2022 Subaru Ascent  vs. 2022 Subaru Outback
 $32,295 MSRP* Starting Price $26,945 MSRP*
 153.5 cubic feet Max Passenger Volume 109 cubic feet
 260 hp Standard Horsepower 182 hp
 5,000 pounds Max Towing Capacity 3,500 pounds
 7-8 people Seating Capacity 5 people

Subaru vehicles are the pinnacle of rugged refinement, and no matter which SUV you select, you can expect an exciting drive around Lakeland and Lakeland Heights. Because Subaru offers such a well-rounded lineup of vehicles, it may be a challenge to narrow down your search. The team at Subaru Lakeland understands, which is why we're here to compare two of our favorites, the Subaru Ascent and Outback. While you cannot go wrong with either choice, one of these SUVs may be a better match for you. Compare the 2022 Subaru Ascent vs. Outback with Subaru Lakeland today! 

2022 Subaru Ascent or Outback - Price

Price is often a determining factor for Winter Haven and Bartow drivers, so we will start our comparison here. When looking at the starting price, you will notice that the 2022 Ascent is the pricier of the two; it has a base price of $32,295 MSRP*. The 2022 Subaru Outback, on the other hand, is more budget-friendly; it has a starting price of $26,945 MSRP*.

2022 Subaru Ascent or Outback - Performance

What is the difference between the 2022 Subaru Ascent and Subaru Outback in terms of performance? While Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive is standard on each model, the 2022 Outback has a less powerful base engine. However, you can upgrade to the same engine that is standard on the 2022 Ascent. Keep in mind that, even with the upgraded engine, the Outback has a lower maximum towing capacity. Here's how the two compare: 

2022 Subaru Ascent Engine Specs

2.4L Turbocharged SUBARU BOXER® 4-cylinder

  • 260 horsepower
  • 277 lb-ft of torque
  • 5,000-lb maximum towing capacity 

2022 Subaru Outback Engine Specs

2.5 L SUBARU BOXER® 4-cylinder

  • 182 horsepower
  • 176 lb-ft of torque
  • 2,700-lb maximum towing capacity

2.4L Turbocharged SUBARU BOXER® 4-cylinder

  • 260 horsepower
  • 277 lb-ft of torque
  • 3,500-lb maximum towing capacity 

Which is Bigger - Subaru Ascent or Outback?

Lake Wales and Auburndale drivers may also be wondering, "Which is bigger: the 2022 Subaru Ascent or Outback?" The size difference between the 2022 Subaru Ascent and Subaru Outback is where the two vary the most. 

2022 Subaru Ascent Dimensions 

  • Maximum Passenger Volume: 153.5 cubic feet 
  • Maximum Cargo Space: 75.7 cubic feet 
  • Seating Capacity: 7-8 people (depending on configuration)

2022 Subaru Outback Dimensions 

  • Maximum Passenger Volume: 109 cubic feet 
  • Maximum Cargo Space: 75.7 cubic feet
  • Seating Capacity: 5 people

Compare Subaru SUV Models in Lakeland 

Still deciding between the Subaru Ascent and Outback and wondering which model sits higher? That's okay! You can compare the two in person when you visit the Subaru Lakeland showroom. Contact us today if you have any questions. 

*Manufacturer's suggested retail price does not include destination and delivery charges, tax, title and registration fees. Destination and delivery includes handling and inland freight fees and may vary in some states. Prices, specifications, options, features and models subject to change without notice.

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