A lot of friends questioned why I would purchase a wagon rather than a sports sedan such as the BMW 325xi, but I was looking for a vehicle with some utility, and this vehicle is a great alternative to an SUV/Crossover with much better gas mileage and handling. With only 1500 miles, the car is getting 23mpg (city/hwy combined). It rides 10x better than my 2006 Honda Accord and much quieter I must say. This Subaru is surprisingly elegant with a great interior layout, quiet, smooth ride, good handling all the while maintaining nice attention to luxury and durability. Despite the lack of a few accessories/options that are standard in most cars in it's class, the car is a great buy!
The panoramic sunroof, windshield wiper heating, LL Bean edition has some nice appointments, comfortable seats, good ride, quiet, and very solid feel.
Steering wheel radio controls (only available on LLBean 3.0), bluetooth technology and voice activated Navi., auto -power (up and down) front windows.