The Forester XT is a great compromise between practical and fun to drive. It has all the practicality of a Subaru with AWD, lots of room to haul stuff and the Subaru reputation, plus with the turbocharged engine it is a blast to drive. The Forester is a bit outdated in terms of electronic features, no navigation or trip computer, the windows and moonroof require the key to be on and other little niceties are missing. But a super car overall.
The turbocharged engine is amazing. Love the practicality of the vehicle.
Better gas mileage. Better towing capacity (class II with no trailer brake requirement). Better electronics.