Compare 2022 Subaru Outback vs 2022 Subaru Ascent

2022 Subaru Outback vs 2022 Subaru Ascent
2022 Subaru Outback 2022 Subaru Ascent


2.5L 4-Cylinder 2.4L Turbocharged 4-Cylinder


182 hp 260 hp

  MPG (City/Highway)

26/33 * 21/27 *

  Seating Capacity

5 Passengers 8 Passengers

  Max Cargo Space

75.7 cu. ft. 86.5 cu. ft.

  Max Towing Capacity

3,500 lbs ** 5,000 lbs **

2022 Subaru Outback vs 2022 Subaru Ascent

Serving Troy, MI

Finding a midsize crossover SUV that can keep up with your active lifestyle can be challenging until you look at what the Subaru lineup offers. For 2022, two midsize SUVs are offered. The Outback is a two-row model that has wagon-like qualities. The Ascent is currently the largest SUV in Subaru's lineup, and it offers three rows of seating. What else should you know about the Outback and the Ascent before picking out your next vehicle from our inventory at Suburban Subaru?


The Subaru Outback for 2022 is offered with two powertrains. Most trims have a 182-horsepower, 2.5-liter, four-cylinder engine. A continuously variable transmission enhances it. Top Outback trims have a 260-horsepower, turbo 2.4-liter, four-cylinder trim with the same transmission. All Outback SUVs have all-wheel drive. The 2022 Ascent has one powertrain option. This is the same 260-horsepower engine in the Outback's higher trim levels. The Ascent is equipped with continuously variable transmission and all-wheel drive across all trims.


The Outback has modern yet rugged styling that is easy on the eyes. You will find a chrome-accented grille, a skid plate, a vertical row of foglamp bulbs, and teardrop-shaped LED headlights on the rounded nose. The hood has a moderate definition, and the sides are smoothly contoured. The Wilderness trim comes with a raised suspension and reinforced roof rails. The Ascent has prominent dimensions with a chrome-outlined grille and a three-part, lower-front fascia. It has a confident profile with a long, defined hood, a flat roof, and a raked rear. The Ascent's exterior style includes thin body molding and a raised roof rack.


Inside the Outback, you will find a pair of stacked display screens in the dashboard center. These screens offer access to the auto climate control system, smart device integration, the sound system, the navigation system, and other tech. Other equipment in the Outback includes leather upholstery, driver's aids, heated front, and rear seats, a sunroof, a hands-free liftgate, and more. The Ascent comes with a 6.5-inch or 8-inch central display screen, three rows of seating, heated seats, driver's aids, smart device integration, driver's seat memory settings, a panoramic sunroof, a 180-degree parking camera, a household-style power outlet, ambient lighting, and other equipment.

After you learn more about the 2022 Outback and the 2022 Ascent, which of these SUVs will you opt for? Our Suburban Subaru sales associates are thrilled to show off the models and trims available in our current inventory, and we will help you to answer this critical question. Please email or call our Subaru sales office today to further assist your search for a new SUV.

* EPA-estimated fuel economy. Actual mileage may vary.
** Certain limitations apply. See Owner's Manual for details.