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IIHS: Toyota, Subaru top for child car seat ease of use
IIHS: Toyota, Subaru top for child car seat ease of use

Toyota and Subaru earned top marks from the IIHS for the way their cars can handle child seats. The insurance industry-funded safety body said the two Japanese brands tied for the most "Good+" ratings, which is the highest ranking a vehicle can earn on the federal government's hardware scale...Read More»

2020 Subaru Outback, 2019 New York International Auto Show
2020 Subaru Outback unveiled: Crossover SUV laces up with more tech, turbo power

The redesigned 2020 Subaru Outback hits the road, trail, mountain, river crossing, or middle-of-nowhere in late 2019. Its styling is largely carried over—think tall station wagon with chunky roof rack, unpainted side cladding, and a stack of LED fog lights on most trims. Inside, the upgrades...Read More»

2019 Subaru Forester
2019 Toyota RAV4 vs. 2019 Subaru Forester: Compare Cars

A road in the woods diverges, and compact crossovers take the one more traveled. At least, some of them do. The 2019 Toyota RAV4 and 2019 Subaru Forester both hook a left and head up dusty trails with truckier-looking soft-roaders compared to their rivals. Both crossover SUVs are mega-popular among...Read More»

2019 Subaru Ascent
Review update: The 2019 Subaru Ascent crossover SUV is an Outback for the next generation

The 2019 Subaru Ascent arrived to fix Subaru's problem: when owners outgrew their Outbacks and Foresters, there was nothing for them in the Subaru showroom. The long-overdue Ascent is a large three-row crossover SUV that gets the basics right, even though it's late to the party. The Honda Pilot was...Read More»

2014 Subaru Forester
Subaru to recall 1.3M Impreza, Crosstrek, Forester cars and crossovers in U.S.

Subaru will recall about 1.3 million compact cars and crossover SUVs built in Japan between 2008 and 2017 to rectify an issue that could prevent their brake lights from illuminating. The recall covers certain Impreza, Crosstrek, and Forester models built during that time period, although not every...Read More»

2020 Subaru Legacy, 2019 Chicago Auto Show
2020 Subaru Legacy revealed: AWD sedan hits the big screen

There’s more to the 2020 Subaru Legacy than just its Tesla-like vertical 11.6-inch touchscreen and a new turbo-4 engine. Squint and it’s easy enough to imagine the Legacy morphed into a wagon body, some chunky side cladding, and a taller ride height. The 2020 Legacy unveiled Thursday at...Read More»

2020 Subaru Legacy teased ahead of 2019 Chicago Auto Show debut
Tesla-like touchscreen to take center stage on 2020 Subaru Legacy

The 2020 Subaru Legacy that will debut at the 2019 Chicago Auto Show in early February will feature a vertically arranged touchscreen for infotainment not unlike that used on Tesla and Volvo vehicles. Subaru released a teaser image of the 2020 Legacy's dashboard but didn't specify the screen's...Read More»

2019 Subaru Forester
Subaru stops production in Japan after discovering power-steering issue

Subaru has stopped production at two of its factories near Tokyo after discovering a power-steering defect in the cars assembled there. The Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday that Subaru expects the two plants to remain offline until Monday. The company found the power-steering issue in the...Read More»

2003 Toyota Highlander
Toyota, Honda, Subaru owners most likely to keep their cars for at least 15 years

Not every car buyer adheres to short-term leases to flip into something new every 36 months. A new study shows the brands and cars owners were most likely to keep for at least 15 years, and three Japanese brands came out on top. Toyota, Honda, and Subaru made up the entire list of cars owners were...Read More»

2019 Subaru Ascent first drive
2019 Subaru Ascent vs. 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe: Compare Cars

The 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe and 2019 Subaru Ascent are two crossover SUVs with similar missions to be comfortable family haulers. They take two surprisingly different paths to get there, however. On our scale, both crossover SUVs will likely rate 6.8 out of 10 points, with the caveat that we’re...Read More»

2019 Subaru Forester Sport
2019 Jeep Cherokee vs. 2019 Subaru Forester: Compare Cars

Crossover SUV shoppers looking to tread beyond paved parking lots might whittle their car-shopping lists down to two models: the 2019 Jeep Cherokee and the 2019 Subaru Forester. These right-size, five-seat crossover SUVs deliver on the promise of four-wheeling capability in flashy brochures and...Read More»

2019 Subaru Forester Sport
2019 Subaru Forester vs 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe: Compare Cars

Compact crossover SUV shoppers are spoiled for choice. Two models that rise to the top of our ratings are the 2019 Subaru Forester and 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe. Each has its own take on what’s best for everyday driving. Overall, we think the 2019 Forester’s combination of value, interior...Read More»

2019 Subaru Forester
2019 Subaru Forester vs. 2019 Subaru Ascent: Compare Cars

At first glance, the 2019 Subaru Forester and 2019 Subaru Ascent look like variations on the same theme—medium and large crossover SUVs. There’s a lot that ties the two together, but there’s plenty that separates them and helps them appeal to different buyers. MORE: Read our 2019...Read More»

2019 Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid  -  First Drive, Santa Barbara CA, Nov. 2019
What's New for 2019: Subaru

A redesigned Forester and the new three-row Ascent crossover SUVs headline Subaru's changes for 2019. Don't leave out the rest of the brand's popular lineup, however, as many of its models have new and noteworthy updates this year. The new Forester shares its looks with the old model, but that's...Read More»

2019 Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid  -  First Drive, Santa Barbara CA, Nov. 2019
2019 Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid priced at $35,970 ahead of LA auto show debut

Subaru's first plug-in hybrid has a price tag. The 2019 Crosstrek Hybrid will start at $35,970 (including a $995 destination fee) when it goes on sale. The brand said Monday that the Crosstrek Hybrid will make its formal debut at the 2018 Los Angeles auto show in a week. The powertrain combines...Read More»

2019 Subaru Forester
Subaru Forester: The Car Connection's Best Car To Buy 2019

Some crossover SUVs have more style, others have more features. The scrappy 2019 Subaru Forester climbed to the top of our ratings with its unbeatable blend of everyday practicality and value. It’s our Best Car To Buy 2019 and it’s our first repeat winner, following up on the 2014...Read More»

2018 Subaru Legacy
Subaru Legacy, Outback recalled for invalid fuel range display software

A software malfunction may incorrectly show the "miles-to-empty" figure, and the low-fuel light may not illuminate on 2018 Subaru Outback and 2018 Subaru Legacy vehicles, which prompted Subaru last week to issue a recall for its popular models. If the trip computer software doesn't work properly...Read More»

2013 Subaru Impreza
Subaru to recall 140,000 cars over stall risk

Subaru last week said that it will recall about 140,000 vehicles in the U.S. to address a faulty engine component that could cause the vehicles to stall. The recall covers the Impreza, XV Crosstrek, and BRZ sports car. A number of the cars included in the recall are subject to a separate Toyota...Read More»

2019 Subaru Forester Sport
2019 Subaru Forester Sport review update: Crossover plays the name game

The 2019 Subaru Forester Sport is a new name but not a new concept. The last-generation Subaru Forester XT had more power than it needed from a raucous turbo-4 pulled from the WRX four-door sedan that made 250 horsepower and a wall of torque. In the Forester XT, it propelled the crossover to 60 mph...Read More»

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