I bought this to replace a 2006 Subaru Forester and I am not disappointed!
Tons more space for our family (2kids), comparable mileage, great power, and a much better all around ride (comfort, noise, etc.)
I am getting about 23.5mpg over all (with a decent amount of highway miles) which is about what I got with the Forester.
I highly encourage you to get the tech package -- not cheap, but it makes the car so much more fun (and if you're going to spend a lot of time in it, I think it's worth it.)
Also, I tried the base 4 cylinder and I found it lacking in power and much louder than the 6 cylinder.
All around, this is a great car!
Spacious, comfortable seats
Decent mileage for V6
Lots of power
Really quiet, comfortable ride
Iphone music integration.
My iphone calling works fine in the bluetooth system. However, it's buggy for music.
(Note: my ipod works fine with the system.)