The Edmunds.com award recognizes vehicles that have the highest projected residual value after five years. Impreza headed the category for Sedan $20,000-$30,000 and Forester the category for SUV under $25,000.
Using a criteria that included affordability, roominess, easily accessed rear seat, features that are convenient, and a Top Safety Pick by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, Forbes.com chose the Forester as good for parents.
The television automotive series MotorWeek recognized the Impreza with its Drivers’ Choice Award for Best Compact Car. John Davis, the show’s host, stated, “No other compact comes close to the Impreza’s mix of standard all-wheel drive, upscale interior, and near bargain pricing. Add in a fun-to-drive steering feel, plus a big jump in fuel economy, and you’ve got a four-season winner.”
Practical vehicles can have a “cool” factor, as noted by Forbes.com. They are cars that have a personality and are fun to drive, along with their other virtues. Impreza ranks among them!
Choosing its 2012 Best Cars for Families, U.S. News & World Report took into account safety, reliability, interior volume, and family-friendly features.
In selecting the vehicles listed as its 10 Best Family Cars of the Year, Kbb.com considered safety, comfort, friendliness to children, high consumer ratings, and strong Kelley Blue Book® Total Cost of Ownership statistics.