Parents magazine in conjunction with Edmunds.com has released their list for “Best Family Cars of 2016” and the Subaru Outback has won in the “Best Wagon” category. Parent’s Magazine writes about the 2016 Subaru Outback, “Wagons may seem out of fashion, but this one offers key advantages over most crossovers, from its excellent handling in ice and snow to its top fuel economy to its lower step-in height. All-wheel drive and 8.7 inches of ground clearance make the Outback game for every type of family adventure. And it feels deluxe, with a rear-vision camera, a tilt/ telescoping steering wheel, and vacation-ready roof rails. Opt for the 2.5i Limited version ($30,395) for a package that includes blind-spot detection, a rear cross-traffic alert, pre-collision braking, and adaptive cruise control—not to mention rear climate control and reclining heated rear seats that keep your kids happy.”
Rankings were based on factors including quality of ride; safety; comfort and capacity; fuel efficiency; kid-friendly features; price and value; reliability; interior and exterior workmanship; visibility, controls and instrumentation; and attributes such as appearance, ergonomics and special design features that set the cars apart.