I test drove all the smaller SUV/Crossover vehicles. I was surprised at how expensive the Subaru was and almost passed it over. But, I test drove one in AZ mountains and felt like I was in a sports car. It's the perfect car for me. Large enough to tote 2 dogs and lots of stuff around, yet small enough to be responsive and fun to drive.
Heated seats, huge moonroof, audio mute button on steering wheel, LL Bean styling and rubber mat in back for dogs.
Gas mileage could be better. I wish they offered a hybrid version.