Aug 27, 2014

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[Australia] Subaru BRZ, WRX And WRX STI Awards From

Subaru's performance car credentials have been recognised by the popular website, gaining "recommends" awards in the Performance cars under $100,000 category.

The Subaru sports variants were evaluated across a wide range of criteria, including performance, refinement, handling, suitability for purpose and value-for-money.

Resale, reliability and factors such as warranty and the availability or otherwise of benefits such as capped price servicing were also considerations.

BRZ won the same award in 2012 and 2013, while the gong is the first award win in Australia for new generation WRX and WRX STI. and Ltd Editor-in-Chief, Mike Sinclair, said " 'Recommends' awards the best new cars on sale today.

"The cars we choose are the best in their respective segments and represent great buying choices for new car shoppers."

He said "recommends" awards are intended to not only reward excellence, but also be an easily recognised tool via which new car buyers can narrow their search.

The team of experienced automotive journalists at drives scores of cars each year. Based on this extensive first-hand experience the five best new car choices in a range of categories are compiled.

"Experience gained from new car launch drives, both local and abroad, seven-day real-world tests and longer-term reviews that replicate the ownership experience all go into our deliberation," he said.

Winners will form the basis of the People's Choice Awards, which will launch later in the year.