My 2005 Ascender, 5pax, 4.2 6cyl get's real poor gas mileage, like everyone
else's, but I do enjoy the ride. I have buds that bought Pathfinders and
4Runners and paid lot's more than I did, and like my Ascender, they too get
poor gas mileage. Theirs do not ride any smoother than the Ascender, in
fact, the Pathfinder is more stiff than both the Ascender and 4Runner. I
hate the high price of gas and the poor mpg, but compared to other SUVs, for
the price and warranty, the Ascender is the best choice.