3. Subaru Forester
The Subaru Forester compact SUV is one of the most affordable, safest vehicles available in today’s market with an MSRP of $22,820. Pictured above is the more aggressive XT model that is powered by a 2.0-liter turbocharged Boxer four-cylinder engine with 250 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque. The XT model starts from $28,820, a $6,000 premium for more performance and standard features. As for the base model Forester, expect 2.5-liter Boxer four-cylinder engine with 170 hp and 174 lb-ft of torque. Fuel economy of the less powerful engine is 24 mpg in the city and 32 mpg on the highway while the turbocharged engine gets 23 mpg in the city and 28 mpg on the highway.
Applies only to optional front crash prevention models