Crossover pioneer with a very rational approach
Price From $26,570 – To $36,420
Since Subaru also sells the Crosstrek and the Outback, it had the opportunity to make the Forester stand out by investing more than ever in its off-road potential – nowadays, the only model on sale with such an idea is the Ford Bronco Sport, which makes the outdoorsy counterpart to the Escape. However, the Japanese automaker opted for making all three models similarly family-oriented.
In the end, the Forester poses as the second level in Subaru’s offering. It features more room than the Crosstrek (minus the optional electrified powertrain, unfortunately) but leaves the cool factor to the Outback and any attempts at elegance to the Ascent. If you are looking for a rational, no-frills compact SUV with affordable prices, a hint of off-road flair, and nothing else, look no further.