2022 Subaru Ascent  RealSafeCars88Safety Rating

#30 of 2022 SUVs

#42 of all 2022 vehicles

Pictured: 2019 Subaru Ascent
The Ascent, which Subaru introduced in 2019, is a three-row midsize SUV with seating up to 8. With standard all-wheel drive (AWD), it can easily bypass mud and snow. Exceeding the average MPG (miles per gallon) for its class, it reduces fuel costs and the carbon footprint. Subaru offers a 3-year, 36,000-mile basic warranty, and a 5-year, 60,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.

The 2022 Subaru Ascent is safe compared to all vehicles.

Comparison to all vehicles.  This plot shows RSC safety scores on the horizontal axis vs. the number of vehicles with each safety score (depicted by bar height and percentages at the bottom). Colors reflect vehicle safety, ranging from red (not that safe) to green (safer). For reference, a score of 0 implies a 0.15% chance of driver death (13% chance of driver injury) over 15 years, and a score of 100 reflects a 0.016% chance (1.4% chance of driver injury). The 2022 Subaru Ascent has a score of 88, implying a 0.031% chance of driver death (2.8% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2022 Subaru Ascent has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0311% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 3.5529%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0311% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 3.5529% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2022 Subaru Ascent is 33% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other suvs, the 2022 Subaru Ascent is 23% less likely to result in a fatal accident.

Active safety features greatly enhance occupant safety by reducing the likelihood of a crash. An active safety system that is standard on the 2022 Subaru Ascent is EyeSight Driver Assist Technology (Forward Collision Warnings / Automatic Emergency Braking & Lane Departure Warnings).

Other safety technologies seem simpler but should still be considered. Standard High Beam Assist on the 2022 Subaru Ascent automatically switches off high beams headlights when another vehicle is nearby. Optional side mirror turn signals alert others of your intention to turn or switch lanes allowing them to react accordingly, which can prevent accidents caused by not seeing a vehicle in the blind spot.

But it is about as safe as many comparable models.

9475Chrysler VoyagerKia CarnivalNissan MuranoGMC AcadiaHyundai PalisadeVolkswagen AtlasToyota HighlanderNissan PathfinderHonda PassportSubaru AscentKia TellurideDodge DurangoComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2022 Subaru Ascent with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 75 to 94. The 2022 Subaru Ascent is safer than the 2022 Chrysler Voyager, the 2022 Kia Carnival, the 2022 Nissan Murano, and the 2022 GMC Acadia. It is about as safe as the 2022 Hyundai Palisade, the 2022 Dodge Durango, the 2022 Kia Telluride, the 2022 Honda Passport, and the 2022 Nissan Pathfinder.

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