaru Ascent is loaded with new tech and more standard features to provide more than enough value to match its fresh face. 

2023 Subaru Ascent: What’s new? 

The 2023 Subaru Ascent on the road
2023 Subaru Ascent | Subaru

You might not recognize the 2023 Subaru Ascent with its updated style that provides a more confident look. The grille is larger, and the new LED headlights wrap around the corners for a prominent stance. 

Plus, the front bumper is larger and incorporates lower-edge air ducts to improve aerodynamic flow. The rear features updated Konoji C-shaped headlights. Also, the Oynx Edition adds 20-inch black-finish aluminum-alloy wheels. 

The interior of the Oynx Edition includes StarTex water-repellent seats with green contrast stitching and other black finishes to complete the look. The panoramic glass moonroof is now standard with this trim. 

Is the Subaru Ascent better for off-roading? 

Yes, the 2023 Subaru Ascent gained some off-roading enhancements. However, it still uses the same 2.4-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine with 260 hp and 277 lb-ft of torque. 

It can tow up to 5,000 lbs and accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in about 6.9 seconds. Trailer Stability Control is standard. 

The Subaru high-torque Lineartronic CVT system comes standard and includes an 8-speed manual mode and steering-wheel-mounted paddle shifters to give drivers more control. 

The Subaru Symmetrical AWD system and X-Mode with Hill Descent Control and Active Torque Vectoring are standard across all trims. Plus, the Ascent has an 8.7-inch ground clearance for climbing over obstacles. 

High trim levels include the dual-mode X-MODE system with Hill Descent Control. It has extra off-roading modes for SNOW/DIRT and DEEP SNOW/MODE to optimize its performance in inclement weather situations. 

The 180-degree front view camera and surround-view monitor system enhance visibility to help drivers navigate through tight areas in the city and in the wild. Plus, the standard rear view camera now includes a washer for clear views. 

Is the 2023 Ascent more luxurious? 

2023 Subaru Ascent on the road
2023 Subaru Ascent | Subaru

Yes, the 2023 Subaru Ascent is loaded with luxurious features such as tri-zone climate control, optional captain’s chairs, a power liftgate, ventilated seats, leather upholstery, wood-grain matte-finished accents, and chrome accents. 

We’re excited to see the 11.6-inch multimedia system that comes with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The digital gauge cluster displays crucial information, and the Cabin Connect feature picks up voices in the front and plays them through the rear speakers. 

Each Subaru Ascent model comes with Steering Responsive LED headlights with high-beam assist. You can opt for blind-spot assistance, lane-change assist, and rear-cross traffic alert. Privacy glass in the rear is also optional. 

With the All-Weather package, you can stay toasty with heated side mirrors, heated seats, and a windshield deicer. You can opt for a heated steering wheel as well. 

Pricing for the 2023 Subaru Ascent hasn’t been released, but we will update you as soon as we have the official numbers. The 2022 Ascent starts at $32,795. The 2023 model may increase by a few hundred bucks to cover the upgrades. 


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