This is the first Subaru I've ever purchased. My husband is 6'7" and when we saw the legroom of 43" we did not believe it would ever work;however he has plenty of leg room and head room (more than Tahoe, Yukon, Sequoia, etc) with way better gas mileage.
The gas mileage is right on target of 24.6 mpg with all mountain driving (very curvy with lots of hills).
The 4 cylinder is plenty enough power. We also live on a very steep dirt road and does very well. Have not gotten any snow yet, so not sure how will handle. Very impressed with features in "base model".
2nd row passengers (2- 3 year olds) have plenty room and love the cup holder between them.
Spaciousness of front passengers.
Layout is fun (temp, clock, etc)
"Base" model features
Tire flaps to decrease dirt/mud on outside of car.
Back of car gets very dirty from dirt road but
not sure how can fix...