agreed Saab 9-3 XWD models are the only real competitor GM has against the Impreza though their higher price will give the Soobie a price advantage. Saab did have the 9-2x as well but that one shared many of it's parts with the Impreza. However it did offer an interior that was made with better build materials and more refined handling.Yeah a Saab is the only really comparable GM vehicle, but the Vibe is an awfully good second-rung competitor. Where it falls short is in power... I've not driven the new one but the old AWD was certainly no Subaru. Still, very likeable car.