Forester in its element
expensive as the pacesetters of Outlander size, even going to the top end for maximum safety and some luxury. The SUV tiddlers are all limited in boot space but the rear seats should be fine for the pooch and they are light and easy to handle. need all-wheel drive and the petrol engine is best for short runs. The safety pack at just over $1000 includes auto safety braking, rear cross-traffic alert and blind-spot monitoring. to buy at the top end of the lineup to get all the safety features. The CX-3’s bigger brother will give him much more space and is within his budget. He might find it more pleasant to drive, too. An optional safety pack will make everyone feel better.
package, including auto safety braking and lane departure warning, puts the Forester into the mix. It’s bigger and feels more substantial but the downside is it’s right at the top of the budget. You’ll pay $39,490 for the 2.5i-S with Eyesight.
If it was my dad, I’d put him into the Forester for the safety and a bit more real estate in case of a crash. But I’d also push hard on a deal to ensure the on-road price stays within budget.