"The safety features are great! Cruise control is fantastic! It rides like a dream for the price. Gas mileage is great and it is roomy and comfortable even sitting in the back seat. My only complaint is that most of the manufactures including Subaru - does not have a second way to open the back hatch. Not even with a spot for a key on the exterior. The Crosstrek unlocks with the key fab but it does not pop the hatch and it does not open from the inside without knowledge and tools. A button in the glove box would be nice. I have to push the "hard to find button" on the back hatch for it to open. A great choice for me. Plenty of room for my big dogs too and the back of my seats came with protective backs. So my SUV is converted in a minute to a truck! "