February 1, 2022 , Camden, N.J. -


  • Subaru BRZ picked as an affordable sports car  
  • Subaru Outback selected for the station wagon category  

Subaru of America, Inc. today announced that two models were included in the 2022 Editors Choice List from Car and Driver. The all-new Subaru BRZ and legendary Subaru Outback were listed as among the best in their respective segments.
  • 2022 Subaru BRZ - Affordable Sports Car
  • 2022 Subaru Outback - Station Wagon

To determine the award winners, Car and Driver editors test, rate, and rank nearly 400 models in 37 market segments.  The criteria used to determine the vehicles selected for the list includes the results of Car and Driver’s industry-leading rigorous instrumented testing; editors’ subjective evaluations of each vehicle’s performance; how well a vehicle fulfills its intended mission; and the ranking each vehicle earns within its market segment versus its competitors.
“We are thrilled the Outback and all-new BRZ were 2022 top picks by the editors at Car and Driver,” said Thomas J. Doll, President and CEO of Subaru of America, Inc. “Our mission as an automaker is to deliver vehicles that are built to the highest standards of safety, performance, and technology.”
The 2022 BRZ was chosen by the editors for its fundamental sports car design including low vehicle weight, an ultra-low center of gravity, precision steering, and agile handling in an affordable 2+2 package. The BRZ was also commended for its responsive 2.4-liter SUBARU BOXER® engine (naturally aspirated) that produces 228 hp and 184 lb-ft of torque. Available now at Subaru retailers nationwide, the second-generation BRZ offered in two trim levels, Premium and Limited, and has a starting price of $27,995.

The 2022 Outback earned high praise for delivering the optimal blend of SUV capability and car-like ride and handling. The 8.7-inch ground clearance (9.5 inches for Outback Wilderness) is greater than that in many SUVs, yet the Outback maintains a comfortably low step-in height for both front and rear passenger entry. With ample passenger and cargo space and standard Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive, Outback is the perfect family/adventure vehicle. The Outback also features standard award-winning EyeSight Driver® Assist Technology and an available tablet-style 11.6-inch SUBARU STARLINK® Multimedia system with integrated center information display. With a starting price of $26,945, the 2022 Outback is available now at Subaru retailers and is offered in Base, Premium, Limited, Touring, Onyx Edition XT, all-new Wilderness, Limited XT and Touring XT trim levels.

For more information on the Car and Driver 2022 Editor’s Choice Awards, please visit: https://www.caranddriver.com/features/a38873223/2022-editors-choice/

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About Subaru of America, Inc.
Subaru of America, Inc. (SOA) is an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of Subaru Corporation of Japan. Headquartered at a zero-landfill office in Camden, N.J., the company markets and distributes Subaru vehicles, parts, and accessories through a network of more than 630 retailers across the United States. All Subaru products are manufactured in zero-landfill plants and Subaru of Indiana Automotive, Inc. is the only U.S. automobile manufacturing plant to be designated a backyard wildlife habitat by the National Wildlife Federation. SOA is guided by the Subaru Love Promise, which is the company’s vision to show love and respect to everyone, and to support its communities and customers nationwide. Over the past 20 years, SOA and the SOA Foundation have donated more than $300 million to causes the Subaru family cares about, and its employees have logged nearly 88,000 volunteer hours. As a company, Subaru believes it is important to do its part in making a positive impact in the world because it is the right thing to do. For additional information visit media.subaru.com. Follow us on FacebookInstagramTikTok, and YouTube.