Last post, I promise - arrived at destination :) 970 miles in 14h 20m for an average speed of 67.7 MPH. Not bad considering a break for lunch, 2 gas fills, and 2 rest stops. And not a car-related complaint from the passengers - human or canine! Only hiccup was we planned on stopping at a Chic-fil-A halfway, forgetting that it was Sunday. My son was unamused and refused to eat lunch when we stopped at a Chipotle. All in all, I’d say a success. While I would love a bit more sound deadening and a bit more passing power, the Outback is a great highway vehicle, especially considering the price point. It eats up miles comfortably in any weather and we just got something like 27-28 MPG cruising at 80 MPH with the AC blasting in the 110F Sonoran desert. 4 years in, and I am very pleased with this purchase, CVT and all. Wagon life!