Monday, February 23, 2015

Three Subaru Models Among Top Picks

Subaru vehicles are definitely getting the love this year, as shown in Consumer Reports’ Top Picks of 2015. The annual report, which recognizes and lauds standout models in ten popular car categories, lauded three Subaru vehicles this year, namely the Impreza, the Legacy, and the Forester. This is the first time since 2012 that a single carmaker won multiple accolades for their models.

What Makes a Car a Top Pick?

For a car to be lauded as a Top Pick, Consumer Reports says that it has to meet their expectations in three areas, namely: road test, reliability, and safety. It should also rank at the top (or near the top) of their respective categories on test scores. There are ten car categories this year, only doing away with the pickup truck category due to the newness of the latest models.

Impressive Array of Cars

Among compact cars, Consumer Reports lauded Impreza’s interior comfort and pleasant ride, giving it a score of 79 out of 100. Meanwhile, the Legacy was able to bump off the Honda Accord as the top pick among midsized sedans for its improved infotainment and safety features such as a rear-view camera and radar system. The Forester, meanwhile, impressed the editors of Consumer Reports, particularly for its price, performance, efficiency, and reliability. Overall, Subaru vehicles are poised to be one of the most versatile vehicles in the market and are also considered smart choices for car buyers.

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