Subaru stands head and shoulders above all others in this important category
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Subaru stands head and shoulders above all others in this important category

Subaru, who produces the 2015 Forester SUV, and 2014 XV Crosstrek Hybrid is tops in the Warranty Direct Index for electrical reliability.
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Subaru, who produces the popular 2015 Forester SUV, and top-selling 2014 XV Crosstrek crossover stands head and shoulders above all other automakers. The Japanese automaker is tops in the Warranty Direct Index for electrical reliability. Why is this important for consumers?

Electrical reliability is increasingly important as our modern cars become more advanced with more and more high-tech features. Subaru is ranked first in the league table of car brands’ electrical reliability according to the latest data released by UK’s Warranty Direct this week. This is a big deal for Subaru as they continue to build quality multi-use vehicles.

And it’s another bright spot in the long list of reliability accolades for Subaru cars, which have developed an enviable reputation for their longevity and build integrity. Subaru is moving up in brand perception and it’s due in part to cars like the 2015 Forester SUV, and 2014 XV Crosstrek that a new generation of buyers are being drawn to. What makes this study important for Subaru?

With the increase of electronics in cars, electrical faults are now the most common problems across all automakers. The report shows that 23 percent of cars needing a repair every year, is because of electrical issues. According to the results, however, only one in seven Subaru models suffer electrical problems each year.

UK’s Warranty Direct’s Reliability Index analyses cars over three years old for different types of repair. Across the UK, recorded electrical faults have increased by two thirds (66 percent) over the last five years as cars become more sophisticated and feature greater levels of advanced electronics and high-tech features.

Warranty Direct managing director, David Gerrans, said: “As automotive technology continues to advance, cars get more complex. Nowhere is that more so than in the field of computer technology and other electronics.” These are the features that a new generation of buyers wants as they stay connected while driving their cars.

The all-new 2015 Subaru Forester and 2014 XV Crosstrek are Subaru’s top selling multi-use vehicles, and they come with a multitude of high-tech electronics like their new-generation safety system EyeSight. These all-wheel-drive vehicles from Subaru feature more electrical equipment than ever before, but they continue to be reliable. And a new generation of millennial buyers with active lifestyles are finding out that Subaru vehicles are among the least likely to let their owners down.

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