Did the guy even drive it? He doesn't even mention taking it out on the road. Sure it may be sluggish totally loaded down (many autos are), but just don't drive my 07 N/A Legacy you'll really be dispointed. These things ride good, too. It handles great, and is pretty quite inside on the road. Plus, it seems to stop as well as my old WRX with Stoptechs (just has a softer pedal). The radio is not the best and they don't leave you many options due to the dash design. I'm one of the few that love the design (and proud of not being a lemming).
I read the article, but he totally lost me when he said that a Toyota Highlander looked better than the Subaru B9 Tribeca. Is he serious? This guy has bland taste and a bland personality. I also don't feel the car is underpowered, though I would like more power. I have had 6 passengers in my car and never noticed it was underpowered. The third row is a bit cramped, I will agree.