I just discovered this forum while doing a search on car seats in the Ascent. We have been searching for our next family vehicle for months and finally decided on the Ascent. We went in and pre-ordered the Touring model with 2 add-ons. One has to do with towing and one has the auto dimming mirrors. We have never owned a Subaru before nor have we committed to a vehicle sight unseen. Here's hoping this expensive gamble pays off!