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Forester Best Small SUV

Forester Best Small SUV

The new generation Subaru Forester, launched in New Zealand last April, has been recognized in the United States with the MotorWeek Driver's Choice Award for Best Small Utility.

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The team at MotorWeek, a weekly TV magazine series produced by Maryland Public Television, evaluated vehicles for this year's awards based on performance, technology, practicality and value. The winners, including the new Subaru Forester, represent what MotorWeek considers to be the best in each class.

"We are excited that MotorWeek has recognized the new Subaru Forester with their Driver's Choice Award," said Tom Doll, executive vice president of Subaru of America, Inc.

"This award is really a tribute to our designers and engineers, who have created a versatile, All-Wheel Drive vehicle that is fun to drive, offers great value, in a unique combination that drivers appreciate in these difficult economic times."

Other U.S. awards received by the 2009 Subaru Forester include: Motor Trend's 2009 Sport/Utility of the Year; Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's (IIHS) "Top Safety Pick" - Small SUV; and the Polk Automotive Loyalty Award for consumer loyalty in the Compact SUV category. In Canada, journalists voted Forester the best compact SUV under $35,000.

The Forester has also been picking up awards in this part of the world as the NZ Herald’s Car of the Year. And in Australia it has become the overall people’s choice award at, while has voted it the best compact SUV.

About MotorWeek

MotorWeek, the original television automotive magazine series, is one of U.S.’s leading sources for automotive industry news, new car information and driving entertainment. The award-winning series, seen nationwide on PBS, PBS HD, SPEED and V-me, is sponsored by, Valvoline and Goodyear. The weekly series is produced by Maryland Public Television. For more information on MotorWeek and the Drivers' Choice Awards, visit


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