Subaru Australia has become a dual winner in this year’s OzRoamer Car of the Year awards with XV and Forester taking out top honours in their respective categories.
The Subaru XV 2.0i-S has won the award for best AWD SUV under $40,000, for a second consecutive year, while the all-new Forester 2.5i-S has won the award for best AWD SUV $40,000-$50,000.
Rob Fraser, Editor of OzRoamer, said the “XV displays a judicious balance between urban transport and weekend warrior” and that it “is leaps and bounds ahead of most of the competition exhibiting dynamic handling along with a smooth and compliant ride”.
He had similar praise for the new Forester, stating “Forester’s ride and handling along with cabin quietness is class leading” and concluding that “Forester has set the standard for the segment”.
When speaking of the winners in each category Mr. Fraser said that they “highlight class-leading attributes and (are) those that offer the coveted combination of outstanding design, functionality, performance and value for money.”
Previously, the Subaru Outback 2.0D Premium was named AWD SUV $45,000-$60,000 in OzRoamer’s 2016 annual Car of the Year (COTY) awards.
The OzRoamer awards are a comprehensive review of the 4WD and AWD SUV’s in the Australian market and their recognition of two of Subaru’s SUVs cements the brand’s position as a leader in the segment it pioneered.
For the full details see the OzRoamer 4WD and AWD SUV Buyers Guide, visit 2018 OzRoamer 4WD & AWD SUV COTY Awards.