Compact crossover models have been becoming even more popular in recent years, and Subaru has been selling more Foresters than ever before, but the 2014 Forester will enter a very competitive market.
The Honda CR-V was just redesigned this past model year, and it stakes no claim on driving enjoyment but does a superb job in maximizing interior space and family-friendly versatility.
The Ford Escape is a different kind of vehicle, with a priority placed on styling and design, as well as a sporty driving personality.
It’s powered by an all-new set of turbocharged ‘EcoBoost’ four-cylinder engines that are responsive yet fuel-efficient.
We like the sweet turbocharged powertrain you get in all Volkswagen Tiguan models, and it handles and maneuvers well, but it’s also a relatively small package.
The completely redesigned 2013 Toyota RAV4 may also prove to be one of the Forester’s strongest rivals.
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