Your family is growing, and that means it’s time for a bigger family car. If you love a vehicle that looks and feels big, your options abound: SUVs and crossovers with three rows of seats that have massive interiors, big engines, luxury-car dashboards, and physically imposing designs. But if you want to seat up to eight passengers without feeling like you’ve parked a yacht in your driveway, it’s time to consider the 2022 Subaru Ascent.
The Ascent isn’t the fanciest or flashiest mid-size crossover you can buy. It has a four-cylinder engine instead of most competitors’ V6s. It’s narrower than most of its competitors. And it’s styled like the roomier Subaru that it is. Yet for family-friendly function and value — pricing starts at a reasonable $32,295 despite generous standard equipment — the Ascent could be just what some families are looking for. Keep reading to learn more about the vehicle’s pros and cons to see if it’s right for you.