LEGACY AND FORESTER WIN MORE AMERICAN AWARDS

Fri, 07/05/2010

The Subaru Legacy (Liberty in Australia) has been named in the "Best Family Cars for 2010" list by Parents Magazine and Edmunds.com in the United States.

It repeats the honour achieved last year by the Subaru Forester.

The Legacy scored points for its low, wide-opening boot for easy stroller removal, a rear seat big enough for three kids and Subaru's standard Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive system, for secure all-weather driving and terrific everyday handling.

The award is the culmination of feedback from parents who own and drive the vehicles on a daily basis, as well as six months of test-driving and vehicle analysis by the judging team. Each vehicle was judged on safety, performance, family-friendly features and interior and exterior qualities.

"We are pleased that the Subaru Legacy is being recognized by the experts at Parents Magazine and Edmunds.com, following in the ‘Best Family Car' tire tracks of the Subaru Forester," said Tom Doll, executive vice president and COO for Subaru of America, Inc. "We can't think of a better endorsement by not only true automotive experts, but by parents who put our cars through the rigors of family life day after day."

"This is the second year in a row that a Subaru has made the Parents Magazine/Edmunds.com list of Best Family Cars," added Dana Points, editor-in-chief of Parents. "This year the Legacy won us over with its safety features and family-friendly details, like a roomy back seat and a trunk that is perfect for stroller-toting moms and dads."

The latest recognition by Parents Magazine and Edmunds.com is not the only back-to-back award Subaru has recently gained. In 2009, the Subaru Outback was named the MOTOR TREND 2010 Sport/Utility of the Year, following Forester's win in the 2009 awards, making Subaru the first brand to win two consecutive MOTOR TREND Sport/Utility of the Year awards.

The latest award also adds to Legacy's list of accolades.

It was named an Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) Top Safety Pick and Kiplinger's Personal Finance "Best New Car" in the U.S.$25,000 - $30,000 category.

ABOUT SUBARU

Every Subaru sold in Australia features Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive and a horizontally opposed Boxer engine, standard Vehicle Dynamics Control electronic stability program, and a five-star rating for occupant safety from the independent Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP). The result - driving confidence