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

2013 Subaru Outback
2013 Subaru Outback, Legacy Recalled For Steering Flaw

Subaru is recalling certain 2013 model year Outback wagons and Legacy sedans for a potential steering flaw that could cause loss of steering control. A notice on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) website puts the number of vehicles potentially affected by the recall at...Read More»

2014 Subaru Forester 2.0 XT
2014 Subaru Forester Aces IIHS Crash Test; Many Other Small SUVs Don't

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has run a group of 13 small sport-utility vehicles or crossovers through its relatively new small-overlap frontal crash test, and the results aren't pretty. Only the 2014 Subaru Forester earned a top 'good' rating. In fact, it's the best-performing...Read More»

2014 Subaru Forester
2014 Subaru Forester Recalled For Floor Mat “Curling”

Subaru is recalling certain 2014 Forester Wagons for a floor mat manufacturing flaw that may result in curling of mats when exposed to heat. A notice on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) website said that the safety recall affects 2014 Subaru Forester wagons built from...Read More»

2009 Subaru Legacy
Subaru Legacy, Outback Recalled For Possible Brake Line Corrosion

Subaru is recalling certain 2005 to 2009 model year Legacy and Outback vehicles sold in 20 salt belt states and Washington, D.C. to check for possible corroded brake lines. An official safety recall notice posted on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) website said the Subaru...Read More»

2012 Subaru Legacy
Subaru Recalls 47,419 Vehicles In U.S. For Remote Starter Issue

Subaru is recalling certain Legacy, Outback, Impreza and XV Crosstrek models from the 2010 through 2013 model years due to a remote starter that may allow vehicles to start without the key fob being pressed. A notice on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) puts the number of...Read More»

2014 Lexus IS 250 F Sport
Lexus, Subaru, Mazda Earn High Marks On Consumer Reports' Report Card

Every year, Consumer Reports rolls out its "Brand Report Card", which ranks major auto brands based on reliability and road-test scores. CR's 2013 scoresheet has just come out, with Lexus at the top of the heap. In previous years, CR's report card has lumped all of an automaker's sub-brands under...Read More»

2014 Subaru Forester
2014 Subaru Forester Video Road Test

The Subaru Forester is a weekend warrior, but it's always been a little left of center. Is that about to change with the new, 2014 Subaru Forester? Will it still appeal to the caribiner crowd? The Forester's all about utility, and in this redesign, Subaru's tried to play up interior space and...Read More»

2014 Subaru Forester
2014 Subaru Forester: First Drive

If the somewhat larger Forester that emerged for 2009 was Subaru's first grab at a wider group of American family shoppers, the latest all-new 2014 Forester is an official coming-out to the mainstream—and at last, a direct rival again to the likes of the RAV4 and CR-V, as well as the Ford...Read More»

Lance Armstrong in an ad for the 2011 Nissan Leaf
Lance Armstrong's Love Of Subaru & Nissan: Just More Lies?

Advertising is hard work. You have to sift through mountains of research to identify your target audience. You have to refine your brand to convince that audience to buy your product. And if you rely on a celebrity to hawk your wares, you have to lie in bed wondering if you'll wake up to find...Read More»

2014 Subaru Forester  -  2012 Los Angeles Auto Show
Subaru Prices The 2014 Forester

With a fresh design for the new model year, the 2014 Subaru Forester hopes to strike a balance between keeping repeat customers happy while attracting new compact crossover buyers to the fold. When Subaru last revamped the Forester, for the 2008 model year, the changes were substantial. The...Read More»

2011 Subaru Outback
Subaru Recalls More Than 600,000 Vehicles For Lighting Defect

Subaru is recalling more than 600,000 cars--including some Legacy, Outback, Tribeca, and Forester models--for a defect in door lights that may short circuit and lead to a fire. A notice on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) website puts the number of vehicles potentially...Read More»

2013 Honda Accord Coupe
Chrysler, Honda, Subaru Among IIHS's 13 Safest Cars Of 2013

Back in December, we told you about the winners (Honda) and losers (Toyota) in the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's tougher frontal-crash tests. We also told you about the new IIHS designation, "Top Safety Pick+", which recognizes vehicles that perform especially well in crash tests. Now...Read More»

2014 Subaru Forester  -  2012 Los Angeles Auto Show
2014 Subaru Forester Video Preview

Subaru pulled the wraps off the new 2014 Forester at the 2012 Los Angeles auto show with an upgraded interior, better packaging, and more fuel-efficient powertrains. But will a more mainstream approach win over current Subaru fans? We think the new Forester will appeal to both current and new...Read More»

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