The car has a modern look to it. The tire flares are a little too exagerated and were reduced in the 2015 redesign. Overall it looks like most other four door sedans on the road today.
The interior styling is fine and modern. In the Limited edition the GPS screen is large and inviting. Most controls are clearly labeled and easy to use.
The car's controls are fine except for the GPS/Bluetooth system which comes from the Stone Age. The GPS verbal commands are complicated, and every time you want to use it you first have to tell it what country you are in. This is the only car I have ever owned you have to do that, and it is annoying it cannot remember you are in the United States. Worse, you have to bring up a second and third screen for it to calculate alternative routes. If you don't do it fast enough, then the system uses the route it selected and you have to cancel and start over. It is not user friendly. Eyesight is an excellent accident prevention system and already in the first year of ownership, when a car pulled out from a side street onto the main road in front of my Subaru and another car (BMW) without a prevention system, I was able to stop my car in time (due to pre-braking by Subaru) while the other car plowed into the truck. The BMW needed $5000 in repairs, while I just gave a statement and left the scene after the officer arrived. That one accident avoidance paid most of the cost of the system. I highly recommend getting it if you can on Subaru models.
With the H6 engine there is very strong performance. From 0-60 in about 7 seconds, it is faster than it looks. A Cadillac XLR thought it could pass me and was shocked when I zipped on ahead and it had no chance of pulling in front of me before the lanes narrowed down to one. It was funny seeing him flash his headlights because he did not have the smarts to push his car hard enough to beat the slow Subaru (I was driving fast enough, they were just annoyed).
The downside of the H6 is not great gas mileage, but for what you are getting, it is not bad. On the highway with cruise control have managed to get about 30 mpg. In a mix of city and highway it gets 23 mpg. In city only it gets 18 mpg. Again, for AWD not bad, but not great. Want better gas mileage, get the H4 engine.