Have been driving our Ascent for about a solid 2 weeks now with just over 1000 miles on it and one thing I noticed that is just a tad annoying is if you are easy on the throttle when pulling away from a stop the cvt shifts early to get the rpms below 1500 and the car just falls on its face. Like somebody zapped the power away and it does not come back until I get the rpms above the 1500 mark. It is a small annoyance but still one none the less. Otherwise I love the powertrain and find it superior in every way to my old 2013 Mazda CX9 except for the engine sound. That Ford sourced 3.7 could sure sing in the upper rpms.