The class leader remains the roomy Honda CR-V, but its most recent styling update is somewhat controversial and the Honda won't wake up anyone's driving enthusiasm.
The Mitsubishi Outlander is a good alternative for those who like good, carlike handling in a tall wagon; however, its interior is even more of a letdown.
Nissan's Rogue also has a well-executed interior, a smooth ride, and a spacious layout, but the driving experience isn't anything special.
The Toyota RAV4 has an optional V-6 and available third-row seating.
The Dodge Journey crossover was introduced about the same time as the current-generation Forester, and like the Subaru, it comes well equipped and offers plenty of space.
However, its powertrain leaves a lot to be desired, and it’s seriously lacking in the quality department.
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|2010 Subaru ForesterBrowse Used Listings||2009 Dodge JourneyBrowse Used Listings||2008 Honda CR-VBrowse Used Listings||2008 Nissan RogueBrowse Used Listings||2008 Toyota RAV4Browse Used Listings|
|19 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy||15 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy||20 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy||21 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy||19 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy|
|Gas Flat 4-Cyl||Gas I4||Gas I4||Gas I4||Gas I4|
|4WD Sport Utility||2WD Sport Utility Vehicle||2WD Sport Utility||FWD Sport Utility||2WD Sport Utility Vehicle|
|4-Door Manual 2.5X||FWD 4-Door SE||2WD 5-Door LX||FWD 4-Door S w/CA Emissions||FWD 4-Door 4-cyl 4-Speed AT (GS)|
|All Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive|
|4 Door||4dr SUV||5 Door||4 Door||4 Door|
|Manual w/OD||Automatic||Automatic||Continuously Variable||Automatic w/OD|