I travel a lot for work and I try pretty much every model in this segment. I was given the chance to drive the older model of the Impreza and I like the car capability but not the interior. At 6'2'' the new version is way better then the old one. It more refine and controls are well position. I was looking for a fun car to drive that I could rely on for the winter (+ top safety pick). I did a test drive in a middle of a winter storm and it was impressive. The car visibility is great and the car stick to the road like glue even under very strong winds. Great car recommend it to everyone.
My favorite feature is the all wells drive and the roomy interior. The back seat is also very comfortable with great storage for the road trips.
Give the car it own look instead of copying the Legacy by hiring better designers. The two car beside each other are very similar. The car toke so long to come out and since it look like the Legacy so much it going to be dated really fast.