Kelly Blue Book (KBB) likes the 2015 Subaru Outback and says the new generation model is the best variation to date. Not all families like or need the same kind of vehicle, and determining the best family car of course depends on what kind of family you have.
2015 marks the 20th anniversary of the Subaru Outback and it has a history of being a true off-road warrior wagon. Families who lead active lifestyles and enjoy the outdoors have been drawn to the all-wheel-drive wagon for two decades now. Outback was completely redesigned for the 2015 model year, the fifth generation, and received significant upgrades.
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Outback is getting better with age
The new 2015 Outback wagon gets five new refinements that make it better than the old model it replaces. The fifth-generation 2015 Subaru Outback comes with a roomier interior, a more capable chassis and higher fuel efficiency than the outgoing model. It also comes with a new updated design with a enhanced AWD system and its quieter than ever.
Outback gets more recognition in Canada
The all-new Outback wagon just received another award and picks up AJAC's (Automobile Journalists Association of Canada) Best New SUV under $35K. The new-generation Outback also has seen a record sales month in November and the best month ever for the wagon in the U.S. market.
What other 2015 vehicles did KBB choose?
Here’s the complete KBB list of their 15 Best Family Cars list of 2015 (in alphabetical order). Chevrolet Impala, Chevrolet Tahoe, Ford F-150, Honda Accord, Honda Civic, Honda CR-V, Honda Odyssey, Hyundai Sonata, Kia Soul, Nissan Pathfinder, Ram 1500, Subaru Outback, Toyota Camry, Toyota Highlander, Toyota Sienna.
How KBB makes the selections
KBB puts the vehicles through real world tests and said they loaded up the Outback and headed to the mountains for a “little downhill mountain biking action.” All the vehicles are evaluated on comfort and driving, safety, child seats, cargo space, rear-seat entertainment, and extra features. Jack R. Nerad, executive editorial director and executive market analyst for Kelley Blue Book's KBB.com said, “This year's group of winners are deemed the most worthy of family duty."
The new generation 2015 Subaru Outback gets new interior refinements that make the family wagon more comfortable than ever, but the multi-purpose vehicle still shines with its capable and improved Symmetrical all-wheel-drive. KBB says it’s one of the 15 Best Family Cars for 2015 and worthy of family duty.
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