No way. I wouldn't drive anything with a minivan look anymore than I would sport a mullet. I would NEVER have bought the Ascent if it had a sliding door. Now the reviewer with the Lambo door comment, that would be cool.OK, this is going to sound really weird, but if there is any company that would take the leap it is Subaru. Here in a the US most modern families (🙋♂️) will shun the obvious functional superiority of a minivan for the gratifying/aesthetic benefits of an SUV. However, that doesn't mean that SUVs can't take a page or two from the minivan book. Specifically sliding doors would give numerous advantages for families. I can't tell you how many times I have wished I had them in our cramped garage while putting our kids into the car. For those who get the ascent without family hauling in mind, they would quickly see that the positives carry over to virtually any use case.
In summary, just think about how good this would sound and how much of a splash it would make in the industry:
"The all new 2024 Subaru Ascent. The first SUV with sliding doors."
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You're probably cooler than the rest of us so you are able to pull off anything that hints at being a minivan. I'm getting old. I need all the help I can get to not appear to be someone who has simply given up. You're also a nicer parent. The sliding door is easier for kids.Maybe I'm not being clear. I'm not trying to make the Ascent a minivan. I'm trying to make it an SUV with sliding doors. Sliding Doors does not equal minivan.
I do not support a door change, but I do support intelligent, polite responses. Maybe you should reread you comment and repost.That would be a big no!!! That is the stupidest Idea I have ever seen!!!! I travel with my 2 male Standard Poodles and my female Weimaraner-Standard Poodle mix in my Touring Model Ascent. I like the plain doors that just open and close like regular car doors! I sure as HOLY HELL don’t want mini-van sliding doors to screw up their routine their when they get in and out of my Ascent!!! And I sure as HOLY HELL don’t want to drive a minivan type of vehicle!!!! I have been a Subaru driver since I got my Loyale Wagon when they first came on the market.