We bought a new 2015 2.5i manual transmission Forester.
It has adecently clear view all around, made just about perfect by unhooking the rear middle seat shoulder harness and laying the rear seats down (which will be its default postion, since there's just the two of us and often cargo to cart about town).
We're both tall and have plenty of legroom and ceiling space, even in the rear seats (though I haven't tried to squeeze between two people in the rear middle seat yet--a feat which is barely do-able in any but the biggest of SUV's). Hubby thinks the driver's seat gets a bit hard on a longer drive, but I don't. I find the seats supportive and well-designed for a long torso and broad shoulders and hips. The interior is simple and comfortably adequate. We don't pay much attention to the higher-tech accessories, being relative dinosaurs.
The ride is solid and sure, and even though the car is a bit high off the ground for my taste (I've been driving a 1990 Legacy wagon for 25 years), it still grips the road so I'm not white-knuckling when Hubby takes a corner fast (just like the old Legacy!).
Shifting gears feels close to effortless, even for this left-handed driver.
Cargo bed is not one completely flat area when rear seats are folded down, it's two levels of flat. The rear seat bottoms cause a 4" rise over an 8" span on the forwardmost third of the cargo area. (After having test driven a 2013 Outback and encountering the same design, we realized this was Subaru-universal and had to accept the change; we'd been spoiled by the Legacy wagon's huge, all-flat cargo space.)
Overall, we're hoping to keep and enjoy this beauty for years to come. Fingers crossed, but not while driving...