Subaru’s biggest selling model here has come a long way since the first-generation “all-terrain wagon” appeared in 1997. The fifth generation has just arrived and, like its predecessors, is practical, pleasant to drive and handier than most SUVs on tracks and trails. It’s also one of the safest SUVs, thanks to EyeSight driver assist and facial recognition technology which can detect driver fatigue.
Pros: Safety, handling, space, comfort.
Cons: No diesel or turbo petrol options.