10 Alternatives to the 2018 Subaru Forester

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Other Options to Consider When You’re Looking at the Forester

The 2018 Subaru Forester is a good choice if you are looking for a compact SUV. It holds massive amounts of cargo and all-wheel drive comes standard on every model. However, before you lay down your money, you should also think about some other vehicles.

In our rankings of compact SUVs, the Forester holds a spot about midway through the ratings, scoring an 8.2 out of 10 on our scale. Pricing starts at $22,795 and the highest trim level has a starting price of $36,090. It has one of the lowest base prices in the segment, even though it is one of the few vehicles with standard all-wheel drive.

It is available with Subaru’s well-regarded EyeSight suite of advanced driver assistance and electronic safety systems. In addition to adaptive cruise control, automatic emergency braking, and lane keeping assist, EyeSight includes rear automatic braking to help prevent you from backing over a child or other unseen object behind the car. Not many vehicles currently offer rear automatic braking.

The Forester competes in a brutally competitive compact SUV segment. Several vehicles have higher overall scores than the Forester and some rivals excel in key attributes that are at the top of some buyers' wish lists. The segment's overall ratings are led by the top-ranked, though more expensive, 2017 Honda CR-V. Subaru also offers vehicles that are slightly larger and smaller than the Forester so that you can find just the right size SUV for your needs.

Take a look at the following slides to see some of the best alternatives to the 2018 Forester.

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