Subaru

Subaru is an automaker that’s become synonymous with both the boxer engine and symmetrical all-wheel drive. While not one of the giants of the Japanese automotive industry, Subaru has been making cars since the ’50s. Stateside, Subaru is popular for its affordable yet rugged models such as the best-selling Outback or the Impreza that still oozes WRC pedigree to this day. AWD is standard on most cars in Subaru’s lineup but for the BRZ compact sports car that’s RWD, while boxer engines continue to be the norm on most of the models on offer, be it compact SUVs, sedans, station wagons, or the lone sports car.

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2022 Subaru Ascent - Driven

2022 Subaru Ascent - Driven

The Subaru Ascent comes with decent specs as standard, but misses out on some rather important stuff, too

There are a plethora of mid-size three-row SUVs that you can buy today, and the Subaru Ascent is one of them. The Ascent has some things going in its favor, like a standard all-wheel-drive system, smooth ride, etc., but it also has many things that will make potential customers look elsewhere. For starters, there’s the Continuously Variable Transmission that offers a supple ride, but comes with the infamous rubber band effect. The third-row isn’t the most spacious either. But, all that said, you get a whole lot of safety tech even in the base trims, amongst other things. We recently tested the Ascent, and here’s all you need to know about this SUV from Subaru.

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Subaru WRX, BRZ, Levorg Receive The (Aesthetic) Magic Of STI

Subaru WRX, BRZ, Levorg Receive The (Aesthetic) Magic Of STI

But does it solve the WRX’s hideous body cladding?

Subaru’s has just unveiled the WRX, BRZ, and Levorg STI Performance Concepts at the 2022 Tokyo Auto Salon. As the STI Performance name implies, all of these three concepts are focused on aesthetic and handling upgrades rather than outright performance.

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The Subaru STI E-RA Concept Is A 1,073-HP EV That's Meant To Break Lap Records

The Subaru STI E-RA Concept Is A 1,073-HP EV That’s Meant To Break Lap Records

Here’s to hoping it also becomes a production hypercar

Subaru’s STI division has unveiled the STI E-RA Concept, an electric (EV) supercar that was designed with a single purpose in mind—to break lap records. And its name indeed says it all because E-RA actually stands for Electric Record Attempt.

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The Coolest Cars in the World

The Coolest Cars in the World

Here’s a list of some of the coolest cars of 2021

If you are in the market for a car, you will be surprised at the number of offerings you get in every single segment. Right from your Nissan Versa to a Ferrari F8 Tributo; there is competition in every segment. Whether you’re into classic cars, imported models or luxury items, you will be spoilt for choices. But, not every car you see is a cool one. There are a number of factors in determining whether a car is cool or not. There’s the exterior, the interior, the performance, and most importantly, it’s every individual’s opinion. You may or may not agree with some of the entries here, but here’s a look at the coolest cars of 2021.

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11 Cool Cars You Will Be Able To Import To The US, In 2022

11 Cool Cars You Will Be Able To Import To The US, In 2022

These 11 cool cars will be available for import into the US, in 2022 and you should not miss out on them

Those looking to import a car into the US are probably familiar with the 25-year rule, according to which, a car that wasn’t originally sold on the US market needs to be 25 years or older, in order for it to be legally imported and driven. To be more precise, the VIN number of the vehicles needs to be 25 years old, so if a car was produced in September 1997, you will need to wait until September 2022, in order to legally import it. With this in mind, here are 10 awesome cars that will be eligible for import, in 2022.

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Subaru Celebrates 10 Years Of The Crosstrek (XV) By Releasing A Special Edition Model

Subaru Celebrates 10 Years Of The Crosstrek (XV) By Releasing A Special Edition Model

10 years flew by so fast for the Subaru Crosstrek

The Subaru XV/Crosstrek is arguably one of the pioneers of the small SUV segment. Back then, the Impreza-based crossover SUV was ahead of its time with barely any other vehicle competing in this segment. It eventually became one of Subaru’s best-sellers in this crossover-hungry world. Fast forward to 2021, and Subaru is already celebrating 10 years of the XV/Crosstrek nameplate by unveiling a special edition model exclusive to the Japanese market.

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The Subaru Impreza Is Now 30 Years Old, So Here's A Special Edition Model To Celebrate It

The Subaru Impreza Is Now 30 Years Old, So Here’s A Special Edition Model To Celebrate It

Unfortunately, it comes with an anemic 1.6-liter boxer engine

The first generation of the Subaru Impreza debuted in 1992, which means that the compact all-wheel drive (AWD) car will be in its 30th year in 2022. As a way to celebrate, Subaru is unveiling the new Impreza Black Accent Edition that’s limited to Japan.

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2022 Subaru Levorg STI Sport R Is The WRX Wagon America Needs

2022 Subaru Levorg STI Sport R Is The WRX Wagon America Needs

If you’ve always wanted a brand-new Subaru WRX but you hated its sheer amount of body cladding, then you’re in luck, if you live in Japan

The Subaru WRX’s launch was controversial, to say the least. It was mostly driven by the fact that the sports sedan looks like a crossover, no thanks to its sheer amount of body cladding. But what if you want a WRX, but in a body style that enthusiasts actually want, and with a design that’s arguably more attractive? Say hello to the Subaru Levorg STI Sport R.

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2022 Subaru WRX S4

2022 Subaru WRX S4

The Subaru WRX S4 is a collection of odd decisions; will its quirkiness secure it a place in the compact sedan market or will it wither and die like the Evo?

With the death of the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution, many started to fat-shame the Subaru STI. With the latest generation recently unveiled, many hope that the Japanese, rally-inspired sedan will redeem itself. And while officially, a full-on STI model is yet to arrive, the recently unveiled, Japan-only WRX S4, is a good sign that this may happen soon.

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The Subaru Solterra Offers Up Mediocre Range for the U.S. Market

The Subaru Solterra Offers Up Mediocre Range for the U.S. Market

215 horsepower isn’t bad, but is 220 miles of range enough to ease your range anxiety?

About a week before the 2021 Los Angeles Auto Show, Subaru revealed the JDM-spec Solterra, an EV that essentially represents the brands future, and one that is built in collaboration with Toyota. Twined with the Toyota BZ4X, the aesthetic appearance and badges are pretty much the only thing that separate this Subaru from the Toyota. As is the case with the BZ4X, we’re finally getting U.S. specifications for the new Solterra, and we’re wondering if it’s actually good enough or if Subaru missed the mark.

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The Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid is WAY More Expensive Than You Think

The Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid is WAY More Expensive Than You Think

The Hybrid Crosstrek will cost you a very pretty penny

The Subaru Crosstrek is one of the very few crossover SUVs with some real clout. The combination of affordability, off-road capability, and a slick 6-speed manual gearbox is what gives it what cool factor it has. Now, Subaru has updated the pricing on the Crosstrek, which is arguably beloved by hipsters more than any other new car around the country. Here is the breakdown of the 2022 Crosstrek trim levels and pricing.

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There's No Need To Imagine What A Subaru Solterra STI Would Look Like

There’s No Need To Imagine What A Subaru Solterra STI Would Look Like

Because X-Tomi Design just did all the imagining for us and turned it into reality, albeit digitally

Subaru’s first-ever electric vehicle (EV) made its debut recently, and it’s no surprise that it looks similar to the Toyota bZ4X but with a tiny amount of Subaru’s design language thrown into the mix. The chances of an STI version are slim to none, but what if Subaru made one?

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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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Watch Two Tuned Performance Wagons Go For The Kill In Epic Series Of Races

Watch Two Tuned Performance Wagons Go For The Kill In Epic Series Of Races

A Volkswagen Golf R Estate takes on an old-school Subaru WRX STI wagon on the drag strip

There are some performance wagons in the market today, like the Audi RS6 Avant, the Mercedes-AMG C63 Estate, and even the upcoming BMW M3 Touring. But, scout deeper and you’ll find loads of aftermarket performance wagons. Jamie from ‘Officially Gassed – OG’ found two hot ones and decided to pit them against each other. These are the Subaru WRX STI Wagon, which has been here before, and the Volkswagen Golf R Estate. They both make around 500 horses each and come with a ton of mods. Which wagon are you rooting for?

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The Perfect Build: An LS6-Powered Subaru BRZ

The Perfect Build: An LS6-Powered Subaru BRZ

This V-8-powered Subaru BRZ makes crazy power. Now, it’s up for grabs

We can all agree that, while the Subaru BRZ is a fun car to throw around, it doesn’t come with a lot of power, out of the box. Yes, the new model addressed that, but horsepower still isn’t the main thing here. With this in mind, we bring your attention to a car listed on carsandbids.com – a Subaru BRZ that not only lacks the power deficit of the stock car but may actually pack more than some can handle.

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JDM Drag Race: 495 HP Mitsubishi Lancer EVO 7 Versus 488 HP Subaru Impreza WRX STI

JDM Drag Race: 495 HP Mitsubishi Lancer EVO 7 Versus 488 HP Subaru Impreza WRX STI

Two modified rally legends go head to head on the drag strip

Whether it’s between stock or modified cars, drag racing is always a good way to pit two (or more) machines against each other. It’s even more epic when said machines are some of the biggest rivals in rallying history. Today’s dose of drag racing comes from the YouTube channel Officially Gassed and is between a modified Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution and a modified Subaru Impreza WRX STI with about the same power.

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Does This Rendering Preview the New Subaru WRX STI?

Does This Rendering Preview the New Subaru WRX STI?

There is a good Chance the upcoming Subaru STI will look like this

We recently gazed upon the new 2022 Subaru WRX and, although it was met with mixed reviews, our hopes are that the next STI will (finally) be something ground-breaking. As with any highly anticipated model, we are already seeing some pretty good renderings of how the next STI would look like. Arnold Verghese – an automotive CG artist and motion designer is giving us a very plausible design preview of the 2022 (2023?) STI. If you browse his other work. you’ll also see that he has done other Subaru designs in the past, but we believe he nailed it with this one.

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2022 Subaru Forester Wilderness

2022 Subaru Forester Wilderness

There aren’t many changes, but there are enough to make the Forester even more off-road capable

Now in its fifth generation, the Forester is entering the 2022 model year with a series of updates necessary to keep the model fresh. Subaru gives the SUV a redesigned front fascia, with updated grille, headlights and fog light covers.

But, the most important update to the lineup is the addition of a sixth trim level: the all-new Wilderness. With unique and functional exterior and interior appointments, and an elevated ground clearance, the 2022 Wilderness was described as the "most rugged and trail-capable Forester ever."

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Here's a List Of Nine Non-Exotic Rare Cars That Hide In Plain Sight

Here’s a List Of Nine Non-Exotic Rare Cars That Hide In Plain Sight

These vehicles aren’t exotic like the Ferraris and Lamborghinis, but some of them are beyond rare

When you talk about rare cars, you probably think of high-end Bugattis, Ferraris, Porsches, etc. No one would think of a regular production car to be a rare one, unless it is a vintage. But, surprisingly, many cars are actually quite rare and get lost in the crowd without getting noticed. Unless you have a keen eye or you’re a diehard petrol head, you too may not have noticed them. Doug DeMuro lists nine such rare cars that you might have walked or driven by without giving it a second look.

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2022 Subaru BRZ

2022 Subaru BRZ

The Subaru BRZ is completely redesigned and features a more powerful engine.

The Subaru BRZ enters its second generation with a total redesign similar to what we have seen with its brother from another mother, the GR 86. They share the same heart and behave almost similarly but to find out which is better, make sure to stick around this in-depth review of the new 2022 Subaru BRZ.

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2022 Subaru WRX

2022 Subaru WRX

The fifth-gen WRX is based on a new platform, features a new engine, a new trim, and comes with upgrades inside and out

Subaru finally took the wraps off the all-new, fifth-gen 2022 WRX. The car rides on a new platform, features a new engine, and comes with a whole lot of other upgrades inside out. You even get to choose between a performance-tuned CVT and a manual gearbox. While it doesn’t look too different from its predecessors, the automaker has made quite a few changes to make it more performance-oriented and engaging. The price isn’t revealed, but Subaru mentioned that the new WRX will arrive at the dealerships early next year.

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Can An Old-School Subaru Impreza WRX STI Hold A Candle To An Audi RS3 On The Drag Strip?

Can An Old-School Subaru Impreza WRX STI Hold A Candle To An Audi RS3 On The Drag Strip?

The Impreza and RS3 are very different beasts and that’s what makes this a series of fun races

Jamie from Officially Gassed – OG organized a fun drag race that had two very different contenders take on each other. It was a Stage 1 Audi RS3 up against a stripped-out Subaru Impreza WRX STI. The Subaru is an old-school car with a manual gearbox, whereas the RS3 comes with all the modern tech and a lightning-quick DSG gearbox. The Audi makes slightly more power than the Subaru, but it is also over 900 pounds heavier. Which car do you think will get the win here?

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What is the Cheapest Subaru?

The cheapest Subaru as of 2019 is the Impreza that starts at just $18,595 before you add destination and delivery charges, tax, title, and registration fees. This compact sedan that’s also available as a five-door hatchback offers over 100 cubic feet of passenger volume inside, averages 38 mpg on the highway and is about as expensive as its main rivals in the compact segment.

What is the Sportiest Subaru?

The sportiest Subaru money can buy is also based on the Impreza but isn’t an Impreza, at least not since it got its own model. The Subaru WRX STI with its $36,595 MSRP is the most expensive model in Subaru’s lineup costing almost $10,000 over the base price of a Subaru WRX. The STI features a 2.5-liter, DOHC, turbocharged engine that cranks out 310 horsepower at 6,000 rpm and 295 pound-feet of torque between 4,000 and 5,000 rpm, good for a 0-60 mph run in just 4.5 seconds. AWD is standard as is the close-ratio six-speed transmission.

What is the Most Popular Subaru?

Subaru sold 680,135 vehicles last year marking its tenth year of growth in a row. The best-selling car in 2018 was the Outback of which 178,854 units were sold, pipping the Forester by little over 7,000 units. The $26,345 Outback is actually slightly more expensive than the Forester that starts at $24,295, but both of these crossovers offer ample interior space and above-average off-road ability, something that you should expect since we’re talking about Subarus here. The WRX remains, however, the perennial favorite of gearheads, particularly the WRX STI sporty version.

What is the Most Expensive Subaru?

If we consider the WRX STI as simply the more expensive version of another model, namely the WRX, then the most expensive model in Subaru’s lineup is the Ascent mid-size crossover SUV at $31,995. With seating for seven, it’s also the biggest Subaru currently offered by the Japanese automaker and is slated to become one of the brand’s most popular models.

What is the Fastest Subaru?

The fastest Subaru currently in production is undoubtedly the WRX STI that can sprint from naught to 60 mph in just 4.5 seconds thanks to its 2.5-liter boxer engine. Top speed is still 155 mph but there’s a way to go five mph quicker than that - if you purchase a WRX STI S209, the first ’S’ model offered exclusively in the U.S. that delivers 341 horsepower. We didn’t mention it in the previous sections as it’s not yet part of Subaru’s offer but it’s coming and when it’ll be here it will surpass even the WRX STI Type RA that cost $50,000 in 2018.

Are Subaru Cars Reliable?

Generally speaking, Subaru models are known for their reliability and ruggedness and, with proper care, they’ll last you more than some of the rival offerings. Most factory recalls that hit Subaru models only affected a few examples and the issues were usually not catastrophic in nature.