2009 Subaru Legacy 2.5i 4dr Sedan AWD (2.5L 4cyl 5M)
The car can be a comfortable cruiser in I-drive mode or a powerful, sports sedan in Sport Sharp mode. There is a perfect setting for your driving mood or road condition. The GT Ltd. version is sporty and responsive; plenty of power is just one downshift away and pressing the accelerator. The turbo whirls into action and with the standard AWD gripping the road--wet or dry--the vehicle simply flies. Winter is now here and I have no reservations driving my kids around in any weather condition. Research your options, test drive the competition and then the Legacy GT Ltd. and the car you'll drive home is the Subaru.
AWD for nasty mid-west winters, HK sound system, comfortable leather-trimmed, heated seats, driver-controlled SI-Drive mode, turbo-power whenever needed, overall interior and exterior design (don't like the base models, but the GT Ltd. version with the functional hood scoop is mean and aggressive!).
Seat warmer switch is in an awkward location; manual shifter isn't very smooth, iPod interface is not standard, no storage for sunglasses, GT Ltd. version takes only premium fuel and while fuel economy isn't great, the safety and stability of AWD compensates in this area.