Legacy And Forester Top In Satisfying Customers

When it comes to automotive lemons, there are seven models that consumers would not purchase again according to a Consumer Reports survey. With the Subaru Legacy and Forester, it’s a different story. Subaru’s 2015-2016 Forster small SUV and the 2015-2016 Legacy sedan are tops on the list when it comes to owners being most satisfied with their purchase.

Subaru Legacy And Forester Tops On The List Of Satisfaction

Consumer Reports asked owners of new vehicles, “Considering all factors (price, performance, reliability, comfort, enjoyment, etc.), would you get this car if you had it to do all over again?” The question is revealing and shows which cars are least satisfying for their owners. A high score also shows which cars are high on the satisfaction scale.

Subaru Forester Highest In Owner Satisfaction
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2016 Subaru Legacy

The least satisfying car was the Kia Rio with a 40 percent respondents who answered “definitely yes” to that question. The Jeep Patriot and Jeep Compass were lowest is the Small SUV category with 46 percent of owners saying they would buy them again. In the competitive Small SUV category, Subaru’s Forester was highest in owner satisfaction and received an 80 percent positive response.

Among midsize cars, the Nissan Altima was least satisfying and only received 58 percent of owners saying they’d buy it again. The survey revealed gas mileage is less than advertised, the car rides hard on rough roads and the seats are not comfortable over long periods.

Subaru Legacy Highest In Midsize Sedan Category
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2016 Subaru Forester

Subaru’s Legacy sedan scored the highest in the Midsize Sedan category. Itd rocked the list with 84 percent of owners saying they would buy it again. Comments were positive as owners said they like the handling, mileage, comfort and advanced safety features.

Other least satisfying cars were the Hyundai Veloster in the Sporty car category at 50 percent. As well, the Minivan: Nissan Quest at 54 percent, Luxury Car: Mercedes-Benz CLA at 55 percent. Lastly, the Pickup Truck: Nissan Frontier at 60 percent.

The 2016 Subaru Forester is the top selling brand car in the U.S. Both the Legacy and Forester received a complete remodel for the 2016 model year. The Japanese automaker will likely set an all-time sales record in the U.S. this year with their all-wheel-drive lineup. Owners seem to most happy with the 2016 Forster SUV and new Legacy sedan.

Book your test drive today of the Forester or Legacy today!

In-Depth Look At The 2015 Subaru Legacy: Canadian Car Of The Year

The 2015 Subaru Legacy was recently awarded the prestigious title of Canadian Car Of The Year by the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada.

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The Legacy Impressive Accolades:
  • Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). 2015 Top Safety Pick+5 (with optional EyeSight®) (10th year in a row IIHS TSP winner)
  • Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). Superior Front Crash Prevention4(6 out of 6 rating) (EyeSight® equipped models)
  • Automotive Lease Guide (ALG) 2015 Residual Value Award – Midsize Car Segment2
  • Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC) 2015 Best New Family Car (Under $30k)
2015 Subaru Legacy Walk-Around

Our friends at the Canadian Car Review Show (tccrs.ca) created this extremely detailed walk-around video of 2.5i Limited with the optional Technology Package in our very own dealership. Watch and learn everything you ever wanted to know about the multiple award-winning 2015 Legacy.

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It’s Been A Wild (But, Safe and Reliable) Ride!

We have been immensely proud to represent Subaru’s safety, reliability, and practicality, over the years, not to mention its’ growth. However, it’s now official: Subaru Is Sexy.

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Subaru is seeing it’s best growth ever as it aims for its 6th consecutive annual sales record. This is the only brand to achieve that feat. Subaru has also marked 33 straight months of sales growth. In response, the Japanese automaker has re-adjusted its 2014 sales forecast to 500,000 vehicles, which is a major milestone. Subaru ranks ahead of GMC, Volkswagen, and Mercedes-Benz in year-to-date sales, just to name a few.

Subaru’s rock-solid reputation has been the foundation for success across the lineup, but exploding demand for compact and mid-size “crossover” SUVs has been the real catalyst.

The segment-leading Subaru Forester leads the pack with 105,356 units sold, and the Subaru Outback trails only slightly with 85,951 units sold.

Introducing Just A Few Of The Newest Subaru Lineup Driving This Amazing Growth!
Legacy (2015)

Outback (2015)

WRX (2015)

* Data, U.S. Figures

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July Brings Us The 2015 Outback And Legacy!

Be prepared for the arrival of two of our favourite Subaru models – the 2015 Outback & Legacy!

2015 Outback & Legacy Arriving Soon
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2015 Subaru Outback
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2015 Subaru Legacy

The 2015 Outback will be landing around July 21st, and the Legacy will be arriving a week after that.

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Subaru Eyesight Is Tops In Safety Ranking

.Subaru Eyesight Technology

When it comes to crash prevention, Subaru is among the Elite. Rated superior to others with Subaru Eyesight technology that outperforms on the International Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) standard testing. We are happy to include these as new safety options on the 2014 Outback, Legacy and Forester.

2014 Outback With Subaru Eyesight | Budds' Subaru
2014 Outback with Eyesight

One of the biggest concerns and a selling point for those that can capture it, is an upgrade to passenger safety and personal safety. IIHS is no longer just testing crash ratings, but crash prevention technology as well, where the Subaru Eyesight topped the list. It took some time but Subaru has built today’s absolute top technology in automatic braking. Now, the IIHS encourages other brands to take tips from what clearly works, as this is the best in the industry.

2014 Legacy With Subaru Eyesight | Budds' Subaru
2014 Legacy With Eyesight

What does it look like? Two cameras mounted by the rear-view mirror. The bundle of cameras can predict future crash probabilities. It acts as a safety net ensuring your vehicle does not come into high-impact contact with another vehicle. It essentially allows the vehicle to scan the road ahead, and react appropriately, alongside you – the driver.

2014 Forester With Subaru Eyesight | Budds' Subaru
2014 Forester With Eyesight
Pre-Collision Braking

One of the four component safety features that the cameras monitor for is pre-collision braking. The only limits so far are at what speed it can come to an acceptable full-stop, but remarkably a collision can be completely avoided from traveling 25 kmph. It gauges the distance of upcoming vehicles for you – like another set of eyes, and can apply the brakes automatically to prevent your vehicle from rear-ending someone in the event of an unplanned stop.

Lane Departure and Sway Warnings

We can all do with a little heads-up on the road and these warnings indicate when you may be drifting by chiming a sound when you get too close to another lane. This works by the camera’s ability to identify lane markings, alerting the driver with a sound and visual cue when crossing over into the danger zone.

Pre-collision Throttle Management

When you’re fully stopped sometimes you can lose control for one moment sending you forward into another parked car or a car that had been accelerating and suddenly stopped. This avoids that accidental acceleration by sensing the slow-down and automatically dramatically reducing the throttle and alerting the driver.

Adaptive Cruise Control

This feature maintains a set speed and will automatically adjust to keep a safe distance from the car ahead. It is also capable of bringing your vehicle to a full stop. It will then resume your settings as traffic begins to flow again. This is for when the freeway is not moving freely, at a constant pace, as it usually does. Eyesight maintains the speed of the vehicle you are following, instead of operating at one set kmph speed. This allows you to move with the traffic flow.

Testing of auto-braking systems is complicated by the varying technology used by automakers, and their differing philosophies on how it should work. Some want the vehicle to slam on the brakes fast and hard. Others are more wary of false alarms, so they hold back, delaying the automatic braking to avoid taking control away from the driver.

IIHS Zeroed In On The Difference

The group says that three vehicles — the BMW 3 series, Infiniti JX (now known as the QX60) and Toyota Prius V — were labeled as having automatic braking, but they barely braked before slamming into the dummy car on IIHS’ test track.

In all, 74 vehicles (2013-14MY) were tested. Subaru’s Legacy sedan and Outback crossover were among the seven vehicles that received the “highest” possible rating of “Superior” when equipped with optional autobrake and forward collision warning systems. The 13MY/14MY Legacy and Outback were the only vehicles that received the highest possible score of six points.

Subaru EyeSight, on the other hand, worked better than advertised.

“It feels good to be vindicated – no doubt about that,” Subaru spokesman Michael McHale said of the 20-year in-house effort. “The new rating system,” he added, “sends a clear message that not all systems are the same.”

Two-Charge Coupled Device

EyeSight uses two charge-coupled device (CCD) cameras developed by Subaru. The camera’s are mounted inside the car on the upper edge of the windshield. This placement reduces the potential for damage that could occur in bumper-mounted systems, such as radar. The EyeSight system processes stereo images to identify the vehicles traveling in front. It also identifies obstacles, traffic lanes and other items. The video information is relayed to the EyeSight computer. It’s also networked with the car’s braking system and electronic throttle control. Below speeds of approximately 19mph, EyeSight is capable of detecting pedestrians in the vehicle’s path. It can then activate to mitigate or even avoid the collision. Under certain circumstances, EyeSight is able to bring the car to a complete stop, thus avoiding a collision.

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