The Ascent is an all-new crossover from the Japanese manufacturer which originally came as a 2019-year model. The 2023 Subaru Ascent will represent the second production year. Most of us wouldn’t expect bigger changes in such a short period, but some unofficial reports suggest a couple of interesting changes for this crossover. Some of them are new transmission and more standard features. Other than that, there is a chance to see new wheels designs and a few more color options. Despite a few potential changes, we expect to see this model late in the next year.
- Excellent handling
- Attractive cabin design
- Lots of tech features
- Efficient engine
- CVT is not impressive
- Tight third row
The Ascent is something completely new from Subaru. It is a mid-size crossover that came with significant improvement in terms of style. It adopts the brand’s newest design language, previewed by the Viziv concept. Therefore, it looks far more attractive than the previous styling philosophy. Another great thing about the new model is a new platform. Subaru’s new Global architecture brings improvements in efficiency, driving characteristics and much more. Given all the new technologies and design solutions that came with this mid-size crossover, we are pretty sure that 2023 Subaru Ascent won’t feature too many changes. Eventually, we could see a few more color options in the offer, as well as new wheels designs.
This aspect is especially important. With the new Ascent, Subaru made a huge departure from the previous models, in aspects such as interior styling and quality. In the past, this manufacturer was known for amazing driving characteristics, but the interior has never been attractive and, we would say, mainstream enough to attract a wider range of customers, those drivers that prefer stylish interiors as you can find in Toyota Highlander, Honda Pilot and similar models. The Ascent comes with significant improvements in dashboard design, with more style, better materials choice etc. Additionally, there is a long list of standard equipment, which could easily be expanded with the next-year 2023 Subaru Ascent model. We could see more driver aids in base models, systems like automatic high beams, rear cross traffic alert, blind spot monitoring etc.
Engine of new 2023 Subaru Ascent
The core of 2023 Subaru Ascent will be the same, recently-introduced turbo inline-four that replaces the older-generation V6. A new engine is very efficient and promises pretty good performances. It delivers around 260 horsepower and 280 pound-feet of torque, which are pretty amazing numbers for a four-cylinder engine. However, it comes paired with a CVT gearbox, which works okay, but definitely can’t use all the potential from this powerful engine. Therefore, Subaru will offer a manual transmission in the future as well, according to various unofficial reports.
2020 Subaru Ascent Release Date and Price
Expect to see 2023 Subaru Ascent in the usual time of the year, which means late 2019 in this case. Price shouldn’t changes, so base models will go around $32,000.