Parkers overall rating: 4 out of 5 4.0

Handles like a car, with little of the lean and roll of off-roaders; chassis was developed from Impreza; good grip.

There is plenty of room inside a Forester, and it is well trimmed for its age. Good refinement, although a bit noisy at speed, with supportive, adjustable seats and a large load capacity. ‘All Weather’ kit is a popular option.