The Subaru XV 2.0i-S and Forester 2.5i-S have picked up top honours in the 2019 OzRoamer Car of the Year awards.
The Subaru XV 2.0i-S has won the 2019 award for AWD SUV under $40,000 MLP and the Forester 2.5i-S has won the 2019 award for AWD SUV $40,000-$50,000 MLP.
This year’s announcement means the XV and Forester now hold these awards for the second year running.
OzRoamer’s annual Car of the Year awards are regarded as one of the industry’s most comprehensive reviews of the 4WD and AWD SUVs in the Australian market.
Editor in Chief, Rob Fraser, was full of praise for the XV saying “the XV’s dual personality is a bonus for adventurous buyers” and that “the XV will surprise many with its genuine light off-road capabilities”.
He further commented that the “XV is leaps and bounds ahead of most of the competition exhibiting dynamic handling along with a smooth and complaint ride” and it “displays judicious balance between urban transport and weekend warrior”.
He was similarly impressed with the Forester claiming the “Forester has set the standard for the segment” and “will provide the adventurous family many memorable moments”.
He concluded that “Subaru knows how to produce an adventure vehicle” and “Forester sets the benchmark for ride and handling along with cabin quietness in its class.”