After looking at and driving all the other SUVs in its class and some above it, this by far was the best vehicle. If you are in the market for this type of vehicle you owe to yourself to take a test drive, you will be sold. The mileage surprised me. I am getting 18.5 to 19 mpg in suburban driving. It is quiet, smooth and has one of the smoothest shifting transmissions I have driven, almost as smooth as a CVT. The power curve is excellent. Subaru has hit a home run with this vehicle.
Front seat comfort, I am 6'4" and my wife is 5', it is really comfortable for either to drive. The sound system is as good as any premium unit I have had in other vehicles.
As with most vehicles, when the tilt steering wheel is brought down the top rim of the wheel blocks the view of the speedometer and tach.