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2010 Subaru Legacy: Better Bumpers Cut Repair Costs, Says IIHS
2010 Subaru Legacy: Better Bumpers Cut Repair Costs, Says IIHS

The stylish and delicate-looking front and rear bumper areas of most new vehicles are, just as they appear, damage-prone and expensive to fix, even from minor parking-lot-speed impacts. However the new 2010 Subaru Legacy fares well; in the latest round of bumper evaluations from the Insurance...Read More»

2010 Subaru Legacy 3.6R
First Drive: 2010 Subaru Legacy

One of the most buzzed about cars at the 2009 New York Auto Show was the 2010 Subaru Legacy, and we finally got a chance to sample a the new Legacy last month. We hopped behind the wheel of a pre-production 2010 Legacy 2.5i Premium with the 6-speed manual transmission, and here's what we found. The...Read More»

2010 Subaru Legacy
2010 Subaru Legacy and Outback Named Top Safety Picks

The completely redesigned 2010 Subaru Legacy and 2010 Subaru Outback—which we've reported on extensively this summer—also now have the honor of being named among the safest vehicles in their class. They've both been given the Top Safety Pick designation from the Insurance Institute for Highway...Read More»

Nissan Gen 2 CVT
Nissan Promises An Improved CVT

If you want to get an automatic transmission—as most car shoppers prefer—on a Nissan, you'll most likely end up with a CVT. That's, to put it as simply as possible, a belt-and-pulley system rather than gears and hydraulics. Nissan has just announced that the CVT it uses across most of its...Read More»

2010 Subaru Legacy 3.6R
SI-Drive Loved But Underappreciated…And Gone From The 2010 Subaru Legacy

In the more upscale models of the outgoing Subaru Legacy, there was a controller that bore a strong resemblance to the one used for BMW's iDrive. For 2010, it's gone. That elegant controller, for a feature called SI-Drive, looked like it was meant for navigation functions, while in reality it...Read More»

2010 Subaru Legacy
First Drive: 2010 Subaru Legacy

At nearly every media brief on new models, for years now, your editors at have become accustomed to asking the weight question. Automakers have had to increase safety features, add standard equipment, and meet higher standards of refinement. And something has to give. So...Read More»

2010 Subaru Legacy
New CVT In 2010 Subaru Legacy Promises Low Maintenance Costs

Last week we reported that the new continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT) that makes its debut in the all-new 2010 Subaru Legacy will achieve best-in-class EPA fuel economy ratings of 23 mpg city, 31 highway—even when comparing the all-wheel-drive Legacy with other front-wheel-drive...Read More»

2010 Subaru Legacy
2010 Subaru Legacy Gets Best-In-Class Fuel Economy

The 2009 Subaru Legacy remains one of's favorite all-weather sedans, despite a few issues that keep its overall review rating to 7.4 out of 10. Depending if it's equipped with the base flat-four, the more exciting turbocharged four, or the smooth flat-six, it can take on a wide...Read More»

2010 Toyota Prius at 2009 Detroit auto show
Subaru To Tap Toyota Expertise For 2012 Hybrid

Subaru is looking to Toyota for assistance in developing a new gasoline-electric hybrid model that will be launched by 2012, according to remarks from Fuji Heavy Industries president Ikuo Mori, at the launch of the new Subaru Legacy in Japan. Based on early reports, it isn't altogether clear which...Read More»

2010 Subaru Legacy
Subaru Announces Pricing For 2010 Legacy, 2010 Outback

Subaru fans, today's your lucky day: the company has announced pricing for two of the stars in its lineup, the 2010 Legacy and the 2010 Outback. The new Legacy starts at $19,995 and features a fairly broad range of powertrain packages. The base model is the 2.5i, available with both manual and...Read More»

2010 Subaru Outback
Five Questions: Subaru COO Tom Doll

By John Voelcker Subaru has had a remarkable run lately. In the face of plummeting U.S. auto sales, they were the only maker aside from MINI to sell more cars in 2008 than the year before. The 2009 Subaru Forester got rave reviews in magazines from Motor Trend to Consumer Reports, and its sales are...Read More»

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2009 New York Auto Show Coverage

Next week, the world's auto industry convenes on New York City's west side for the 2009 New York International Auto Show. You'll pardon them if they aren't too excited to make the trip. It's not because of Manhattan traffic or the inevitable 40-minute ground hold at LaGuardia. It's the gut-churning...Read More»

2009 Subaru Legacy Concept
2009 Detroit Show: Subaru Legacy Concept

Two years ago at Detroit, Subaru unveiled a modestly restyled and repackaged—but not all new—Legacy. Now it's almost time for a completely new one. The Subaru Legacy Concept that the automaker showed for the first time today, at the North American International Auto Show, shows a “vision of...Read More»

2009 Subaru Legacy Concept
2009 Detroit Show: Subaru Legacy Concept Coming

Subaru has been pushing to gain market share in the U.S. for several years, and it's been helped in part by its green image and some enthusiasm about the reliability of its products. Now comes word that one of its core models, the Legacy, will appear at the North American International Auto...Read More»

2011 Subaru Coupe
Spied! 2011 Subaru Sport Coupe

Toyota and Subaru are working together on a rear-drive coupe for sale in 2011--and has the first spy shots of what likely is a prototype of the car. The joint-venture coupe has been rumored for a long time, according to spy photographers on the scene in the United Kingdom...Read More»

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