If you are like everyone else, you are done with being in quarantine and you can’t wait to get on the road. Consumer Reports has a new report out that says the 2020 Subaru Forester and newly redesigned Outback are two of the 10-Best road trip vehicles you can buy right now. What makes then the best?
It’s about a vehicle offering front and rear seat comfort, cargo space, fuel economy, ride quality, quiet inside the cabin, and has strong safety scores and reliability. CR says the two Subaru models check all the right boxes and they are “road-trip warriors.”
The Forester falls in the compact SUV segment with other popular models Toyota RAV4 and Honda CR-V. The Outback is in the wagon category all by itself, but many consider it a crossover utility vehicle or CUV.
Both get pretty decent fuel mileage with the Forester coming in at combined 28 mpg and 20/39 city/highway mpg and Outback getting an EPA estimated combined 24 mpg and 16/32 city/highway mpg.
Subaru’s flagship 2020 Forester has a price range of $24,495 - $34,595 and the popular Outback is a bit more at $26,645 - $39,695. Safety is a strong point for both models and both Forester and Outback scored Top Safety Pick+ awards with the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).
Three Subaru models make the list with the 2020 Legacy sedan also recommended as a Top-10 road trip vehicle. Like the Outback, the sedan received a complete remodel for the 2020 model year.
The 2020 Subaru Forester is now the Camden, N.J. automaker’s best selling vehicle in the stable and Outback is number two. What CR didn’t say was a vehicle should also come with all-wheel-drive in case you feel like exploring off-pavement. All three vehicles offer it as standard equipment.
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Denis Flierl has invested over 30 years in the automotive industry in a variety of roles. All of his reports are archived on our Subaru page. Follow Denis on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Subaru Report. Check back tomorrow for more Subaru news and updates at Torque News!
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