I’ve had my Ascent Touring now for 6 months. I put 5 k miles on it including a full load road trip from Philly to Disney world. It handled a full load on the highway very well. We also had a bubble ( that’s what we call it!) on the roof that was loaded and 4 adults and one child in the cabin, a fairly larger adult was always in the 3 rd row without complaining about space, so there’s a big plus! I’m used to driving a BMW X5 for last 8 years. I decided on the Ascent touring for its comparable features at a much lower price. It’s been an adjustment driving wise, the Ascent touring rides nicely, as far as cornering and and overall drive , it’s not what I’m used to. I have a “ crunch” sound which is the best way to describe it, when braking suddenly, I’m going to have it checked when I take it for the oil change. Now today my radio did that static sound which is why I came on this forum to begin with, it did clear up after the car sat an hour and I turned it on again. I’m also baffled why the Pano roof doesn’t open much farther, my X5 Pano opens all but 4 inches on the second position and it’s a much shorter vehicle so why can’t this car do the same. Also the Ascent can’t flip up and have cover closed, the X5 you can flip up the sunroof part , it cracks a part of the roof cover open for the air flow without retracting any of the cover. Also the passengers seat has less positions than the drivers, why? I’ve seen cars costing less than the 46k I paid for the Ascent that have some features this car doesn’t. Power folding mirrors for one. The passenger seat has the same features as the drivers for another. In all I like the Ascent but won’t be keeping it the length of the lease, I will probably go back to BMW. I still have my X5 and drive it as well. Maybe by the next generation Ascent they will improve on some of the things people mention. Also the auto braking can be way too touchy, I could be no where near needing to stop and it has stopped me, maybe that’s part of the “crunching “ sound problem! I do love being able to use Reg gas! BMW’s require premium.