Had a 4WD Jeep, never really had to use it and at 16 mpg, killed me at the pumps. Subaru AWD always ready, always working. The interior room of the Forester reminds me of a Checker Cab in NYC. Back seat leg room is massive. The interior finish is 10X better than most USA cars (cheap). Working with our salesman was a pleasure-worked with us-no high pressure. Plenty of power, great pickup speed on highway and uphill. Good visibility. Stylish- looks good taking the kids to practice and taking the wife out to dinner or a show.
MPG, AWD, good styling (old Forester was kinda ugly), interior roominess, large sunroof.
Sirius satellite radio should be standard on all models, add foglights standard on Premium and Limited models. Add a few more color choices. (These are all minor details)