Haven't been in a Liberty but a mate used to own a WRX, not sure how it'd compare with the latest models nowdays but it used to get up & go ok.
Don't like the sound of them newer cars much though, they sound like oversized blowflys when the foot goes down.
I like the old school V8 sound myself.
Hardtop I owned:
Not a real good pic that one though, got better here somewhere, just gotta find them.