Is Subaru the next Volvo? The red-hot brand, which also specializes in functional wagons and crossovers, has released pictures of the fourth generation of the popular Forester, one of its best sellers for the past 15 years. Subaru says it is longer, lower, and wider than its predecessor, with more room for passengers and cargo. It's probably unintentional, but the silver bar cutting through the front grille recalls the diagonal slash of Volvos back in the day.
The jurors who pick the North American Car of the Year have come out with their shortlist. Our juror gives his odds.