We have a Forester and I have been happy with the car overall. It has x-mode, traction enhancer, which was super helpful during our winter/snow/ice event. Haven’t gone off roading, but have done some unpaved ranch roads and it was fine.
Julie, I love my Forester. Visibility is outstanding, seats and lumbar are comfortable, love the tight turn radius and the all wheel drive is awesome for winters in Indiana.