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2008 Subaru Forester

2008 Mitsubishi Outlander

  2008 Subaru Forester 4-door Auto XT Ltd Angular Front Exterior View 2008 Mitsubishi Outlander ES
Invoice $20,015 $19,048
18/27 17/25
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Bottom Line The design of the 2008 Subaru Forester is far from fresh, but it’s one of few vehicles that’s both a practical, peppy city vehicle and rugged enough for mild off-roading. Read Full Review Though the first-generation Outlander was often overlooked, the updated 2008 Mitsubishi Outlander has emerged as a well-rounded vehicle--and one of the sportiest-driving small crossovers. Read Full Review
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  • Handling and maneuverability
  • Great outward visibility and easy parking
  • Rugged enough for mild off-roading
  • Boxy style affords abundant, usable cargo space
  • Easy liftgate and low loading height


  • Thinly padded front seats
  • Some road and wind noise inside
  • Electronic stability control not offered
  • Lacks available Bluetooth or nav


  • Drives more like a small sport sedan
  • More aggressive styling than most small crossovers
  • V-6 brings brisk performance
  • Excellent steering and handling


  • Four-cylinder is slow and loud, but not much more frugal
  • Steering wheel doesn’t telescope
  • Noisier interior than typical
  • Ridiculously small third seat
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