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2023 Subaru Solterra

2023 Subaru Solterra

Should you buy Subaru’s first-ever electric vehicle?

Subaru is known for its boxer engines. As a matter of fact, this is what made Subaru stand out in the automotive industry. However, the move towards electric vehicles (EVs) means that Subaru even has to ditch what made their cars unique in the first place in favor of motors that are powered by electrons.

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Reservations For Subaru's First EV, The Solterra, Are Finally Open... But Only Till February 28

Reservations For Subaru’s First EV, The Solterra, Are Finally Open... But Only Till February 28

The Solterra will be available in three trims and you can book yours by paying a refundable deposit of $250

The 2023 Solterra will spark an electric revolution for Subaru. It is the first electric vehicle from the Japanese automaker and was unveiled last year. Now, the company has started accepting reservations for the same. The Solterra will be offered in three trims, and you can book yours by paying a refundable deposit of $250.

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First Look At the Subaru Solterra EV - Is This Subaru's Future?

First Look At the Subaru Solterra EV - Is This Subaru’s Future?

For now, Subaru has unveiled only the Japan-spec Solterra; U.S.-spec model to debut on November 17

Subaru has taken the wraps off the Japan-spec Solterra EV. The Solterra has been developed with Toyota and will be the Subaru version of the bZ4x SUV. The company didn’t spill all the beans yet, but it gives us a preview of what to expect from the U.S.-spec Solterra that debuts on November 17 ahead of the L.A. Auto Show.

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2019 Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid

2019 Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid

The 2019 Crosstrek is Subaru’s first plug-in hybrid vehicle, and it’s set to go on sale in 2019. Like all PHEVs, it has some all-electric range, and it can even cruise close to highway speeds on electricity alone. And, when its gasoline engine and electrification work in tandem, it can result in excellent fuel economy figures. Unlike many plug-in versions of regular models, the Crosstrek Hybrid doesn’t really shout about what it is. There are some details that give it away, though and if one passes by in full EV mode, the lack of engine sound will also give it away. Inside it’s quite simple and minimalist, and far less extravagant to look a than any modern plug-in Toyota and Honda model. But, it does have a decent infotainment screen and the build quality does make up for its lack of design flair to a degree.

Update 12/3/2018: We’ve updated this review with new images taken at the 2018 Los Angeles Auto Show. Check them out in the gallery below!

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Best Used 2016 SUV for Fuel Economy

Best Used 2016 SUV for Fuel Economy

Who said these big boys can’t run efficiently?

The market trend is quickly shifting from sedans to crossovers and SUVs. However, SUVs have two major cons when compared to their segment counterparts - high retail price and poor fuel economy. Even though they are a practical choice thanks to additional cabin and cargo space, it’s a little difficult for everyone to afford an SUV. So why not go for a used SUV instead? You don’t take the depreciation hit that first owner does, and since SUVs are built to last a lifetime, you can get an almost-new SUV at half the original price.

Now that we’ve planted this seed in your head, let’s have a look at the best used SUVs from 2016 with high fuel efficiency.

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Subaru's First Plug-In Model Will Probably Be Called "Evoltis"

Subaru’s First Plug-In Model Will Probably Be Called "Evoltis"

Where you taking this, Subaru?

With competition in the electrified passenger car segment heating up with every product cycle, one major automaker, in particular, seems a bit late to the party - Subaru. However, according to a recent spat of rumors, that could be changing very soon.

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2016 Chicago Auto Show – Best And Worst In Show

2016 Chicago Auto Show – Best And Worst In Show

Winners and losers from CAS 2016, plus what went missing

The gates are open at the 2016 Chicago Auto Show, and with those pesky journalists finally out of the way, the public can now enjoy all the vehicular goodness that North America’s “largest” auto show can muster. Special editions, refreshes, and brand-new models all dropped cover this year, with crossovers and SUVs served up as the main course, and new sedans and sports cars added as a tasty side dish. Picking winners and losers here is not exactly easy, but hey, this isn’t some elementary school talent show. Time to be ruthless.

There were a few clear standouts for Best In Show right from the start, but cutthroat competition to fill the remaining slots quickly followed. Picking vehicles for Worst In Show was also pretty tricky, but that’s why they pay me the big bucks.

So, without further ado…

Continue reading for the Best and Worst In Show at CAS 2016.

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