I would advice you to think long and hard about the Ascent. Theyare selling because of the price point. I currently own one. I will have it a year in February and looking to get rid of it. The Highlander is on top of my list followed by Palisade and Telluride. We also own an Outback which we really like. I have owned many brands and the Ascent is the only new car I regret buying. Wander over to their forum. The car has two or three active recalls based on the vehicle build date. My wife also hates our Ascent. We find front seats are uncomfortable. The CVT is terrible esp on hills. The cabin can get noisy esp on acceleration. Rough road surface generates excessive cabin noise.There is an issue w the battery draining. If you do any activity or leave the rear hatch opened battery drains. One owner just posted their battery drained in 30 minutes, which was the second time. They wrote their dealer service adviser told them you can't leave it open longer than 15 minutes. Subaru knows about it and has no fix. Another some owners complain about is the infotainment system. If you go with it make sure you really give it a good test drive. Many media outlets and youtube critics really do not have a lot of good to say it about it compared to the competitors. It has dropped in many ratings including Consumer Reports which at one time had it rated number one and then it quickly fell off that ranking.Hi everyone,
I’ve been reading your forum for a few months now and finally decided to share and ask for some help!
I am torn between a highlander and ascent. Mainly due to price as ascent cost a less. I’ve been negotiating with dealers on highlander limited and then yesterday decided last minute to ask about a platinum as well.
For the limited, “building it” this is what I was quoted:
Blizzard pearl limited
1050. Birds eye 12.3 screen
1120. Southeast toyota
43359 total before ttl
The platinum-also built as no add ons except for the blizzard pearl:
48,834 msrp(I noticed this is incorrect and should be 48,345)
45948 (45549 if corrected)
platinum has the hud, birds eye, rear heated seats,small other differences.
on a side note, I’ve asked a few dealers about the tow hitch. One said no time frame but they can’t currently put one on. Another side they didn’t know there was a problem?, and another said they would turn off the hands free sensor and put it on.
anyway, sorry for the long post, what does everyone think about those price and is a platinum worth the extra price for essentially the hud and panoramic moon roof. if I wait 4-6 months, I may be a able to get another 1-2 off maybe but I’m thinking that’s it.
What I do like is their eyesight technology and the AWD system. That's it.