The Forester has so much front-seat headroom famously lanky U.S. President Abraham Lincoln could wear his signature stovepipe hat and still have room to don a horned Viking helmet on top. There’s more noggin-room than the bottom of a skyscraper’s elevator shaft. Likewise the back-bench has ample skull space, and as an added bonus there’s plenty of legroom, too. Ingress and egress to the rear seats are surprisingly easy thanks to wide door openings.
When it comes to cargo room the Forester impresses as well. It offers nearly 75 cubic feet of space with the back chairs folded flat. That’s a bit more than the Ford Escape, Honda CR-V or Chevrolet Equinox can muster. Overall this vehicle impresses with the amount of interior room it offers relative to its compact exterior dimensions.