2 Reasons Why Subaru Outback Chosen “16 Best Family Cars” in America
There’s two reasons why Kelly Blue Book (KBB) chose the 2016 Outback one of their “16 Best Family Cars of 2016.” They says it meets the needs of the modern family in two specific ways. The SUV-alternative wagon puts an emphasis on “outstanding room for both passengers and cargo and excellent off-road capability.”
Outback chosen from 24 competitors
The 2016 Subaru Outback is the brand’s second-best selling vehicle in the lineup not far behind the popular Forester SUV. It was redesigned in 2015 and gets new styling outside and new interior upgrades inside. KBB tested 24 different vehicles over a two-week period before making their final 16 picks. They focused on safety, comfort, convenience, spaciousness and cargo, and fit of various child safety car seats.
Recognized for outstanding room for both passengers and cargo
Subaru’s Outback was chosen for its 104+ cu. ft. of cabin space for passengers, 35.5 cu. ft. of storage behind the rear seats and 73.3 cu. ft. total with the standard 60/40 split fold-down rear seatbacks folded. Jack R. Nerad, executive editorial director and executive market analyst of Kelley Blue Book says, “We loaded cargo, contorted ourselves into third rows, watched movies on rear-seat screens, toted rowing teams to marinas, in short, we did everything that you and your family might do with a vehicle day-to-day.”
Recognized for off-road capability
Subaru is known for its legendary off-road capabilities and Outback comes standard with their Symmetrical all-wheel-drive system. This was another reason KBB chose the multi-purpose Outback as one of the top 16 family vehicles. It’s a vehicle with all-weather capabilities that families in cold weather climates appreciate. According to Subaru, Outback’s AWD system takes input from acceleration, steering angle and multiple sensors to optimize traction and steering response when accelerating through turns and curves, especially when the road surface is slippery.
You will find families using Outback as a daily commuter, grocery hauler and heading to the ski slopes for a family getaway in the mountains on the weekend. KBB says, “The 2016 Subaru Outback is many things to many people, from a dauntless daily driver for commuters in cold-weather states to an adventure-ready wagon for outdoor enthusiasts.”