Cherry Hill, New Jersey – The Subaru Outback has been named Motor Trend’s 2010 Sport/Utility of the Year, marking the first time an automaker has won two consecutive Sport/Utility awards following the Subaru Forester’s win in 2009.

“The 2010 Subaru Outback offers a unique combination of comfort, efficiency, versatility and value,” said Motor Trend editor-in-chief Angus MacKenzie. “It boasts car-like refinement, driveability and gas mileage on the road, yet is as capable in the rough stuff as all but the most off-road-focused sport utilities. Thoughtfully engineered, cleverly detailed and competitively priced, the Subaru Outback is a terrific all-rounder with broad appeal.”

Produced at Subaru’s plant in Lafayette, Indiana, the all-new Outback comes with a 2.5-litre four-cylinder or 3.6-litre six-cylinder engine and is built on an all-new platform. It was recently named a Top Safety Pick by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).

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