2023 Subaru Ascent First Look:  A New Onyx Trim

2023 Subaru Ascent

Subaru's Ascent sports a wider, taller grille, new LED headlights, revamped C-shaped taillights, and a reworked lower front bumper with air vents to boost aerodynamics. 

What's New?

The EyeSight Driver Assist Technology has been improved for smoother performance "under a greater range of conditions" with a wider field of view, new software, an updated wide-angle camera, and a new electric brake booster. 

A new Cabin Connect PA system can override the back speakers with a patch-in from an overhead console microphone near the driver, but it's only available on Touring models and as an option on lower trims.

The Onyx Edition has black exterior trim, darker badging, and 20-inch black aluminum-alloy wheels. Inside, the Onyx has water-repellent seats with green stitching and a motorized sunroof, standard on the Touring and available on the Limited. 

The Onyx Edition

Onyx, Limited, and Touring trims have standard dual-function X-Mode with hill descent control, Snow/Dirt, and Deep Snow/Mud settings.

A 260-hp turbocharged 2.4-liter flat-four engine is standard, paired with an eight-speed manual mode and all-wheel drive with 8.7 inches of ground clearance.

Other Standard Equipment

Most variants have 18-inch wheels, a rearview camera with a washer, elevated roof rails, and tri-zone climate control. Standard Trailer Stability Assist tows up to 5,000 pounds.

The 2023 Ascent has an 11.6-inch touchscreen, Apple Carplay, Android Auto connectivity, 19 cupholders, and a seat belt reminder for all three rows. It has 7 or 8 seats across three rows that, when folded, provide 75.6 cubic feet of cargo space.