Consumer Reports awarded SUBARU the Best Road Test Score Mainstream for 2021!
They also recognized the 2021 OUTBACK as the highest-ranking SUV/Wagon, saying:
"Is it a wagon or an SUV? Who cares? The Outback deftly balances carlike driving manners and efficiency with SUV-like functionality. It’s a do-it-all vehicle with broad appeal and hiking-boot styling. It has a comfortable interior, generous passenger space, a roomy cargo section, and clever rails in the roof rack that swing across when needed and stow neatly to the side to become more aerodynamic when not. The Outback has a ride that outshines some luxury models in the way it swallows bumps. All models have ample ground clearance and standard all-wheel drive, making them ready for light off-pavement adventures. The XT adds effortless acceleration for an extra kick in the keister. Whatever you call it, the Outback is simply a smart choice."
and the 2021 FORESTER as the highest-ranking compact SUV, saying:
"The Forester has been a Top Pick for eight straight years. Clearly, Subaru knows what it’s doing with small SUVs, and it hasn’t deviated much from that winning formula over time. The Forester stands out by being so easy to live with. The tall roofline creates a spacious interior that seems to defy the exterior dimensions. And the large doors make for easy access into and out of the vehicle. These facets combine to create the best outward visibility of any vehicle beyond a bicycle, making it easy to view the road around you. This adds an airy feeling, and it can help with parking. Fuel economy is impressive, especially for an SUV that isn’t a diesel or hybrid. And every Forester comes with a standard all-wheel-drive system and a generous roster of active safety features."