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Do you have a link?

Or some screenshots?
That’s essentially correct, but then the comparing of the number ratings for different SUV categories to one another is likely not a comparison that CU would indorse. IMHO you would be advised to only compare within the category....but that aside, truly a great rating!
 

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This is great news. Apart from the excellent review, the fact that Consumer Reports has rated the Ascent the best SUV in its class will probably increase its resale value. The car should hold its value better and longer with such a high rating from arguably the most important impartial automobile rating service.
 

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It looks like the Ascent has the best ride of vehicles in it's class, but it is not the fastest. I prefer the former for a commuter vehicle. Predicted reliability goes to the Highlander because of the new engine/transmission in the Ascent. The Highlander power train is proven.
 

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Surprised given the negative feeling review on the initial drive by them. As far as fast it is fast enough for me . Reviewers constantly harp on how fast or not fast a car is. In todays gridlocked roads speed is not that important. Comfort, safety are at the top my list
 

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“CR's Highway Mileage 32 mpg”

That’s downhill both ways right? Best I’ve down with 8k miles is 26.5
That is probably going the speed limit on a flat surface. I've had 25MPG fully loaded during a long trip stop and go at the beginning and end. I'll have a better test coming up this winter when if I head North where I fill up on the road and will hopefully not hit much traffic.
 

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Surprised given the negative feeling review on the initial drive by them. As far as fast it is fast enough for me . Reviewers constantly harp on how fast or not fast a car is. In todays gridlocked roads speed is not that important. Comfort, safety are at the top my list
Agree. The road test was mixed (I'm just going by remarks by a test driver on one of their youtube videos..) so the very high marks are tad surprising. I imagine in this class road handling is weighted less than e.g. safety.
 

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It looks like the Ascent has the best ride of vehicles in it's class, but it is not the fastest. I prefer the former for a commuter vehicle. Predicted reliability goes to the Highlander because of the new engine/transmission in the Ascent. The Highlander power train is proven.
Engine yes. Transmission - not really. 2018 was only the second model year of their new whiz-bang Aisin 8-speed and I wouldn't say everyone is a fan.
 

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Engine yes. Transmission - not really. 2018 was only the second model year of their new whiz-bang Aisin 8-speed and I wouldn't say everyone is a fan.
Well this is the first year of the CVT Subaru used in the Ascent...and it definitely needs work. For me, it constantly bucks the car when cold and under light throttle unless I focus carefully to not make it happen. I rented a 2018 Highlander for the weekend a few months ago and while I found the transmission lacking in some areas, the engine and transmission in it were considerably smoother than the Ascent's. I predict the problem will get worse as we enter the winter months and people drive their Ascent in cold weather and discover the issue.
 

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Well this is the first year of the CVT Subaru used in the Ascent...and it definitely needs work. For me, it constantly bucks the car when cold and under light throttle unless I focus carefully to not make it happen. I rented a 2018 Highlander for the weekend a few months ago and while I found the transmission lacking in some areas, the engine and transmission in it were considerably smoother than the Ascent's. I predict the problem will get worse as we enter the winter months and people drive their Ascent in cold weather and discover the issue.
The Toyota 3.5L is the smoothest engine I have ever experienced. Mine was in a Camry with the aforementioned Aisin 8-speed. To be clear, the transmissions are slightly different between the FWD and AWD applications so I do understand I'm not necessarily comparing apples to apples.

In my experience, the car had a wonderfully smooth V6 that made plenty of power - at the upper ranges. The 3.5L does not have a lot of low-end grunt. Toyota chose to mate it to the ridiculously conservative 8-speed that will do everything in its power to hold the highest gear possible; therefore keeping the RPM as low as possible.

I recall driving the Camry and thinking 'wow, this is a 300HP car?'. A little more pedal - "brrrrrr". A little more -"brrrrrRRRRRRR". A little more pedal yet - suddenly the transmission would skip down several gears and I would be shot off into hyperspace. What an utterly annoying car to drive. Perhaps the Highlander has slightly more liberal programming.

I think we're going to continue seeing more cars with MPG measures that make them somewhat unpleasant to drive. Cylinder deactivation, Engine Stop/Start, CVT, ultra conservative 8-10 speed transmissions. Pick your poison.
 

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AGREEE with Consumer Report!

Just logged 10,000 miles since I picked mine up in late June ... dumped my Lexus400h for the Ascent ...COMPLETELY AGREE with the CR report ... it ROCKS!
 

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Slow?

I don't get all these reviewers talking about how the Ascent is slow. I'm not getting that at all. I am coming from a 15 year old four banger though, but when I go to pass someone I have zero trouble passing. As far as acceleration the Ascent seems plenty fast to me. My wife past me in it and she said without realizing it she was going over 110 in no time. I guess if you are coming from a Ferrari or Porche background it might be slow, but for your ever day driver the Ascent has all the power you would ever need I would think.
 

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I don't get all these reviewers talking about how the Ascent is slow. I'm not getting that at all. I am coming from a 15 year old four banger though, but when I go to pass someone I have zero trouble passing. As far as acceleration the Ascent seems plenty fast to me. My wife past me in it and she said without realizing it she was going over 110 in no time. I guess if you are coming from a Ferrari or Porche background it might be slow, but for your ever day driver the Ascent has all the power you would ever need I would think.
Totally agree. Everybody seems obsessed with speed. The Ascent is plenty fast IMO.
 

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Absolutely agree. I'm coming from a Cadillac CTS with a 3.6L DI V6 (CW ~4000#) that had a reported 0-60 time of 6.3 secs. The Ascent feels just as fast. I can hit 60 in no time at all.
 

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We also have a 2018 2.5L Outback and while it's very comfortable and cruises well, I feel it really lacks acceleration where it counts. I was afraid the Ascent was going to be similar. Now that I own one, I am surprised how quick the Ascent is all things considered. Mind you, I wasn't expecting to take it to the strip on Friday nights but I do like the confidence when merging or passing on rural roads.
 
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