Consumer Reports Names Subaru Best Mainstream Brand

May 1st, 2024 by

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Subaru is one of the most beloved brands in the world. Why? Because they are a company that cares about the people who buy their cars. As a company, they regularly take part in major charitable events such as their own Share The Love annual sales event, which has donated more than $287 million to charities all over the country. 

Best Customer Loyalty 

Because of their brand loyalty, it is no surprise that Consumer Reports has named them the Top Mainstream Brand, with the Subaru Crosstrek and Forester taking the top honors in the subcompact and compact SUV categories. While most of the automakers ranked near the top by Consumer Reports are luxury brands, Subaru was higher as a whole. 

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A Word From Consumer Reports

Consumer Reports Director of Auto Testing, Jake Fisher, remarked on how amazing it is that Subaru as a company can compete with luxury brands without blinking, saying, “What’s more interesting, probably at the top, is seeing Subaru … sandwiched between two luxurious expensive German automakers, and that’s almost more impressive that this is a brand with much more affordable vehicles that also score well.”

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Lowest Cost To Own

This should not be a shock to anyone, however, as Subaru is used to being a brand that champions their record for safety, reliability, and customer satisfaction. Kelley Blue Book announced in 2023 that the Outback, Forester, and Ascent had all received top honors in their research. The Outback has the lowest cost-to-own ratio of all midsize 2-row SUVs, while the Forester is the most popular and has the highest loyalty among its buyers, and the Ascent has the lowest 5-year cost-to-own of any full-size 3-row SUV. 

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Socially Conscious & Top Safety

Forbes ranked Subaru as one of the best brands for social impact in 2023, and the Crosstrek, Outback, and Forester are some of the longest-running Top Safety Pick and Top Safety Pick+ award winners by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. 

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Subaru BOXER & AWD

The Subaru brand of vehicles is best known for their use of the BOXER engine and Symmetrical all-wheel drive system, as well as their outstanding accomplishments in Rally racing over the past 30 years. 

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