There are many different reasons to choose a vehicle, but the Subaru difference just might be the most compelling reason of all. Our commitment to designing and engineering high-quality, safe, fun-to-drive vehicles is second to none. Our approach is designed to give the Subaru driver an unsurpassed level of confidence behind the wheel.
This dedication has also helped us to consistently rank as one of the industry’s top manufacturers. But there’s no need to take our word for it; just read on and learn about all the awards and accolades Subaru has received in the recent past.
Model & Awards
2020 WRX & WRX STI
Powered by a turbocharged SUBARU BOXER® engine and featuring the world-famous Subaru symmetrical full-time All-Wheel Drive system, the Subaru WRX and WRX STI provide an exhilarating driving experience from start to finish. They are adrenaline-fueled, fun and affordable Japanese sports cars.
This 2+2 sports coupe boasts smoking hot looks and the performance to match. The pulse-pounding BRZ 2-door has been engineered to deliver the most exhilarating, safest and most confidence-inspiring experience possible.
2013 Sports Car of the Year
Engineered like no other crossover on the planet, the Subaru Crosstrek delivers full-on SUV capabilities such as Symmetrical Full-Time All-Wheel Drive, 1,500 lb of towing capacity and generous ground clearance. Built on the Subaru Global Platform, the second-generation Crosstrek is lighter and stronger than ever, delivering sporty handling and increased stability, along with class-leading fuel efficiency and safety. More than ever, the Crosstrek is up for anything.
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) 2020 Top Safety Pick5 (on models with EyeSight® and specific headlights) (9th year in a row IIHS TSP winner (2012 - 2020))
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). Superior Front Crash Prevention4 (6 out of 6 rating) (EyeSight® equipped models)
ALG 2020 Residual Value Award – Subcompact Utility Vehicle Segment2. (5th year in a row)
The Subaru Impreza delivers much more than you’d expect from a compact car. Built on the Subaru Global Platform, the latest Impreza features improved handling, a higher fun-to-drive ratio, increased safety standards, and a spacious and well-appointed interior. These qualities make the award-winning Impreza one of the most popular AWD compact cars in the nation.
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) 2020 Top Safety Pick5 (on models with EyeSight® and specific headlights) (13th year in a row IIHS TSP winner (2008 - 2020))
Surprisingly agile yet rugged to the core, the Subaru Forester puts the sport back into SUV. It has also earned plenty of attention in the compact SUV segment for its high levels of versatility, safety and value.
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) 2020 Top Safety Pick+1 (14th year in a row IIHS TSP winner (2007 - 2020))
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) Superior Front Crash Prevention4 (6 out of 6 rating ) (EyeSight® equipped models)
Perfect for back roads or any road for that matter, the Outback delivers all-weather capability, massive versatility and unexpected car-like handling. These stellar qualities are wrapped up in a stylish package and backed by class-leading safety systems.
Best Mid-size Utility Vehicle in Canada for 2020
With nimble handling, rock-solid reliability and award-winning safety the Legacy is a mid-size sedan, Subaru style. Dynamic styling, impressive fuel economy and outstanding value also have the experts talking.
2020 Midsize car of the Year
Best Large Car in Canada for 2020
The Subaru of three-row, mid-size SUVs—the Subaru Ascent. Built on the Subaru Global Platform, the Ascent delivers superior all-road/all-weather capability through standard Subaru Symmetrical Full-Time AWD, X-MODE®, Active Torque Vectoring and a high ground clearance. The Ascent also features room for 7 or 8 passengers, plenty of cargo space, a 5000-lb towing capacity and Subaru EyeSight® Driver Assist Technology.
Criteria & Awards
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) rates models with optional or standard front crash prevention systems as superior, advanced or basic based on the availability of autonomous braking (autobrake) and its effectiveness in 12 mph (19 km/h) and 25 mph (40 km/h) tests. The availability of forward collision warning is also factored in. www.iihs.org/ratings.
Residual value is the ultimate measure of product success - consumers voting not with survey results, but with their wallets. The Canadian Residual Value Awards recognize the sum total and overarching value of strong product, effective marketing strategies and powerful marketplace performance. All awards are based on 2020 model year vehicles. www.alg.com/vehicle-awards
Canadian Black Book presents the winners of our 2017 “Best Retained Value” Awards. This year we measured 2013 model year vehicles, in 20 categories. The much-desired awards track vehicle values over a four-year period, with our analysts scouring hundreds of thousands of sales transactions and other data points from live auctions, online auctions, dealership and other proprietary sources. Prizes are awarded to those vehicles that hold the highest percentage value of their original MSRP.www.canadianblackbook.com/cbb-awards
To judge contenders for the award, MOTOR TREND's editorial staff conducted an exhaustive three-phase testing process. Phase one includes a full tech check and weigh-in, then full track testing to establish baseline data for acceleration, braking, and handling. Phase two involves three days of road loops offering a range of road surfaces and traffic conditions to evaluate ride and handling, engine and transmission smoothness and responsiveness, wind and road noise, and ergonomics. A dirt-track section tests traction, stability, and braking control systems. In the third phase the judges debate and deliberate.
The judging criteria includes the following categories:
Design Advancement - well-executed exterior and interior styling; innovative vehicle packaging; good selection and use of materials.
Engineering Excellence - total vehicle concept and execution; clever solutions to packaging, manufacturing and dynamics issues; cost-effective tech that benefits the consumer.
Performance of Intended Function - how well the vehicle does the job its planners, designers, and engineers intended it to do.
Efficiency - low fuel consumption and carbon footprint, relative to the vehicle's competitive set.
Safety - a vehicle's ability to help the driver avoid a crash, as well as the secondary safety measures that protect its occupants from harm during a crash.
Value - competitive price and equipment levels, measured against those of vehicles in the same market segment.
The Auto123.com Awards considers all cars which are sold and available in Canada prior to the awards' ceremony. Throughout Canada, a panel of contributors and staff members test drive cars on a regular basis and this allows them to vote and dole out points to their favourite cars in each of the 20 vehicle categories. This results in naming the best of the best, regardless of whether the model is all-new or a few years old. http://www.auto123.com/en/awards/finalist-categoriesautoTRADER.ca Awards At autoTRADER.ca, we’re committed to being a trustworthy source of advice and we hope everything we do will help Canadians become more confident in their car-buying journey. autoTRADER.ca looks at awards through a car buyer’s perspective. That’s why every single new car that is available for Canadians to buy today is eligible for an award — that means we consider and evaluate more than 350 models! Other awards only look at cars that were redesigned for the year, but that excludes some excellent options and we think knowing all the options makes for a more informed and confident car buyer. We have the most comprehensive and practical automotive awards in Canada: Our jury is a diverse group of more than 20 expert automotive journalists who evaluate hundreds of cars according to 12 different criteria to help you make more confident decisions when buying your next car.