SUBARU FORESTER 2008-12 No longer tops but still one of the best. Diesel option, good economy, car-like driving and 5-star safety make a compelling case. Pay $10,500-$40,000. MITSUBISHI OUTLANDER 2008-12 Large, stylish, third-row seating and front-drive options make the Outlander an attractive proposition. Pay $9500-$28,500. KIA SPORTAGE 2008-12 Surprise packet. With good looks, decent engines, impressive ride and handling, the Sportage has leapt into the leading pack in the class. Pay $9000-$30,000.