1. Subaru Forester STI

Unfortunately, U.S. car buyers never got the Forester STI. But this car is one of the best examples of how to turn an ordinary family SUV into a race car for the road. The standard Forester is notorious as one of the most popular mid-size SUVs since it comes with dependable mechanics and nice features.

But, when somebody in Japan put an Impreza STI engine into the Forester, it turned the family car into a rally beast. The STI can produce 265 HP and has an intelligent all-wheel-drive system. And the result is a vivid performance and great handling.