Bought our first Subaru 2 months ago. Also looked at RAV4 and CR-V. So far we're not disappointed. Getting about 25 MPG mixed driving. Overall an excellent car!
Heated seats, high seating position, power driver's seat, AWD, great visibility all around, oversized moonroof, exceptional handling (much better than CR-V or RAV4), cargo space.
Speakers are average, no MP3 support, climate control is not very efficient, headlights could be brighter, map lights are very dim (almost useless), no vanity lights. You CAN turn off seat belt reminder.