This is precisely what I meant by "twitchy". The steering is way more "responsive" than any other car I've owned. I'm thinking that all the Subarus are this way now and probably most cars in general. I'm guessing once Eyesight has some of the more advanced technology as some other cars that actually pull the steering wheel to pull you back into the lane, the tighter steering is necessary for this.I do NOT have auto lane keeping. I only have blind spot detection.
No tugging on the steering wheel just that I need to hold onto tightly to keep from moving into other lanes even when not windy. Doesn't feel like an alignment issue which I am familiar with. Tires are properly inflated. I've been driving the car for almost 3 years and still feel unsafe on the highway. Husband also notices this issue when he's driving.
As I said, I don't think you will find the newer Outbacks, Foresters or Imprezas any different in the steering than the Crosstrek. Yes, I had two Outbacks (97 and 09) previous to the Crosstrek. The new ones are just too large and too high. The Impreza doesn't have the ground clearance I need. Though I'm surprised you found the seats smaller in the Impreza than the Crosstrek. I thought the Crosstrek was just a raised Impreza. Surprisingly, while the seats in the Crosstrek don't seem as immediately comfortable as my 09 Outback was, I actually feel less stiff and achy after a long trip in my Crosstrek than I did in my 09 Outback.My last car was a Subaru Legacy Wagon which I loved for both comfortable seats, the size of the car and easy to drive. The newer Outbacks and Foresters are too large for me. Impreza too small seat wise.