10 Alternatives to the 2019 Subaru Forester

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The Forester Is Great, but What Else Is Out There?

The 2019 Subaru Forester is probably best known for its boxy profile and for coming standard with all-wheel drive across every trim level. But this newly redesigned compact SUV delivers much more than extra grip when the weather doesn’t cooperate and road conditions turn bad.

The Forester has more cargo room than many rivals, it offers a long list of standard safety equipment, and its four-cylinder engine is fuel-efficient (especially considering all-wheel-drive systems usually sap mpgs from overall fuel economy). So what’s not to like about the Forester?

Well, it’s less a question of design or engineering flaws, and more a matter of this being a boon time for anyone shopping for a practical and budget-friendly SUV. There are lots of choices out there, which is why we’ve compiled a list of rivals you might want to put on your SUV shopping list, too.

(Keep in mind that U.S. News scores are updated constantly as new data comes in, so the scores mentioned in this article may not match those in our rankings and reviews.)

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