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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Here's Why the 2004 Subaru Impreza WRX STi Is the best Scooby Ever

Here’s Why the 2004 Subaru Impreza WRX STi Is the best Scooby Ever

The Blob Eye WRX STi is still very relevant today

There was a time when carmakers rejoiced at the thought of being able to offer performance sedans to the masses. The likes of Mitsubishi and Subaru spruce to mind almost instantly, although the former has been plagued by the SUV disease and dropped the Lancer Evo altogether.

Subaru, on the other hand, is still selling the Impreza in various declinations - not WRX STi, though, which is sad. None of them, however, will give you the nostalgia like the 2004 Subaru Impreza WRX STi with Prodrive goodies.

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This 1998 Subaru Imprezza 22B STi Is As Pristine As It Is Rare

This 1998 Subaru Imprezza 22B STi Is As Pristine As It Is Rare

This is a very rare chance to get a highly-collectable Subaru Impreza 22B STI

Auction sites like bringatrailer.com are the perfect places to look at if you are looking for unusual or rare vehicles. That is exactly the case with this 1998 Subaru Impreza 22B STI, which has 40,000 km (24,855 miles) on the clock. Japanese sports cars from the 1990s are becoming increasingly sought-after, especially those that were never sold in the US and have to be 25 years old. The Skyline R34 GTR and Supra A80 Turbo are already six-figure cars. The 22B STI is right up there with them, and for good reason.

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New STI Performance Parts Make the Subaru BRZ Look Menacing

New STI Performance Parts Make the Subaru BRZ Look Menacing

The new Subaru BRZ looks rather bland. These bits and bobs will change that

You are probably aware that Toyota GR 86 and Subaru BRZ were unveiled simultaneously in Japan-spec guise not too long ago. Both sports cars are good for 232 horsepower in Japan and come with a rather toned down design language, yet Subaru is upping the ante with a set of accessories and STI performance parts aimed at those who want a spicier-looking BRZ.

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Ken Block's 2002 Subaru WRX STi Is For Sale, And You Know You Want It

Ken Block’s 2002 Subaru WRX STi Is For Sale, And You Know You Want It

That could turn out a very valuable car in a decade from now

Ken Block is selling his 2002 WRX STi. Mind you, the car has a lot of emotional baggage as it’s the one that helped Block secure his first rally victory back in 2006 and the same he used to jump 171 feet on Stunt Junkies.

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The 862-Horsepower Subaru WRX STI From Gymkhana Was a Masterpiece of Modern Engineering

The 862-Horsepower Subaru WRX STI From Gymkhana Was a Masterpiece of Modern Engineering

These videos are the perfect Gymkhana documentaries

We can safely say that each and every Gymkhana car used so far in the installment was downright bonkers. No exception. However, as Ken Block traded places with Travis Pastrana for Gymkhana 2020, Subaru responded by dialing up the WRX STI to eleven… thousand.

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Driving A Legendary Rally Icon in Assetto Corsa (Subaru Impreza 22B)

Driving A Legendary Rally Icon in Assetto Corsa (Subaru Impreza 22B)

When in doubt, flat out and if that doesn’t do the trick, you can hit restart race anyway

These days, well-preserved Subaru Impreza 22Bs get sold for as much as $370,000. And for good reason. The 22B is one of the rarest Subies out there, simply because it was a special, road-legal interpretation of Subaru’s Impreza WRX rally car fitted with a larger engine, a widebody kit, and gold-painted wheels.

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Imagine, For A Moment, that Subaru And Toyota Built A High-Performance AWD Hatchback

Imagine, For A Moment, that Subaru And Toyota Built A High-Performance AWD Hatchback

Subaru and Toyota might join forces again, this time around for a hot-hatchback

Subaru and Toyota, the companies that co-developed the 86 and BRZ twins, might be working on a new high-performance car. According to a report from Japan, the two brands are jointly developing an all-wheel-drive hatchback inspired by rally-spec machines from the 1990s. Sounds exciting, doesn’t it? But what is it?

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If You Follow The Math, The Subaru BRZ Doesn't Have a Torque Problem Anymore

If You Follow The Math, The Subaru BRZ Doesn’t Have a Torque Problem Anymore

Subaru finally fixed that annoying torque dip for the second-generation BRZ

Subaru introduced the second-generation BRZ for 2022. It features a new, sharper exterior and an updated interior, but it rides on the old BRZ platform. The new engine is larger and a bit more powerful, but some enthusiasts are still annoyed by the fact that it doesn’t have a turbo yet. But does the BRZ actually need a turbo? The old BRZ came with an annoying torque dip and you needed to rev the boxer engine like crazy to get that push, but it seems Subaru fixed that with the new a larger 2.4-liter flat-four. And the video below explains why.

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2021 Subaru Crosstrek Sport - Driven

2021 Subaru Crosstrek Sport - Driven

Subaru has upped the ante for the Crosstrek by introducing new safety tech, a new trim, and a more powerful engine

Subaru introduced the Crosstrek last decade as a successor to the Outback Sport. It was essentially an Impreza with an off-road bias. This formula worked well for the company as it soon became the best-selling Subaru in the U.S.

For the 2021 model year, Subaru introduced a new ‘Sport’ trim along with a new engine option that further makes this a desirable product. Will these upgrades help Subaru sell more than Crosstreks than it has in the previous years?

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Explained: Subaru BRZ's 2.4-Liter Engine and Why It Doesn't Need a Turbo

Explained: Subaru BRZ’s 2.4-Liter Engine and Why It Doesn’t Need a Turbo

It might take a few viewings, but you’ll eventually understand the reasons behind the BRZ’s lack of turbochargers

A lot’s been made of the new Subaru BRZ and its naturally aspirated 2.4-liter four-cylinder boxer engine. The good news that came with the bigger engine — the first-gen BRZ was powered by a 2.0-liter four-cylinder boxer engine — was that it came with 23 more horsepower and 28 more pound-feet of torque. For power-starved fans of the BRZ, the new Subie’s output of 228 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque was a step in the right direction. Unfortunately, there is a caveat to the second-generation BRZ’s boxer engine. It’s still naturally aspirated, effectively squashing any and all dreams of seeing a turbocharged BRZ.

The Japanese automaker already explained that a turbocharged engine would come with a lot of complications, but for those who remain skeptical of Subie’s reasoning, this episode of Engineering Explained is must-see YouTube viewing. Host Jason Fenske is known for his deep dives on anything and everything related to automotive engineering. All the numbers might make your head spin as it did ours, but if you’re interested in understanding why the second-generation Subaru BRZ does not need a turbocharger, take some time out of your schedule and watch Fenske explain it in a way that we can (sort of) understand.

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Gymkhana 2020 Proves Nobody Can Do it Like Ken Block

Gymkhana 2020 Proves Nobody Can Do it Like Ken Block

However, a super-sub like Travis Pastrana still manages to get our blood pumping

For 2020, Ken Block is letting Gymkhana in the hands of Travis Pastrana, who took up the challenge in an otherworldly 862-horsepower WRX STI turned up to eleven with active aero and enlarged engine displacement.

Travis Pastrana himself is no stranger to the world of racing of the X-Games, motocross, supercross and rally ilk but Gymkhana is no walk in the park either as you’re about to see from Pastrana’s facial expressions during the run.

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Travis Pastrana's 862HP Subaru WRX STI Gymkhana Car Is Out of this World

Travis Pastrana’s 862HP Subaru WRX STI Gymkhana Car Is Out of this World

Is this the wildest WRX STI... in the world?

Gymkhana Takeover featuring Travis Pastrana is coming soon and to build up some hype, the Hoonigans just dropped a video showcasing the rad Subaru WRX STI that’s going to burn rubber for our delight.

It turns out, however, that the video encapsulates a teaser for the upcoming Gymkhana installment. We won’t be complaining, though, as this is likely the very best dose of goodness to kick off the week.

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A New Rendering Shows How Much Potential the 2022 Subaru BRZ Really Has

A New Rendering Shows How Much Potential the 2022 Subaru BRZ Really Has

Yes, it’s dressed in STI attire with that cool 22B vibe to it

The Subaru BRZ has that sweet cult car status because of the general aura surrounding the Subaru as a car brand. Such popularity is similar to the love other Japanese brands get from the U.S. car-aficionado public - think Toyota or Honda - and whenever these makers drop a new model, the rip curls reaches every corner of the car world and other related areas.

X-Tomi Design’s take on a would-be Subaru BRZ STI hasn’t gone unnoticed so following the same thematic, it’s time to bring a marvellous set of renders to your attention, this time signed by Khyzyl Saleem.

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Subaru Clearly Needs to Build a BRZ STI

Subaru Clearly Needs to Build a BRZ STI

If Subaru still says "no," then 2020 really does suck

The second-generation Subaru BRZ has arrived, and it looks like a winner. But just as everyone is celebrating the arrival of the new BRZ, a certain question that was left unanswered with the first-generation model has slowly crept back into the minds of Subaru fans where: are we finally getting the BRZ STI?

We’re no closer to getting the answer we desperately want, but that didn’t stop X-Tomi Design from whetting our appetites with a rendering of what a BRZ STI could look like.

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Subaru Says There's a Good Reason the 2022 BRZ Doesn't Have a Turbo

Subaru Says There’s a Good Reason the 2022 BRZ Doesn’t Have a Turbo

A turbocharged Subaru BRZ sounds nice, but there are costs attached to it, too

Visually, the second-generation Subaru BRZ is a major departure from its predecessor. It’s also packing a bigger 2.4-liter engine, which counts as an answered prayer to everyone who wanted the new BRZ to pack more power than the first-generation model.

The 2.4-liter four-cylinder mill is still naturally aspirated, bursting the bubble of those who wanted the new BRZ’s engine to be turbocharged. As disappointing — for some — as that sounds, Subaru had reasons for sticking with a naturally aspirated engine.

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Subaru BRZ Interior Comparison: Old vs. New

Subaru BRZ Interior Comparison: Old vs. New

The 2022 Subaru BRZ looks better on the inside, but is it more practical?

The long awaited second-generation Subaru BRZ is finally here with notable inside and out, as well as a brand-new engine under the hood. The redesign is far from dramatic, but it brings the relatively old BRZ into the 2020s in every aspect. Performance aside, the 2022 BRZ comes with a heavily updated interior that looks fresh and packs more technology than before. Let’s find out how it compares to the outgoing model.

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The 2022 Subaru BRZ Features Sharper Looks and More Power, But It's Still Missing Something

The 2022 Subaru BRZ Features Sharper Looks and More Power, But It’s Still Missing Something

The second-generation Subaru BRZ looks more aggressive, packs more punch; still no turbo

The highly anticipated second-generation Subaru BRZ is finally here. It’s a fresh take on Subaru’s compact sports car recipe, but it doesn’t stray too far from the old idea. It’s only slightly heavier, notably more powerful, and packs more technology than ever. Is it a big improvement over the outgoing model? Let’s find out.

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The 2022 Subaru BRZ Zooms Into Our Lives on November 18!

The 2022 Subaru BRZ Zooms Into Our Lives on November 18!

Subaru teases "all-new" BRZ, but is it actually a brand-new model?

The Subaru BRZ has been around for an impressive eight years as of 2020. The Japanese company has released some updates, but for the most part the BRZ carried over unchanged since 2012. But that’s about to change. Subaru just released a teaser for an "all-new" model and announced that it will debut on November 18, 2020. Is this a brand-new model for the 2022 model year or just another facelift?

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2020 Subaru Gymkhana STI

2020 Subaru Gymkhana STI

There’s a new kid on the Gymkhana block and it comes from Subaru

Travis Pastrana will be taking the reins from Ken Block in Gymkhana 11, Subaru sniffed out the opportunity and that’s how the one-off, bare-carbon Gymkhana STI was born.

Subaru and Gymkhana are no strangers to each other, as the first two instalments saw Ken Block smoke the living rubber out of a WRX STI. After a long collabo with Ford, the Gymkhana franchise is back to its roots and we absolutely love what we’re seeing.

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The Latest Report on the 2021 Toyota 86 and Subaru BRZ Will Piss You Off

The Latest Report on the 2021 Toyota 86 and Subaru BRZ Will Piss You Off

As it turns out, almost nothing that we’ve heard about either next-gen car has been true

We’ve been talking about the next-gen Toyota 86 and Subaru BRZ since they were confirmed back in February 2019. A year after that confirmation, we learned that the 86 would get a new name, would feature a turbocharged Subaru engine, and would shift into premium territory. More recently, in March of 2020, a new leak hinted that the 2021 Toyota 86 and Subaru BRZ would be making their debut soon. A new report, however, has expressed that a lot of what we’ve learned isn’t true at all, and that’s very bad news for the next-gen BRZ and 86.

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Thanks to the 2021 Subaru Levorg Wagon, We Know What the New WRX Will Look Like

Thanks to the 2021 Subaru Levorg Wagon, We Know What the New WRX Will Look Like

This is the WRX’s Cousin From the Land of the Rising Sun So There’s a Lot of Common DNA

If the Subaru Levorg doesn’t trigger the neurotransmitters and tickle the temporal lobe in your brain, I’m honestly not too surprise. The Subaru Levorg is mainly a Japanese-only affair with Australia and a handful of European countries getting their hand’s on it only recently, after some 4-5 years on the market. As a wagon, it’s not surprising that Subaru hasn’t brought it to the U.S., but it’s still largely relevant here for one major reason – it has historically shared a lot of DNA with the Subaru WRX. The car that you see here is the second-gen, 2021 Subaru Levorg, which means that we’re getting our first real look at what the next-gen WRX and WRX STI are going to look like here in the United States. Pretty cool, right?

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2021 Subaru Forester Buyer's Guide - Price and Trim Levels

2021 Subaru Forester Buyer’s Guide - Price and Trim Levels

Here’s what’s new about the 2021 Subaru Forester

Subaru is keeping the Forester fresh for the 2021 model year with subtle tweaks. In the process, the base sticker takes a hike, going from $24,495 for the 2020 Forester to $24,795 for the 2021 Forester. Granted, the $300 bump in price isn’t that much, not when it’s justified by the list of features.

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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.