I frequent the Ascent forum, because I was interested in purchasing one. They are still having issues with the CVT, but not nearly as many. We were at the Subaru dealer on Saturday, because my DIL was purchasing a used Forester, and we saw three vehicles bought and paid for in the showroom - all three were Ascents.Have they resolved the CVT issues with the Ascent ? For a while there i was logging into the Ascent page and it was loads of failures with that CVT with no engineering fix in sight.
If one is buying the Ascent for the 3rd row, then I would absolutely be looking at the Kia Telluride. I was surprised that it has more 3rd row leg room than a Tahoe. Much more room in the second and third row. The lengthy warranty on the Kia would be an added benefit.