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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

2017 Subaru Forester XT Premium review

The Subaru Forester XT Premium range-topper is getting on in years, but remains a compelling package for those after a tough and practical crossover with some punch off the line.

2017 Subaru Impreza 2.0i-L sedan review

The new Subaru Impreza offers familiar sensible styling, but there's a lot of new features to like beneath the skin, as well as some staples such as AWD.

2017 Subaru BRZ review

The Subaru BRZ in manual guise has been subtly tweaked to improve performance and make it an even more impressive affordable sports car. Here, we test the entry-level manual.

2016 Subaru Levorg 2.0GT review

Dave jumps into the 2016 Subaru Levorg 2.0GT to find out if the entry-level model can appeal to Subaru enthusiasts and others alike.

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Subaru Videos

2017 Subaru Impreza review

Read the full article here. The Subaru Impreza 2.0i-L sedan might be the pick of the company's impressive new small-car range. It's well-equipped, solid value and far more engaging to drive than before, while offering cheaper ownership costs and signature all-wheel drive surety. We just wish it looked a little sharper!

2017 Subaru Impreza review

Read the full article here. Car brands habitually overuse the phrase 'all-new', but in the case of the 2017 Subaru Impreza hatch and sedan range, it's apt. Under the MY17 Impreza's evolutionary skin sits the new modular platform that will underpin next-generation Subarus until 2025; a more tech-savvy and premium cabin; and a different, though conceptually similar, drivetrain...

Focus RS v Golf R v WRX STI Comparison: Track Test

Read the full article here. We put the 2016 Ford Focus RS up against the 2016 Subaru WRX STI and 2016 Volkswagen Golf R around Haunted Hills in Victoria. Well, we don't Australian rally driver Chris Atkinson does...

Which should I buy: FWD, RWD or AWD?

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

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Subaru Comparisons

Volkswagen Tiguan 162TSI Highline R-Line v Subaru Forester XT Premium comparison

You've decided you need a mid-sized crossover. But at the same time, you don't want some boring econobox with snooze-worthy performance. You want something with at least the pretence of being a little dynamic, because you're still a car-lover. In another era you may have owned a hot hatch or nimble coupe...

Mazda MX-5 RF v Subaru BRZ comparison

Power up front, drive to the back, a stick-shift in the middle – it’s how nature intended sports cars to be. And these two purist offerings – the 2017 Mazda MX-5 RF and the updated 2017 Subaru BRZ – are true to that formula. Both of these Japanese, sporty, fun and affordable cars may follow the same path towards inducing grins, particularly when fitted with manual gearboxes as our test cars are, but there are some fairly large differences between them...

Small hatchback comparison: Holden Astra v Renault Megane v Subaru Impreza

The small car market is one of the busiest segments of the Australian automotive landscape, both in terms of sales and for new product – and 2016 in particular proved to be a big year for the humble hatchback. Sales of small cars may have slowed off a little as people move towards the plethora of small SUV alternatives, but make no mistake: this segment still makes up the single biggest proportion of overall new vehicle sales, and it’s dominated by a couple of big-name models...

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Subaru News

Five brands swimming against the tide in Australia, growing sales

The 2017 sales year is off to a bit of a slow start, with cumulative numbers down 3.8 per cent to 173,935 units, over last year’s all-time record. We’ve seen declines in passenger cars, SUVs and light commercials alike, suggesting this year might see the market cool off ever-so-slightly...

CarAdvice podcast 43: Geneva motor show!

Mandy, Paul and Mike Stevens are in the studio this week. Included in car news is the PSA takeover of Opel, Volkswagen Australia applying ‘firm pressure’ on factory for safer Amarok, the 2017 Peugeot 3008 wins European Car of the Year, Mitsubishi Lancer future in doubt, Kia Stinger pricing and positioning crucial for success, KTM X-Bow is on sale in Australia...

2017 Subaru XV crossover revealed

The new-generation Subaru XV small crossover has been revealed in Geneva ahead of its Australian launch around the middle of 2017. Subaru's new XV is obviously based on the latest Impreza hatch, and thus sports almost entirely new parts over its predecessor, including the company's new modular platform. However, the signature design remains...

2017 Subaru Impreza recalled for rear-view camera fix

Subaru has issued a recall for 4312 of its 2017 model-year Impreza line over concerns the rear-view camera may freeze. The Japanese manufacturer reports the camera's display on the infotainment screen may freeze when the vehicle is in reverse. If the condition occurs, Subaru says it may create an "unsafe situation" by not "representing the true nature of the conditions behind the vehicle", posing a risk to other road users and pedestrians...

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Subaru Owner Reviews

2006 Subaru Impreza WRX (AWD) review

If your the kinda guy who's always late to your great-grandparents' funeral (more than likely caused by your significant other) attempting to sneak in under the radar, unfortunately the 2006 Hawkeye WRX isn't for you, sorry. No this car is defiantly not a sleeper, that's for sure...

2016 Subaru Outback 2.5i Premium review

We bought our Outback at end of 2015, and our first main concern was seat height as we are both elderly. We previously owned a Statesman and also a small Mazda 2 hatch and while they were good for a long time, we found them hard to get in and out of. The Subaru Outback completely ticks that box as we find it exactly the right height...

2016 Subaru XV 2.0i-S review

  The Subaru XV is just one of many offerings in the small SUV under-$40k segment. However, it is often overlooked for the more fancied, at least per sales figures, Mitsubishi ASX, Mazda CX-3, Honda HR-V and the absurdly named Nissan Qashqai. This is a mistake. I’ve just ticked over 15,000kms in my 2016 Subaru XV 2.0I-S...

2001 Subaru Liberty Heritage (AWD) Review

Early in the year, it became apparent that we needed a 3rd car within our family, as we had four drivers that would share between two cars, which became quite a hassle as we'd all need to figure out when and who could use a car, and next year we'll be having a 5th driver come into play...

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2017 Subaru XV crossover revealed

2017 Subaru XV crossover revealed

2017 Subaru Forester XT Premium review

2017 Subaru Forester XT Premium review

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