80. SUBARU OUTBACK
THE Outback used to be a jacked-up estate version of the Subaru Legacy, but these days it has morphed into more of an SUV that sits above the Forester in the Japanese firm’s range.
The 2.0-litre flat-four ‘boxer’ engine is smooth and reasonably punchy, if not all that economical, and the interior is solid and roomy. Hugely capable it might be, but the Outback remains a leftfield choice against its mainstream rivals. Price range: £32,995-£34,995 Our pick: 2.0D SE Premium (£32,995) Engine: 2.0-litre 4cyl diesel, 148bhp Transmission: 6-spd man, permanent 4WD Top speed: 119mph Economy: 50.4mpg CO2: 145g/km