Subaru’s largest SUV has been around for almost five years but it still has so many great things to offer. With that said, the last year’s update made things even better. So, we are pretty sure that the current generation will remain in production for another year or two. We expect to see a familiar design and the 2025 Subaru Ascent is likely to be a typical carryover model. Still, we won’t exclude the possibility of seeing minor tweaks, such as a few additions to the list of standard equipment.
In any case, the overall design will remain the same, which means that you may count on a well-rounded SUV, which has so many great things to offer, starting from the spacious and well-equipped cabin. This SUV also offers pretty respectable off-road performance, while the on-road manners are all about comfort and smoothness. Of course, it’s hard not to like Subaru’s well-known all-wheel drive system, which ensures great traction in all weather conditions.
With no bigger changes to come, we presume that the 2025 Subaru Ascent is about to arrive sometime in the quarter of the year.
2025 Subaru Ascent Design
As mentioned, the next year’s Ascent will most likely be a typical carryover model. We are about to see a familiar design, pretty much the same as the initial version, with a couple of updates that were introduced with the 2023 model year. This primarily refers to the aesthetics, as the last year’s refresh received a new front-end design, with slight revisions in areas like the grille, headlights etc. A few tweaks were seen on the rear end as well, but the overall exterior design remained the same.
The same thing is with the mechanics. We haven’t seen any important updates since the launch, which isn’t a bad thing at all. This SUV is smooth and comfortable, very easy to drive. At the same, the standard all-wheel drive ensures excellent grip, while certain versions are also available with the enhanced X-Mode system, with additional traction control modes for surfaces like snow and mud.
On the inside, the 2025 Subaru Ascent will continue to combine style and functionality in a nice way. This may not be the most elegant cabin in the class. Still, the build quality, as well as the materials, are pretty impressive. Furthermore, the list of standard equipment is very long and includes all kinds of tech and convenience features.
As for the passenger space, all models come standard with three rows of seats. The first two are very generous with space and offer excellent comfort. The third one is typically tight for the segment. It is pretty much on par with rivals like Hyundai Palisade and Kia Telluride. As for the cargo area, you may count on about 17.8 cubic feet of space behind the third row, 43.5 cubic feet behind the second row and a maximum of 75.6 cubic feet. That is about average for the segment.
We might see a couple of novelties in this space but we are also pretty sure that most things are about to remain the same. Therefore, we expect base models to come standard with goodies like keyless entry, tri-zone climate control, a vertically oriented 11.6-inch touch screen, a small color LCD display embedded within the analog gauges, wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, satellite radio, a six-speaker audio system, Bluetooth and four USB ports (two up front and two in the second row)
Among available upgrades, expect to find goodies like navigation, a Wi-Fi hot spot, wireless device charging, a 14-speaker Harman Kardon audio system and two additional USB ports for the third row, as well as remote start, proximity keyless entry, push-button start, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, a 120-volt household-style power outlet, a universal garage door opener, second-row climate controls, a panoramic moonroof and the Cabin Connect in-vehicle intercom.
2024 Subaru Ascent Engines
As for the powertrain, we expect no surprise. The 2025 Subaru Ascent will continue with the same 2.4-liter turbo-four. It puts out around 260 horsepower and 277 pound-feet of torque. That’s quite enough to ensure decent driving dynamics but we are pretty sure that you will appreciate the standard AWD way more than things like acceleration and top speed. The only thing that may be a dealbreaker for some is the CVT gearbox. This isn’t among the most exciting choices around.
When it comes to fuel economy, you may count on about 20 mpg in the city and 26 mpg on the highway. That is actually pretty good if we consider the standard all-wheel drive. The max towing capacity goes up to 5.000 pounds, which is typical for the segment.
2025 Subaru Ascent Release Date and Price
We presume that, as there will be no bigger changes, the 2025 Subaru Ascent is about to hit the market sometime in the last quarter of the year. The current model starts at around 34.000 dollars. We don’t believe things could be significantly different in the next year.
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