19 November 2018

Subaru Forester Named "Best Car to Buy 2019" by The Car Connection

  • Redesigned SUV earns top spot for the second time
  • First repeat winner in the award's history
  • Earned top spot for virtue and value

Subaru of America, Inc. announced today that the all-new 2019 Subaru Forester has been named Best Car to Buy 2019 by The Car Connection. The new Forester earned the recognition thanks to its top safety scores, utility and value.

The Car Connection chose the Subaru Forester from a competitive field of nine nominees that included new or fully redesigned models that achieved top scores in The Car Connection’s “TCC Rating” system. The unique rating system is based on safety, comfort and utility, fuel economy, performance and styling. The Forester is the first repeat winner in the award’s nine-year run.

“The Subaru Forester owns all its rivals with value, value, value. For less than $30,000, families get exceptional interior space, faultless all-wheel-drive traction, and a long-standing, long-deserved reputation for safety and durability,” said Marty Padgett, editorial director of The Car Connection, Motor Authority and Green Car Reports. “There’s not an ounce of revolution in the Forester – just virtue, across the board.”

The 2019 Forester is the roomiest, most capable and most versatile Forester ever made. The redesigned Forester features new segment-exclusive technology as well as core technology including Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive and a SUBARU BOXER® Engine. With a starting pricing of $24,295, the fifth generation of the best-selling SUV is offered in five trim levels: Base, Premium, new Sport, Limited and Touring.

"We are extremely proud that the all-new Forester has won the title of Best Car to Buy 2019 by The Car Connection," said Thomas J. Doll, President and CEO, Subaru of America, Inc. “For more than 20 years, Forester has represented our commitment to providing customers with vehicles made to the highest standards of safety, versatility and reliability for great value.”

To read more about the results, how The Car Connection tested the vehicles, and images of the competition, click here