I just bought a new to me Subaru Outback a few months ago. I love that car.
I drove 8 hours straight on 1 tank of gas and that included siting in construction traffic 3 times.
My husband likes to take my car whenever he can. We both really like it. It's a 2000 with 120,000 miles on it. I've put 3000 on since I bought it.
It's big enough for the 4 of us with the kid's boosters and they have plenty of room. DH and I have plenty of room I'm 5'8 and he's 6'0. I can sit comfortable in the car and so can he.
DH drives a Chevy Caviler and I hate that thing. I feel squished in it and he said he didn't realize how small it was until he drove my car.
I've also looked at the Subaru Forester and I think I'll probably go with something like that next. Right now I needed more cargo space because of the kids.
Oh and the dog likes my car. She has anxiety about car rides and she loves mine. DH takes mine when he takes her to the groomer because she's so much more relaxed, and he likes to drive my car.