2019 Subaru Models & Awards

When you choose a vehicle there are many things to consider. Subaru is committed to creating high-quality, safe, fun-to-drive vehicles. Subaru aims to give every driver an unsurpassed level of confidence behind the wheel.

Subaru is consistently a top manufacturer in the industry. Willowdale Subaru is proud to be a part of the award-winning Subaru family. Learn more about the 2019 Subaru lineup and all their awards and accolades that Subaru has received in the recent past. 

Models & Awards

2019 WRX & WRX STI

The 2019 WRX and WRX STI is the newest version of the performance sedan with serious motorsport credentials. The WRX and WRX STI will get you where you're going in style with the turbocharged SUBARU BOXER engines and Subaru Symmetrical Full-Time AWD. 

Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) 2019 Top Safety Pick+1 (on models with EyeSight® and specific headlights) (3rd year in a row IIHS TSP winner (2017 - 2019))

Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). Superior Front Crash Prevention4 (6 out of 6 rating) (EyeSight® equipped models)

ALG 2019 Residual Value Award - Sports Car Segment2. (4th year in a row)

2019 BRZ

The 2019 BRZ is engineered with the driver in mind, with a super-low center of gravity, sport-tuned suspension, razor-sharp response and the legendary SUBARU BOXER engine the 2019 BRZ powers memories and is the car of your dreams, luckily these dreams are a reality.

The Car Guide’s 2013 Best Buys Best New Car of the Year

Auto123.com
2013 Sports Car of the Year

2019 Crosstrek

The 2019 Crosstrek is changing the game, this compact crossover gives you all the benefits of a true crossover with a bunch of extras you will only get in the 2019 Subaru Crosstrek. This crossover is the perfect choice for your lifestyle, conquer the city and explore outside the city limits. 

Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) 2019 Top Safety Pick+1 (on models with EyeSight® and specific headlights) (8th year in a row IIHS TSP winner (2012 - 2019))

Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). Superior Front Crash Prevention4 (6 out of 6 rating) (EyeSight® equipped models)

ALG 2019 Residual Value Award – Subcompact Utility Vehicle Segment2. (4th year in a row)

2019 Impreza

The 2019 Impreza is more than just a compact car - with a bold style, superior comfort, full-time AWD system, the SUBARU BOXER engine, and many more features that are now standard with the purchase of your 2019 Impreza.  Whether you choose a 4-door or 5-door you won't compromise performance or comfort when you choose this compact car. 

Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) 2019 Top Safety Pick+1 (on models with EyeSight® and specific headlights) (8th year in a row IIHS TSP winner (2012 - 2019))

Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). Superior Front Crash Prevention4 (6 out of 6 rating) (EyeSight® equipped models)

ALG 2019 Residual Value Award – Subcompact Utility Vehicle Segment2. (4th year in a row)

2019 Forester

The 2019 Forester is a favourite for anyone who likes to explore. This hugely accommodating vehicle is nimble and agile and the perfect compact AWD SUV for your busy lifestyle. The 2019 Subaru Forester combines the new SUBARU BOXER engine and new transmission creates more power and efficiency. The 2019 Forester is ready for adventure, so wherever life takes you the Forester is ready. 

Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) 2019 Top Safety Pick+1 (on models with EyeSight® and specific headlights, built after January 2019) (13th year in a row IIHS TSP winner (2007 - 2019))

Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) Superior Front Crash Prevention4 (6 out of 6 rating ) (EyeSight® equipped models)

2019 Outback

The 2019 Outback is the perfect mid-sized SUV to get you more out of your life. Whether your tasks are big or small the 2019 Subaru Outback is the perfect choice for you and your family. Get optimized performance and surprising fuel-efficiency with your choice of SUBARU BOXER engines, only in the 2019 Subaru Outback will you get generous passenger space, superior comfort, and the aggressive exterior design that makes you and your Outback stand out from the crowd.

ALG 2019 Residual Value Award - Midsize Utility Vehicle (2 Row) Segment2 (9th year in row)

The Car Guide's 2015 Best Buys - Best Crossover (6th year in a row)

Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) 2019 Top Safety Pick+1 (on models with EyeSight® and specific headlights) (11th year in a row IIHS TSP winner (2009 - 2019))

Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). Superior Front Crash Prevention4 (6 out of 6 rating) (EyeSight® equipped models)

Auto123.com 2016 Best Midsize car of the Year

Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC) 
2015 Best New SUV/CUV (Under $35k)

2019 Legacy

The 2019 Legacy has everything you look for in an SUV but in the performance, versatility, and capability of a mid-sized sedan. Don't compromise on interior space, or all-road/all-weather capability with the 2019 Subaru Legacy. The Subaru Legacy is low-profile, ultra-efficient and has all the space for you and your passengers and anything you may need to bring for both your every day and adventorous plans. Get more than common and average and get into an extraordinary mid-sized Subaru Legacy.

Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) 2019 Top Safety Pick+1 (on models with EyeSight® and specific headlights) (14th year in a row IIHS TSP winner (2006 - 2019))

Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). Superior Front Crash Prevention4 (6 out of 6 rating) (EyeSight® equipped models)

Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC) 
2015 Best New Family Car (Under $30k)

Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC)
2015 Canadian Car of the Year award winner

2019 Ascent

The 2019 Ascent is a brand-new family-sized vehicle, perfect for your busy lifestyle. With 3-rows and seating for 7 or 8, the 2019 Subaru Ascent will keep you comfortable and safe. Get comfort, convenience, adventure, and peace-of-mind all at once when you purchase the 2019 Subaru Ascent. 

Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) 2019 Top Safety Pick+1 (on models with specific headlights) (2nd year in a row IIHS TSP winner (2018 - 2019))

nsurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). Superior Front Crash Prevention4 (6 out of 6 rating) (EyeSight® equipped models)

Criteria & Awards

IIHS – Top Safety Pick + Awards
IIIH S2018 Top Safety Pick Plus

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is a non-profit organization dedicated to reducing deaths, injuries and property damage that result from accidents on Canadian roads. IIHS has been a leader in finding out what works and doesn't work to prevent motor vehicle crashes from happening in the first place and to minimize injuries in the crashes that do occur.

To determine crashworthiness, IIHS rates vehicles good, acceptable, marginal or poor, based on performance in five tests. To qualify for 2018 Top Safety Pick+, a vehicle must earn an acceptable or good rating in the small overlap front (passenger-side) test and good ratings in the small overlap front (driver-side), moderate overlap front, side, roof strength and head restraints tests. Vehicles must offer, as optional equipment, an autonomous emergency braking system (Subaru EyeSight,®) and earn an advanced or superior rating for front crash prevention. Vehicle must also offer specific headlights that earn a good headlight rating. For more details, visit www.iihs.org/ratings.

IIHS – Top Safety Pick Awards
IIIH S2018 Top Safety Pick

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is a non-profit organization dedicated to reducing deaths, injuries and property damage that result from accidents on Canadian roads. IIHS has been a leader in finding out what works and doesn't work to prevent motor vehicle crashes from happening in the first place and to minimize injuries in the crashes that do occur.

To determine crashworthiness, IIHS rates vehicles good, acceptable, marginal or poor, based on performance in five tests. To qualify for 2018 Top Safety Pick, a vehicle must earn good ratings in the small overlap front (driver-side), moderate overlap front, side, roof strength and head restraints tests. Vehicles must also offer, as optional equipment, an autonomous emergency braking system (Subaru EyeSight®) and earn an advanced or superior rating for front crash prevention. Vehicle must also offer specific headlights that earn an acceptable or good headlight rating. For more details, visit www.iihs.org/ratings

IIHS – Superior Front Crash Prevention
Superior Front Crash Prevention

The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety (IIHS) rates models with optional or standard front crash prevention systems as superior, advanced or basic based on the availability of autonomous braking (autobrake) and its effectiveness in 12 mph (19 km/h) and 25 mph (40 km/h) tests. www.iihs.org/ratings.

ALG – Residual Value Awards
ALG 2017 Residual Value Award

ALG Canada is an affiliate of ALG Inc and has been the leading provider of automotive residual values and analytical data products in Canada since 1981. ALG is the benchmark for residual values in Canada and its data is used by all facets of the automotive industry for insight into automotive brand health and to determine expected depreciation and monthly lease payments. Canadian residual values are derived after carefully studying segment competition, historical vehicle performance and industry trends, and are based on analysis using only Canada-specific resale and pricing data.

ALG unveiled its inaugural Canadian Residual Value Awards in January of 2009, identifying the top new vehicle makes and models expected to best hold value at lease-end. Each year, the ALG Residual Value Awards recognize the brands that deliver a complete product experience to their customers– exceptional vehicle quality, strong brand desirability and long-term reliability.

Residual value is the ultimate measure of product success - consumers voting not with survey results, but with their wallets. The eighth annual Canadian Residual Value Awards recognize the sum total and overarching value of strong product, effective marketing strategies and powerful marketplace performance. All awards are based on 2017 model year vehicles. www.alg.com/vehicle-awards

Canadian Black Book Best Retained Value

Canadian Black Book has been a staple of the automotive industry and a trusted source for used car values for over 50 years. Canadian Black Book makes new and used car values available to consumers by assessing vehicle trade-in value, future value and average asking price.

Canadian Black Book presents the winners of our 2017 “Best Retained Value” Awards. This year we measured 2013 model year vehicles, in 20 categories. The much-desired awards track vehicle values over a four-year period, with our analysts scouring hundreds of thousands of sales transactions and other data points from live auctions, online auctions, dealership and other proprietary sources. Prizes are awarded to those vehicles that hold the highest percentage value of their original MSRP.www.canadianblackbook.com/cbb-awards

MOTOR TREND

To judge contenders for the award, MOTOR TREND's editorial staff conducted an exhaustive three-phase testing process. Phase one includes a full tech check and weigh-in, then full track testing to establish baseline data for acceleration, braking, and handling. Phase two involves three days of road loops offering a range of road surfaces and traffic conditions to evaluate ride and handling, engine and transmission smoothness and responsiveness, wind and road noise, and ergonomics. A dirt-track section tests traction, stability, and braking control systems. In the third phase the judges debate and deliberate.

The judging criteria includes the following categories:

Design Advancement - well-executed exterior and interior styling; innovative vehicle packaging; good selection and use of materials.

Engineering Excellence - total vehicle concept and execution; clever solutions to packaging, manufacturing and dynamics issues; cost-effective tech that benefits the consumer.

Performance of Intended Function - how well the vehicle does the job its planners, designers, and engineers intended it to do.

Efficiency - low fuel consumption and carbon footprint, relative to the vehicle's competitive set.

Safety - a vehicle's ability to help the driver avoid a crash, as well as the secondary safety measures that protect its occupants from harm during a crash.

Value - competitive price and equipment levels, measured against those of vehicles in the same market segment.

Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC)
Automobile Journalists Association of Canada 2

The evaluation process for the Canadian Car of the Year Awards (CCOTY) is based on "real-world" back-to-back testing so that the results have relevance for consumers.

In other words, the rigorous testing program includes "real world" driving on public roads – exactly where consumers drive - so that the test, and vote, results are relevant to potential car and truck buyers.

Every member of a test team compares each vehicle in its class, back-to-back, on the same roads, under the same conditions to ensure objective evaluation.

Team members use a detailed rating form, comprising 21 separate evaluation parameters that include acceleration, braking, vehicle dynamics, maneuverability, even off-road capability, where applicable. Each parameter is rated using a prescribed 0 – 10 rating scale.

Every detail, from safety features to cargo capacity, is thoroughly scrutinized, discussed, and individually rated by secret ballot.
Those ballots are then tabulated by the international accounting firm KPMG. The results are kept confidential — even from AJAC — until the awards press conferences wherein the category and overall winners are announced.