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2020 Subaru Ascent review update: 3-row SUV climbs to safety
2020 Subaru Ascent review update: 3-row SUV climbs to safety

The 2020 Subaru Ascent is a three-row crossover SUV with standard all-wheel drive and standard active safety features. There is nothing remarkable about it. It doesn’t have the rugged good looks of the Kia Telluride, or the high-performance variants of so many “bromobiles,” or the...Read More»

2011 Subaru Legacy
Subaru recalling nearly 500,000 cars for replacement airbag inflators

Subaru will recall 497,922 cars to replace airbag inflators that were previously swapped in for other faulty airbag inflators as part of one of the largest recalls in automotive history. The recall covers many models sold by Subaru from 2003 to 2014, including the 2003-2006 Baja, 2009-2013...Read More»

2020 Subaru Outback - Best Car To Buy 2020
Subaru Outback: Best Wagon To Buy 2020

Our favorite wagon isn't much of a wagon at all. Except when it is. The Subaru Outback does for car buyers what fig jam does for grilled cheese sandwiches. Don't ask us to tell you why we like them, we just do. Now try one for yourself. We gave the Outback a 6.7 TCC Rating thanks to a heavily...Read More»

2020 Subaru Legacy - Best Car To Buy 2020
Subaru Legacy: Best Car To Buy 2020 Nominee

Sedans may be passé, but value never goes out of style. The 2020 Subaru Legacy is the less-popular sibling to the other Best Car To Buy 2020 nominee: the 2020 Subaru Outback. The Legacy skips the hand-me-downs. It has a mature sedan look that’s understated. The interior is anything...Read More»

2020 Subaru Outback - Best Car To Buy 2020
Subaru Outback: Best Car To Buy 2020 Nominee

The 2020 Subaru Outback will go through any field, stream, trail, or two-track to tell you that it’s a crossover. The car’s loyal devotees will go just about as far to tell you it’s the wagon versatility that makes it the best kind of crossover—if they admit that it’s...Read More»

2020 Subaru Outback
2020 Subaru Outback and Legacy earn IIHS safety awards

Subaru's redesigned 2020 Outback wagon and 2020 Legacy sedan both earned safety awards from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, the advocacy organization announced Friday. The high-riding Outback was recognized with a Top Safety Pick nod, while the four-door Legacy managed to one-up it with...Read More»

2020 Subaru Outback
2020 Subaru Outback vs. 2020 Subaru Forester: Compare Crossover SUVs

Before the crossover, there was the Subaru Outback. The success of the lifted wagon that could go off-road led to the Subaru Forester in 1998. The crossover craze was on. More than 20 years later, these two crossovers have switched positions in the Subaru family, with the Outback growing into a...Read More»

2020 Subaru Forester
2020 Subaru Forester vs. Honda CR-V: Compare Crossover SUVs

Crossover SUVs have replaced the station wagon—and the minivan—as the family carry-all of the now. Not all crossovers are created equally though, and a pair of best-sellers rank among the top-rated family vehicles at The Car Connection. Which would we steer you into: the 2020 Honda CR-V...Read More»

2019 Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid  -  First Drive, Santa Barbara CA, Nov. 2019
2020 Subaru Crosstrek to start at $23,155; Hybrid at $36,155

The Subaru Crosstrek small crossover is just $285 more expensive for 2020, the Japanese automaker announced Thursday, starting at $23,155 (including a $1,010 destination fee). The 2020 Crosstrek Hybrid will start at $36,155—an increase of $185. While Subaru claims price increases of $250 and...Read More»

2018 Subaru Forester
More than 366,000 Subaru Foresters recalled for faulty front airbag sensors

Subaru will recall certain Forester crossover SUVs equipped with heated front seats, the company announced this month. A loose electrical connection can cause a malfunction in the occupant detection system (ODS), which detects the relative size of a front-seat passenger. If the ODS doesn't detect a...Read More»

2020 Subaru Impreza
2020 Subaru Impreza is better equipped and still priced under $20,000

The 2020 Subaru Impreza sedan will cost only $100 more than it did for 2019, with a starting MSRP of just $19,595 (including a $900 destination fee). The 5-door hatchback will just break the $20,000 mark, with a base price of $20,095. Subaru's Impreza continues to be a strong seller for a brand...Read More»

2020 Subaru Outback
2020 Subaru Outback, 2020 Legacy recalled for brake problem

The 2020 Subaru Outback and 2020 Subaru Legacy are being recalled even as initial deliveries of the redesigned wagon-like crossover and sedan arrive at dealerships. A missing or loose bolt in the brake pedal mount can impair braking and increase the risk of a crash, Subaru reported to the NHTSA on...Read More»

2019 Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid  -  First Drive, Santa Barbara CA, Nov. 2019
Toyota and Subaru deepen partnership on hybrids, sports cars

Toyota and Subaru announced Friday that they will be expanding their co-development partnership to include new platforms and connected-car systems, paving the way for new products (and some familiar ones) in both companies' road maps. The companies did not provide fine details of their upcoming...Read More»

2020 Subaru Forester
2020 Subaru Forester adds standard rear-seat reminder for parents, costs $25,505 to start

Parents—whether people-parents or fur-parents—will get added peace of mind in the 2020 Subaru Forester when it goes on sale later this year. The entire 2020 Forester lineup includes a new rear-seat reminder that can remind front-seat passengers to check the rear seats before exiting the...Read More»

2020 Subaru Legacy
The 2020 Subaru Legacy sedan runs toward the best mid-size value

“Runner-up” has defined the Subaru Legacy sedan longer than the automaker would like to admit. Marooned to the back of shoppers’ minds behind crossovers, the Legacy’s been playing third, fourth, or fifth fiddle to the Toyota Camry and Honda Accord sedans longer than Garth...Read More»

2019 Subaru Forester
2019 Subaru Forester vs. 2020 Subaru Outback: Compare Crossovers

Despite names from seemingly disparate corners of the planet, the Subaru Outback and Subaru Forester approach carrying people and cargo in very similar ways. More importantly for shoppers, both vehicles are relative values among competitors. The 2020 Outback is new this year and a familiar shape...Read More»

2020 Subaru Outback
First drive: 2020 Subaru Outback crosses over into the un-crossover

Don’t tell the 2020 Subaru Outback it’s an SUV. Talking to cars not only makes for poor one-way conversations, it also looks weird. And certainly, don’t tell Subaru Outback owners they’re driving an SUV. Most Outback owners I know are proud that the longtime wagon...Read More»

2020 Subaru Legacy
2020 Subaru Legacy price undercuts competition at $23,645

Sedan shoppers looking for all-wheel drive land at Subaru dealerships often. The Japanese brand will give rivals a run for their money as the 2020 Subaru Legacy will start at $23,645 when it goes on sale this year. All prices include a mandatory destination charge. The base price reflects a minor...Read More»

2019 Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid  -  First Drive, Santa Barbara CA, Nov. 2019
2019 Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid earns coveted Top Safety Pick+

The 2019 Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid did all the right things for the IIHS to name it a Top Safety Pick+ this week, its highest honor. Unlike the Top Safety Pick award, the Top Safety Pick+ requires a "Good" rating in each of the insurance industry-funded safety group's crash tests. The 2019 Crosstrek...Read More»

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