With my 2017 Forester, I swapped the RSB with a 20" STI one and made a big difference in terms of stability. A lot of older Outback owners also did the same swap with favorable results. Do you think the Wilderness may benefit from such a swap if possible?Disclaimer: this is personally my first Outback. My parents own a 2017 3.6R, which I rarely drive. Previously I have owned a '20 Crosstrek, '15 BRZ, '12 STI and '11 & 04 WRX.
Considering this is supposed to be the most "rugged" and most off-road capable Subaru to date, I find it quite well mannered on the road. Acceleration is quick, especially coming from the underpowered 152 hp Crosstrek. Despite its ride height, I find it stable around corners with acceptable body roll. The cabin is quiet, although I do notice some CVT whine, but its nothing my music can't drown out. The Yokohama G015's are quiet for AT tires and have no perceivable additional noise compared to the G91 All-Season tires on the Crosstrek.
Overall I'm really happy with the car. It's not super sporty, and it would be more appropriate to be a Safety Car at the track than a participant. But for a daily commute and family hauler, its been pleasant and the amount of space it has for people and cargo alike never ceases to impress.