Out of a list of 13 finalists, the 2009 Subaru Forester has been chosen as Motor Trend’s Sport/Utility Of The Year. Of course, fuel-economy was one of the biggest factors this year that the 2009 Forester 2.5XT returned an outstanding 16.0 mpg for an all-wheel-drive SUV.
The 2009 Subaru Forester 2.5L 4-cylinder engine along with all-wheel-drive and an automatic transmission returns an estimated 20/26 mpg (city/highway).
Other finalists included the ‘pointless’ BMW X6, Chevrolet Traverse, Ford Flex, Infiniti Ex, Honda Pilot, Dodge Journey, Infiniti FX, Nissan Murano, Toyota Sequoia, Lexus LX570, Kia Borrego and the Volkswagen Tiguan.
Head over to MotorTrend to read about the Sport/Utility Of The Year.