Hello everyone, I'm currently the owner of a 2014 Passat TDI 6MT with 106,xxx miles. I'm the original owner and my car has been serviced meticulously. I'm a traveler and love going on adventures which is why this car was purchased. My girlfriend and I find this car super spacious and gets outstanding MPG. We hate to see it go but we are moving to Estes Park, CO in 4 days and we will be working in the Fort Collins, Boulder area. With that said our drive is about 1 hour each way and I feel the outback would be better than an SUV as far as fuel cost goes. Being lots of climbing up to Estes Park on 34 & 36 I'm curious if the 2.5 will be enough? My TDI has tons of torque and bogs down in those altitudes. So I'm wondering what people's input is on this transaction. I also feel I could take atvantage of the 0% For a little while with Subaru. We both like the idea of AWD as I as well would still put snow tires on for the winter! We love to snowboard so we will be driving in mountain towns in the winter. I guess my biggest question is, will this car handle the mountains everyday to and from work and on the weekends or would the 3.6 be better? Being that the tow rating is 2700 lbs I just don't know how comfortable I'd be doing that in the mountains. I do have a 6x12 enclosed trailer I plan to have at the house for occasional things so I'm not sure how this car will handle this load or the road conditions. My other alternative I've been looking at is a 2017 Toyota 4Runner TRD Off-road but I've been concerned of its MPG compared to the outback being the amount of miles I'll be driving daily. I really appreciate your input everyone and can not wait to hear some of your inputs.