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2015 Subaru Legacy, Outback Earn Best Possible IIHS Safety Rating
2015 Subaru Legacy, Outback Earn Best Possible IIHS Safety Rating

The 2015 Subaru Legacy and 2015 Subaru Outback have earned the best possible set of safety ratings from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS)—and the organization's 'Top Safety Pick+' status. Both models absolutely aced the IIHS battery of frontal and side crash tests—as...Read More»

2005 Subaru Outback Rear
More Airbag Recalls: Subaru Baja, Impreza, Legacy, And Outback; Saab 9-2X

Faulty airbags made by Tokyo-based Takata have spurred automakers to recall more than 12 million cars around the globe. And Takata's troubles aren't over yet :according to Detroit News, Subaru has just added 5,000 more vehicles to the still-growing recall list. READ: Why Can't Cars Tell When A...Read More»

2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid  -  Quick Drive, July 2014
2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid: Quick Drive

The 2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid probably isn’t going to win over typical hybrid shoppers; but it’s going to charm the traditional Subaru crowd—as well as some shoppers who realize that this small hatchback strikes out a lot of the compromises that have traditionally come with...Read More»

2012 Subaru Forester
Massive Subaru Recall For Corroded Brake Lines In Salt Belt States

Subaru is recalling a long list of its recent models, ranging from the 2005 through 2014 model years, for an issue with corrosion-prone brake-line hardware. If the brake lines are exposed to salt during wintertime, corrosion could ensue. Should the brake lines perforate from corrosion, brake fluid...Read More»

2004 Subaru WRX STi
2003-2004 Subaru Legacy, Outback, Baja, 2004 Subaru Impreza Recalled For Faulty Takata Airbags

More than ten million vehicles around the globe have been recalled due to faulty airbags made by Takata. Today, Subaru is adding about 9,000 more to the list. According to a bulletin from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Subaru's recall affects 2003-2004 models of the Baja...Read More»

2015 Subaru Outback  -  First Drive
2015 Subaru Outback: First Drive

“Gear up!” It's what outdoorsy people often remind each other—whether experienced granola-and-carabiner types or relative newbies—before heading out to the back country. Having the right gear can make a situation that would otherwise be trying or unpleasant turn into an...Read More»

2014 Subaru Outback
Squealing On 2013-2014 Subaru Legacy, Outback Gets A Free Fix

Subaru will solve a squealing noise on some of its Outback wagons and Legacy sedans, by replacing the vehicles' serpentine belts. Only those 2013-2014 Legacy and Outback vehicles equipped with 2.5-liter four-cylinder engines are involved in the service action. Those vehicles may be afflicted with a...Read More»

2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid, Catskill Mountains, NY, March 2014
2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid Video Road Test

Subaru’s built its reputation as the king of all-wheel-drive wagons, but it hasn’t always been the king of fuel economy. That sticking point has led to the first Subaru gas-electric car, the 2014 XV Crosstrek Hybrid. ALSO READ: 2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid: Gas Mileage Review Under...Read More»

2014 Subaru Forester
Some 2011-2014 Subarus To Get New Piston Rings

Subaru will replace the piston rings on some 2011-2014 Outback, Forester, and XV Crosstrek crossovers, and Impreza and Legacy sedans, due to a problem with excessive oil consumption. CHECK OUT: What Car Should You Really Drive? On some of these vehicles, Subaru has found unanticipated wear of the...Read More»

2015 Subaru Outback introduction at 2014 New York Auto Show
2015 Subaru Outback Gets A Price Hike, Now Starts At $25,745

The new 2015 Subaru Outback was introduced at the New York Auto Show, where Subaru proclaimed that this is the “roomiest, most capable Outback ever.” When it goes on sale this summer, it will also be the most expensive Outback ever. Coming in at a $1,425 premium over the 2014 model...Read More»

2014 Subaru Forester XT Six-Month Road Test, Catskill Mountains, New York
2014 Subaru Forester: Five Things We Liked, Five We Didn't

Our 2014 Subaru Forester 2.0XT long-term test car is now back in Atlanta, and we've had a chance to sort through our notes and think about the experience of living with it in the hills of upstate New York for a month. Like any car, we found some things we loved and some things we didn't. We remain...Read More»

2015 Subaru BRZ Series.Blue
2015 Subaru BRZ Priced, Limited Series.Blue Edition Announced

The Subaru BRZ has only been on the market for a couple of years, but the sporty, rear-drive coupe is getting a few upgrades for 2015. No, this doesn’t include a turbocharged BRZ STI. Instead, the 2015 Subaru BRZ is getting a new limited edition model called the Series.Blue, and all 2015 BRZ...Read More»

2014 Subaru Forester XT Six-Month Road Test, Catskill Mountains, New York
2014 Subaru Forester: SUV, Crossover, Or Wagon? We Try To Define

Language matters, as you'll hear from everyone from scholars to activists. And the way we describe cars matters too--but that's where it can get complicated. We conventionally call our 2014 Subaru Forester 2.0XT six-month test car a "crossover," short for crossover utility vehicle. But others call...Read More»

2015 Subaru Legacy 3.6R
2015 Subaru Legacy First Drive

Suddenly, Subaru? It's taken a decade of rescaling and repositioning its cars, ditching some upmarket dreams in the process. And it hasn't happened overnight--just at an enviably steady clip. Today, the company that once brought you alien outliers like the SVX and the Baja, has found its way into...Read More»

2015 Subaru Legacy launch at 2014 Chicago Auto Show
2015 Subaru Legacy Priced From $22,490

After holding a steady price for the last two model years, the new 2015 Subaru Legacy is getting a slight price bump to go along with its new look, larger interior and more advanced features. The redesigned 2015 Legacy will start at $22,490 including destination, which is an increase of $1,400 over...Read More»

2014 Subaru Forester 2.0XT with 2000 Subaru Outback, Catskill Mountains, NY, May 2014
2014 Subaru Forester: Today's Compact Crossover Was Mid-Size In 2000

If you haven't shopped for a car recently, you may not have noticed the trend: Every car segment is getting larger. Our long-term test car, a 2014 Subaru Forester 2.0XT, is considered a compact crossover utility vehicle. So are the Toyota RAV4, Honda CR-V, Ford Escape, Chevy Equinox, Nissan Rogue...Read More»

2015 Subaru WRX  -  Driven
2015 Subaru WRX Manual Vs. CVT: Tips To Help You Choose

The 2015 Subaru WRX is one of this year’s standout new performance cars. And if you’re considering putting one of these affordable all-wheel-drive sport sedans in your driveway, you have a fundamental choice to make: Do you go with the six-speed manual, or the so-called Lineartronic...Read More»

2015 Subaru Outback introduction at 2014 New York Auto Show
Subaru Growing So Quickly, It Has No Time For Toyota Camry

As Subaru continues to set sales records here in the U.S., the automaker is looking for ways to boost domestic production at its plant in Lafayette, Indiana. Subaru of Indiana Automotive (SIA) currently builds the Legacy, Outback and Tribeca along with a separate line dedicated to building the...Read More»

2015 Subaru WRX IIHS crash test
2015 Subaru WRX Is A Top Safety Pick

The 2015 Subaru WRX is just one double apex away from a street-legal rally car. And now news from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) might be cause for even more temptation to, yes, convince your spouse that one could double as responsible family transportation. ALSO SEE: Jeep...Read More»

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