2020 Ascent Touring
Crosstrek doesn't have turbo. Don't underestimate the abrupt impacts that turbo response has on the Ascent's engine and drivetrain. With chain drive and early torque converter lockup, direct mechanical connection of the engine to the wheels makes everything felt. Smoothing the drivetrain in the Ascent has proven to be difficult.It is very smooth through all the rpm range. I am sure it is not the same trans but wow it is still a cvt and very smooth. Maybe someone else can explain why this trans is so smooth compared to the Ascent.