Hello I'm from Littleton,CO. I have the Ascent and this is my first Subaru. I love the smooth ride it offers and traveling into the mountains is a breeze. going up the mountains is no different than driving on flat road. With that said I am disappointed about the milage. They are way off. just around town we get 17 - 18 mpg. Coming down from the mountains I got 23mpg. It should be way better seeing how it's all down hill. No where near 26mpg. I have the touring model. I think someone lied when doing the mpg rating. Now the cup holders. I would like to know what kind of cups they planned on using in this. they don't fit anything. to big for fast food cups. to small for the insulated bottles. The back seat are a little better. The mirrors don't adjust with the seat memory. For each driver you have to adjust the mirrors. For $50K they could have linked the two. The rear view mirror doesn't go up high enough for tall drivers. The seats are very comfortable though. over all it's very nice.