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Rating 77/100 Background The small crossover SUV category is intensely competitive, and it’s one in which the 2016 Subaru Forester holds its own quite well. Along with the sure-footedness of standard all-wheel drive, the Forester delivers plenty of cargo capacity, roomy seating and an available turbocharged engine that’s one of the strongest in its class. …

Rating 63/100 Background A year ago, Subaru redesigned its Forester crossover SUV, adding sharper styling, a roomier and nicer-looking interior and enhanced fuel economy. The 2015 Subaru Forester is essentially unchanged, but that’s not an issue as this is still one of the better choices for a small crossover this year. Part of the Forester’s …

Rating 63/100 Background We’ve long been impressed by the Subaru Forester’s blend of utility, carlike comfort and all-weather capability. The redesigned 2014 Subaru Forester follows the same recipe, but Subaru has made key improvements: It’s a bit larger than before so there’s more interior room to accommodate families. In addition, fuel economy, never a strength …

Rating 68/100 Background Small SUVs are primarily suburban runabouts. They need to have room for the kids, a Bluetooth connection for the phone and an elevated drive height for that commanding view of the road. Some are even designed for style or sporty handling. But tackling the great outdoors? That’s pretty much unheard of these …

Rating 60/100 Background To many, Subaru occupies a unique position among other, more conventional automakers. There’s a certain buyer that has historically been drawn to the brand: a kind of rugged individual who enjoys the great outdoors, yet needs the sensibility of a auto that is well suited to urban settings. In many ways, the …

Rating 72/100 Background Much of Subaru’s success has stemmed from its skill at meeting the needs of very specific — and very dedicated — groups of auto buyers. Models like the Outback have traditionally been aimed at people wanting something civilized enough for mundane urban travel, yet rugged enough for snow and light off-roading, while …

Rating 72/100 Background Subaru owners are clearly a fiercely loyal bunch. The brand’s commercial showing an owner habitually going from one beloved Forester to the next is no exaggeration. The reasons why, though, are a bit harder to discern. Perhaps it’s the standard all-wheel drive that appeals to those who live in wet and/or mountainous …

Rating 62/100 Background The Subaru Forester has long been an offbeat entrant in the compact crossover SUV class; in fact, we weren’t sure it technically belonged in that class. While some of its competitors featured jacked-up drive heights and butch aesthetics, the all-wheel-drive Subaru didn’t sit that much higher than a typical station wagon — …

The 2017 Chevrolet Trax is the perfect embodiment of what has made compact SUVs some of the most sought after vehicles. The Trax delivers robust styling, nimble performance, and a low starting price, placing it on par with what you would pay for midsize sedans like the Chevrolet Malibu. Best of all is the value …

How an SUV drives can indicate if it’s the right model for you; this is why it’s important to learn how the experts review the performance features of certain models, then go for a test drive yourself. Consumer Reports, in an effort to help prospective SUV buyers, conducted road tests on many different models. Not …

Now is an excellent time to buy an SUV. With SUVs being high in demand, it creates a buyer’s market, as manufacturers elevate their games to help their models stand out. The result is a segment full of exceptional models, translating into value for you. To assist you in finding the right model, Kelley Blue …

Having a teen driver can be challenging enough. Along with teaching him or her about safe driving behaviors, and gritting your teeth as you help them gain experience, it’s important to find a safe vehicle for them. The right vehicle, coupled with an emphasis on driving safely, could reduce the risk of your teen being …