If getting twelve awards are any indication, the all-new 2019 Subaru Forester might be the best compact SUV for consumers according to media members. Forester gets another award, this one from the New England Motor Press Association (NEMPA), which Torque News writer John Goreham is a member, announced their “Winter Vehicle and Ragtop Awards.” The newly-redesigned Subaru Forester was named “Best in Class Compact SUV” by NEMPA. Last year, Subaru of America was given an award for “Automotive Company of the Year” by NEMPA.
The 2019 Subaru Forester received a complete remodel and arrived last fall with major upgrades in safety, it rides on a new architecture with improved driving dynamics and features a roomier cabin with new technology for customers. The compact SUV has been a big hit around the U.S. and global markets like Australia, Canada, and the UK.
What is the best compact SUV for consumers?
The most recognized small SUVs in this class are the Honda CR-V, redesigned-for-2019 Toyota RAV4, Hyundai Tucson, updated Jeep Cherokee, Ford Escape, Nissan Rogue, Subaru Forester, Volkswagen Tiguan, and Mazda CX-5. If all the awards are any indication, the redesigned Subaru Forester is at least one of the best small all-wheel-drive vehicles out there and worthy of your consideration.
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12 Forester accolades
The Subaru Forester redesign has been a hit and gets other awards for being the best compact SUV. We’ve compiled the awards since its launch last fall, and the compact SUV has racked up twelve awards and they keep coming almost a year later.
The new 2019 Subaru Forester is also a Consumer Reports Top-10 pick of 2019 for Best Cars of the Year. The Forester repeats as “Best Car To Buy” by Car Connection for the second year in-a-row. U.S. News named Forester best because of its safety and reliability ratings, seating and cargo volume, and the availability of family-friendly features. The new Forester also gets awards for Best Compact SUV from cars.com, cnet.com, Northwest Automotive Press Association-Mudfest, and now from NEMPA.
The new 2019 Subaru Forester just picked up a top global safety award and is best compact SUV in Japan’s New Car Assessment Program (JNCAP). The compact SUV gets improved safety ratings over the outgoing model and recognized by IIHS as the best compact SUV here in North America.
The 2019 Subaru Forester also gets awards from around the globe and was named the “New Zealand Car of the Year.” Last year, Forester picked up the “Best Small SUV 2018” award from drive.com, Also in Australia, the new Forester was picked by Wheels magazine as best compact SUV. The newly-redesigned Forester also scored "Auto of the Year" in Russia.
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