The compact Subaru Forester may be plain looking, but it does the job with authority. It is the only model represented here that came standard with all-wheel drive for added foul weather traction. It delivers amenable road manners and affords a roomy interior with straightforward controls. You’ll find Foresters from this era fitted with either a naturally aspirated or turbocharged four-cylinder engine.

Average base retail prices:

  • 2013: $10,000
  • 2012: $9,000