I've been looking for a replacement vehicle for several years now. I am retired and love to fish so I need a vehicle that will tow my boat and, hopefully last a long time. Also, I am 6'4" tall and want something that has the head and leg room to be comfortable. I currently drive a 2003 GMC Envoy and love it. Lots of room in front seats, ideal size and plenty of towing power plus it's a truck based SUV. The boss says that an actual truck is out of the question so I have been looking at mid-size SUV's, but the 4Runner is the only option in this category. I looked closely at the Grand Cherokee and it seemed like a perfect match, but the reliability reviews were so poor I changed my mind. I had never considered a Subaru until I read about the Ascent. On paper, it has everything I am looking for. But I don't want to be the test market for an all new vehicle. So I am going to depend on this forum to decide for me if this is the right SUV for me.