You know...these aren’t my jam, but with the 1.3T and a real planetary gearset...these seem like they are actually kinda decent. Cheap, decent looking, a fair amount of space, actual skid plate, and a traction control system that can actually put it down. Plus no Subaru Tax.
I mean, it’s a GM which isn’t synonymous with reliability these days...but is Subaru? It used to be, but not lately.
If I was cross-shopping with a Crosstrek, I would look seriously at one of these.