First of all - let me say that when we went looking for a new car we looked at everything in this car's price range.
The Subaru ( imho) provides the best value for the dollar and does everything we want it to do.
Great power, good fuel economy ( 34 mpg on first tank ) and seems built like a little tank.
Easy to get in and out of - huge trunk - great visibility - and all weather dependability.
Our car has the CVT and we find it very smooth - the car has done nothing wrong since we bought it - zero defects and looks good sitting in the garage.
We're very satisfied !!!!!!!
The handling - The car goes around curves like a cat on carpet.
The interior - It doesn't look cheap and has a lot of soft surface finishes.
The engine - Lots of power with great economy.
The trunk - It's fully lined and the rear seats fold flat to allow for big items.
The doors - The open W-I-D-E.
Getting in and out of this car is a breeze.
Visibility - You CAN see out of this car.
It's easy to park and rear visibility is excellent. Fit and finish - The car looks like a quality car because it is a quality car.
Subaru is known for building excellent vehicles - and this car shows it.
Puddle lights - like the Forester and Outback have would be nice.
They would be a nice touch at night.
Possibly a little better sound system - but I can certainly live with what is avilable.
Other than that - I'm happy !!!