2022 Subaru Ascent

vs. 

2022 Subaru Forester

$32,295 MSRP

Price

$25,195 MSRP

2.4L Turbocharged 4-Cylinder

Engine

2.5L Turbocharged 4-Cylinder

27/21 Hwy/City MPG

Fuel Economy

33/26 Hwy/City MPG

153.5 Cubic Feet

Passenger Volume

111.6 Cubic Feet

75.6 Cubic Feet

Cargo Volume

74.2 Cubic Feet





What's the difference between the Subaru Ascent and Subaru Forester? Customers from Winter Haven to Lake Wales ask us that question every day at Subaru Lakeland, and we're here to help you make the best decision for your needs. Compare the 2022 Subaru Ascent vs. Forester in terms of pricing, dimensions, performance, and features below.

Which Costs Less: 2022 Subaru Ascent or Forester?

One big difference between the 2022 Subaru Ascent and Subaru Forester is price, but there's a legitimate reason. The 2022 Subaru Ascent is a much larger model with a stronger engine, and many Lakeland Heights drivers will find its $32,295 price tag well worth it. However, others might prefer the affordability of the 2022 Forester, which starts at only $25,195 MSRP!

Which is Bigger: 2022 Subaru Ascent or Forester?

Which is bigger: the Subaru Ascent or Forester? The 2022 Subaru Ascent is a three-row family SUV, while the 2022 Subaru Forester is a two-row compact SUV. You might prefer the larger dimensions of the Ascent, but you might prefer the smaller footprint and maneuverability of the Forester. Compare the 2022 Subaru Ascent vs. Forester in terms of dimensions:

2022 Subaru Ascent Dimensions

  • Headroom: 41.3/ 40.0/ 36.2 inches (first/second/third row)
  • Legroom: 42.2/ 38.6/ 31.7 inches (first/second/third row)
  • Seating Capacity: Up to 8
  • Passenger Volume: 153.5 cubic feet
  • Cargo Volume: 75.6 cubic feet
 

2022 Subaru Forester Dimensions

  • Headroom: 41.2/ 39.6 inches (first/second row)
  • Legroom: 43.3/ 39.4 inches (first/second row)
  • Seating Capacity: Up to 5
  • Passenger Volume: 111.6 cubic feet
  • Cargo Volume: 74.2 cubic feet
 

Which is More Powerful: 2022 Subaru Ascent or Forester?

Both models utilize Subaru's world-class engineering, including the SUBARU BOXER 4-cylinder technology that maximizes both efficiency and power in one engine. However, the two have different advantages on the road. The 2022 Subaru Ascent is bigger and more powerful, while the 2022 Subaru Forester is lighter and more efficient. What works for one Bartow driver may be different than another in Auburndale, so take a look at the specs to see for yourself:

2022 Subaru Ascent Specs

  • Engine: 2.4L turbocharged SUBARU BOXER 4-cylinder
  • Power: 260 hp and 277 lb-ft of torque
  • Transmission: Lineartronic® CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission) 
  • Drivetrain: Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive
  • Fuel Economy: 27/21 mpg hwy/city 
 

2022 Subaru Forester Specs

  • Engine: 2.5L SUBARU BOXER 4-cylinder
  • Power: 182 hp and 176 lb-ft of torque
  • Transmission: Lineartronic® CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission) 
  • Drivetrain: Subaru Intelligent Drive (SI-DRIVE) 
  • Fuel Economy: 33/26 mpg hwy/city
 

Which is Better Equipped: 2022 Subaru Ascent or Forester?

Finally, what about the features of the 2022 Subaru Ascent and Forester? The good news is that both lineups are equipped with top-notch technology across the board, including options like:

  • SUBARU STARLINK® Multimedia
  • STARLINK® 6.5-inch Multimedia Plus 
  • Leather-trimmed upholstery
  • Harman Kardon® premium audio system
  • 4G LTE Wi-Fi capability
  • EyeSight® Driver Assist Technology

Find Your New Subaru SUV at Subaru Lakeland

After reading about the difference between the 2022 Subaru Ascent and Subaru Forester, which model has caught your eye? Feel free to take both models for a spin at Subaru Lakeland, or contact us with questions about our new Subaru SUVs! You can even shop online and reserve your Subaru in Lakeland today!

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