The Ascent is tempting me and I am finding myself experiencing impure thoughts regarding the Ascent vs. Outback. I have an '07 Outback XTL and have been prepping myself to buy a '19 Outback this fall. All of the good things I have been reading about the Ascent were topped off when I visited one at a dealership. My first thoughts were "wow, there is room to sit up in this thing when camping" and I was mentally measuring where my cot would fit in the back and where the refrigerator would fit. I am running out of reasons to keep my eyes closed on the Ascent... maybe I have already been disloyal in my heart; after all, I am signed on to this forum too.
The latest bits of information that are swaying me have to do with engine performance, road handling/stability, interior noise levels and drivers seat comfort.
You folks who are getting the early sales... quickly... tell me bad things about your ownership experiences over the next two or three months.... As a loyal Outback owner I need to be saved from wearing a giant letter A that will symbolize the Ascent.
Just wait for the 2020 Outback! It is going to get the 2.4T engine!