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Chicago Auto Show Awards Prove Great Success for Subaru

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February 23, 2015

Chicago Auto Show awardsThe Chicago Auto Show awards were recently presented and Subaru vehicles cleaned house. Claiming awards from Kelley Blue Book, Motorweek, US News and World Report, as well as Consumer Guide Automotive, Subaru’s success was noticed by all.

Four separate awards were given and we have listed all below:

  1. 2015 5-Year Cost to Own Award – Kelley Blue Book
  2. Subaru Legacy, 2015 Drivers’ Choice Award for Best Family Sedan – Motorweek
  3. Subaru Outback, 2015 Best Wagon for the Money – US News and World Report
  4. Subaru BRZ, Best Buy Award in Sporty/Performance Car Category – Consumer Guide Automotive

Subaru vehicles are gaining more popularity as awards continue to pour in. Not only has Subaru claimed the above recognitions, but the Subaru Legacy has had a shining year and received even more praise. It is an IIHS Top Safety Pick and was named “Best Car to Buy 2015” by The Car Connection. In Kiplinger’s Personal Finance Top Picks for 2015, the Legacy was named “Best New/Redesigned Car: $25,000-$30,000” as well.

The award-winning Subaru lineup—including the Legacy—is available now at Hassett Automotive for you to come and test-drive.

The New Subaru BRZ Performance Will Leave you Speechless

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October 29, 2014

Subaru BRZ performanceWhile you may know Subaru for their off-road performance and dependability, the all-new Subaru BRZ is dominating the asphalt with its performance. High-adrenaline white-knuckle driving is what engineers were aiming for when they designed this speedster. Here at Hassett Automotive, we have trouble simply taking our eyes off the BRZ.

So what’s so special about the Subaru BRZ performance? The unique 2.0L Boxer engine gives the model incredible acceleration, as evidenced by the 6.4 second 0-60 mph time. Paired with a specially designed 6-speed manual transmission, you’ll be glued to the seat.

What makes the BRZ truly special is in the engineering, though. A limited-slip differential drastically improves steering, as well as the exclusive rear-wheel drive system. A four-wheel independent suspension is something rarely seen on the road, as well as the anti-roll bars in the front and back. This sports coupe stays glued to the road and can overtake its opponents on every corner.

Kelly Blue Book loved the model, saying,“This rear-drive sports car is for purists who want something they can drive every day, but also take to their favorite mountain roads, or even to a weekend race event, without changing a thing. The BRZ delivers in a way few cars in this price range can.”

If you’re looking for a down-to-earth sports car that’s incredibly fun to drive, look no further than the BRZ.

2014 Subaru BRZ Earns Top Safety Pick Distinction from IIHS

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July 25, 2014

2014 Subaru BRZOnce again, Subaru has proven its dedication to safety as the 2014 Subaru BRZ is named a Top Safety Pick by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

The sports car scored a “Good” rating in the front moderate overlap test as well as the side and rear impact and roof crush evaluations. It received an “Acceptable” rating for its first front small overlap test.

The BRZ is now one of seven 2014 Subaru models honored with safety distinctions from the IIHS, one of four designated as Top Safety Picks.

“We are very pleased that BRZ has joined our other Top Safety Pick models,” said Thomas J. Doll, president and chief operating officer for Subaru of America, Inc. “BRZ proves that it is possible to engineer a car that provides both driving enjoyment and safety.”

The car offers a 200-hp BOXER engine, an efficient 34 highway mpg performance, and award-winning safety all for a starting price of $25,595.

Naturally, you’ll find the 2014 BRZ along with Subaru’s other distinguished models right here at Hassett Automotive.