This is my first subaru! I love it. I will own nothing more than a Subaru for the rest of my life. They have just now released a third row SUV -- that will be my next big purchase but several years down the road :)
If you are looking for a nice economical car, this is it. If you are looking for a car that goes from 0 to 60 in 4 seconds, this is not it. This is a small economical car that does not have a load of power but has enough to get the job done. You are not going to smoke anyone off the line with this car that is for sure. But it will save you a ton of money on gas and is a good, comfortable car. The cargo area is a little small but that is because the car is small. The seats fold down so you can gain some extra room there. The safety features are great and being a Subaru it is great in our Colorado snows. The interior is better than most cars of its class and you definitely get your moneys worth with features. Overall, this is a great all-around little car. But remember, it is not built to be a Porsche. If you want acceleration and power, I would look elsewhere.
I liked the looks of the Crosstrek , especially because its size was larger than a sub-compact but smaller than a compact SUV.The Crosstrek is a little choppy on Milwaukee streets. The mileage is good , the electronics is adequate for me. It rides high which gives good visibility. I am very satisfied with the car & would recommend it to anyone who is looking for a small SUV.