Small SUVs: Subaru Forester 2.5i Premium
Subaru makes a return to the list with its Forester 2.5i Premium model, which offers the best value in the small SUVs category. Priced from $24,320 with a standard six-speed manual transmission, the Forester 2.5i Premium can also be had with a Lineartronic CVT for $1,500 additional. Powering the Forester is a 2.5-liter BOXER four-cylinder engine with 170 hp and 174 lb-ft of torque. When using the standard manual transmission, the Forester nets 22 mpg in the city and 29 mpg on the highway while the CVT offers a 24-mpg city, 32-mpg highway rating.