Hello from Denver. I was looking for a new vehicle to replace my 2009 Chevy Traverse, which had 131,000 miles on it, but needed about $9600 worth of tranny, steering, brake, timing belt repairs. Nope. Went to my long time car guy to try out the Santa Fe, Highlander, Sorento, Outback, and others. Really never liked Subaru, and avoided at all costs even looking at one now. I saw one sitting on the lot next to a Santa Fe, and was so impress with how the Ascent looked. Never heard of it, and thought the Forester was ugly. But once I tried all the other cars, I finally relented, and tried the Ascent and was so very impressed. Never looked back, and now I'm leasing a 2019 Black Premium. Such a nice choice!