Here 'tis. This is the Limited, which comically is the higher trim than the Premium. Drives great, reasonably quiet on the highway though obviously more cabin noise and not quite as plush of a ride as my E92 was. It'll never be confused with something fast, but for a CVT it's really not that bad - I don't have to clinch my ass cheeks and hope for the best when merging on the highway anyway.
The seat heaters are great, and holy shit does the heater/fan in this thing throw a lot of heat. It's the hottest/windiest heat I've seen in a car in ages. The best part of it (and one of my must-haves for picking a car) is that Subaru didn't do any over-techy nonsense and integrate it with the touchscreen. It has big ol' knobs that you twirl around to adjust things, just the way a car should.
The stereo/nav setup is pretty cool, though kind obnoxiously overdone in a few spots. For a stock deck it's acceptable, but the design of the UI and whatnot really isn't the best. It has a LOT of inputs though, which is awesome, and the Nav does a split screen deal like this so that you can have the map on one side and the source controls on the other. The handsfree actually sounds really good, and it has a backup camera.
The SD card slot is, wtf-ically, the Nav memory/map data. I don't know how that made it through whatever design meetings went into creating this head unit, but it's stupid. Other than that though, it sounds pretty damn good and again, loads of inputs. AM/FM, HD, XM, Aux, USB, Bluetooth and CD.
The USB + Aux part is huge, because I use an old iPod nano for audiobooks, and now I don't have to worry about losing my place (in the middle of like a 50-60 hour book) if I want to switch to tunes. Here's the center console - aux and USB are in there, so I have the AudioBookPod run into the Aux with the charger, and a 16GB USB stick in the slot. The deck reads the track/artist listings correctly too, which is ace.
Tons of cargo room in the back (especially considering what I was used to), and the usual Soob hardened plastic mats. This will make a great spot for filthy MTB clothes, helmets, golf clubs, etc, and I can actually go grocery shopping in the summer now without having to take my golf clubs out of the car.
All in all I dig it. Not perfect, but 33MPG, under 30k, pretty sharp looking and AWD - it's close to everything I was looking for.
Every time I see an interior like the Subaru/Mazda/Honda get criticized for a "lackluster" or "outdated" interior because it doesn't have some "tech" features that are considered "standard" on new cars...
Gimme a knob that adjusts fan speed, temperature and vent selection any day!
Solid choice, Quigmire.