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2014 Subaru Forester: High-End XT Vs Base Model, Pros & Cons
2014 Subaru Forester: High-End XT Vs Base Model, Pros & Cons

Our long-term 2014 Subaru Forester 2.0XT test car is now in its fourth month, and in a new venue--New York state's Catskill Mountains, rather than the suburbs of Atlanta. That's taken it into new roads and terrain, and posed some new questions too. Today, we've been mulling over which we'd prefer...Read More»

2014 Subaru Forester XT Six-Month Road Test, upstate New York
2014 Subaru Forester XT Six-Month Road Test: So Far

Three months ago, a Subaru Forester XT showed up in the nick of time to help us navigate Atlanta's worst winter storm in 20 years. And then another. And one more. Think it deserves a break? We do too. Now at its halfway point in our Six-Month Road Test, the Forester's spending a month at our New...Read More»

2015 Subaru Outback introduction at 2014 New York Auto Show
2015 Subaru Outback Video: New York Auto Show

For about 20 years, the Subaru Outback has given wagon fans a third choice—it's not as frumpy as a conventional station wagon, or as tall or imposing as a crossover SUV. It’s a formula that works—and this year it’s sticking with that formula with the introduction of the new...Read More»

2014 Subaru Forester 2.0 XT
2014 Subaru Forester XT Six-Month Road Test: What's New For 2015

We're just starting our third month behind the wheel of our 2014 Subaru Forester 2.0XT, and change is in the air--not just the change from snow and slush to epic layers of pollen. The Forester's headed to our upstate New York bureau for an extended look at spring--and Subaru's already issued...Read More»

2014 Subaru Legacy Sport 2.5i  -  Driven
2014 Subaru Legacy 2.5i Sport: Driven

The 2014 Subaru Legacy isn't a head-turner. In fact, the innocuous nature of its exterior could be an asset to some of the people who choose this model, which remains the only affordable mid-size sedan that includes all-wheel drive on the entire model line. And in what we can only chalk down as an...Read More»

Subaru of Wichita one-ups union protestors
Subaru Dealership In Kansas One-Ups Union Protestors

As Ferris Bueller once said, life moves pretty fast. Nowhere is that more evident than in the world of marketing, where today's advertisers use social media to respond to all kinds of things -- from customer complaints to world events -- on the fly. According to The Wichita Eagle, a Subaru...Read More»

2014 Subaru Forester
2014 Subaru Forester: Six Reasons It's Among The Safest Crossovers

Long before beginning our Subaru Forester Six-Month Road Test--and before the brand's recent sales surge--the Forester had built quite a reputation as one of the safer small utility vehicles or crossovers on the market. Today it lives up to that reputation; and that holds whether we're speaking of...Read More»

2014 Subaru Forester XT convoy on tour in South Africa
2014 Subaru Forester XT Six-Month Road Test: Ultimate Guide

At one month into our 2014 Subaru Forester XT Six-Month Road Test, we're pleased to report we've settled into an easy rhythm with our Best Car To Buy 2014. It's one of the most versatile wagons we've ever driven--a gaping maw to stuff with household goods or charity donations one day, a perky...Read More»

2014 Subaru Forester XT convoy on tour in South Africa
2014 Subaru Forester XT Six-Month Road Test: The Competition

We're a few weeks into our six-month road test with the 2014 Subaru Forester, and now that the snow above has cleared, we're going over the bona fides line by line, re-evaluating some of the vehicles you might also be shopping while contemplating one. We named the Forester our The Car Connection's...Read More»

2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid
2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek, Hybrid: (Mostly) Top Safety Scores From Feds

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has released full crash-test results and safety scores for the 2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek—and for the most part they're good, with top five-star Overall results as well as five stars for side impact. These results extend to the 2014...Read More»

2014 Subaru Forester XT Six-Month Road Test
2014 Subaru Forester XT: Six-Month Road Test

We may sound like a broken CD here, but the 2014 Subaru Forester is one of the most versatile, safest vehicles you can buy--which is why we named it The Car Connection's Best Car To Buy 2014. It's a perfect example of the "utility" part of "sport-utility vehicle," even though, yes, we know it's...Read More»

2015 Subaru Legacy launch at 2014 Chicago Auto Show
Redesigned 2015 Subaru Legacy Bows At Chicago Auto Show: Live Photos

Subaru has revealed a completely redesigned 2015 Legacy lineup at the Chicago Auto Show. And while the all-new version of Subaru's mid-size sedan is by no means radical in its design, a quieter, more refined ride, improved gas mileage, leading-edge active-safety features, and some serious...Read More»

2014 Toyota Yaris
Toyota, Ford, Honda, Chevy Make Big Impression On U.S. Drivers, But Tesla, Subaru Are Closing In

If you're a fan of European auto brands, we have some bad news: by and large, your car companies are being left in the dust by their American and Asian competitors. At least that's what Consumer Reports claims in its latest Car-Brand Perception Survey. To create the survey, the magazine polled...Read More»

2014 Subaru BRZ
2014 Subaru BRZ, Scion FR-S: Good, Safe Fun With Five-Star Safety

The 2014 Scion FR-S and 2014 Subaru BRZ already stand right near the top of our recommendations for those wanting a simple, light, and nimble sports car—with a more visceral driving experience than more higher-horsepower sports cars of today. Simple and lightweight don't always add up to the...Read More»

2015 Subaru Legacy Concept
Subaru Concept Previews Look Of 2015 Legacy, Outback

Subaru has announced that it will point to the future of its mid-size Legacy Sedan, with the appropriately named Legacy Concept, at the Los Angeles Auto Show later this month. The show car will celebrate the model’s 25th anniversary and point to the look of the next-generation 2015 Subaru...Read More»

2014 Subaru Forester 2.0 XT
Subaru Forester: The Car Connection's Best Car To Buy 2014

The Car Connection's Best Car to Buy for this year is the 2014 Subaru Forester. The Forester earned a TCC Rating (our composite that factors in Styling, Performance, Comfort, Safety, and Features) of 8.4 out of 10—making it one of our top-rated all-new or redesigned vehicles that didn't...Read More»

Testing in-car pet restraints
Think Your Pet Is Properly Restrained In The Car? Think Again, Says Subaru

If you're a pet owner, you probably know the basic rules about road-tripping with your favorite pal. Bring plenty of food and water. Don't leave her in the car. And never put her in an open truck bed. It's also a good idea to restrain your pet while you're on the road. Whether you're dealing with a...Read More»

2014 Subaru Legacy
Subaru Recalls 2014 Legacy, Outback, 2013 Tribeca For Transmission Flaw

Subaru is recalling certain 2014 model-year Subaru Legacy and Outback and certain 2013 model-year Tribeca vehicles to fix a potential transmission problem. A notice on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) website puts the number of vehicles potentially affected by the recall...Read More»

2014 Subaru Forester XT convoy on tour in South Africa
Subaru Forester Vs Subaru XV Crosstrek: Which Crossover To Buy?

As we've noted before, many automotive journalists seem to own Subarus as their personal cars. We recently spent three days with a new 2014 Subaru Forester XT--the more powerful turbocharged model--driving South Africa's Garden Route along the country's south coast, from Plettenburg Bay to Cape...Read More»

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