Much-criticized Subaru Ascent makes Forbes list of 10 best 3-row SUVs
The 2022 Subaru Ascension came under heavy fire recently from Consumer Reports, and they just put the family hauler on their list of the ten least reliable cars for 2022. Forbes now picks the much-criticized 2022 Ascent as one of the ten best 7-passenger SUVs for 2022.
Forbes says Ascension is number seven among the ten best 3-row SUVs. They say it offers the best passenger experience in all three rows and solid cargo-carrying capability, with family attributes like list price, fuel economyasset-safety devices and road behavior are also taken into account.
Forbes 10 Best 7-Passenger SUVs
Forbes ranks the Kia Telluride number one, followed by the Chevrolet Traverse, Jeep Grand Cherokee L, Hyundai Palisade, Volkswagen Atlas, Ford Explorer, Subaru Ascent, Mazda CX-9, Honda Pilot and Kia Sorento.
Why Forbes chose the 2022 Subaru Ascent
About the Ascent, Forbes says it’s “reasonable, economical and well-executed, the Ascent offers a wagon version of the best aspects of the Subaru brand. While the cabin and cargo space are average and the interior furnishings hardly opulent, the Ascent’s cabin is neatly outfitted in the rear, with cupholders and connectivity galore. Its generous suite of active driver aids, including adaptive cruise with lane centering, are standard on all trims, and for 2022 the Ascent earns the The coveted IIHS Top Safety Pick+ Evaluation.”
Disadvantage of the ascent
According to Forbes, “While its ride and handling are enjoyable, the Ascent’s main drawback is its powertrain, which feels quite peppy at low speeds but struggles to motivate the heavy crossover on the highway.”
Our point of view
We drove the Ascent in the high altitude colorado and had no problems even at 9000 feet. The 3-row family hauler had plenty of power on the highway and handled a high mountain pass with no problem.
Forbes states, “The Ascent is further distinguished by its standard all-wheel drive, an optional upgrade over most rivals, and its economy starting price of $33,970 with destination, which on this list is beaten only by the much smaller Kia Sorrento. .”
What is the price of Ascension 2022?
The base 2022 Subaru Ascent starts at $33,970 and Premium versions start at $36,470. The new Ascent Onyx Edition starts at $39,670. The top Limited starts at $41,270 and the top of the line Touring has a starting MSRP of $47,120. Price includes destination fee ($1,175).
What is the fuel consumption of Ascent?
The base and Premium 2022 Subaru Ascent trim levels get an EPA estimated 21/27 mpg city/highway and 23 mpg combined. Because they’re slightly heavier, the Ascent Limited and Touring trim levels get an EPA estimated 20/26 mpg city/highway and 22 mpg combined.
What kind of gas does the Ascent SUV need?
The Ascent runs on regular unleaded fuel, so you don’t need the premium or premium fuel to get the best fuel mileage.
Does the Ascent have reliability issues?
The 2019 Subaru Ascent has had more issues than any other model in the automaker’s lineup. For the 2022 model year, the automaker fixed transmission and reliability issues with the 2022 Ascent 3-row SUVs. There were no significant issues with the 2022 Subaru Ascent models, and there are no recall in 2022.
Should customers wait for Ascent 2023?
The 2023 Subaru Ascent 3-row SUV is expected to be refreshed and will arrive in the second half of 2022 as a 2023 model. unique interiors with interior fabric changes and a new exterior color. Unconfirmed reports from Subaru indicate that the Ascent may get a Wilderness trim level but will arrive after the 2023 model year. Stay tuned.
You might also like: New Subaru Reliability – Recalls This Year and What It Means for Customers
Denis Flierl has invested more than 30 years in the automotive industry in an advisory role with all major automotive brands. He is an accredited member of the Rocky Mountain Automotive Press. Check Subaru report where it covers all models of the Japanese manufacturer. More stories can be found on the Torque News Subaru page. Follow Denis on Facebook, Twitterand instagram.
Subaru Report – We have what you need! Check back tomorrow for more unique and informative SUBARU news, reviews and previews you can trust.
Leave your comments below, share the article with your friends and tweet it to your followers!
Photo credit: main image Budds Subaru