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Subaru Outback Named One of Australia’s Best Cars; What’s 
In It For Families

The Subaru Outback gets more awards in Australia. See what's in it for families.


For the third year in a row, the Subaru Outback has been named the best all-wheel drive (AWD) under $50,000 in Australia. After vigorous testing by motoring clubs around the country, they picked the top 15 cars in five areas: value for money, safety, design, function and on-road features.

Cars were evaluated by seven of Australia’s leading motoring organizations: NRMA, RACV, RACQ, RAASA, RACWA, RACT and AANT. They use a broad range of criteria that are important for families to know when shopping for a new vehicle: value for money, design, and function, and on-the-road performance. The 2018 Outback comes out on top again in the all-wheel-drive Sports Utility Wagon under $50,000 (Australian Dollar) category.

RACQ Media says Outback has truly earned its place as one of Australia’s Best Cars. RACQ spokesperson Kirsty Clinton says, “There’s been a real shift to downsizing from larger four-wheel-drives and away from traditional sedans and wagons, to smaller more compact AWDs due to their versatility. The Outback is a practical and capable all-rounder with plenty to offer buyers.”

Outback get more awards

The 2018 Subaru Outback is also voted 10 Best Family Cars by Parents Magazine and Edmunds. See why they say the wagon is best for families.

READ: 4 Reasons Why Subaru Outback Is Voted 10-Best Cars For Families

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 (25/32 city/highway mpg), higher ground clearance for off-road adventures (8.7-inches), and its excellent cargo carrying ability.

The 2018 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 3 years in-a-row. There’s plenty in it for families with its excellent value for the money (starting at $25,895 USD), all-weather, off-road capabilities, superior utility, and on-the-road performance. 

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