Subaru Liberty is Gold Star Value Winner

Thu, 10/11/2016

Subaru’s Liberty 2.5i has placed first in its class in Wheels magazine’s Gold Star Value Awards.

In the December edition of Wheels, Liberty 2.5i places ahead of Toyota Camry and Mazda 6.

Wheels says: “Sometimes all the figures tell you that a car will be economical to own while experience suggests the opposite, but that’s certainly not the case with the Subaru Liberty 2.5i.

Armed with road-test experience, we’d guess that a Liberty would be a sound long-term proposition, if you value dependability and affordability.

Plug its vitals into a spreadsheet and the hard data agrees.

The Subie sedan is among the least expensive in its class, yet it gets more gear than most rivals, including all-wheel drive.

The Liberty’s reputation translates into a rock-solid 55 percent three-year resale figure that’s much better than most and enough to give it the gong by a good margin…”

    

Among the criteria considered by Wheels are depreciation, insurance, fuel, purchase price, real cost, service and warranty

For the full report, see December Wheels, out now.