2020 Subaru Awards

Subaru has earned so many accolades from prestigious automotive critics. And Subaru has once again been given loads of awards for the 2020 model year including starting with topping the J.D. Power 2020 U.S. Automotive Brand Loyalty Study for the 2nd year in a row and Kelley Blue Book (KBB) naming it as their:

  • Best Overall Brand (Brand Image Award based on shopper insight)
  • Most Trusted Brand (Brand Image Award based on shopper insight)
  • Best Performance Brand (Brand Image Award based on shopper insight)
  • Lowest 5-Year Cost to Own Brand
  • Best Resale Value Brand

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) also gave almost all of our models either Top Safety Pick or Top Safety Pick+ recognition because of its high ratings in various collision tests, front crash prevention and headlights. The vehicles from our brand that won are comprised of:

  • Subaru Ascent: Top Safety Pick
  • Subaru Crosstrek: Top Safety Pick
  • Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid: Top Safety Pick+
  • Subaru Forester: Top Safety Pick+
  • Subaru Impreza: Top Safety Pick (applies to both sedan & wagon configurations)
  • Subaru Legacy: Top Safety Pick+
  • Subaru Outback: Top Safety Pick+
  • Subaru WRX: Top Safety Pick

Each of the above models also received a 5-star overall safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) for the performance they provide during crash testing and for the collision-prevention features to do their primary function.

2020 Subaru WRX Awards

2020 Subaru WRX: ALG Residual Value Award

In addition to receiving 2 sought-after recognitions for safety, the 2020 Subaru WRX has also won the Best Sports Car honor as part of the ALG Residual Value Awards. That’s because it's forecast to retain the highest percentage of its Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) after a three-year period over the other models in its segment.

ALG, which is the analytics division of TrueCar, factored in the following to determine which vehicle holds the most residual value:

  • Historical vehicle performance & industry trends
  • Quality
  • Production levels relative to demand
  • Pricing
  • Marketing strategies
2020 Subaru Ascent Awards

2020 Subaru Ascent: 2 More Awards

Being an IIHS Top Safety Pick is just one reason the 2020 Subaru Ascent is sought after by families enough for Parents Magazine to name it as the Best for Big Families on their Best Family Cars of 2020 list.

The parents who test drove the Ascent liked the following features of this SUV:

  • Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive (AWD)
  • The peppy 2.4L turbocharged engine paired with efficient CVT transmission
  • Minimally contoured cushions for easy car seat installation
  • Available WiFi hotspot upgrade
  • Rear seat reminder
  • 19 cupholders

Not to mention the rearview mirror that can transform into a camera showing a live feed of what's behind you, which helped the Subaru Ascent be the Top Mass Market Model in J.D. Power's 2020 U.S. Tech Experience Index (TXI) Study.

2020 Subaru Crosstrek Awards

2020 Subaru Crosstrek: 2 More Awards

Parents Magazine also named the Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid as one of their Best Family Cars of 2020. It was named as the Best Eco Pick due to its ability to get up to 480 miles on a single full tank of gas, comfy & quiet suspension and car seat compatibility with convertible, infant & booster seating.

In addition, the non-hybrid 2020 Subaru Crosstrek received Best Subcompact SUV recognition as part of KBB’s Best Resale Value Awards. The Crosstrek won because of it scored better than other models in its segment due to factors including:

  • Vehicle specifications
  • Trim levels
  • Sales data
  • Economic conditions
  • Competition within the vehicle segment
2020 Subaru Impreza Awards

2020 Subaru Impreza: 3 More Awards

The 2020 Subaru Impreza also shares 2 of the accolades with the models above: being the Best Compact Car in both KBB’s Best Resale Value Awards and the ALG Residual Value Awards. Parents Magazine named the Impreza as one of the Best Cars for Teen Drivers to impress parents and teenagers alike.

That’s because both the sedan & wagon version of the Impreza provide:

  • Perfect scores in all NHTSA safety rating categories
  • Subaru Symmetrical AWD
  • Enough room to fit everything your teen will need inside, especially when you fold down the back seats
  • The peace of mind knowing that 97% of Imprezas sold in the last 10 years are still on the road
2020 Subaru Legacy Awards

2020 Subaru Legacy: 4 More Awards

A total of 4 awards was given to the 2020 Subaru Legacy, starting with being the Best Midsize Car as part of KBB’s Best Resale Value Awards. Parents Magazine also named this sedan as the Best All-Weather choice on their Best Family Cars of 2020 list due to its AWD, good acceleration & impressive gas mileage.

The AAA Car Guide was recently published and it named the Legacy Sport trim as one of their Best Vehicles Between $30K and 50K because of factors including:

  • Emissions
  • Fuel economy
  • Crashworthiness
  • Braking
  • Acceleration
  • Handling
  • Cargo-carrying capacity
  • Ride quality
  • Interior noise
  • Ease of entry & exit
  • Maneuverability
  • Roominess
  • Visibility

The Subaru Legacy also just received a spot on the Wards 10 Best UX list for 2020 due to features such as:

  • EyeSight with newly added adaptive cruise control
  • DriverFocus technology
  • Finely tuned acceleration after a stop
  • High-res & easy-to-use touchscreen display
  • Great connectivity via Wi-Fi, plenty of USB ports & outlets, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • Available Harman Kardon premium audio system
  • Navigation system with eBird app to help with bird watching
2020 Subaru Forester Awards

2020 Subaru Forester: 6 More Awards

The 2020 Subaru Forester continues this model’s reputation as one of the most award-winning SUVs on the market. It won several accolades earned by the other vehicles we spoke about already including:

  • Best Compact Utility (ALG Residual Value Award)
  • Best for Road Trips (Parents Magazine Best Family Cars of 2020)
  • Best Compact SUV (KBB Best Resale Value Award)

Speaking of KBB, the Forester was also named as the Best Compact SUV as part of their Lowest 5-Year Cost to Own Awards that factor in insurance costs, fuel economy, interest rates & depreciation. Cars.com also put this SUV on their 2020 Car Seat Check Honor Roll because of its easy-access LATCH anchors, legroom & wide backseat. Consumer Guide Automotive named the Forester as a Best Buy in Compact Crossover/SUV category that also includes these popular models in NJ:

  • 2020 Chevrolet Equinox
  • 2020 Ford Escape
  • 2020 GMC Terrain
  • 2020 Honda CR-V
  • 2020 Hyundai Tucson
  • 2020 Jeep Cherokee, Compass & Wrangler
  • 2020 Kia Niro & Sportage
  • 2020 Mazda CX-30 & CX-5
  • 2020 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross & Outlander
  • 2020 Nissan Rogue
  • 2020 Subaru Crosstrek
  • 2020 Toyota RAV4
  • 2020 Volkswagen Tiguan
2020 Subaru Outback Good Housekeeping Award

2020 Subaru Outback: 9 More Awards

As the most-awarded model our brand has to offer this year, the 2020 Subaru Outback brings on the accolades with a spot on AAA Car Guide’s Best Vehicles Between $30K and 50K & Top 10 Most Fuel Efficient Gasoline Vehicles lists (applies to the Premium trim), KBB Best Resale Value Award in the 2-Row Midsize SUV segment and a Consumer Guide Automotive Best Buy in the Midsize Car segment that also includes:

  • 2020 Chevrolet Malibu
  • 2020 Ford Fusion
  • 2020 Honda Accord & Clarity
  • 2020 Hyundai Sonata
  • 2020 Kia Optima
  • 2020 Mazda6
  • 2020 Nissan Altima & Maxima
  • 2020 Subaru Legacy
  • 2020 Toyota Camry
  • 2020 Volkswagen Passat

For the 2nd year in a row, the Outback was named the Best Station Wagon as part of Good Housekeeping’s Best New Family Cars of 2020 due to its rugged exterior design, comfortable ride, cargo space & 4G LTE mobile hotspot. Good Housekeeping partnered with Car and Driver, who gave this wagon their Editors’ Choice Award for 2020, to judge each vehicle. The Outback's suitability for families also includes 4-legged members, which is evident by it being named one of AutoTrader's 10 Best Cars for Dog Lovers.

The 2020 Subaru Outback is also on the Wards 10 Best UX list due to factors such as:

  • Connectivity
  • Infotainment (specifically the tablet-style 11.6” Full HD multimedia display)
  • Controls
  • Driver-assist technology (specifically Subaru EyeSight)
  • Overall value

Last but certainly not least, Autotrader named the Subaru Outback as one of their 12 Best New Cars for 2020 because due to its:

  • Off-road capability courtesy of Subaru Symmetrical AWD & the X-Mode
  • Large center touchscreen
  • Quiet ride on the highway
  • Turbocharged engine option that delivers superior performance & fuel economy

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