Subaru family from Colorado and Colombia here. Wife has an Outback and I'll be buying her another one again. When I get tired of futzing around with the endless pursuit of the perfect truck and pop-up camper configuration for "The Big Trip" down sputh, I find relief in knowing I could throw a Maggiolina on top of Mom's little bread sled and make it to Portillo and Punta Arenas with some skis and a couple of Long Haul kayaks in the back without ever breaking a sweat.
Good luck with the endeavors. Sounds like you have a clear definition of needs and wants.
Alright, this is just fancy car camping, people. Move along, move along.