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Subaru Tribeca Named Best Resale Value in Crossover Segment


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- Subaru brand remains an industry leader in residual value according to ALG -

CHERRY HILL, N.J., Oct. 24 -- The 2008 Subaru Tribeca was named best resale value in the crossover utility vehicle segment by Automotive Lease Guide (ALG). The Subaru brand remains an industry leader in residual value, ranking fourth overall in ALG's Industry Brand Residual Value Rankings. ALG ranks brands and vehicles predicted to retain the highest percentage of their original price after a conventional three-year lease term.

"We are very pleased to see that ALG has recognized the Subaru Tribeca as the best in the crossover segment for residual value," said Thomas J. Doll, executive vice president and CFO, Subaru of America, Inc. "The Subaru brand is well known for its quality, durability and overall tremendous value in the marketplace. And the Subaru Tribeca is more of what our customers love about Subaru."

The ALG residual value awards are derived after careful study of segment competition, historical vehicle performance and industry trends. According to ALG, the 2008 awards prove once again that compelling design, high quality manufacturing, disciplined pricing and volume programs are essential to achieve the highest residual value.

Award winners are featured on ALG.com and other automotive publications and websites dedicated to bringing the industry's best-performing models into the public eye.

Residual value is not the only feature of the Subaru Tribeca that has received acclaim. The Subaru Tribeca is a Top Safety Pick by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) and the U.S. Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) awarded Tribeca its 5-Star Safety Rating in both their frontal and side- impact NCAP crash tests. The Subaru Tribeca has also been recognized for its award winning interior design and is a recommended pick by leading independent consumer publications for reliability and owner satisfaction.

For additional information on the Subaru Tribeca or the complete lineup of award-winning Subaru all-wheel drive vehicles visit www.media.subaru.com.

About Subaru of America, Inc.

Subaru of America, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd. of Japan. Headquartered in Cherry Hill, N.J., the company markets and distributes Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive vehicles, parts and accessories through a network of more than 600 dealers across the United States. Subaru makes the best-selling All-Wheel Drive car sold in America based on R.L. Polk & Co. new vehicle retail registration statistics. For additional information visit www.subaru.com.