Over its various iterations, the Subaru Forester has had a winning formula.
This popular small SUV delivers a combination of a roomy interior, excellent visibility, commendable fuel economy, simple controls, a comfortable ride, and responsive handling.
The 2.5-liter four-cylinder combined with the continuously variable automatic transmission yields 28 mpg overall, which is among the best in class.
But acceleration isn't exhilarating, and the engine's noise isn't the most pleasant.
The cabin is roomy, with a particularly generous rear seat and very easy access.
The controls are simple to use, including the infotainment system that is compatible with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.
The EyeSight suite of forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning, and lane keeping assistance is standard.