I had a 2019 ascent and I switched it to a 2020 awd highlander Hybrid limited. Both cars are great. The ascent is more spacious in rear seats specially for tall people. You can’t beat the highlander mpg. They drive very similar. Highlander interior is better quality And quite but also depends what you are using it for. I traded in my ascent due to falling on recall for transmission, wife got scared!!!. Both are great cars. Knowing what I know now I will stay with highlander hybrid just for mpg and slight more high quality interior. But I am not using hitch nor off road. Keep in mind the limited and higher trims of highlander don’t have a hitch. Hitch only available up to Xle trim.