In my opinion Subaru has a peppy engine, AWD and much better visibility. It is fun to drive. With 800 miles driven in mixed city/highway conditions the car is averaging about 24 mpg. The dash readout inflates that number by about 1 mpg. The engine is exceptionally smooth, better than some V6 engines. Bad stuff: Passenger seat is too low. Radio is very good except I get some static in the low frequency range on AM. Best car I have owned.
AWD Engine is very smooth compared to other 4 cylinder engines. Visibility Fun factor.
5 or 6 speed transmission. More cubby holes. 6 cylinder option as opposed to the turbo. Raise the passenger seat an inch or two.