2023 Subaru Ascent facelifted, starts at $33,895

The 2023 Ascent will cost $1,100 more than its predecessor and feature a larger grille and new LED headlights. They're joined by a more aggressive front bumper with new air intakes.

The crossover receives updated wheels and taillights. The latter has bolder graphics and a bigger C-shape.

Inside, buyers will find a portrait-oriented 11.6-inch infotainment system. It replaces 6.5- and 8-inch displays and features wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.

The base model has 18-inch alloy wheels, remote keyless entry, and EyeSight Driver Assist with Adaptive Cruise Control and Lane Centering. The eight-seat crossover has a tilt/telescoping steering wheel and 19 cup and bottle holders.

The $36,495 Ascent Premium adds a power driver's seat and heated front seats. Leather-wrapped steering wheel, chrome door handles, and Blind-Spot Detection with Lane Change Assist also stand out. Body-color mirror caps, privacy glass, and dual exhaust tips enhance the exterior.

Ascent Onyx Edition starts at $41,295. It has 20-inch wheels and Crystal Black Silica accents. Seven-seat Gray StarTex interior with green contrast stitching. The model has a heated steering wheel, passive entry, and an auto-dimming rearview mirror with HomeLink.

The $46,295 Ascent Onyx Edition Limited has a 12-way power driver's seat, 4-way power front passenger seat, and 14-speaker Harman Kardon audio system. 

The latter has a new Cabin Connect function that amplifies the driver's voice for third-row passengers. Illuminated front cupholders, second-row sunshades, GPS navigation, and Surround View Monitor are also highlights.

The $41,595 Ascent Limited is similar to the Onyx Limited. It ditches the blackout look and features perforated leather with second-row heating. The model has silver contrast stitching and RAB.

Ascent Touring costs $48,195. It has a new grille, chrome door handles, rain-sensing wipers, and chrome mirror caps. The range-topper has heated and ventilated Java Brown Nappa leather seats up front. Woodgrain trim, ambient lighting, and a panoramic moonroof are also included.

All 2023 Ascents are powered by a turbocharged 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine producing 260 hp and 277 lb-ft of torque. It has a CVT and all-wheel drive.