2017 Subaru WRX Limited

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WRX? EVO? WRX? EVO? WRX? Hold on… we no longer get to make this argument. Sadly, in a dedicated, systematic effort to transform itself into the most yawn-inducing automaker the world has seen since Daewoo disappeared under the umbrella of General Motors, Mitsubishi has forsaken its countless performance fans along with decades of world rally heritage by giving up on the legendary Lancer ... Read More

2017 Subaru Impreza Sport 5-Door

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It's been an especially good 12-plus months for Subaru. Not only did calendar year 2016 result in the Japanese brand’s best-ever sales, but last year it took home trophies for the Crosstrek and Legacy in Vincentric's "Best Value in America Awards" and "Lowest Cost to Own in America" (plus the Outback for the latter), as well as another overall brand honor in ALG’s Residual Value Awards. Subaru ... Read More

2017 Subaru Forester 2.5i Premium

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I've never been on Subaru's payroll or a Forester owner, although full disclosure requires me admit to selling new Justys, Imprezas, Brats, Loyales, Legacys, Outbacks, SVXs, and yes Foresters way back in 1994. I've also had the pleasure of living with every Forester generation for weeks at a time over the last 16 years of my auto journalism career, and therefore have experienced them grow in size ... Read More

2017 Subaru BRZ Limited Road

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The FR-S might be getting more attention for 2017, as a revised version transforms from now the defunct Scion brand to become the Toyota 86 in our market, but Subaru's arguably purer version of the car has been thoroughly updated too. The BRZ received a bevy of improvements for 2017, starting with obvious styling enhancements that include revised front and rear fascias featuring new standard ... Read More

2017 Subaru Legacy 3.6R Limited


Subaru completely redesigned its mid-size Legacy sedan for the 2015 model year and fortunately I was able to spend a week with one, learning its ins and outs and appreciating its unique character when compared to more commonplace competitors. So when opportunity to test a 2017 version arrived, I could hardly pass it up. As you may know already, Subaru isn't the type of brand that whimsically ... Read More

2016 Subaru Crosstrek 2.0i Premium


Every now and again a crossover comes along that's really quite brilliant. In this case we should expect as much from Subaru, one of if not the original crossover utility creator. Certainly there were car/SUV combinations before Subaru disrupted the status quo, the short-lived Willys-Overland Jeepster from the last mid-century coming immediately to mind, plus of course AMC's Eagle that arrived ... Read More

2016 Subaru Forester 2.0XT Premium

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Are you bored with your car? I could recommend the legendary Subaru WRX that has the ability to turn any mundane commute into a memory you'll never forget, but that may not suit your family's requirements. This is why Subaru builds the Forester 2.0XT, a WRX for regular folks. The Forester has been a compact SUV staple since it arrived here in 1998, and along with the entire crossover sector has ... Read More

2016 Subaru Outback 2.5i Limited

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The Outback remains an anomaly, and that's probably just the way Subaru and its owners like it. It's the Seiko 5 of crossover SUVs. An honest car-based utility that's considerably more competent than its obviously wagon-derived outward appearances let on. It was initially created long before the term CUV (Crossover Utility Vehicle) was even coined, provides all the capability of most modern-day ... Read More

2016 Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid


2016 Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid Frankly, after Toyota bought an 8.7-percent stake in Subaru way back in 2005 that's since expanded to just under 16.5-percent, I expected a hybrid much sooner than this 2016 model year. Now, a decade later, the Japanese brand's storied boxer is electrically assisted, and while this move might not seem necessary when considering the Crosstrek already achieves good ... Read More