The Subaru Ascent was a big gross POS. The test drive was surprising. Cheap cheap cheap and the drivetrain is completely underwhelming. The Telluride, Palisade, and Atlas are in a different league completely.The latest problem with the Odessey was an alternator and battery. Those with an oil change were a little over $900. Sounds high to me.
I have suggested a Subaru Ascent as an alternative to a Telluride.
IMO now is a great time to buy if you can get a new car at or below MSRP. She will get a high offer for her trade in, but that's no reason to get taken to the cleaners on the new car.