Well, I bought the Subaru Impreza. I invested the money for the base plate and battery trickle charger and new pig tail. Then, on my first trip, I took the car to a restaurant and seriously scraped the underside of the front bumper. It was a very small dip and it really messed up my car. This model is WAY TOO LOW in the front, like a Lotus sports car. This is NOT WHAT I WANTED TO DEAL WITH. I'm very disappointed in this car. I would highly recommend the Subaru Crosstrek, but not the Impreza. Now, I have to treat it like I'm walking on egg shells. So sad. It tows fine and has good interior space and good gas mileage. Just too low front end clearance. I'm stuck with it now forever. Too much money invested to get something else.