I pulled a 13' Scamp
with Bath on a 2015 Subaru Outback. I looked at an Ascent before in considering it to pull an Escape
19. Depending on the model of Ascent, there could be a difference in towing. The base only pulls 2000lbs (I think it lacks transmission cooler). The other models might pull 5000lbs, but you would need a brake controller and I would recommend you use the OEM hitch as it is designed for their crash worthiness and ties into frame crumple zones if I recall. We really liked test driving the Ascent, but we decided we wanted a Bigfoot
trailer and bought a truck instead.