Great crash test results, standard ABS and ESC.
All wheel drive great in snow and off-road, high clearance, plenty of power with base engine for most situations.
Easily fits people over 6 foot in fron with plenty of room in back for passengers - much better than previous generation Forester.
No blind spots, big rear view mirrors.
There is a reason you see so many old one around in our mountain town - they just work and keep working.