When it comes to driving vehicles that are efficient as well as reliable, there are not many that can automatically check those two boxes. Unlike many other vehicles that can't do that, Subaru car manufacturer's can. In addition to fuel efficiency and reliability, there are several other reasons why you should look into investing in a Subaru. In this article, we'll hit some of those points as well as why you should look into investing in a Subaru today.

1. High Safety Standards

One of the core tenants of the Subaru brand is to push what is possible in terms of safety technology forward. It is why it has become a trusted brand for individuals all over the world and remains a top-selling pick. This attention to safety detail has also garnered the Subaru brand a Top Safety Pick from the IIHS or the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. The reward has been achieved by all of the Subaru models including the Impreza and Crosstrek models that remain a top seller to this day because of this brand recognition. Subaru has a safety technology standard for its models that put the safety of the individual rider as a top priority. They include:

  • EyeSight Technology: Additional motion tracking on the road gives you a greater depth of field as you drive.
  • StarLink Safety and Security: A suite of technological systems like Automatic Collision Notification, SOS Emergency Assistance, and roadside assistance allows you to drive with peace of mind thanks to the StarLink suite.
  • Vehicle Dynamics Control or VDC: An advanced steering and braking detection technology help you keep your Subaru on the right path towards your destination.
  • Protective Systems: An advanced airbag system and rollover sensors provide greater protection to drivers and passengers in the case of an accident.

2. All-Wheel-Drive

Since maintaining traction is inherent to safety and stability, it is only natural that Subaru would have one of the most advanced all-wheel-drive systems on the market. Subaru's symmetrical all-wheel-drive system allows you to maintain traction at a very high rate. If you are driving in areas that tend to have poorer road conditions or have alternating weather conditions, then this addition will be extremely useful. Unlike other manufacturers, Subaru puts an emphasis on the power distribution on each of the four wheels giving drivers a fantastic feeling of traction, grip, response time, and efficiency.

3. Fuel Economy

Speaking of efficiency, the Subaru is one of the most fuel-efficient vehicles on the road at the moment thanks to aspects like Subaru's symmetrical all-wheel-drive. The Impreza, in particular, has a rather impressive highway efficiency sitting at the top of the market at 38 MPG. If you are a gas conscious owner due to wanting to help out the environment or are looking to stretch your penny as far as possible, this will surely be a vehicle that you will want to look into.

4. Affordability

If you are looking to purchase your first car or are looking for a safe option for your new (and growing) family, then the Subaru is a fantastic option. Going back to the Subaru Impreza, at under $20,000 with an impressive fuel economy, this vehicle has it all. Tack into account its penchant for focusing on safety and you've got yourself a top-quality family starter vehicle. But it gets better as the Subaru Trezia is a budget electric vehicle that sells for under $10,000. It doesn't get much better than that on the new buyer vehicle market.

5. Awards and Accolades

The vast number of awards and accolades from Kelly Blue Book, Car and Driver, and J.D. Power and Associates shows that the Subaru brand is a manufacturer well worth looking at if you are in the market for a new and reliable vehicle that will get you the most bang for your buck. Additional top safety picks from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) just add to the argument of how successful Subaru has been amongst the public. 2020 models of the Subaru have also been up for awards thanks to their innovative fuel-saving strategies and techniques in the engineering side of the manufacturer.

If you are in the market for a new vehicle, a Subaru is a safe and affordable bet. Contact us at 541-612-3205 to test drive one out today!


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