For the 2023 model year, Subaru has introduced a facelift for the Ascent. The Subaru Ascent will be available in five trim levels in 2023, including a redesigned Onyx Edition. The outside of that vehicle is blacked out, and the 20-inch wheels have a black finish. A standard panoramic moonroof and water-repellent StarTex seats with fresh green contrast stitching are also available.
The Subaru Onyx Edition, which debuted in 2022, has been revised to include more standard equipment as well as a new option package that includes GPS, Cabin Connect, a 12-way driver's seat, second-row sunshades, heated outboard rear seats, and more. On the outside, the Onyx Edition features black accents, 20-inch black wheels, and special badging.
Design wise, a larger grille flanked by new LED headlights and a more aggressive front bumper with new intakes give the updated Ascent crossover a fresh look.
The crossover also gets new taillights and redesigned wheels. The latter has a more pronounced C-shape and stronger graphics.
The old 6.5- and 8-inch infotainment systems have been replaced by a new standard 11.6-inch display with a portrait orientation in the interior. The new system has specialized climate and multimedia controls, as well as wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity.
The crossover is equipped with the most recent version of the EyeSight driver assistance technology. On Ascent cars equipped with blind-spot recognition, lane change assist, and rear cross-traffic alert in 2023, Subaru will also offer automated emergency steering. The technology can assist the driver in steering the car to avoid a collision at speeds of less than 80 kilometers per hour. Subaru's optional Surround View Monitor, which gives a 360-degree overhead view of the vehicle, adds to the vehicle's safety.
A classic turbocharged 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine with 260 horsepower and 375 Nm of torque provides the power. It's mated to a continuously variable transmission and an all-wheel-drive system that's standard.
The 2023 Subaru Ascent will be available in stores this September. Pricing will be revealed closer to the debut, but expect it to be slightly more expensive than its predecessor, which started at $32,795.