15. 2018 Subaru Forester (8.7 inches)
In terms of ground clearance, the Forester matches the Outback and the Crosstrek, at 8.7 inches. As with the Outback, the base Forester houses a naturally-aspirated, 2.5-liter boxer unit with 170-hp. If that isn’t enough oomph, you can have a turbocharged, 2.0-liter engine with 250-hp. Standard all-wheel-drive, a comfortable ride, and a slew of safety features make this car hard to beat as an all-rounder.
Starting at $22,795, Subaru has pitched an appealing proposition to prospective customers, and it’s easy to see why. If you want an honest-to-goodness crossover at a reasonable price, consider a Forester.