The competition among car brands have always been tough, not only in sales but also in awards. Car evaluation bodies, like Kelley Blue Book, present awards to help guide buyers on their choices. One of the awards is for “cost to own”, which measures how much ownership of a certain car will cost you for maintenance, depreciation, etc., after its purchase.
Subaru, the automobile division of Fuji Heavy industries, continues to gain a large following since it was introduced to the U.S. This year, it is declared best brand in Kelley Blue Book’s 5-Year Cost to Own Award. The award is given based on Subaru models’ continuous improvement in style, functionality, and efficiency.
It’s not only the brand as a whole that received recognition. In the compact car category, the Subaru Impreza retains the top spot for the car with the best resale value. The Impreza holds the award based on several characteristics. Its all-wheel drive and traction-enhancing system makes it ideal for slick and snowy conditions. Its entry cost offers great value for cars of similar sizes; and its 37 mpg fuel economy rating is truly impressive – a value that is almost a match for front-drive vehicles. This is a superb rating considering it’s an all-wheel drive vehicle.
Subaru has been reputed for its cars’ long-term reliability and fuel efficiency. If you’re interested in owning a Subaru, contact car dealerships near Covington, LA.