Pros and cons from a pregnant women.
It is a great family vehicle. I am currently pregnant and the main reason we drive this vehicle is for that reason. It is tall enough to make it easy for me to get in and out of, the suspension is great and the ride is a smooth one, and the heated seats which I only use for short periods of time really do help. This vehicle is great in snow ( I lived in Colorado when I got this vehicle) and rain (Houston). When there is a lot of water on the road and you hydroplane the steering wheel is not pulled to one side as it would with some other vehicles that I have driven. It is spacious and the hatchback does come in handy when getting groceries. One negative is that it does not have ac vents in the back, (not a major issue in Colorado) however in Houston heat it is an inconvenience but the car does cool off very fast. Very tall people might have an issue with this vehicle just because of how high the seat is. (I am 5 ft and it is not a issue for me. ) If you are a person who rides really close to other cars do not get the model with the eyesight. My mother in law has an issue when driving on the feeder road in my crosstrek when someone is turning into a parking lot and brings the car to almost a complete stop as they turn because my eyesight assist will slow the car more if the car in front is too close to you. Upside is this feature can be turned off, but if you paid extra for it why would you? I do get a great discount on car insurance for having eyesight on my crosstrek.