2022 Subaru Ascent Onyx EditionJun 22nd, 2021
In 2019 Subaru debuted the Ascent, a flagship SUV that can hold up to 8 passengers to their lineup of rugged SUV’s loaded with the latest technology and safety features. Since then, the Ascent has received updates that have secured it’s class-leading position in safety and capability in the Canadian market and worldwide. The biggest change to the Ascent lineup however comes for the 2022 model year with introduction of the all-new 2022 Subaru Ascent Onyx Edition.
The Onyx Edition features trim exclusive interior and exterior styling that gives the Ascent a more rugged appearance on the outside with more durable materials on the inside. The exterior will feature black trim with a blacked out grille, 20-inch wheels with black rims, and a unique “Onyx” badge on the rear of the vehicle. The model will be available in 5 exterior colours including Crystal Black Silica, Crystal White Pearl, Magnetite Grey Metallic, Abyss Blue Pearl, and Autumn Green Metallic.
The interior will feature Subaru’s StarTex® water-repellant material for the upholstery which will also be found in the new 2022 Subaru Outback Wilderness. There will also be a heated steering wheel that comes standard. One option will be available for the Onyx Edition that will include a panoramic moonroof, a 8.0-inch Starlink infotainment system, and a retractable cargo tonneau cover. Only the 7-passenger layout with captains chairs will be available for this trim level.
The Onyx Edition slots between the Touring trim and the Limited trim with a few more features than the Touring model aside from aesthetics. All of the features on the Touring trim can be found on the Onyx including blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, eight-way power adjustable driver’s seat, heated front passenger seats, second-row automatic climate control, body-coloured mirrors, and windshield wiper de-icer. The model will also come with reverse automatic braking, a hands-free power hatchback, and keyless access with push-button start.
The powertrain remains unchanged from previous years and the other 2022 Ascent models. The reliable 2.4 litre 4-cylinder SUBARU BOXER engine that will produce 260 horsepower and 277 lb-ft of torque which can tow up to 5,000 pounds will be included on all 2022 Ascent models. They will also all have a Continuously Variable Transmission as well as Subaru’s legendary All-Wheel Drive system for class-leading capability.
The 2022 Subaru Ascent Onyx Edition as well as the other 2022 Ascent models should be arriving in the coming weeks to our dealership. Stay tuned and follow us on Instagram @peterboroughsubaru and on Facebook @ptbosubaru for news, updates, events, and more!
To learn more about the Subaru Ascent or if you would like to speak to a product specialist contact us at (705) 876-6591 or visit us at 1370 Chemong Road in Peterborough, ON.