Thanks Trashfo!! Appreciate the post. The Ascent is beautiful. Ride and performance is everything we've hoped for. Funny now to think back about the early concerns on being underpowered. Gonna like the class leading fuel economy too.
It will be interesting to see how many new buyers this SUV brings to Subaru. Should be a bunch. As previously mentioned, interior is really high end, great styling and overall size. So much good along with near unrivaled reputation for owner loyalty, resale values and build quality, I like many others to follow, am new to the brand.
No splash guards yet. They are already being sold on ebay for $120. Would like to see them on another to decide for sure.
Again, best wishes to everyone, thanks again to Trashfo and all of you, especially Carl, on the site who are answering questions and always trying to help each other.