It's funny now because after going and looking at the different vehicles I have on the list and also doing some research on the top picks.. I like the Outback the most and that isn't even on the list. But I believe the 2.5 will be the one for me since it gets much better gas mileage the 3.6 and also costs roughly 3-4K less... I have not test drove the 3.6 so I might do that sometime this week. Between the Outbacks now, the 2012 or 2013? I know they made a few changes to the 2013 that include slightly stiffer suspension, 2.5 changeup on the motor, timing chain instead of belt, and a little different body style... Thoughts?