Is the 2023 Subaru Ascent Good for Families?

December 15th, 2022 by

2023 Subaru Ascent

Buying the right SUV for your family may seem complicated. Not only must the car handle well while on the road but possess optimal features for both the driver and passengers. The 2023 Subaru Ascent has a variety of trims and a spacious interior that’s sure to meet you and your family’s needs.


In addition to the basic model, the 2023 Subaru Ascent has four trims:

  • Premium
  • Onyx
  • Limited
  • Touring

All trims share the same turbocharged 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine, with 260 horsepower and 277 lb-ft of torque. It has a maximum towing capacity of 5,000 lbs. All trims possess X-Mode and Hill Descent functions, that increase power to the rear wheels when moving down an incline. The Onyx trim adds dual-mode, a second X-Mode setting for driving through snow or mud.

Technology and Convenience

All trims of the 2023 Subaru Ascent possess a long list of shared standard technology features. Components include, but are not limited to:

  • 6-inch touchscreen
  • Auxiliary audio port
  • Front and rear USB- A and USB-C ports
  • Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay® compatibility

The premium adds push-button start and proximity unlocking as standard features, while the Limited adds a USB-A port in the third row. The Touring adds all standard and optional features in the Limited trim, and adds a 120-volt outlet and ventilated front seats.


All trims contain safety features like:

  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Forward collision warning
  • Lane centering
  • Rear backup camera

The Premium trim includes blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic detection as standard features, and the Onyx trim adds reverse automatic emergency braking. The Limited detects distracted driving behaviors using the Subaru’s DriverFocus’ facial recognition. The Touring’s most notable safety feature is its camera-operated Smart Rearview Mirror, which replaces a conventional rearview mirror with live video footage of the area behind the vehicle.

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