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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 five models in Australia including the Liberty, Outback, Tribeca and is the eighth best selling brand.

Subaru Reviews

2015 Subaru Liberty 3.6R: Golf weekender

A trip to the golf course with four friends presents a unique challenge for the new Liberty. Can you fit all 5 golfers and their bags in to this mid sized sedan?

2015 Subaru Liberty 3.6R Review

Is this the best mid-sized Japanese sedan?

2015 Subaru Outback Review : 3.6R

Subaru has produced a tempting rival to the glut of luxury-spec SUVs in the form of the 2015 Outback 3.6R, with good ride and handling and heaps of space.

2015 Subaru Forester Review

Subaru finally has a CVT to go with their boxer diesel engine. The facelifted Forester gets some much needed NVH and infotainment enhancements as well.

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Subaru Comparisons

Mitsubishi Outlander v Subaru Forester : SUV comparison review

The Forester remains an appealing choice in a segment that has grown up over the past few years. Here it takes on Outlander, the redesigned Mitsubishi with space and versatility.

Subaru Liberty Old v New Comparison: Fourth-generation 3.0R v sixth-gen 3.6R

Reflecting on a brand's past is a great way to highlight progress. CarAdvice has previously compared iconic models such as the Jaguar E-Type, Peugeot 205 GTi and Mini Cooper S with their newest respective iterations. And within the Subaru family, we’ve looked closely at the WRX and its harder-edged sibling the STI...

Ford Territory TS diesel v Subaru Outback 2.0D Premium : Comparison review

The Ford Territory and Subaru Outback have a few things in common. They’re both quite car-like due to the fact they share their DNA with sedans, they’re both widely recognised nameplates, and they’ve both been either updated (Territory) or entered a new generation (Outback) in the past few months...

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Subaru Owner Reviews

2006 Subaru Liberty 3.0r-b Blitzen Review

Since I've bought the car it's had no problems, the only issues I've got is when I bought it it had the engine light on and flat tyres but apart from those little niggles of which I fixed its great. The power is always there when you need it, 180kW, sounds great with that 3...

2010 Subaru Forester XT Premium Review

Just managed to trade-in my beloved Forester XT after 5 fantastic years of ownership. It was hard to part with her but that mostly had to do with the blind adoration I held for this ever-so-practical family hauler. In manual form, it seemed to combine the duties of carting the family and our cargo around as well as provide a little fun and frivolity with it's 2...

2014 Subaru WRX Premium (AWD) Review

My first Subaru after years of Quattros and 4WDs, it's a fantastic everyday car with enough comfort for the daily commute, but more than ample 'fun factor' for the weekends. Short shifting and sharp transmission and nice clutch feel, although there has been a slight slip after only 9,000kms...

2014 Subaru WRX (AWD) Review

Subaru have finally answered the calling of all the rexy enthusiast and brought back the wrx from what made it such a hit over 10 years ago! After losing its way in the previous model I.e. pre 2010, it's come back with a bang and it's better than ever. And I've only owned the car for 2 weeks. One of the big changes in the new model was replacing the 2...

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Subaru Videos

2015 Subaru BRZ - spare tyre tip

Many brands are switching to temporary spare tyres and puncture repair kits in order to save boot space. But with Subaru and the BRZ - things are a little different... Largely identical to its Toyota 86 sports car twin, the BRZ does have a clear point of difference... and it is here, in the boot...

2015 Subaru Forester Diesel Review

Read the article here. After a lengthy wait for faithful fans of the brand , the Subaru Forester is now available with a diesel engine/automatic transmission combination. This engine and gearbox combinations is the same pairing we've tested previously in the Outback and we know that Subaru's boxer diesel engine is beautifully matched to the clever CVT...

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.

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.

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Subaru News

Subaru Impreza Sport Hybrid revealed, ruled out for Australia

The first ever petrol-electric Subaru Impreza has been revealed in the form of the Subaru Impreza Sport Hybrid. The Japanese market model is the second hybrid for Subaru, following in the tread marks of the XV Hybrid. It uses the same drivetrain as that car, pairing a 2.0-litre four-cylinder boxer engine with an electric motor and high-voltage battery bank...

2015 Subaru Liberty, Outback recalled over pre-collision braking defect

Subaru Australia has recalled more than 5000 new Liberty and Outback models over a potential defect with the cars’ pre-collision braking system. The recall affects 5073 model year 2015 Subaru Liberty and Outback vehicles equipped with the brand’s pre-collision braking and adaptive cruise control technologies, which form part of its EyeSight suite of safety systems...

Subaru looking at six new names for its new seven-seat SUV - report

A potential all-new seven-seat SUV from Subaru is on the cards, and the brand is asking its fans what name the company should choose if it builds such a vehicle. Overseas reports indicate a customer survey is questioning the brand's supporters over what their preferences would be, and there are six names under consideration for the new car, which will be a replacement for the Tribeca model that ceased production in January 2014...

Subaru Impreza recalled: 33,548 cars in Australia affected by Takata campaign

The Subaru Impreza has become the latest vehicle in Australia affected by the massive global recall of cars fitted with potentially faulty Takata airbags. Subaru has recalled 33,548 Impreza models produced between 2004 and 2007. The year models and VIN ranges are as follows: MY2004: 021344 to 045216. MY2005: 024602 to 058988. MY2006: 024801 to 057412...

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