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2017 Subaru Impreza nabs IIHS Top Safety Pick+ award
2017 Subaru Impreza nabs IIHS Top Safety Pick+ award

Subaru's all-new Impreza lineup has received top marks from the insurance industry-funded IIHS after being subjected to a barrage of crash tests. The 2017 Impreza, Subaru's compact sedan and hatchback range, has been rated as high as Top Safety Pick+ when equipped with optional systems. While the...Read More»

2017 Subaru Impreza with EyeSight
California grants Subaru permit to test self-driving cars

Subaru joined an increasingly large pool of automakers looking to the Golden State as a test bed for a driverless future. The California Department of Motor Vehicles granted Subaru a permit February 9 to test self-driving cars in that state, Engadget reported. That made Subaru the 22nd company to...Read More»

2018 Subaru Legacy, 2017 Chicago auto show
2018 Subaru Legacy video preview

The current Subaru Legacy made its debut to critical acclaim for the 2015 model year. In fact, it was so good we named it The Car Connection Best Car To Buy 2015. But time moves on and so does the competition--the Malibu, Accord, and Camry are all new since then. That means it's time for Subaru to...Read More»

Subaru Crosstrek teased
2018 Subaru Crosstrek to debut next month

The all-new 2018 version Subaru's remarkably popular Crosstrek quasi-crossover will make its debut next month at the Geneva Motor Show in Europe. To whet the appetites of those eager to take the new Crosstrek to their local ski slope, the automaker has released a single teaser image that gives us a...Read More»

2018 Subaru WRX STI
New 2018 Subaru WRX and WRX STI get mild updates, still missing something

A new Impreza may already be here, but a new WRX and STI won't be following any time soon. Subaru just announced a redesigned 2018 Subaru WRX and 2018 Subaru WRX STI based largely on the last generation Impreza. Unlike the new generation that's build in Lafayette, Indiana, which started arriving in...Read More»

2017 Subaru Outback
Subaru Outback vs. Honda CR-V: Compare Cars

With crossover SUVs among the hottest selling vehicles in this era of cheap gasoline, two of the more practical are the Subaru Outback and the Honda CR-V. The Outback is actually sold as a wagon in other markets, but here's it's fully accepted as a utility vehicle—helped by its SUV-like ride...Read More»

2017 Subaru Forester
Subaru Forester vs. Honda CR-V: Compare Cars

The Honda CR-V and the Subaru Forester are two of the more popular compact crossover wagons and are hardy perennials in this segment. These two models—and nearly all the models in their very popular category—are great family choices. They can multitask better than most, tucking away up...Read More»

2016 Tesla Model S
Tesla Model S is the most-loved car in America

How much do you love your new car? And just as importantly, what do you love about it? That's the kind of data that marketing firm Strategic Vision tries to gather for its Customer Love Index. Strategic Vision polls thousands of Americans about their recently purchased cars. Over the past decade...Read More»

Downey 5 Min. Car Wash (Los Angeles, California)
Today's high-tech safety systems can't quite handle car washes

Modern cars come with a huge array of safety systems to keep drivers and passengers safe. These systems are good at spotting obstacles like pedestrians and other vehicles, but some things confuse them--things like car washes, for example. That might sound like an absurd shortcoming, but if you look...Read More»

2013 Subaru Impreza
Subaru recalls 100,000 Forester, Impreza, Legacy, Outback vehicles over fire hazard

Subaru is recalling more than 100,000 Forester, Impreza, Legacy, and Outback vehicles equipped with turbocharged engines. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, an electrical problem with those vehicles could start a fire. The problem is rooted in a relay manufactured by...Read More»

2017 Subaru BRZ
What's New for 2017: Subaru

Approaching five years of consecutive month-over-month growth, Subaru is on a consistent roll like no other brand. And, if you're at all familiar with the company's crossover (and crossover-esque) lineup, that probably won't come as much surprise. After all, the automaker's Forster, Outback, and...Read More»

2017 Subaru Impreza 5-Door, 2016 New York Auto Show
All-new 2017 Subaru Impreza priced from $19,215

Subaru says that its all-new 2017 Impreza compact sedan and hatchback lineup will cost from $19,215 when the models hit the market by the end of this year, a minor increase over the outgoing model. That base price is for a four-door Impreza 2.0i with the standard 5-speed manual transmission, a...Read More»

2016 Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid
Su-bie, or not Su-bie? Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid axed for 2017

Pardon our soliloquy in the eulogy. Subaru confirmed Wednesday that the 2016 Crosstrek Hybrid won't make it in to 2017. According to a Subaru spokesman, the hybrid model accounted for roughly 5,000 sales each year since it was introduced in 2014 (when it was known as the XV Crosstrek Hybrid). Last...Read More»

2014 Subaru Outback
Nearly 600,000 Subaru Legacy, Outback vehicles recalled for potential fire hazard

Subaru is recalling nearly 600,000 Legacy and Outback vehicles from the 2010 to 2014 model-years. According to a bulletin from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the windshield wiper motor cover on some of those vehicles may not have been properly manufactured. The component was...Read More»

2017 Subaru Forester
Subaru Forester vs. Jeep Cherokee: Compare Cars

One old and very well-recognized nameplate, the Jeep Cherokee has returned. And it's a good off-roader as well as a very comfortable, easy street performer. It could possibly be the first compact SUV to do both equally well. In the meantime, the Subaru Forester has been on a steady path of...Read More»

Inflated airbag
New Takata recalls affect 1.5M Infiniti, Mazda, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Infiniti, Saab, Subaru vehicles

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has posted a slew of new recalls related to Takata's fatally flawed airbags. All of these new recalls involve replacement of passenger-side devices. Though information about some of these recalls has already been published by individual automakers...Read More»

2016 Subaru Outback
Stop-sale & recall issued for 2016-2017 Subaru Legacy due to steering problems

Subaru is recalling and halting the sale of nearly 50,000 Legacy and Outback vehicles from the 2016 and 2017 model years. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, some of those vehicles may have serious problems with their steering columns, which could prevent owners from...Read More»

2016 Subaru Forester
2015-2016 Subaru Forester, WRX recalled for stalling risk

Subaru has issued a recall for more than 18,000 Forester and WRX vehicles from the 2015 and 2016 model years. A bulletin from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says that some of those vehicles may suffer from an engine problem that could cause them to stall in traffic. ALSO SEE...Read More»

2017 Subaru Impreza 5-Door, 2016 New York Auto Show
2017 Subaru Impreza video preview

Subaru is best known for its all-wheel-drive wagons, and for its racy WRX. But what about mainstream economy cars? That’s where this car comes in. It’s the 2017 Subaru Impreza, the Japanese automaker’s compact sedan and hatchback, and it’s taking a bow this week before it...Read More»

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