@essextee I've had 4 MBs with this, no issues on any. Probably more of a maker thing than a feature thing. MB might work too well, it can be actuated with the touch fo a finger, so when cleaning the car, you'll want to keep the keys in the car, or lock/unlock the car 100 times.
@essextee About those sales numbers...the best selling compact/midsize/whatever pickup trucks not named Toyota Tacoma sell, at best, about 1/3 as many as the Tacoma. The Ridgeline being the only unibody entrant, only manages to outsell the Nissan Frontier & Titan + GMC Canyon.
I think Subaru would need to take a good long look at sales numbers for the Ridgeline and also the upcoming Hyundai Santa Cruz before greenlighting a new Baja or whatever they'd end up calling it.
And then look at whether they have the US manufacturing capacity to profitably make another 10 to 15,000 vehicles per quarter. And if they could make them would a ute be the most profitable fit?