Well, I bought a 2015 Outback 2.5i today! Half-sad to see the Jeep go. Just an end of an era. Only 70k miles but mechanically, just not doing well at all. Can't say that I'll recommend a Jeep to anyone in the future. They got some work to do on the underbits (transmission, diffs...) before I can be sold again.
AWD: The AWD system in the subie is probably the best out there, IMO. And I've thought this long before the idea of even buying one came to mind. The Jeep is absolutely more capable off-road (4 wheeling, 4lo) but when it comes to 99.9 of driving to ski slopes, mtn passes, logging roads, etc the subaru will be perfectly at home and dare I say more sure footed. (puts on hard hard)
Ground clearance:There's 8.7" in the stock subaru and 8.5" in my old stock Jeep (before lift and tires). .2" isn't much at all, but I think it's fun to challenge people's perception of ground clearance vs the sheer size of the car. I bet if you asked two random people which car is lower, 9 of 10 would say the subaru. Still not made for Jeep trails, but I never did that anyway.
On a final note, I'd like the say a HUGE THANKS to the community here for guiding me through the mods, tips and tricks for the years I owned my Jeep. I really would have been out in left field without you guys/girls.
PS- Subaru sticker says it's made with 50% american/canadian parts. And manufactured in Lafayette, IN- A zero-waste model plant. Kudos to sustainability AND built in America. Again, a WORLD economy.