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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 Impreza 2.0i Premium long-term review, report five: country and highway driving

Around town, we found a noticeable chink in the Subaru Impreza’s armour. A significant lack of low-end pull that makes getting up to speed quickly, overtaking or accelerating up a hill make it seem like you’re asking so much for the Impreza’s modest 2.0-litre petrol engine. However, what we did notice was that once you’re up and moving, the Impreza settles to offer a competent and enjoyable ride...

2018 Subaru Outback review: 2.5i Premium

If ever there were an alternative to the average SUV, it's the 2018 Subaru Outback. More kit, better road manners and smart storage solutions complete what is an excellent family chariot.

2017 Subaru Impreza 2.0i Premium long-term review, report four: urban driving

The 2017 Subaru Impreza is becoming part of the furniture here at the CarAdvice office. It’s proved to be quite a likable thing with plenty to offer in areas like safety, comfort and tech, but this time we’ll take a look at how it performs in the day-to-day urban grind. I must say, initial feelings towards the Impreza’s driving manners around town were not begging for praise...

2017 Subaru Impreza 2.0i Premium long-term review, report three: interior

We’re back in the 2017 Subaru Impreza 2.0i Premium, this time taking a look at the interior. Yet another area where I think the Subie excels. First impressions are great. A large 8.0-inch screen finished with piano black accents sits prominently in the middle of the dash, soft-touch plastics, chrome accents and faux carbon-fibre are scattered around the cockpit, and it becomes clear that Subaru has gone to great lengths to make the interior of the Impreza feel more upmarket than it really is...

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Subaru Videos

Surfing trip to Ulladulla in the 2017 Subaru Outback 2.5i Premium

If ever there were an alternative to the average SUV, it's the 2018 Subaru Outback. More kit, better road manners and smart storage solutions complete what is an excellent family chariot.

How to drive fast in a Subaru WRX STI

Patience. That’s a concept Alborz doesn't explore too often, but being on a racetrack and in the driver’s seat of a Subaru WRX STI with a professional rally driver next to him, patience was very much a virtue he dearly lacked. So, he set out to learn some patience, and hopefully improve his lap times as a result!  ...

2018 Subaru Ascent revealed in LA

Subaru has revealed its all-new Ascent three-row SUV at the 2017 Los Angeles motor show.

2018 Subaru WRX review

See the full article here. It's 25 years since Japan gave birth to a turbocharged, all-wheel-drive sedan that would become a cult performance car. A classic, even. That would make perfect timing for the introduction of a next-generation Subaru WRX, though with the next all-new model not due until 2019 we’ll have to make do with an MY18 update...

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Subaru Comparisons

2018 Subaru Levorg STI Sport v Skoda Octavia RS245 comparison review

Wagons… We’re constantly reminding readers about them here at CarAdvice. Don’t just sleepwalk into a dealer and buy an SUV like everyone else, when a wagon is more than likely the solution you need – it’s a message you’ll read and hear from us often...

Top 5 comparisons of 2017

2017 is almost over. It's time for Christmas parties, sunshine and rose-tinted reflection on the year gone by. But here at CarAdvice, we aren't taking our foot off the pedal just yet – instead, we're taking the chance to look back at your favourite comparisons from this year. 5. Ford Ranger XLT v Volkswagen Amarok V6 Highline "The space between working ute and family SUV is getting greyer...

2017 Subaru BRZ v Toyota 86 GT comparison

Deciding to buy a brand new car can be a tough decision. And deciding exactly which brand new car to buy can be even more difficult. So what happens when the two cars you're looking at share the same engine, gearbox, platform, and damn near the same looks? What happens when the two cars you're looking at are the 2017 Subaru BRZ and 2017 Toyota 86 GT? Which do you pick then? We hit the road, and the track, to find out...

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Subaru News

2018 Subaru Liberty pricing and specs

Australian pricing and specifications have been announced for the 2018 Subaru Liberty, which maintains its $30,240 starting price despite sharper looks and more technology. From the outside, you'll be able to distinguish the MY18 Liberty from current models by looking for the revised grille and bumper, new wing mirrors and fresh alloy wheel designs...

Subaru Viziv Tourer teased

Subaru has teased the Viziv Tourer concept, ahead of a Geneva motor show reveal. It's only a shadowy teaser for now, but there's a good chance the Viziv Tourer will preview a production car. Subaru has used its 'Vision for Innovation' line of concepts to hint at the production Ascent, while elements of previous iterations have been integrated into the Impreza and Outback...

2018 Subaru Outback pricing and specs - UPDATE

Update (7/2/18): The original version of this article stated the entry price $1000 cheaper than last year's model. This is not the case as prices are unchanged for 2018. See article for details. Pricing and specifications for the 2018 Subaru Outback range have been announced this week, with the facelifted crossover wagon kicking off at $36,240 before on-road costs...

CarAdvice podcast 88: Our CEO talks cars we own

In the studio, this week with Mandy Turner is Mike Costello and Mike Stevens. Included in car news, stricter fuel standards are set to bring cleaner cars to Aussie roads, Jeep designer says Cherokee was ready for a makeover, and the Lancer will be gone by the end of 2018...

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Subaru Owner Reviews

2005 Subaru Liberty 3.0R-B review

I bought a six-cylinder Subaru because I was intrigued by the fact that such a curious concept only done in four-cylinders, the boxer engine (which had fascinated me from my first interest in car), had been re-invented alongside Porsche for an affordable everyday driver. I was looking for a first car at the time as I'd just passed my licence test, and wouldn't be sated by a cheap two-litre beater...

2005 Subaru Liberty 3.0R-B review

Purchased in the summer of 2016, my MY05 Subaru Liberty (affectionately called Mia) has served me well. It had 199,000km on the clock at pick-up and now has 243,000km – and not a single failure to be noted. The engine (EZ30) has no leaks, the transmission feels fairly tight and the ride is nice and supple...

2017 Subaru Impreza 2.0i-S (AWD) review

I'm gazing into the cloud of water gushing from underneath the 18-wheeler in front of me. The window wipers are vigorously spreading the mud over my windscreen, while I fight the steering wheel to keep the car from aquaplaning. An opportunity strikes as the lane besides me clears for a moment. I take the chance and pin my foot hard up against the firewall...

2017 Subaru Impreza 2.0i (AWD) review

I previously owned a 2013 Subaru BRZ with manual transmission. I owned it for the last three years and loved it. I was quite happy about everything with the stock model and didn't make any modifications. Now, the time has come, and I had to replace my car with something practical for my baby. I sold my BRZ for $26,000 and didn't want to spend extra money to buy a new car...

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