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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 Outback 2.0D Premium Review

Now updated to include the Eyesight driver assist system, is the 2016 Subaru Outback diesel the pick of the bunch?

2016 Subaru Forester Review

The mid-life update to the fourth-generation Forester is worth taking note of...

2016 Subaru Outback Review

Minor revisions to what is already an excellent choice in the large SUV segment.

2016 Subaru WRX Review: Sandown Raceway weekender

Teaming accessible performance with real-world practicality, Dave heads to Sandown Raceway in the 2016 Subaru WRX for the latest weekend warrior track test...

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Subaru Videos

2016 Volkswagen Passat Alltrack 2.0TDI v 2016 Subaru Outback 3.6R Comparison

Read the article here. Australian buyers have been bashing down the doors at dealers, rushing madly to secure the keys (or keyless fobs) to large SUVs over the past decade without so much as a backward glance. The harsh reality, though, is most of those buyers don’t really need a large SUV...

2016 Subaru WRX track day review - Sandown Raceway

If you're after a practical sports car and you've got around $40,000 to spend, the turbocharged all-wheel-drive 2016 Subaru WRX seems to have a lot of the goods. But just how good is it? And how well can it handle a day on track? Well, conveniently, we're back again at Sandown Raceway for another weekend warrior track test to find out...

2018 Subaru XV Concept : 2016 Geneva Motor Show

The next-generation, 2018 Subaru XV crossover has just been previewed at the 2016 Geneva motor show by the imaginatively named XV Concept. Arriving four months after the Tokyo premiere of the concept version of the next Impreza hatch and three after the Impreza sedan concept, the XV concept signposts the design direction for the next-generation model, the third piece in the Impreza-based puzzle...

2016 Subaru WRX Review

Back in the late 90’s there was one car that could do it all, and everyone, including me, wanted one. The Subaru WRX – it was an affordable, turbo charged, all-wheel-drive, road-going rally weapon then and you know what, it still is...

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Subaru Comparisons

Kia Optima 2.4 Si v Subaru Liberty 2.5i Premium Comparison

Mid-size sedans don't get much love in Australia anymore, but offering practicality, driving enjoyment and affordability, here we bring two of the segment's best examples together...

2016 Volkswagen Passat Alltrack 2.0TDI v 2016 Subaru Outback 3.6R Comparison

The Volkswagen Passat Alltrack and the Subaru Outback are now more evenly matched than ever before. Subaru has always had this segment to itself though, but now theres a proper battle taking place.

Hyundai Tucson v Mazda CX-5 v Subaru Forester v Toyota RAV4: Medium Diesel SUV comparison

The just-released Hyundai Tucson is gunning to shoot Mazda’s CX-5 off its perch as the top-selling mid-sized SUV range in Australia. And if first impressions are anything to go by, the Korean threat to Japanese domination looks very real indeed...

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Subaru News

2017 Subaru BRZ unveiled, Australian debut later this year

The updated 2017 Subaru BRZ has been unveiled in the US ahead of its launch down-under later this year. At both ends, Subaru's changes are less radical than those wrought by Toyota on the 86, with tweaks focussed largely on the front bumper and the rear lamps. The car's full LED headlights now get bolder daytime lights, while the front bumper has been reshaped with more aggressive-looking faux air intake openings...

2016 Subaru Forester tS: $54,990 STI special in Australia from June

The new limited-edition 2016 Subaru Forester tS special will be priced in Australia from $54,990 plus on-road costs, the company's local arm has confirmed. Revealed in late 2014 for the Japanese market, the special STI-tuned Forester tS was confirmed for an Australian launch during last year's international first drive of the new Levorg wagon...

2017 Subaru Levorg STI teaser video discovered

An official video previewing the Subaru Levorg STI has been unearthed online, and seems to confirm that a high performance version of the WRX-based wagon is on the way. The video, which was posted in unlisted form on YouTube in the middle of April, was discovered overnight by Carscoops...

Subaru marks 50 years of the boxer engine

Japanese manufacturer Subaru has celebrated the 50th anniversary of its horizontally-opposed ‘boxer’ engine this week. A signature feature of its vehicles, the company’s boxer engine design first debuted in the Subaru 1000 on May 16, 1966. Half a century on, every car Subaru sells outside Japan today is fitted with a boxer engine...

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Subaru Owner Reviews

2016 Subaru Liberty 3.6r Review

The Japanese are known for their exacting standards of quality, their technological achievements, their Kaizen approach to improvement, and their slightly left of centre quirkiness. No industry epitomises these traits more than the Japanese automotive industry, and no Japanese manufacturer more so than Subaru...

2013 Subaru Liberty 2.5i Review

The Subie came into our lives a tad over 12 months ago and was quickly named by the kids - who loved it from the time we picked it up. The previous owner wisely ticked the 'luxury pack' box, so our base model has light coloured leather seats, electric adjustment of the drivers seat, a 'better' audio system and sat nav...

2015 Subaru WRX Premium (AWD) Review

Late last year when I was looking for a new car I had just came out of a Passat TDi130 Highline wagon. I was initially looking at an Outback but decided we didn't really need two large cars (we had a territory as well which we have just traded on a new GXL Prado). When I was at the dealership I decided to test drive the newly released MY16 WRX...

2015 Subaru WRX Premium (AWD) Review

This car is a fantastic value for money performance car. After owning for 12 months this car has never given me any problems. And the quality of the car has proven itself, with no obvious wear or tear. Servicing is not as cheap as some of the other fixed price servicing programs, however it isn't as expensive as the German counterparts...

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