After weeks of serious comparison and review, I settled on the Subaru Legacy as a new car
purchase. The fit and finish is fine and the car is very comfortable and has excellent room for passengers. It is a mid-size vehicle. The car handles well and very little body roll in sharp transitions. The dash layout isn't as pretty as some competitors but the seats are excellent and the Harmon/Kardon optional sound system is good. Interface with iPhone was easy. My only disappointment at this stage is MPG, it isn't returning what I expected. The CVT is smooth but I didn't see anything close to 32 on the HWY on my first road trip. I'm not a heavy foot driver and not a jackrabbit start or stop driver
Comfortable seating front and rear. Heated seats work well. Handles well. Of course, AWD is key for this vehicle. Interior surfaces are soft.
Exterior is attractive. It's a nice looking vehicle. The sound system is adequate but dash is a little funky looking. Leather appears to be well done and quality.
Dash layout is funky, not really attractive as some competitors. I'm concerned that the MPG isn't what I hoped for.