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Subaru Forester Wins MotorWeek Drivers' Choice Award for Best Small Utility

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Award Joins Growing List of Accolades for Subaru of America's Most Popular Model

CHERRY HILL, N.J., February 11, 2009: The 2009 Subaru Forester has been recognized with the MotorWeek Driver's Choice Award for Best Small Utility. The team at MotorWeek, a weekly magazine series produced by Maryland Public Television, evaluated vehicles for this year's awards based on performance, technology, practicality and dollar 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 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.