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 |  Jun 12 2014, 12:02 PM

3. Subaru Forester

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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

  • TDS

    If the list is alphabetical, they shouldn’t be numbered. Seems like a countdown to the safest vehicle, when in reality, the worst performer is the Toyota Highlander listed at #2. If you checked NHTSA as well as IIHS, the Highlander, Equinox, Rogue, Terrain, Forester and Outlander all fall behind many other SUVs. There are only four that ace both NHTSA and IIHS. The MDX, M-Class, CX-5 and XC60.

  • Jamal

    Did you even read the article? “To determine the safest crossovers and SUVs available in today’s
    marketplace, we headed over to see which vehicles have been awarded a
    Top Safety Pick+ rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.
    With the addition of the new small overlap front crash test, the IIHS
    truly puts the newest cars to the test in order to determine which are
    the safest. Given the requirement of being a Top Safety Pick+, there
    were exactly 10 crossovers and SUVs on the list and are listed in
    alphabetical order.”