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On or Off Road, Subaru Outback Is Deemed Fit for Families

Kelley Blue Book’s Adds Versatile Wagon to 10 Best Family Cars List

03/07/2012 // Raynham, MA, USA // CambridgePRGroup // Mastria Subaru

From safety and fuel efficiency to cargo room and passenger space, families have a lot to think about when making their next vehicle purchase. In its quest to help families narrow down their list of vehicles to consider, Kelley Blue Book’s recently released its list of the 10 Best Family Cars for 2012. Coming in at number four on that list is the 2012 Subaru Outback available at Subaru dealerships across the country.

As an automotive researching and reporting website, regularly informs car shoppers about which vehicles perform well in different categories. For its annual list of the 10 Best Family Cars, the site’s editors recognize new cars from a variety of classes that suit the varying needs and tastes of families. This year’s list included models that stand out in areas like safety, comfort, child-friendliness, overall cost of ownership and, in the case of the Subaru Outback, off-road capability.

“The Subaru Outback is the perfect car for families who want cargo and passenger room, but don’t need that extra third row,” said Chris Dunn, general sales manager of Raynham, Massachusetts Subaru dealership Mastria Subaru. “By adding in a superior all-wheel-drive system that’s ideal for New England winters, Subaru ensures that the Outback can handle just about anything families can throw at it.”

To claim its spot on the 10 Best Family Cars list this year, the Subaru Outback impressed judges with standard equipment that enhances its capability for both on- and off-road adventures. noted that every Outback is equipped with all-wheel drive, an integrated roof rack and 8.7 inches of ground clearance to help it tackle off-road camping trips. The automotive site also highlighted the Outback’s cost-saving fuel efficiency, which reaches up to 29 mpg on the highway, its ample cargo space and seating for five adults.

The standard 2012 Subaru Outback is powered by a 2.5-liter Subaru Boxer engine, which delivers 170 horsepower to all four tires thanks to the Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive system. Because the system has the engine mounted in line with the rest of the drivetrain, drivers can maintain better stability and control with less risk of oversteer or understeer compared to typical rear-wheel-drive or front-wheel-drive vehicles.

Talk show host Ellen Degeneres recently gave away a Subaru Outback to one woman in need of its family-friendly features. The recipient of the Outback, Amber White of Danville, Indiana, wrote to Ellen because her unreliable vehicle made her both worried for her baby’s safety and fearful of being stranded should the car fail her. When Degeneres revealed the new Outback to White, she also touted the wagon’s fuel efficiency, all-wheel-drive system and safety components, adding that it is an ideal vehicle for a family.

“There’s no better all-purpose family vehicle than the Outback,” added Dunn. “The wagon is efficient enough to be a daily driver but competent enough to bring the family off road. There’s no more need for two vehicles serving different functions, because the Outback does it all.”

About Mastria Subaru:

Since 2004, Mastria Subaru has served its customers with outstanding Subaru service, sales and parts. With a customer-first attitude and a willingness to go the extra mile, Mastria offers Massachusetts Subaru fans a wide selection of Subarus, whether it is an Outback, Legacy, Forester, Impreza or Tribeca. With a state-of-the-art Subaru service center, their dealership is well equipped to service all your vehicle’s repair needs. Located at 1255 New State Highway in Raynham, Massachusetts, Mastria can be reached by phone at 888-820-9015 or online at, and they can be found on Facebook at

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