Subaru

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 five models in Australia including the Liberty, Outback, Tribeca and is the eighth best selling brand.
Medium Sedan Comparison : Toyota Camry v Mazda 6 v Hyundai Sonata v Subaru Liberty

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Medium Sedan Comparison : Toyota Camry v Mazda 6 v Hyundai Sonata v Subaru Liberty

Medium cars are struggling in the face of an SUV uprising. Quite literally, the raising-up of body height and seating position has allowed the sport utility vehicle to act both like a magician entrancing customers, and a grim reaper destroying traditional sedan and wagons...

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2015 Subaru Forester uncovered with new interior, diesel-auto drivetrain
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2015 Subaru Forester uncovered with new interior, diesel-auto drivetrain

The 2015 Subaru Forester has been uncovered, with the Japanese brand's popular SUV model gaining a revised interior and long-awaited diesel-auto drivetrain option. As CarAdvice has previously reported, the facelifted Subaru Forester will adopt the same 2.0-litre horizontally-opposed 'boxer' diesel engine equipped with the brand's high-capacity Lineartronic continuously variable transmission (CVT) automatic gearbox...


Medium SUV Comparison : Ford Kuga v Mazda CX-5 v Subaru Forester v Volkswagen Tiguan
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Medium SUV Comparison : Ford Kuga v Mazda CX-5 v Subaru Forester v Volkswagen Tiguan

Sun, sand, surf... Australians love nothing more than going to the beach. Unless of course it’s a Saturday afternoon where we drape ourselves in team colours and cheer on our side to either cross the try line or kick through the middle posts...


Subaru WRX v Subaru WRX STi : Comparison review
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Subaru WRX v Subaru WRX STi : Comparison review

This may seem like an odd product comparison, but it’s an entirely relevant one for people in the market for a Subaru WRX or Subaru WRX STi. The WRX has become sportier, while the WRX STi has taken on an even harder performance edge...


Subaru passes on free trade agreement savings; cuts up to $1000 from Forester, Impreza and XV
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Subaru passes on free trade agreement savings; cuts up to $1000 from Forester, Impreza and XV

Subaru will pass on savings of between $500 and $1000 across its Forester, Impreza and XV ranges in anticipation of the finalisation of Australia’s free trade agreement (FTA) with Japan. From January 16, Subaru will cut $1000 from the manufacturer’s list price of the Forester, $750 from the XV and $500 from the Impreza...


2015 Subaru New Cars
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2015 Subaru New Cars

Details of the new and updated Subaru models launching in Australia in 2015.   Subaru Forester – March The Subaru Forester will see a long-awaited diesel-auto drivetrain option in March. The 2...


Subaru Impreza Review: 2.0i-S
Rating: 6.510 /10
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Subaru Impreza Review: 2.0i-S

We test the top-end Subaru Impreza 2.0i-S to see how it fares a few years after its launch.

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$30,990

2015 Subaru Outback Review
Rating: 810 /10
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2015 Subaru Outback Review

The new Subaru Outback is more refined, better equipped and more affordable than its predecessor. Are there any chinks in its armour? Matt Campbell finds out.

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$35,490 to $47,990

Subaru Australia may not offer Tribeca-replacing large SUV
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Subaru Australia may not offer Tribeca-replacing large SUV

The Subaru Tribeca must have left a bad taste in the mouths of executives at Subaru Australia, because CarAdvice has learnt the company may not offer the replacement for the large SUV that is believed to be under development ahead of a potential appearance in 2016...


2015 Subaru Liberty Review
Rating: 810 /10
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2015 Subaru Liberty Review

Improvements all-round for the Subaru Liberty make it more enticing for buyers. But it's not all roses, Matt Campbell finds.

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$29,990 to $41,990

Subaru set to follow downsizing trend : Japanese brand could phase out six-cylinder, expand diesel engine range
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Subaru set to follow downsizing trend : Japanese brand could phase out six-cylinder, expand diesel engine range

The days of the big naturally-aspirated six-cylinder engine are coming to an end, and Subaru could be the next maker to drop its largest petrol engine in favour of a smaller turbocharged unit. That’s despite the brand touting its 3...


Subaru XV hot-hatch “technically possible” but unlikely, says senior engineer
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Subaru XV hot-hatch “technically possible” but unlikely, says senior engineer

Buyers after a more performance-focused version of the Subaru XV crossover hatch are set to be saddened by the news that the Japanese brand is not pursuing a go-fast version of the popular model. The Subaru XV currently comes with only a 2.0-litre petrol four-cylinder engine producing 110kW of power and 196Nm of torque...


Subaru price cuts : Japanese brand explains its dramatic adjustments
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Subaru price cuts : Japanese brand explains its dramatic adjustments

Subaru Australia managing director Nick Senior says the price changes for the 2015 Subaru Liberty and 2015 Subaru Outback are representative of a new market dynamic for the mid-sized sedan and crossover wagon. “Obviously it’s a process that’s locked into negotiations with the factory, currency, hedging and that sort of stuff,” Senior said...


2015 Subaru Liberty : Pricing drops of up to $14,000
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2015 Subaru Liberty : Pricing drops of up to $14,000

The 2015 Subaru Liberty mid-sized sedan will go on sale in the new year with dramatically lower pricing and increased standard specification, as its Japanese maker celebrates the 25th anniversary of the model being sold in Australia...


Subaru Levorg performance wagon decision due by March 2015
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Subaru Levorg performance wagon decision due by March 2015

Whether or not the performance-focused Subaru Levorg wagon will form a part of the Japanese brand’s local line-up is set to be decided within three months. Subaru Australia managing director Nick Senior confirmed the brand will have an answer for potential buyers of the Levorg – which can be specified as essentially a more practical five-door wagon version of the WRX – in the new year...


2015 Subaru Outback : Pricing drops of up to $10,000
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2015 Subaru Outback : Pricing drops of up to $10,000

The first examples of the all-new 2015 Subaru Outback have arrived in Australia ahead of going on sale early in the new year - and prices are down significantly across the Japanese brand's wagon-cum-SUV range. Between $2000 and a whopping $10,000 has been trimmed from the list price of each member of the five-variant range. The entry point 2...


Subaru WRX STI - how to set Rev Limiter
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Subaru WRX STI - how to set Rev Limiter

The Subaru WRX STI has long been considered the rally car you can drive on the road. Now you can take things a step further by adjusting your own personal shift warning buzzer.


Subaru Forester tS : 300 STI-tuned special edition SUVs for Japan only
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Subaru Forester tS : 300 STI-tuned special edition SUVs for Japan only

Japanese customers have been treated to the Subaru Forester tS – an STI-tuned special edition with sporty styling and mechanical enhancements. Distinguishing the Forester tS from the outside are STI and tS badges, cherry red pinstripes on the black front grille and rear bumper, unique front and rear lower spoilers, metallic silver fog light surrounds and lower door mouldings, and black side skirts, mirror caps and roof spoiler...


2015 Subaru BRZ Review
Rating: 8.510 /10
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2015 Subaru BRZ Review

Easily better than sliced bread but possibly harder to justify, the updated Subaru BRZ is still a class act...

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$37,150 to $39,730

Subaru Forester 2.0 XT Premium: A week with Dr Dave
Rating: 8.510 /10
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Subaru Forester 2.0 XT Premium: A week with Dr Dave

How much different is the new Subaru Forester 2.0 XT Premium to it's 2006 predecessor? Old Subaru owner Dr. Dave puts the new one to the test in this Guest Review.

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$50,490

2014 Subaru Forester - A Week with Dr Dave
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2014 Subaru Forester - A Week with Dr Dave

Dr Dave currently drives a 2010 Subaru Forester, so we’ll get him to drive a new 2014 Forester XT around for a week to see what he thinks. What are the differences, what does he like and not like, would he consider upgrading to the new model.


Subaru Viziv GT Vision Gran Turismo concept will be available on GT6 soon
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Subaru Viziv GT Vision Gran Turismo concept will be available on GT6 soon

Subaru is the latest in the latest in a long line of car makers to release a concept car in the virtual world, with the Subaru Viziv GT Vision Gran Turismo soon to make its debut in the PlayStation game Gran Turismo 6. At first glance, especially at the front, the Subaru Viziv GT bears a passing resemblance to another bewinged all-wheel drive Japanese supercar: the Nissan GT-R...


2015 Subaru Liberty specifications revealed
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2015 Subaru Liberty specifications revealed

Specification details of the 2015 Subaru Liberty sedan have been revealed on the company's website weeks ahead of its scheduled debut. The all-new Liberty sedan (it's only available as a sedan, this time around, with the new Outback filling the role of mid-size wagon for the Japanese brand) is expected to go on sale from 1 January 2015, and Subaru has published full detailed specifications for the three-model range ahead of time...


Subaru Impreza AWD review
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Subaru Impreza AWD review

Matt Campbell explains the benefits all-wheel drive can offer.


2015 Subaru Liberty gets standard EyeSight active safety
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2015 Subaru Liberty gets standard EyeSight active safety

The sixth-generation 2015 Subaru Liberty sedan due to launch in Australian showrooms during January will be the first model to get the car maker’s EyeSight driver assist technology suite as standard. This means that every version of Subaru’s mid-sized Passat and Mazda 6 rival will come standard with Pre-Collision Braking (auto low-speed braking), a new Pre-Collision Steering Assist (auto low-speed obstacle avoidance) system and Adaptive Cruise Control...


Teasers of STI-modified Subaru Forester model leaked online
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Teasers of STI-modified Subaru Forester model leaked online

Teaser photos believed to be of a new STI-fettled Subaru Forester have appeared online ahead of the car's full reveal on November 25. The photos, which were published on multiple sites, including Top Gear and World Car Fans, bear a striking similarity to the Forester tS concept, which made its debut in August during Round 6 of the Super GT racing series at Suzuka...


2015 Subaru Impreza update revealed in US
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2015 Subaru Impreza update revealed in US

An upgraded version of the US-market Subaru Impreza small car has surfaced, bringing with it subtle styling tweaks, extra sound-deadening, additional equipment and the availability of EyeSight preventative safety technologies.  The mid-life update comes as Subaru of America — the core region for the Japanese brand — guns for its seventh consecutive year of record sales...


Subaru BRZ Special Edition revealed
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Subaru BRZ Special Edition revealed

A new 2015 Subaru BRZ Special Edition will arrive in Australia this November, replete with a number of styling tweaks though no changes under the skin. In order to stand out from the crowd, the limited-run Subaru BRZ coupe gets very American GT stripes on the bonnet, boot and roof; 17-inch STI alloy wheels; an STI boot spoiler plus front, side and rear-side under spoilers; a rear diffuser and a push-button starter switch...


Subaru WRX STI comparison: 2015 sedan v 1999 two-door.
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Subaru WRX STI comparison: 2015 sedan v 1999 two-door.

Few cars have held as much prominence as the Subaru WRX did back in the 1990s. Tearing up roads and rally stages the world over with its turbocharged engine and all-wheel-drive traction, the WRX turned a humble family sedan into a cult icon that put the small Japanese manufacturer on the genuine performance car map...


Subaru WRX STI comparison video: 2015 sedan v 1999 two-door
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Subaru WRX STI comparison video: 2015 sedan v 1999 two-door

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Armed with both the latest and one of the greatest iterations of the Subaru WRX STI, CarAdvice heads off for a day of turbos and twisty roads to find out how Subaru’s newest all-paw offering matches up to its iconic past.