We were looking for an AWD or a 4WD, however, gas mileage and the NHTSA crash test rating were two big factors for us. We found this perfect and value laden family AWD that gives you the ground clearance and the traction of an SUV, the comfort of a long wheelbase car and the price of a 4 door sedan. Amazing! We love it, perfect for the family on the go, perfect for the New England Region. Oh the NHTSA rating for front and side crash test? 5/5... sweet!
Great ride, good headroom and legroom, side airbags and overhead airbags standard, AWD with ABS and A/T sport mode, heated side view mirrors and DRL.
Speed sensing door locks, 5 A/T, traction control for the standard models, full auto driver's side power window (single touch for opening but not for closing).
This is my 6th Subaru dating back to 1981 and this is the best to date. 4 cylinder is fine for my needs. Have 23,000 miles on vehicle and have averaged 24.8 since purchase. Have gotten as high as 30 on a trip. Goes anywhere and handles exceptionally well (except for the OEM tires). Had them replaced at 22k. A great all around vehicle for the money. High ground clearance makes it easy to enter and exit vehicle. Standard model comes with a ton of options that are extra on other cars.
Heated seats and mirrors. Front and rear defrost/de-icer. AWD traction and feel of safety in any weather condition.
Telescoping steering wheel. A little softer seats. Better OEM tires. Weather band radio.
Excellent driving experience, a good combination of handling and luxury ride. Fun on two lane mountain highways, dirt roads, and freeways. Dealer very helpful when I needed unscheduled maintenance--gave me a new, free car for two weeks.
Real nice freeway cruiser as well as back road handling. Dash is very easy to read and modern looking. Exterior styling is both rugged and luxurious. Lots of storage pockets. Great travel car for two.
Very poor back seat room, much worse than my 99 Outback. No roof runners under luggage rack to protect paint. Cruise control on downhill is rough. Keyless entry is too sensitive, sometimes going off when I put the key chain away. Rear stereo speakers should be on back tailgate pillars.
Had the car for 10 months now and it's still a thrill to drive. Full-time all wheel drive is wonderful; though the stock tires are a poor choice. Transmission is smooth yet tight, one of the best I've driven. With better than 10K miles still no rattles. Surprising handling for such a high profile will be made much better by tires that actually grip the road. Despite the tires the car has a very substantial feel whether on a back country dirt road or out on the interstate behind a semi on a windy winter's night.
All wheel drive. Tight steering with just a hint of oversteer ... enjoyable. Great shifting manual. Unexpected extras such as the heated seats, mirrors and wipers for us in winter climates a plus.
Number one is a higher final drive gear ratio (sixth gear) to lower engine speed at highway speeds. A cruise control that does not turn on and off on downhill grades. VERY annoying! A better tire selection PLEASE! A cable clutch linkage for better clutch "feel".
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