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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|2011 Subaru ForesterBrowse Used Listings||2011 Dodge JourneyBrowse Used Listings||2011 Honda CR-VBrowse Used Listings||2011 Mitsubishi OutlanderBrowse Used Listings||2011 Nissan RogueBrowse Used Listings||2011 Toyota RAV4Browse Used Listings|
|19 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy||16 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy||21 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy||19 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy||22 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy||19 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy|
|Gas Flat 4||Gas I4||Gas I4||Gas I4||Gas I4||Gas I4|
|4WD Sport Utility||2WD Sport Utility Vehicle||2WD Sport Utility||2WD Sport Utility Vehicle||FWD Sport Utility||Sport Utility Vehicle|
|4-Door Manual 2.5X w/Alloy Wheel Value Pkg||FWD 4-Door Express||2WD 5-Door LX||2WD 4-Door ES||FWD 4-Door S||FWD 4-Door 4-cyl 4-Speed AT (GS)|
|All Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive|
|4 Door Sport Utility||Sport Utility Vehicle||Sport Utility Vehicle||Sport Utility||Sport Utility||4 Door|
|Manual w/OD||Automatic||Automatic||Continuously variable ratio||Continuously variable ratio||Automatic w/OD|
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|2011 Subaru Forester vs. 2011 Dodge Journey||2011 Subaru Forester vs. 2011 Honda CR-V||2011 Subaru Forester vs. 2011 Mitsubishi Outlander||2011 Subaru Forester vs. 2011 Nissan Rogue||2011 Subaru Forester vs. 2011 Toyota RAV4|