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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 Liberty 2.5i Premium review

Sitting mid-pack in the all-new Liberty range, the 2016 Subaru Liberty 2.5i Premium might not be the most exciting Subaru on sale, but there's still plenty to like...

2017 Subaru Impreza Review

The all-new 2017 Subaru Impreza takes a big step forward in the small car class for the Japanese brand.

2016 Subaru Forester 2.5i-S Review

The Subaru Forester is the Japanese brand's best-selling SUV year-to-date. It's had a substantial update for 2016, so here we take a closer look to see how it stacks up against some it its newer, flashier competitors.

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?

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Subaru Videos

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...

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.

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Subaru Comparisons

Ford Focus RS v Subaru WRX STI v Volkswagen Golf R Comparison: Track Test

The first part of our Ford Focus RS versus Subaru WRX STI versus Volkswagen Golf R comparison, the road test, ended with the Volkswagen claiming victory over the new Ford and the Subaru. This, though, is the second instalment – the track element – and it's the best chance the compromised but vastly gifted RS has to win back some ground...

Ford Focus RS v Subaru WRX STI v Volkswagen Golf R Comparison: Road Test

Think turbocharged, four-wheel-drive cars and it's hard not to picture rally monsters flying over jumps and sliding through forests millimetres from trees. These days, though, buyers keen for a road-going, boosted, all-paw performance car are spoilt for choice. And, if you've got around $50k to spend, three of the best you can buy are the Ford Focus RS, Subaru WRX STI, and Volkswagen Golf R...

Skoda Octavia RS v Subaru Levorg 2.0GT Comparison

An internal email recently did the rounds asking the entire CarAdvice editorial team to discuss daily-drivers we’d love, but which aren’t produced. The answers to this straw poll revealed a surprising penchant for hotted-up wagons that combine loading space, cool design and spunky performance...

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Subaru News

Subaru Forester, Impreza added to Takata airbag recall: 34,500 vehicles affected

Subaru has issued a recall for 34,563 of its 2008 to 2009 model-year Impreza small cars and 2009 model-year Forester SUVs as part of the ongoing Takata airbag campaign. In this latest notice, affected models are fitted with front passenger airbag inflators that could shoot metal fragments into the cabin when deployed, posing a significant risk of injury, even death, to occupants...

Subaru Viziv-7 concept previews new seven-seat SUV

The Subaru Viziv-7 concept has been unveiled at the 2016 Los Angeles motor show, and serves as a preview of a new three-row seven-seat SUV. Takeshi Tachimori, a Subaru vice president, says that the production version of the Viziv-7 "will be the biggest Subaru vehicle ever." The Viziv-7 measures 5199mm long, 2030mm wide, 1828mm tall, and sits on a 2990mm wheelbase...

CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for November 11, 2016

Welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk, a regular video wrap of the latest happenings in the automotive world and Australia's new-car market. Keeping you in the loop, Tegan Lawson presents a weekly video from the CarAdvice Garage, with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews...

Subaru announces pop-up shop upgrades in Victoria, more to come in 2017

Japanese manufacturer Subaru has announced it will be upgrading its pop-up shops to permanent stores in Victoria, with more to come nationally over the next year. The brand's pop-up shop at Pacific Werribee Shopping Centre will be transitioning into a permanent store before the end of the year, while the pop-up in Northland Mall is also a candidate...

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Subaru Owner Reviews

2012 Subaru Liberty EXIGA Premium Review

This car was bought for utility not pleasure. At $33,000 it was a heavily discounted dealer demo. It has averaged 10L/100km. The seats are comfortable and can be configured to carry many different load types. For example 3 kids in the back plus surfboards. How split fold the second seat for two kids to sit in and put the third kid in the third row behind them...

2006 Subaru Forester XS Review

The 2006 MY07 Subaru Forester is the second Forester in our family, with the previous one being a 1998 model. I love the smoothness of the 2.5L naturally aspirated Boxer 4-cylinder, which produces 121kW (162 hp) with the 5-speed manual transmission. The XS includes a 6-disc CD changer with factory subwoofer on the left hand side in the boot...

2016 Subaru WRX STI Review

I bought the base WRX STI MY17 two weeks ago and have one word to sum it up - Exhilarating!! After test driving both the standard WRX and the STI, I felt that the regular WRX was much easier to drive and felt more like a better daily driver - a great car and a brilliant performance bargain for the price. However, after driving the STI, I felt absolutely engaged on the road...

2015 Subaru Brz Premium Review

"FUN CAR" sums up this great little runaround. Fuel economy is excellent - Still averaging 6.7 litres per 100 kms ( av. fuel usage recorder has never been reset from factory ) and better on long trips and I am not easy on the right foot. It has the auto box but always have it in sports mode. No reliability issues to date and servicing costs as per original quotation...

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