I found this Forum very helpful in researching Subarus, so I thought I would add my 2 cents' worth. I purchased my Ascent in June 2020. I had never driven a Subaru before. My past two cars were Acura MDXs. My 20-year-old MDX, with 250,000 miles, needed a number of fixes (all associated with being 20 years old). Since my wife's 10-year-old MDX had 187,000 miles, it was time for a new SUV. I am 64 years old, 6'6" tall and over 300 lbs. My criteria for a new car included: 1. under $50,000, 2. adequate legroom, headroom and knee room, and 3. a Consumer Reports reliability rate of "average" or above. Amazingly enough, these filters left me with only 2 choices: the Ascent or a 3-year-old Chevy Tahoe. (I really liked the Kia Telluride, but the overly-wide and -high console did not allow enough knee room. I found this to be a problem with almost all of the SUVs and cars I tried). I found a 2017 Tahoe to be comfortable, but not enjoyable to drive. It felt too big for in-town driving and parking. The Ascent's driving manners were better than the Tahoe but the driver's seat is somewhat confining (for my over-sized frame). Despite this, I bought the Ascent, with the intention of getting a local auto upholstery shop to add some padding to the seat. Thus, the Ascent was the best compromise for me. In retrospect, it seems like a good decision. The price I received was about $5,500 off list and the dealership experience was good. The car has performed flawlessly and has averaged about 18 mpg in all in-town driving. The engine, transmission, controls and driving dynamics are different from what I've been familiar with, but I've gotten used to them. My wife comments that, from a distance, it is hard to pick it out from any other white SUV in the parking lot. It is bland and inoffensive. That sums up the rest of the car as well. The best analogy I can give is to an appliance...it does the job but no one gets excited about a continuously-operating refrigerator. Here's hoping that my Subaru appliance can work as long as my much-missed MDX.