Yorkshire Post - Motoring - - ROAD TEST -

IT IS: Longer but still tidy at 190 inches (4.6m) with renowned 4x4 sys­tem and 2-litre boxer petrol and diesel en­gines. Car­ries the lat­est EuroNCAP five star crash safety rat­ing.

BEST BUY: At £24,995, the X grade diesel price leader has 145bhp and a use­ful 258lb-ft of torque. Air con­di­tion­ing, al­loys, roof rails, trailer sta­bil­ity con­trol, hill-holder clutch, heated mir­rors are sup­plied. You do not get the fast-drop rear seat re­lease at this price.

OR: A sec­ond-hand Mk 3 Forester.

RUGGED: The mostly all-new Forester is longer, wider, lower and roomier – it seats five in com­fort.

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