"We purchased a Touring trim model at the end of 2018 and have been more than pleased so far. In the 6 months we have owned it, we have put over 11,000 miles on it going back and forth across the US. For our family of 5, it is a perfect road trip vehicle.
The Ascent has an extremely smooth ride and very comfy seats. There is plenty of room as long as we don’t go too crazy with the luggage. We do have a topper for our long road trips to help eliminate some of the interior clutter that comes with a few weeks on the road.
I think the only thing that could use some work is the infotainment center. There is an issue that the vehicle switches between plugged-in phones when the vehicle is turned off - like it cant remember the last settings. Also, there are issues with the Apple CarPlay where Pandora sometimes doesn’t want to work on my phone (6s) and it never works on my wife’s phone (XS Max).
We have driven in snow, sand, heavy winds and rain, I’ve even done some minor off-roading, and the Ascent has never let us down. I’m perfectly pleased with this vehicle and hope to have it in our family for as long as it can stay on the road - this is not a vehicle I’m planning on trading in."