Subaru’s biggest SUV originally arrived a couple of years ago, so it’s time to talk about first updates. At this point, things are pretty much unknown, especially if we consider the fact that this is the first generation of the model, so we are not familiar with its typical productions. Still, we can make some predictions, based on Subaru’s typical practice. Therefore, the 2022 Subaru Ascent could easily come with some more notable updates.
This will be the fourth production year of the Ascent and most Subaru models come with more notable updates in the fourth year of production. Therefore, we may see some novelties in terms of styling, interior design and features. However, don’t expect too much, as this company is well-known for its very conservative approach in terms of updates. The engine lineup will certainly remain the same. Considering the possible updates, the 2022 Subaru Ascent release date could be scheduled for a little bit earlier date than usual, but still some time in the second half of 2021.
2022 Subaru Ascent Design
Despite that we expect to see some interesting novelties for the next year, the 2022 Subaru Ascent changes would be rather subtle. The overall design approach will certainly remain the same, so you may count on familiar mechanics, based on Subaru’s latest modular architecture, which underprints pretty much the entire lineup of this carmaker.
On the other side, we count on some styling changes. Most likely, they will be pretty subtle, as that’s the way Subaru does things. We could see some slight revisions to the front end, in terms of the grille and bumper. Also, we count on typical mid-cycle updates, such as new color options, wheels designs and similar things. Still, most of the things are about to remain untouched.
The number of 2022 Subaru Ascent cup holders probably won’t be different compared to the current model but we certainly expect to see a couple of changes for the next year. Still, the cabin layout probably won’t change, especially if we consider that the current one looks pretty impressive. It is super-practical and looks great at the same time. Moreover, the overall quality is pretty impressive. Therefore, the best we could see are novelties in terms of new color schemes and similar things.
On the other side, the overall cabin layout and size will certainly remain the same. This crossover comes with three rows and all of them are quite comfortable. Of course, it’s not the most spacious model in class but certainly offers a sufficient amount of passenger room in all rows. The third one also seems quite adult-friendly. Also, the cargo area offers above-average numbers for the class. You may count on about 19 cubic feet behind the third row, 47.5 behind the second and 86.5 of the overall cargo volume.
Of course, we count on a big portion of novelties in this aspect as well. Subaru usually brings new features every year, so the upcoming 2021 model year gets things like advanced adaptive cruise control with lane centering and lane keep assist, steering-responsive headlights, and third-row seat belt reminder.
Therefore, novelties in this aspect seem certain. Still, keep in mind that the current model already seems pretty impressive in this aspect. The list of standard equipment already includes things like three-zone climate control, a 6.5-inch touch screen, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, six speakers, satellite radio, Bluetooth, and four USB ports. In higher trim levels, you can also get goodies like second-row climate controls, remote engine start, proximity keyless entry, push-button start, an 8-inch touch screen, a Wi-Fi hot spot, two USB ports in the third row, navigation, and a 14-speaker Harman Kardon audio system.
2022 Subaru Ascent Engine
Updates are expected in many ways but the 2022 Subaru Ascent engine is about to remain the same. Therefore, you may count on a familiar 2.4-liter turbo-four, which features a max output of 260 horsepower and 277 pound-feet of torque. It comes in pair with a CVT gearbox and, of course, with standard all-wheel drive. Driving dynamics are pretty great and the amount of power is more than sufficient for any kind of driving style.
Besides solid performances, this engine is also characterized by a pretty impressive fuel economy. You may count on about 21 mpg in the city and 27 mpg on the highway, which is really amazing for an AWD model in the class of mid-size crossovers.
2022 Subaru Ascent Release Date and Price
Given the possible update, we presume that the new model could arrive a little bit earlier than usual. Still, we don’t expect to see it before the second half of next year. When it comes to the 2022 Subaru Ascent price, the current model starts around 33.000 dollars and we don’t expect a significant increase for the next year. Key competitors are models like Honda Pilot, Toyota Highlander, Mazda CX-9 etc.