Subaru Outback Wins 2015 AutoGuide.com Reader’s Choice Utility Vehicle of the Year Award

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Subaru Outback Wins 2015 AutoGuide.com Reader’s Choice Utility Vehicle of the Year Award

The 2015 Subaru Outback crossover is officially the 2015 AutoGuide.com Reader’s Choice Utility Vehicle of the Year.

In many ways, the Outback carves a segment of its own by mixing the attributes of a station wagon with the sort of go-anywhere ground clearance that make SUVs capable of tackling almost any kind of terrain. It’s also easy to replicate the advertised fuel economy in real-world driving.

During our first drive, we tested the 2015 Outback on an ATV trail with land features that no car belongs on and it came out unscathed. It owes that in large part to the fact that it has 8.7 inches of ground clearance, which is only 0.9 inches shy of Toyota’s 4Runner.

With seven different vehicle categories voted for in this year’s Reader’s Choice Awards, Ford took home two wins including the Truck of the Year for the F-150 and the Car of the Year for the Mustang. Winners in the remaining Reader’s Choice categories include the Jaguar F-Type Coupe for Sports Car of the Year, the Cadillac Escalade for Luxury Utility Vehicle of the Year, the Mercedes S-Class Coupe for the Luxury Car of the Year and the BMW i8 for the Green Car of the Year.

  • Bubba

    How can you call it “utility” vehicle of the year when it can’t tow a beer keg?? If you don’t haver trailer brakes, it can’t tow more than my ATV.

  • Shiratori90

    How many people actually use the towing capability of their crossovers/SUVs?

    hint: not many

  • Bubba

    Anyone who buys it for all around utility and not to pose around the local coffee shop. Maybe you should buy a Ford Raptor to pick up your latte!! LOL

    Autoguide blew this award.

  • Shiratori90

    You can go back under your bridge now………

  • Bubba

    Not trolling just evaluating the choice of Autoguide based on towing capability. Never mentioned going off-road like you said. I’m saying that if it can’t tow a small loaded utility trailer, its limited in “utility”. How can you argue that? Go back to your latte!!

  • 3foot1

    It might be my favorite all-round general purpose realistic non-dream dream car, but I agree that it’s not a car with massive Utility, capital U. Few SUV’s really are rUgged these days.

  • autoguide

    The awards is actually chosen by AutoGuide readers. They voted on it.