I believe the 2.5's are all four valves per cylinder - not just the 2013's.Wife has a 2011 OB with sunroof and backup camera. The My Subaru trade in is ARO 21K. Purchased a new 2013 Premium for me last month without the sunroof and it came to ARO 27K
If you can swing it the 2013 is much nicer due to 4 valve engine per cylinder and the updated CVT.
Her mileage is about 24 in the city, mine is 28-29 in the city.
I ordered the silver. I am a little nervous about the heat buildup in the summer with the black interior. I seriously considered the white with its light interior. The dealer said that I can change my mind until a VIN number is assigned to the build. I am also not sure if I should get an engine block warmer and battery warmer. I do not know if the factory parts for this are better than any other third party products that may be out there.That's great that you were able to get a new one! Even the base model looks good.
What color did you go for?
That seems to be the forum consensus/observation, the OB heat source/dissipation is more from the glass/body than the interior choice. While of course the darker will retain more heat, it is insignificant compared to the former.... exterior color plays a far far larger role in heat build up vs interior color.