Meet the 2023 Subaru Ascent, Made for Your Outdoor Adventures Outside Boston

Do you need a safe, reliable, and well-equipped three-row SUV for your family travels around Boston and beyond? With the new 2023 Subaru Ascent, you'll have the complete package, and better yet, this is the kind of family vehicle that's ready for all kinds of Boston area traffic and weather and with any long road trips you have planned. See if the new 2023 Ascent is the way to go, and visit our Natick, MA Subaru dealership today to get started on a test drive.

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What's New With the 2023 Subaru Ascent?

The Ascent is the latest model to join the Subaru lineup, and that happened just a few years ago, so there hasn't yet been a demand for a full-on redesign or even a major overhaul with the features, tech, and styling. Still, the 2023 Ascent gets a brand-new Onyx Edition, mostly for stylistic alterations with special rims and blacked-out exterior trimming. Additionally, this new edition adds features like a rear power liftgate, a heated steering wheel, and rear automatic emergency braking.

What's The Performance Like With the 2023 Subaru Ascent?

All editions of the new 2023 Ascent are powered by a turbocharged 2.4-liter four-cylinder, producing 260 horsepower with 277 pound-feet of torque. The highlight, as with any new Subaru, is the standard all-wheel drive system. This system not only saves you money you'd otherwise spend for that recommended feature but also provides the necessary levels of traction and control that you need for traveling around Boston during rough spells of icy and snowy winter weather.

What Kinds of Features are in the 2023 Subaru Ascent?

The Ascent is a unique Subaru as the only three-row model in the lineup, and it has some exclusive features like 19 total cupholders that you won't find in any other SUV here in Natick, MA. But this is also a Subaru, which means you can expect easy-to-use infotainment touchscreen controls, smartphone integration, and other tech features. You'll also get a standard complement of Subaru EyeSight® safety features, such as adaptive cruise control and lane-keeping assist.

Standard Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive and up to 27 MPG**

Designed for optimal balance and an even distribution of power for maximum traction, standard Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive makes for exceptional stability, impressive efficiency, and a quick response to driving conditions.

The standard direct-injection turbocharged SUBARU BOXER® engine combines the power of turbocharging and the efficiency of direct injection to deliver 260 horsepower. With over 500 miles of highway driving range, almost any destination is within reach. 

EyeSight has been found to reduce the rate of rear-end crashes with injuries by up to 85%.

EyeSight has been found to reduce the rate of rear-end crashes with injuries by up to 85%.

EyeSight monitors traffic movement, optimizes cruise control, and warns you when you're swaying outside your lane. The automatic Pre-Collision Braking feature can even apply full braking force and bring you to a complete stop in emergency situations. It's just one of the reasons why the Ascent received the highest possible rating for front crash prevention from IIHS.

Standard on: All models

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A STARLINK Multimedia system with Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ integration comes standard on the Ascent. To make it even easier to select entertainment and view navigation, a high-resolution 11.6-inch touchscreen is also available. Wireless pairing and hands-free smartphone operation allow for safe and easy connection to your favorite apps and content, and you can access news, navigation, music, podcasts, and more through available cloud-based STARLINK apps and SiriusXM®[16].

STARLINK Multimedia standard on:  All models

11.6-inch Touchscreen standard on: Premium, Sport, Limited, Limited XT, and Touring XT

Learn more about SUBARU STARLINK Multimedia 

SUBARU STARLINK® Safety and Security

STARLINK Safety and Security offers an array of connected services to help keep you and your Legacy safe whether you're in your vehicle, at your computer, or on your smartphone. Advanced Automatic Collision Notification will alert an operator in the event of an accident, and SOS Emergency Assistance can get you roadside help at the push of a button. Remote Engine Start with Climate Control, accessible via your smartphone, ensures your Legacy is always ready and comfortable.There are also STARLINK Concierge services for personal assistance with tasks like navigation, restaurant reservations, and scheduling service appointments.

Available on: Premium, Sport, Limited, Limited XT, and Touring XT

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Active Safety for Added Awareness

A suite of active safety features is available on the 2021 Ascent, all working together to keep you and your family safe. The available Blind-Spot Detection system warns you with a visual indicator in each side mirror if it senses a vehicle in your blind spots. Available Rear Cross-Traffic Alert helps warn you of traffic approaching from the side as you are backing up. And with available Reverse Automatic Braking, the Ascent can even stop itself to help avoid objects behind you.

Blind-Spot Detection and Rear Cross-Traffic Alert Standard on: Premium, Limited, Touring

Reverse Automatic Braking Standard on: Limited, Touring

Reverse Automatic Braking Available on: Premium

All-Around Awareness

The available Smart Rear-View Mirror uses a dedicated camera to maintain visibility when the view behind is obstructed, while a standard Rear-Vision Camera provides extra safety when reversing. And an available 180-degree Front-View Monitor gives the same confidence that your path ahead is safe and clear.

LED Steering Responsive Headlights and High Beam Assist

Get a clearer look around every bend with standard LED Steering Responsive Headlights, which actively track in the direction of a turn to enhance visibility. Available High Beam Assist can automatically switch the headlights between the high and low settings when an oncoming vehicle is detected, enhancing safety for both you and other drivers on the road.

Come to Cityside Subaru

If you're interested in learning more about the new Ascent, we invite you to see what it's like from behind the wheel. Our friendly sales team is here to help you find the right model for you without any pressure. Contact our sales team today, and they would be happy to schedule a test drive for you so that a new Ascent is ready and waiting for your arrival!

See what the Subaru Ascent is all about by visiting us at Cityside Subaru today. Alternatively, you can check out our new Subaru models along with our available used Subaru models.