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Old 10-13-2018, 06:49 PM   #2001
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Old 10-14-2018, 02:07 PM   #2002
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Ascent beat out segment leader Toyota Highlander in this review.

Better infotainment and driving feel put the Ascent on top.

Of course, given the source (Business Insider) they could have made up the entire review. But still good press for the Ascent.

https://www.thisisinsider.com/toyota...better-2018-10
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Old 10-14-2018, 02:09 PM   #2003
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https://amp.businessinsider.com/toyo...better-2018-10

Pretty fair review, I think. I've rode around in the back of the newest body Highlander and it's fine. Ascent has 4 more inches, which would be amazing. Also, if I read correctly, the Ascent is 0.1 second slower despite having 45 less horsepower and possibly weighing more? That'd be incredible.

I've seriously been debating trading in the Impreza for the Ascent Touring. I think I just need a test drive, plus waiting to see what the 2020 Ascent adds or subtracts. 2nd row captains chairs seem really nice, although I think I could live better with having an eighth seat, which isn't available on the Touring. I want MAXIMUM Subaru in my Subaru, please.

Somewhat unfortunately, at the moment I'm not a Subaru Ambassador, which would be helpful for discounts and early access info. It pisses me off because I was on a 5-week cross-country road trip when they emailed me about not having a MySubaru account. I informed them that I did indeed have an account (Subaru even emailed it in the past). I recently got a confirmation that they received my reply and are putting it in line with other emails. Whatever.

I think they screwed the pooch on my current situation seeing as how I was setting up several friends and family to buy Outbacks and Ascents within a year. I've been asked tons of questions about the Ascent. Owning one would advertise it really well.

Definitely don't want to throw away this gear, merchandise and mags over a stupid email misunderstanding. Now I hurry up and wait...
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Old 10-14-2018, 06:49 PM   #2004
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Old 10-16-2018, 10:10 PM   #2005
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Picked my Ascent Premium up with option 12 for 34k. Thats a bargain IMO. Wife wanted no leather or roof.


That is what we paid. same car.
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Old 10-23-2018, 05:52 PM   #2006
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Old 10-24-2018, 08:24 AM   #2007
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Finally saw one of these in my work parking lot. Boring is all I can say. Looks like a slightly larger Outback.

I'm honestly surprised there aren't more of these on the road with the decent price combined with all the Subaru fan bois around New England.
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Old 10-24-2018, 08:59 AM   #2008
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Finally saw one of these in my work parking lot. Boring is all I can say. Looks like a slightly larger Outback.



I'm honestly surprised there aren't more of these on the road with the decent price combined with all the Subaru fan bois around New England.


I think they just havenít got out there yet. Also really mainly people with 2 or
more kids buy cars this big.
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Old 10-25-2018, 12:16 AM   #2009
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More and more of my friends have began lusting after the Ascent. I don't think I've seen one in Alaska yet, but I know they're here.

I don't like that the Touring comes with 7 seats and brown leather.
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I think it's great and would jump on it - but I don't need such a big vehicle. The next few months' sales stats will be interesting for sure.
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Old 10-26-2018, 05:26 PM   #2011
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Finally saw one of these in my work parking lot. Boring is all I can say. Looks like a slightly larger Outback.

I'm honestly surprised there aren't more of these on the road with the decent price combined with all the Subaru fan bois around New England.
I'm glad Subaru was sensible with the styling. Mazda is stupid, the way it sacrifices a huge amount of trunk space so its 7 seater can look edgy.

Dumb, Mazda, you wonder why you're always 3rd best . . . at best?
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Old 10-27-2018, 10:50 AM   #2012
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I'm glad Subaru was sensible with the styling. Mazda is stupid, the way it sacrifices a huge amount of trunk space so its 7 seater can look edgy.

Dumb, Mazda, you wonder why you're always 3rd best . . . at best?
CR indicates that the CX-9 has more 3rd row room leg and head room than the Ascent: 28/0.5" vs 24.5/0.0", respectively.

The Ascent definitely wins in shoulder room, as well as cargo volume.
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Old 10-27-2018, 12:33 PM   #2013
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CR indicates that the CX-9 has more 3rd row room leg and head room than the Ascent: 28/0.5" vs 24.5/0.0", respectively.

The Ascent definitely wins in shoulder room, as well as cargo volume.
Interesting as Mazda's own website vehicle comparison lists legroom as 29.7 vs 31.7 in the Ascent. And headroom as 35.4 vs 36.3. According to that same comparison, the Ascent is bigger(considerably in a couple cases) in every metric except 2nd row leg room.

Who are we to believe?
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Old 10-31-2018, 02:44 PM   #2014
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I'm 6'3" 300lbs, There is more than enough room in the fronts seats, middle row, I even fit okay in the 3rd row. We just hit 5k with our Ascent, What ever the cubic feet is there is plenty of room on the inside but still feels like a small SUV on the outside! and super comfortable to drive.


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