Today I took out a CVT and 6 Speed Outback. I then drove a Forester. The Outback drove more like a car (I think) and I believe it is what we will get. The only question is moonroof or not; the Forester's is GREAT.
You cannot go wrong with an Outback. We bought a Subaru Outback Limited a few weeks ago and love it. So fun to drive & great gas mileage. The Navigation is very good. I could not be happier with the whole experience. This is our first Subaru. We traded my wife's Lexus RX300. I drive a Lexus RX330. Having said this, I am very happy with our 2013 OBL.