So Good but . . .
Added: 26th of February 2021
I migrated from a Premium diesel which was a fantastic car, including frugal fuel consumption - 46mpg lifetime average. The 'new platform' model is far more taught, comfortable and handles better. However, even as a fairly moderate driver, 32-34mpg is about the best I can get. Given that the mild-hybrid battery takes up space underneath the boot floor, the smaller 48 litre full tank offers about 320 miles range - about 220 miles less than the diesel. Worse is to come. The battery goes too flat to start the car within seven days of no use (even shorter in colder weather). It seems this is due to the alarm system. This frankly makes it unfit for purpose. Leaving the car for a week's holiday makes the carrying of a fully charged jump-start kit a necessity. Subaru simply recommends 'use the car for at least 30 mins a week' - in Lockdown? A recall to fix this should be a Subaru priority. Other than that, it's still a great car.