Practical Caravan’s experts review the new-generation Subaru Forester, an SUV to take on the likes of the Honda CR-V and Nissan X-Trail. It’s roomier and more economical than the old model, and now comes with a five-year warranty package. There’s a choice of diesel and petrol versions. Here we’re driving the mid-spec XC diesel, which will set you back a fiver less than £27,000.

Subaru has a reputation for making rugged and reliable cars. We are hoping the new Forester delivers more of the same, but with greater practicality and lower running costs. The diesel engine should have the muscle to cope with any suitably matched caravan, and we expect stability at high speeds.