Subaru Outback wins Consumer Reports People’s Pick – Ruge’s Subaru

25 Feb

The wagon beat out five other cars in the first edition of this Facebook face-off

Published: February 24, 2014

2014 People’s Pick: Subaru Outback

As Consumer Reports prepares to release its 2014 Autos Spotlight, which includes our highly anticipated Top Picks, we asked our Facebook followers to tell us what’s the best car on the market in the U.S. today.

From the followers’ initial submissions, we asked people to “vote” on the six most popular models*: Ford Mustang,Hyundai SonataSubaru OutbackToyota Camry*, Toyota Prius, and Toyota RAV4.* All have been considered good, safe, reliable models, earning the distinction of a Consumer Reports recommendation. From these, the Subaru Outback won, garnering a quarter of the votes.

Subaru Outback: 25 percent

The genre-bending Outback wagon stood out amid a crowd of popular models. Reading through the comments, it is clear that the Outback’s esteem is elevated by owners like Amy, who wrote, “I love my Outback! The best car I have ever owned.”

In our tests, the Outback has earned a solid overall test score, but there are several higher-rated wagons. The key to its appeal is the rare blend of adventurous styling, frugal fuel economy (for the four-cylinder), generous interior space, and winter-ready features.

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