2022 Subaru Outback vs Subaru Ascent Comparison in Huntington Beach, CA

If there's one thing you don't have to worry about with the Subaru SUV lineup, it's having a lack of options. If you ask us, there's no wrong choice in the Subaru SUV lineup with models of all different shapes and sizes, each offering their own unique advantages to drivers. The Subaru Outback and Ascent are regularly two of the most popular models in the entire Subaru lineup, and their respective 2022 models have plenty to offer drivers.

We'll be taking a closer look at the new 2022 Subaru Outback and the 2022 Subaru Ascent and comparing them to see which model has advantages in which areas of value. In this research review, we'll cover the important specifications and features of the 2022 Outback and 2022 Ascent that you need to know, from their design elements to their interior space, the technology found inside, and more. Learn about the new 2022 Subaru Outback and 2022 Subaru Ascent, below.

2022 Subaru Outback vs Subaru Ascent Exterior

2022 Subaru Outback VS 2022 Subaru Ascent: Design & Features

Some fundamental differences between the 2022 Outback and 2022 Ascent are their designs and what each model is trying to accomplish. The 2022 Outback is the most adventurous Outback model ever with features tailored for off-road utility and versatility. The 2022 Ascent, on the other hand, is the biggest Subaru SUV ever with three-rows of passenger seats and substantially more cargo and passenger space than the 2022 Outback -- 153.5 cubic feet and a maximum of 86.5 cubic feet, respectively, for the Ascent. The 2022 Outback sports 109 cubic feet in passenger space and a maximum of 75.7 cubic feet of passenger space.. Even so, the two Subaru SUVs have a lot in common when it comes to design. They both come standard with LED Steering Responsive Headlights, raised roof rails, and both have an available power tilt/sliding glass moonroof to open up the interior and give your passengers an amazing sky view. However, only the Outback offers available Nappa Leather-Trimmed Upholstery, and the Ascent offers second-row Captain's seating. Whichever Subaru SUV you decide on, you're getting a sharply-designed model with plenty of features.

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2022 Subaru Outback vs Subaru Ascent Interior

2022 Subaru Outback VS 2022 Subaru Ascent: Technology

In the technology department, the Subaru Outback and Subaru Ascent again have a lot in common with features like Apple CarPlay & Android Auto, Bluetooth®audio streaming and phone connectivity, and STARLINK cloud-based applications all coming standard. One difference is that where the 2022 Outback has dual 7" LCD touchscreen displays, the 2022 Ascent comes standard with one 6.5" display. Both offer available 4G LTE Wi-Fi capability so you and your passengers can stay connected even on the road, but the 2022 Ascent does have a bigger standard sound system with six speakers compared to the four speaker system of the 2022 Outback. If having the latest technology features is important to you, you can't go wrong with either the Subaru Outback or Subaru Ascent.

2022 Subaru Outback VS 2022 Subaru Ascent: Safety

In the safety category, you won't find either the 2022 Subaru Outback or 2022 Subaru Ascent lacking in any way. Both models have been engineered with safety as the primary focus, evidenced by both Subaru SUVs earning five-star overall safety ratings from the NHTSA, the best rating possible. But, that's not all. The 2022 Outback and 2022 Ascent both come standard with EyeSight® Driver Assist Technology that helps prevent and mitigate accidents and collisions with advanced technology. They mostly have the same standard features, such as pre-collision braking, advanced adaptive cruise control, and lane departure and sway warning. But, whereas the 2022 Outback has standard Lane Keep Assist, the 2022 Ascent comes standard with pre-collision throttle management. Both Subaru SUVs also come standard with high-beam assist and daytime running lights for greater visibility on the road. Rest assured, both Subaru SUVs carry with them a fierce commitment to safety.

2022 Subaru Outback vs Subaru Ascent Features

2022 Subaru Outback VS 2022 Subaru Ascent: Performance

Underneath the hood, we see that the larger 2022 Subaru Ascent also has a bit more muscle behind it as well. The 2022 Subaru Outback comes standard with a 2.5-liter SUBARU BOXER DOHC engine that offers a solid output of 182 horsepower and 176 lb/ft. Certainly nothing to scoff at, but the 2022 Subaru Ascent comes standard with a 2.4-liter turbocharged SUBARU BOXER DOHC engine that ups the performance to 260 horsepower and 277 lb/ft of torque. With this extra power, the 2022 Ascent can tow up to 5,000 lbs. when properly equipped while the 2022 Outback maxes out at 3,500 lbs. But, both Subaru SUV models come standard with the Lineartronic® CVT transmission and Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive so you can stay in control in even the most treacherous road conditions.

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2022 Subaru Outback VS 2022 Subaru Ascent: Price

Lastly, we'll look at the sticker price of these two impressive Subaru SUVs. Subaru is known for offering affordable models that retain their value as well as any car on the market, and the 2022 Outback and 2022 Ascent are no different. The 2022 Subaru Outback has a starting MSRP of $26,945 while the 2022 Subaru Ascent, because of its larger size and bigger engine, begins at $32,295. No matter which Subaru SUV model you decide is the right one for you, you're sure to get a great deal on an SUV model that has got space, performance, technology, and safety to offer.

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2022 Subaru Outback2022 Subaru Ascent
$26,945Starting MSRP*$32,295
5 PassengersSeating Capacity8 Passengers
109 Cubic FeetPassenger Volume (Standard)153.5 Cubic Feet
32.5-75.7 Cubic FeetCargo Capacity (Standard-Max)47.5-86.5 Cubic Feet
2.5-Liter SUBARU BOXER 4-CylinderStandard Engine2.4-Liter Turbocharged SUBARU BOXER 4-Cylinder
182 HP / 176 lb/ftStandard Performance Output (Horsepower/Torque)260 HP / 277 lb/ft
StandardSymmetrical All-Wheel DriveStandard
33 MPG / 26 MPGStandard Fuel Economy (City / Highway)27 MPG / 21 MPG
StandardEyeSight Driver Assist TechnologyStandard
5/5 StarsNHTSA Overall Safety Rating5/5 Stars

*Manufacturer's suggested retail price does not include destination and delivery charges, tax, title and registration fees. Destination and delivery includes handling and inland freight fees and may vary in some states. Prices, specifications, options, features and models subject to change without notice.