When Subaru started selling the Forester about a half century earlier there was nothing like it, says William Scholes. It had

just two rivals: it was the Toyota RAV4 and Honda CRV. Together, they made up three pioneers from Japan that sparked interest

in the concept of a "crossover one - which was an automobile for families that was a mix of the hatchback, estate car and 4x4.

Another Japanese brand, Nissan, came along in the following years with the Qashqai the company's version of the idea, which

boosted the market for crossovers and led to an entire line of imitations. Nowadays, we prefer to refer to family vehicles such as

these as "SUVs" (almost everyone doesn't call them "sport utility vehicles," however). The original trio has changed over time

prospering and thriving North America loves them - and expanding along the way. The Subaru is always the most

unique vehicle. The initial generations of Forester were astonishingly effective performance vehicles - with the correct

basically the same as an Impreza WRX or STI with an extra-large body as well as the turbocharged rocketship power and

four- wheel drive grip. A rally car to go on the school run or trips to the edge or the tip, if you prefer.