Greater Atlanta Automotive Media Association (GAAMA) named the Subaru Outback as 2015 Best Family Car at its third-annual Family Car Challenge at Lake Lanier Islands Resort near Atlanta. The versatile and attractive Outback earned the highest overall score among 19 vehicles competing.
Each family-friendly vehicle also competed for awards in one of five categories: Value, Green, Tech, 3-Row and Luxury. The overall win by the Outback opened up the highly competitive Value category win to the runner-up, the sporty Mazda CX-5. The efficient yet capable Jeep Grand Cherokee EcoDiesel earned the Best Green Family Car award, while the Mazda6 retained its Tech category dominance established in last year's competition. Best 3-Row Family Car honors went to the spacious and comfortable Toyota Sienna. Finally, the high-performing Porsche Macan Turbo was named Best Luxury Family Car.
"GAAMA is proud to announce the results of our latest Family Car Challenge, and we applaud the Subaru Outback for its Best Family Car victory," said GAAMA President Jim Tucker. "Our experts considered factors like styling, safety, comfort and efficiency, and the results reflect the best in both innovation and execution. The overall winner and each of our category winners are must-drive models for anyone shopping for a new family car."
GAAMA is a professional organization of automotive media, auto manufacturers and public relations professionals that provides a forum for newsworthy people, products and events in the automotive industry. GAAMA regularly brings together its members for meetings, product presentations, vehicle demonstrations and other programs, helping members build networks and stay current with industry trends.