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I have a 7 passenger Ascent. Already have the seat back protector for the third row. Wondering if there is any accessory to go across the second row when the backs are down to protect them and to give me a solid surface full width.
 

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This has come up in a number of threads and so far, there hasn't been any commercially available solutions. Some have fabricated their own and that's what I'm planning to do.
 

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Well, my need isn't urgent and on top of that I often get analysis-paralysis so it might be awhile. The simple idea I have is to cut a flat piece of material, probably higher grade 1/2 plywood or something, to fit across the width of the second row seats and reach from the tops of their backs to ~4" rearward of the tops of the the third row seat backs. I'd fasten a strip(s) across the bottom between the 2nd and 3rd row seats to hold it in place for/aft, then cover it with some kind of thin utility carpeting or maybe rubber sheeting.

With that, I'd wind up with a surface that slants downward from front to back since the backs of the second row seats are higher than everything behind them. Depending on the goal, another options would be to make a platform that is level over the 2nd row and steps down to the backs of the the 3rd row.

A fancier/lighter material like honeycomb sandwich panel would be nice, but much more expensive.
 

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Being in Canada the top model of the Ascent only comes as a 7 passenger version. I have dogs so we really need the 8 passenger version. Unfortunately it means we have to order the limited 8 pass version with the result being we lose out on some of the options we would like. Can these missing options be ordered and added to the Limited 8P? Also in Canada the models are different... the top model being the Premier. So it looks like this:

Convenience 8P
Touring 8P
Touring 7P
Limited 8P
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Premier 7P
 

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Being in Canada the top model of the Ascent only comes as a 7 passenger version. I
It's exactly the same in the US....Touring (our top trim name) is only available in the 7 passenger configuration.
 

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I sent an email to SOA about 9 months ago asking if there were plans to make them. They thanked me for my question and said they will look into it. Maybe if enough people ask about them, they will make them.
 

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I just use a heavy blanket if needed. I don't think Subaru will make a 2nd row seatback protector (I would like to know if any manufacturers do) I imagine that the 3rd row would be more unpleasant if your knees were up against that gritty rubbery material they use for seat back protectors. There has to be some balance between making the 3rd row for passengers or cargo.
 

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Yes a light weight plastic formed part that just snaps in place to cover the hole would be ideal and prevent my animals from falling thru. I would actually prefer a 7 passenger but the dogs like to get close to us in the front and the hole left behind when folding the captains chairs isn't useful... in fact I can't see that hole being useful to anyone once the chairs are folded. They just copied what every other manufacturer does.
 

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If I needed to address the issue I'd probably make a carboard template to design some type of barrier to use with the 2nd row upright or folded. Then transfer it to 1/4" ply and wrap it in black carpet. I'd probably even make it foldable so that it could store flat in the back.

For the dog people, how about one of those "pet bridges" that are made for back seats?
 

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I have a 7 passenger Ascent. Already have the seat back protector for the third row. Wondering if there is any accessory to go across the second row when the backs are down to protect them and to give me a solid surface full width.
Yes - they are available now. I installed them in my 8p Limited.

Subaru part number: J501SXC130
 

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We were going to get seat covers if we ended up with the lighter coloured interior fabric but since we got a black interior I just put black towels underneath our kids booster seats. It looks unobtrusive, and on the back of the front seats we put protectors that we kept from our dearly departed Forester
 

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I just bought and installed the seat back covers for the captains chairs so the entire back is now reasonably protected, given I use my vehicle a lot to haul "stuff". I'd never cover the leather on the seating surfaces, however.
 

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I just bought and installed the seat back covers for the captains chairs so the entire back is now reasonably protected, given I use my vehicle a lot to haul "stuff". I'd never cover the leather on the seating surfaces, however.
No fitment issues?

I’m always confused as to why these parts are listed as 2021 only accessories. The cup holder insert was the same way when it was first released.
 

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No fitment issues?

I’m always confused as to why these parts are listed as 2021 only accessories. The cup holder insert was the same way when it was first released.
Why would there be a fit issue? The seats are unchanged. The MY21 designation is likely an oversight and one that might cost sales
 
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