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Leading Auto Organizations say Subaru Outback is Best AWD Wagon Under 50K; What’s in it for Families?

The 2017 Subaru Outback gets another global award. It’s Australia’s Best All-Wheel Drive Sports Utility Wagon under $50,000. What’s in it for families?

Leading automotive organizations in Australia say the 2017 Subaru Outback is the best AWD sports utility wagon under 50K, but what’s in it for families? Just last week, the 2017 Subaru Outback picked up an award as the best AWD SUV, and now it gets another global award. This week, the SUV-alternative Outback gets the Best All-Wheel Drive Sports Utility Wagon under $50,000 (Australian dollar) award from Australia’s motoring organizations. And it’s the second year in-a-row the Subaru wagon gets the honors. What sets it apart?

Cars were evaluated by seven of Australia’s leading motoring organizations: NRMA, RACV, RACQ, RAASA, RACWA, RACT and AANT. They used a broad range of criteria that are important criteria for families when shopping for a new vehicle: value for money, design and function, and on-the-road performance. The Outback comes out on top 2 years in-a-row in the all-wheel drive Sports Utility Wagon under $50,000 category. But there’s more.

Not the only award for Outback

The Subaru Outback also just picked up OzRoamer’s AWD SUV ($45,000-$60,000 price range) in their annual Car of the Year (COTY) awards. In the U.S., Outback is Kelly Blue Book’s "12 Best Family Cars" winner and singled out for its fuel efficiency, safety technology and high resale value.

What’s in it for families?

From a consumer’s perspective, the Outback is a versatile family hauler that excels with its standard Symmetrical all-wheel-drive for all-weather capability, advanced safety technology (when equipped with EyeSight), fuel efficiency, higher ground clearance for off-road adventures, and its excellent cargo carrying ability.

The 2017 Subaru Outback is the number one selling vehicle in the U.S., and is Australia’s second-best seller behind the Forester SUV. It’s named Australia’s Best All-Wheel Drive Sports Utility Wagon under $50,000 2 years in-a-row. There’s plenty in it for families with its excellent value for the money (starting at $25,645 USD), all-weather, off-road capabilities, superior utility, and on-the-road performance. Subaru Australia Managing Director, Colin Christie says, “It is firmly established as the fun, flexible, family-friendly wagon”.

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