With all the hype about this new SUV has it delivered? I expected to be more upscale than it is. Even though I have a premium model I don't see as the flagship even in touring trim. Build quality while good is Impreza plus IMO. For a new engine that will be used in many applications I think it needs to be a bit more refined. The revised CVT needs some refinement also. Ride quality is excellent but could be better damped to cut down on suspension noise. Expect for a inaccurate TPMS readout I have zero problems so far which is a plus for a brand new model. Subaru has had several years to think about the Ascent and while I think they did a good job it just seems rushed in a couple of areas. Perhaps for the MMC they will address some of those issues. Will the next Outback be the real flagship?