This is my first all wheel drive car. i thought AWD is better in bad weather (snow, black ice, wet roads). Some experts at Edmunds Subaru forums pointed out SNOW TIRES are a key factor, not AWD. Of course, AWD with SNOW TIRES are better, but AWD alone doesn't help that much in bad weather. My salesperson showed me the four-channel ABS under the hood. It's much better than normal three or two-channel ABS found on almost every front wheel drive vehicles.
All wheel drive. four-channel ABS. Yokohama tires (new for 2006 models). smooth acceleration. Comfortable riding.
Rear legroom. armrest in rear seat (wagon). prices are always $2,000-3,000 dollars more in Canada.