I have a 2006 Honda Pilot - we needed the size when the second baby came along. Both DH and I are tall, and we needed more leg room behind the driver to put a car seat there.
My previous car was a Subaru Impreza 2.5RS (the car version of the Forrester). Let me tell you, I cannot say enough good things about Subaru. I had that car for 5 years, and I still get teary thinking about it, I miss it so much. I only had 2 problems with the car, and both were weird freaky things that would only happen to me (a clutch issue and an ignition switch issue). I took it to 2 different dealers for service (one happened at home and one happened at work, and I had it towed to the closest dealer), and both service depts were great. Very communicative, very helpful getting a rental car, etc and very quick. I think 2 days was the longest they ever had my car.
If you're concerned about space issues, go for the Outback. I'm pretty sure its built on a bigger platform than the Forrester. Either way, you won't regret buying a Subaru. I love Subaru, and I can almost guarantee that my next car (once the kiddos are big enough that they don't need to travel with quite so much stuff) will be a Subaru again.