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2015 Subaru Outback Video Road Test
2015 Subaru Outback Video Road Test

Is the Subaru Outback a tough and brawny station wagon or a lean, mean crossover? In the past we might have said wagon, but now the Outback’s changed. The Outback is new this year, but it doesn’t look all that different. The front end is a little more swept back with a somewhat more...Read More»

2015 Subaru Legacy 2.5i
2015 Subaru Legacy: The Car Connection’s Best Car To Buy 2015

The 2015 Subaru Legacy is feature-packed, polished, secure, and spacious. It’s outgrown its niche appeal, while dollar for dollar, it’s an irresistible value in today’s new-car market. And it’s The Car Connection’s Best Car To Buy 2015. The Legacy follows the 2011...Read More»

2015 Subaru Outback
2015 Subaru Outback: Best Car To Buy Nominee

The 2015 Subaru Outback isn’t just a crossover, or a wagon. It’s a lifestyle, and it’s far better described or classified by the types of people who will be buying it than by its dimensions or competitive set. The Outback has always been that way, and it’s always been the...Read More»

2015 Subaru Legacy 2.5i
2015 Subaru Legacy: Best Car To Buy Nominee

Sedan drivers have been moving over to crossovers in droves; but the 2015 Subaru Legacy gives them plenty of reasons to reconsider. The Legacy now offers everything that traditional mid-size sedan shoppers have traditionally wanted, and it adds standard all-wheel drive—a feature that’s...Read More»

2015 Subaru XV Crosstrek
2015 Subaru XV Crosstrek Gets More Features, Refinement Upgrades

Subaru has released full details for the 2015 XV Crosstrek; and while this rugged hatchback continues into the new model year mostly unchanged, the automaker has introduced some key upgrades to safety, infotainment, and overall refinement. READ: GM Announces Support For Michigan's Anti-Tesla Bill...Read More»

25 years of the airbag
NHTSA Expands Takata Airbag Recall: Here's An Updated List Of Every U.S. Car Affected

This is not a good time for Takata. Faulty propellant has caused the Japanese company's airbags to rip upon deployment, spraying passengers with shrapnel. That's led to a years-long series of recalls affecting more than 12 million vehicles around the world -- a number that ticked up by 247,000...Read More»

2015 Subaru Outback
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»

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