A black 2022 Subaru Ascent is shown from the side parked on a city street.

What's bigger than the Outback and even more adventurous? In the Subaru lineup, the answer lies in the stunning and capable Ascent. The three-row Ascent is Subaru's answer to the growing demand from adventure-seeking families who are looking for an SUV capable of easily traversing a variety of terrain while comfortably hauling the entire family and all their gear. This is exactly what you'll find on the lot at Richard Lucas Subaru, your NJ Subaru Ascent dealer

As your Subaru dealer, we're excited to show you everything the Ascent has to offer, from its remarkable versatility and capability to its reliability. We see this trifecta in the Ascent's boxer engine and Subaru's symmetrical all-wheel drive system that comes standard across the lineup and adds to the SUV's stability and responsiveness. What's even better is that the Ascent isn't just capable; it's also fun to drive, roomy, and loaded with features. 

With over 90 years in the automotive industry, we're veterans in the business and know a good thing when we see it. The Ascent is certainly a good thing, but you don't just have to take our word for it. Sure, we'll share the history of the Ascent as well as the newest model, but you'll only truly see what the Ascent has to offer when you head on over to the dealership for a test drive. That's where you'll find the Richard Lucas Subaru team waiting! 

Ascent: Overview 

With the growing demand for three-row SUVs in the new millennium, Subaru entered the segment with the debut of the Tribeca in 2006. Despite grand intentions for the SUV, the Tribeca failed to impress for many reasons beyond the fact that it barely resembled a Subaru. Its unique design, along with its mediocre engine and compact size, ultimately led to its discontinuation in 2014. 

Every failure teaches a lesson, and Subaru took the failure of the Tribeca to heart and returned to the drawing board to design an SUV that would make up for the Tribeca's shortcomings. The answer finally came in 2019 with the debut of the Ascent, a three-row SUV with a more spacious cabin ideal for families of all sizes. The Ascent was already off to a great start. 

Available in four trims equipped with the boxer engine and symmetrical all-wheel drive, the Ascent continued to get better with each model year and gave families a stylish alternative to the cumbersome minivan. The Ascent's debut in 2019 meant very few upgrades to the 2020 model aside from new standard safety tools and an extended suite of convenience features depending on the trim. These features expanded once again in 2021 with the addition of LED lighting, premium interior finishes, and flexible seating configurations for further customization for second and third-row passengers. Once again, this made the Ascent an attractive option for families looking for the reliability, versatility, and dependability of the Subaru brand.

A close up shows the driver side headlight on a grey 2022 Subaru Ascent from a high angle.

2022 Subaru Ascent

Subaru proves that the Ascent only gets better with age after the debut of the award-winning 2022 Ascent. What's truly remarkable is that the Ascent lineup keeps the same affordable price tag while adding the beautiful Ascent Onyx Edition to the lineup. This transforms the Ascent into a sophisticated and youthful SUV that boasts a black finish exterior, black badging, 20-inch alloy wheels, and a host of interior features, including the Subaru StarTex water-repellent material that's easy to clean and extremely durable. The Onyx Edition also adds a host of technology and convenience features, including push-button start, keyless access, a heated steering wheel, a power rear gate, and Reverse Automatic Braking. Optional add-ons include a panoramic moonroof, Subaru's navigation system, and a retractable cargo cover. 

Aside from the new Onyx Edition, the Ascent offers the same reliability and performance as previous models, courtesy of its 2.4-liter turbocharged boxer engine that delivers 260 horsepower and 277 lb-ft of torque. This power makes the Ascent fun to drive and capable of towing up to 5,000 pounds. This power, however, doesn't come at the cost of efficiency, with the Ascent averaging 21 MPG in the city and 27 MPG on the highway, which is exceptional for a full-size SUV. 

When you're behind the wheel of the Ascent, you'll have access to the latest technology, from Subaru's infotainment system and smartphone integration to its suite of safety and driver-assist tools. You'll find the high-resolution touchscreen gives you access to your smartphone via Apple CarPlay and Android Audio, as well as HD Radio and SiriusXM All Access Radio. As far as safety, you can rest easy knowing tools like Blind-Spot Detection with Lane Change Assist and Rear Cross-Traffic Alert are constantly working to enhance your view and minimize the potential for collisions. 

A white 2022 Subaru Ascent Limited is shown from the side attached to a boat near a lake and family.

Who We Are

When you think about buying a new vehicle like the Ascent, do you get excited, or are you overwhelmed with dread? Here at Richard Lucas Subaru, we believe that buying a vehicle should be exciting and fun. We know that many of our customers are coming to us for the first time and that, more often than not, their previous car-buying experience was fraught with stress and a lot of wasted time. We're here to replace that stress and inconvenience with excitement by delivering a unique car-buying experience that's been over 90 years in the making.

In business since 1925, we're veterans in the car industry, and that's enabled us to streamline the process to better serve our customers. We believe in transparency, and that's exactly what you'll find throughout our dealership, from our team to our prices. We're here to get to know you and give you the information you need to make a sound financial decision that will enhance your life, not overwhelm it. We're not here with sales gimmicks or tricks, commissions, or quotas; we're simply here to build a relationship with you and welcome you to the Richard Lucas family. 

Together, our team has decades of experience that you'll reap the benefits of firsthand. Our sales and finance teams will help you navigate the entire process, from shopping our inventory and taking test drives to securing the best finance rates available. Then, after you've signed on the dotted line, our certified service technicians proudly take over to ensure your Subaru serves you for many miles ahead. That's the benefit of shopping with Richard Lucas Subaru - we're truly here for you every step of the way.


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Richard Lucas Subaru

1077 Rt 1
Directions Avenel, NJ 07001

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