The 2022 Ford Explore comes fitted with plenty of standard technologies. With a spacious cargo area and robust engines to pump up the trip, you will love it even more.

Meanwhile, the 2022 Subaru Ascent shares the same attributes as that of the Ford in terms of having a long list of standard features. It likewise promises comfort for its passengers.

Design & Style

Noticeably, the Explorer has been sturdily constructed to bring you to the toughest terrains out there. The ride can sit seven, which drops down to six if the second-row bench is traded for captain's chairs. This one also has been gifted with 18.2 cubic feet of space when all rows of seats are in use.

That of the Subaru Ascent is slimmer in terms of cargo space when compared to the Explorer. This one opens a trunk area that measures 17.7 cubic feet when all seats are occupied. It is a dismay that it only uses cloth upholstery as a standard material for its base engine. An option to upgrade to other materials is not really impressive since this means you can get either a stain-resistant cloth upholstery or a water-repellent fabric.

Technology & Safety

The 2022 Ford Explorer uses an eight-inch touch screen for its base infotainment system. This can be upgraded to a larger 10.1-inch touch screen display. Other standard amenities are USB ports, six speakers, and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Automatic high-beam headlights, driver attention monitor, and rear parking sensors are included among standard driver aids for the SUV.

When it comes to the 2022 Subaru Ascent, it has a Starlink infotainment system with a 6.5-inch touch screen display. It offers the same basic amenities as that of the Durango. Safety wise, it includes a rear seat reminder, lane departure warning, and lane centering, among others.


The inline-four base engine under the hood of the 2022 Ford Explorer is impressive enough for being capable to reach up to 300 horsepower in terms of results. It hits 21 mpg for city driving and 28 mpg for highway driving. That of the Subaru Ascent reaches power for 260 horses. Mileage wise, it scores 21 for city and 27 for highway.

The Bottom Line

It is with no doubt that the 2022 Ford Explorer performs better than the 2022 Subaru Ascent. It has a more spacious cargo area, and has well-trimmed pieces inside too. You will love its technologies, as promised too. Putting all these aspects together define why it is a better option over its Subaru counterpart. When you purchase it, you will more than get your money's worth out of your investment. It is more than worth giving a try.

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