This is our second Subaru - also own 2003 Forester. It snows where we live and the Subaru AWD is arguably the best on the market. Wanted a larger Subaru, but did not like the styling of the original B9 Tribeca, nor its lack of power and premium fuel requirement. All these objections overcome with the new version. It handles like a smaller vehicle, is very secure feeling, and comfortable (except for adults in the third row, but we knew this when we bought it - it is fine for children.
Handling, comfort, reliability of Subaru vehicles. Interior styling is excellent. Wife loves the puddle lights. Memory power seat is useful.
Larger gas tank. Bluetooth connectivity. The navigation software was out of date when purchased, but Subaru offered to reimburse me for the latest version.