The Fun Stuff in the Ascent
Again, I’m not someone who can rattle off car facts, but I want to share the highlights I enjoyed beyond just feeling comfortable…
The Console Computer System
We have a 2018 Forester, which has a great console system, but I was so pleasantly surprised by the ease with which the Ascent worked with my iPhone for music, navigation, and even calls and texts (Please read: Do NOT text while driving. Ever. There is no message worth risking someone’s life.). It was just something I wasn’t necessarily expecting, because I feel my Forester’s features are great, but now I miss this incredible console system, ha.
The Moon Roof
The moon roof was amazing. Massive and fun to have open, especially for the cool, dry morning air you get at higher altitudes.
19 Beverage Holders
You read that right. Why would I ever need 19 beverage holders? Well, I don’t know, but I like to be hydrated, and this feature thrills me. I can put my beloved water bottle all sorts of places!
But, seriously, it’s just convenient. I’m thinking about my family, and how each one of us has our own water bottle, and there’s of course my reusable coffee mug. Those things add up.
And, again, I like to be hydrated.
The Flexible Seating
We adjusted the Ascent into numerous configurations during the week, so that we could stow our gear, recline in the back for sunrise, and also just to try them out! I was curious, what can I say? This car really is wonderfully flexible, which is particularly useful for a family having to consider carseats.