MENLO PARK, Calif., Nov. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Car Connection, the easiest place to research and shop for cars online, today named the Subaru Legacy as its "Best Car to Buy 2015." Related sites Motor Authority and Green Car Reports also named their Best Car to Buy Awards, selecting the Alfa Romeo 4C and the Volkswagen Golf respectively.
The Subaru Legacy was recognized as this year's winner by the The Car Connection's expert editors – and from a competitive field of 11 nominees. Those nominees are new or fully redesigned models that were top achievers in the site's unique "TCC Rating," a clear numeric rating value based on a 10-point scale that reflects the overall opinion of our automotive experts on any vehicle. The TCC Rating rolls up scores given to each vehicle across sub-categories including safety, comfort and utility, fuel economy, performance, and styling.
"It's hard to believe that the company that brought us offbeat cars like the Baja and SVX has created what's effectively a game-changer, a legitimate leader in the brutally competitive family-sedan class, alongside Camry, Accord, and Sonata," according to Marty Padgett, editorial director of The Car Connection.
"The 2015 Subaru Legacy gets the award this year, and it's the value factor, including standard all-wheel drive, that really nudges it ahead of every other contender, " added Bengt Halvorson, deputy editor for The Car Connection. "The Legacy's safety credentials, with EyeSight, rival what's offered in luxury cars with several times the sticker price."
Luxury and performance site Motor Authority, named the Alfa Romeo 4C as its "Best Performance/Luxury Car to Buy 2015." Motor Authority editors selected the car from among all luxury/performance vehicles that were either fully redesigned or newly introduced to the U.S. market for the 2015 model year; priced higher than $50,000; and appealing to enthusiasts most strongly with styling, features, acceleration, and handling -- even value.
"The Alfa Romeo 4C is beautiful, exotic, and incredibly fun to drive," said Motor Authority senior editor Nelson Ireson. "It's also a tremendous value, offering a carbon monocoque chassis and turbocharged mid-engine layout around the price of much more ordinary sports cars, including some of those it beat out for the award this year, like the Ford Mustang, as well as more luxurious or practical alternatives like the Porsche Macan and Mercedes-Benz GLA45 AMG."
Green Car Reports, a destination for green cars, electric cars, fuel-efficient cars and hybrid cars, named the 2015 Volkswagen Golf range as its "Best Green Car to Buy 2015." Green Car Reports editors choose the most significant new green car made available to shoppers during the 2015 model year, taking into account new technologies, their practicality, and their impact on the environment.
"The range of green options in the 2015 Volkswagen Golf range is hard to beat," said Green Car Reports senior editor John Voelcker. "With more fuel-efficient gasoline engines, a new TDI diesel option that comes close to real-world hybrid mileage levels, and an all-electric VW e-Golf, the 2015 Golf gives buyers a good-better-best menu of options for driving green." The other nominees were the 2015 Audi A3 TDI, Honda Fit, Hyundai Sonata Eco, and Kia Soul EV.
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SOURCE The Car Connection