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Subaru built its first car (Subaru 1500) in 1954 having spent the previous decade as the major supplier of aircraft to the Japanese airforce during World War II. Today the Japanese company is best known for its emphasis on All-Wheel-Drive technology, using that as a differentiating factor from other Japanese manufacturers. Subaru gained prominence in Australia with cars such as the Impreza WRX and Forester & the only rear-wheel-drive BRZ which have earned the company a well deserved reputation for reliability and performance. Subaru currently sells seven models in Australia including the Liberty, Outback, Impreza, XV, WRX, WRX STI and Forester. Subaru is Australia's 10th best-selling car maker.

Subaru Reviews

2016 Subaru Levorg GTS Spec.B Review

James regularly misspent his younger days behind the wheel of a Subaru WRX wagon. Will its spiritual successor, the Levorg, live up to the memory?

2016 Subaru Outback 2.5i Premium Review

The 2016 Subaru Outback 2.5i Premium is a spacious and practical family crossover that's well-equipped for the price...

2017 Subaru Levorg Review

The return of the super wagon from Subaru may have taken decades, but is late better than never?

2016 Subaru Forester tS Review

The limited-edition 2016 Subaru Forester tS claims to be sporty. We find out if it is.

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Subaru Videos

2016 Subaru Levorg GTS Spec.B Review

Read the full review here. We all love a bit of nostalgia. Those stories that come from remembering what was; only to compare with what is, are what help make good memories great. Nostalgia touches all elements of our lives, not least cars. So imagine the tales of glory recounted when the spiritual successor to the 1990s ‘it’ car, the Subaru WRX wagon, rolled into the CarAdvice driveway...

Subaru Forester v BMW X1 Comparison

Read the full review here. Bringing the 2016 Subaru Forester XT Premium and 2016 BMW X1 sDrive 20i together for a head-to-head gunfight isn’t quite as left field as it might seem. Pricing is close – only $3610 between the starting prices – and both are positioned as affordable family SUVs at the smaller end of the scale.

2016 Subaru Forester tS Review

Read the article here. There are no fewer than 11 STI emblems on the 2016 Subaru Forester tS, so if you're a Suby enthusiast you’d expect it to live up to the hype of the Japanese maker’s go-fast sub-brand. What is the new Forester tS? Well, it clearly isn’t just any Forester given that it features revised styling, revamped suspension, 19-inch Enkei wheels with wider tyres and bigger Brembo brakes – but crucially, no more power...

Front-wheel-drive v rear-wheel-drive v all-wheel-drive: Vehicle dynamics and stability control tested

Read the article here. Front-wheel drive, rear-wheel drive and all-wheel drive. What's the difference? And which one should you buy? We head out to the DECA skidpad in Shepparton to put all three to the test. Along with Australian World Rally Championship driver Chris Atkinson, we also brought along an example of each drivetrain layout...

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Subaru Comparisons

Subaru Forester XT Premium v BMW X1 sDrive 20i Comparison

The Subaru Forester has a long tradition of bulletproof reliability and quality family SUV ability. It's got a tough fight on its hands against the excellent BMW X1 though.

Holden Calais V v Subaru Liberty 3.6R Comparison

The Holden Commodore and Ford Falcon were long the default options for families wanting a bucketload of space, a sporty drive and a powerful six-cylinder engine. And let’s not forget the somewhat less inspiring Toyota Aurion, too. Sometimes forgotten though, and somewhat pushed off to the side, is the mid-sized Subaru Liberty — especially in 3...

Kia Optima 2.4 Si v Subaru Liberty 2.5i Premium Comparison

Mid-size sedans don't get much love in Australia anymore, but offering practicality, driving enjoyment and affordability, here we bring two of the segment's best examples together...

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Subaru News

Chris Atkinson returns to Subaru for foray into Global Rallycross - UPDATE

After exclusively confirming his potential move into the world of Global Rallycross with CarAdvice back in late 2014, it's now official, with Subaru of America announcing that former World Rally Championship (WRC) driver Chris Atkinson will join its ranks to compete in the 2016 Red Bull Global Rallycross (GRC) series...

2017 Subaru BRZ revealed, Australian launch in November

The updated 2017 Subaru BRZ sports car has been revealed, ahead of a slated Australian premiere in November this year. Mirroring its upgraded Toyota 86 twin that launches around the same time, six-speed manual versions of the MY17 Subaru BRZ get power and torque boosts, from 147kW to 152kW (at 7000rpm), and 205Nm to 212Nm (between 6400 and 6800rpm)...

Subaru planning plug-in hybrid for 2018, all-electric SUV for 2021 - report

Subaru is looking to launch an all-wheel drive SUV-styled electric vehicle (EV) by 2021 in response to more stringent emissions legislation in overseas markets, according to a new report. Industry journal Automotive News quotes an article written by Japanese newspaper Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun, saying the new model will be based on the Forester or Outback - pointing to a mid-sized all-wheel drive vehicle...

Subaru 360 designated an engineering heritage item in Japan

The Subaru 360 has been named a "mechanical engineering heritage item" by the Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers. The organisation has been designating items since 2007 in an effort to recognise and keep alive this part of the country's cultural heritage. All up, the society granted this status to 83 items, including the Subaru 360, which made its debut in 1958...

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Subaru Owner Reviews

2012 Subaru Liberty 2.5i Review

I had my Liberty for just over 3 years and averaged 7.4 lt/100 which I thought was great fuel economy. Best I have seen was 6.2 lt/100 on a trip to Kiama. While no ball of fire it certainly had decent performance and would effortlessly hold the speed limit of the 113kmh GPS measured speed I would set it to...

2016 Subaru Forester 2.0xt Premium Review

I bought my Forester XT Premium in March and love it. It has Travelled 5000km now and is averaging 9.2lt per 100km (note it only runs on 98). The turbo engine makes really good power and you rarely have to do more than breathe on the accelerator to keep up with traffic. I find the CVT in the Subies really good and a superior experience to the traditional stepped autos...

2016 Subaru XV 2.0i-S Review

This is a perfect car for singles or couples as it is stylish and fun to drive. The technology provides tons of information at your fingertips and the main multi functional screen is easy to use. The bluetooth has great connectivity and the ability to stream music from your iPhone or device is also a joy. Fuel economy is great averaging around 7...

2016 Subaru Liberty 2.5i Review

Having this vehicle for one day as a loan car, it impressed myself to a degree where I have to share my thoughts on it. For such a small engine with a 129KW, the 2.5L 4 Cylinder gets the car moving and isn't much of a slouch despite the CVT transmission. The CVT does affect the quality of the drive being a bit jerky and delayed acceleration...

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