Subaru Evoltis Review: Everything You Need To Know

May 17, 2022

Look for a practical 7-seater in the Philippines? Subaru Evoltis is one worth-considering option that you shouldn’t skip. Check this Subaru Evoltis review!


Subaru Evoltis was originally introduced under the name Ascent in the US market at the North American International Auto Show in 2017. When entering the Asian market, Subaru changed the nameplate to Evoltis. 

Subaru Evoltis review

Subaru Evoltis 

Launched in the Philippines last year, the Evoltis marks the Subaru’s entrance to the premium seven-seater midsize crossover SUV segment. The Evoltis is currently the largest model and the flagship on Subaru’s lineup for the Philippines market. Subaru Evoltis is also known as the successor of the Tribeca, a midsize crossover that was discontinued years ago. 

With the all-new midsize crossover model, Subaru makes use of the new 2.4-liter turbocharged Flat-Four Boxer engine instead of the old 3.6-liter Flat-Six. For the Philippines market, Subaru introduces the standard 7-seater configuration. 

That’s a short introduction to the Subaru Evoltis. Now, let’s see what is seven-seater mid-size crossover SUV has to offer to buyers in our full Subaru Evoltis Review.

Subaru Evoltis Price

Subaru Evoltis is currently available in one single variant, Subaru Evoltis Touring EyeSight 2.4 CVT. This variant is available at the price of ₱3,480,000. 

In the Philippines market, this midsize crossover is going against the likes of the Mazda CX-9, Ford Explorer, and Kia Sorento.

Subaru Evoltis Exterior

Dimensionally, 2022 Subaru Evoltis measures 4,998 mm in length, 1,930 mm in width, and 1,819 mm in height. 

Subaru Evoltis Exterior

Subaru Evoltis from the side

From distance, it is easy to notice how this car from the crowd thanks to its bold and pronounced stance. Upfront, the Evoltis showcases some signature design traits of the Subaru family, from the sweptback LED headlights to the massive front grille. In addition, this seven-seater crossover also features LED DRLs and LED fog lamps for the fascia. The dominant grille comes with thick horizontal chrome slats that enhance the bold and handsome look of the Evoltis. In addition, it gets a pronounced black cladding around the wheel arch, 20-inch dual-tone alloy wheels, and roof rails. 

For the side profile, 2022 Subaru Evoltis features sharp character lines that run across the body and a traditional upright stance, high ground clearance, and roof rails. 

Subaru Evoltis exterior

Subaru Evoltis rear look

To the rear end, Subaru Evoltis keeps a simple-looking design with large wraparound taillights, a thick chrome strip, and noticeable bumper cladding.

Subaru Evoltis Interior

For the interior, Subaru Evoltis follows the practicality-focused method. As the matter of fact, the Evoltis’s cabin is quite simple and outdated compared to temporary models in the market with not much going on. But if you prefer functions over fashion, there’s much to complain about the practical design of this midsize crossover. All the buttons and functions are thoughtfully arranged for optimal practicality.

2022 Subaru Evoltis Interior

Subaru Evoltis interior

Other highlight features of the Subaru Evoltis include a 10-way powered driver seat with memory function, 4-way powered co-driver seat, heated and ventilated seats, Harman Kardon music system, three-zone automatic climate control, cruise control a panoramic sunroof, and many more. With this long list of features, Subaru Evoltis makes a good point for a model of its price range.

Subaru Evoltis Seating Capacity

Subaru Evoltis seats

Subaru Evoltis Safety And Infotainment

In the same fashion, the Subaru Evoltis comes with a simple dual-pod unit with colored MID in between. To the center of the dashboard, you will meet a vertical center console with an 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system. The infotainment system is compatible with Apple Carplay and Android Auto. The entertainment system is upgraded to the next level with the 14-speaker audio system. 

Subaru Evoltis Infotainment

Subaru Evoltis touch screen

In terms of safety, 2022 Subaru Evoltis is equipped with a wide range of latest safety technology, including front, side, and curtain airbags along with knee airbags for the driver seat, ABS with EBD, parking sensors on the front and rear, active torque vectoring, brake assist, vehicle dynamics control, rear cross-traffic alert, electronic parking brake, 

Thanks to Eyesight technology, the Subaru Evoltis gets a host of advanced driver assistance systems. The SUV gets safety features like front, side, curtain, and driver knee airbags, ABS with EBD, front and rear parking sensors, active torque vectoring, brake assist, vehicle dynamics control, front view monitor, rear cross-traffic alert, electronic parking brake, lane change assist, blind-spot detection and high beam assist.

Subaru Evoltis Engine

Under the hood, Subaru Evoltis is powered by a 2.4-liter four-cylinder turbo petrol engine, making it one of the few turbocharged models on Subaru’s line-up.

This engine generates 260 HP of power and 375 Nm of torque. With such impressive performance, the crossover is surely among the most powerful unit from the brand. Pairing to this superb engine is a CVT gearbox.

2022 Subaru Evoltis Engine

Subaru Evoltis engine

Subaru Evoltis is built on the SGA platform which is also known as Subaru Global Architecture. Similar to other models made by Subaru, this crossover comes with an symmetrical all-wheel-drive system that helps to deliver a powerful performance, especially in off-road conditions. In addition to the all-wheel-drive setting, the Evoltis also comes with a special off-road driving model called X-MODE, giving the SUV the power to conquer the tough roads.

As for the suspension, Subaru Evoltis is equipped with Macpherson struts at the front and double-wishbone at the rear, which is typical for most SUVs from Subaru. For the Evoltis, the suspension system appears to be on a softer side. That allows the Evoltis to iron out bumps and potholes on the roads and provide a comfortable driving experience. 


After doing a Subaru Evoltis review, we can see that Evoltis is worth a consideration as a practical and reliable 7-seater. 

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