I'm pretty happy with my 2016 Crosstrek, just hit 21,000 miles in 10.5 months. Its taken some getting used to, coming from a Forester with manual trans, but it seems peppy enough for me. The CVT seems to add a little delay, I guess while it figures out what you want it to do, but I tend to not be a jackrabbit anyway. The couple of times I've stomped on the gas, it seems to get going well enough for my taste. Love the mileage, I was getting 25-26 mpg with my Forester, and I'm getting around 31mpg with the Crosstrek.