Just bought a 2018 Outback Touring 2.5 yesterday. This will be my wife's car, although I will get to drive it every so often. Ours is the dark blue pearl with the java interior. Very nice combination. It's still at the dealer getting an auto start put. Not sure why Subaru doesn't have one as standard equipment, considering it's really a cold weather car. Same with the block heater. Both came standard with my Silverado. But, after testing other vehicles, the Outback was the clear winner. My wife did like the Jeep Cherokee, but it rode like a truck compared to the Outback. And it would have been much thirstier. All in all, I think my wife made an excellent choice.