Decades ago, the Subaru Forester was one of the first crossover SUVs to hit the market. Today, the Forester remains a popular choice in the compact SUV class. Compared with rivals, the Subaru Forester offers a remarkably roomy interior. Getting in and out is easy, and the view from the driver’s seat is outstanding. In addition, the Forester’s safety ratings are typically top-notch, so it’s an easy pick for young families and empty-nesters alike. Compact SUVs usually can’t be driven very far off the pavement, but the Subaru Forester bucks that trend. Its generous ground clearance and capable all-wheel drive system make the Forester quite capable on dirt trails and snow-packed roads.