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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

2018 Subaru Levorg 2.0 STI Sport review

The Subaru Levorg finally lobs into Oz wearing STI badging and WR Blue warpaint. Is it the real Subaru Tecnica International deal, or a pretender in disguise?

2017 Subaru Forester 2.5i-L review

The medium SUV segment was unheard of back in 1997 when the Subaru Forester launched its attack on an unsuspecting market. But with that market now more crowded than just about any segment, does the 2017 Subaru Forester still stack up against its rivals?

2018 Subaru WRX STi spec.R review

As the flagship model, the 2018 Subaru WRX STI spec.R could really do with more grunt. Yes, seriously.

2018 Subaru WRX manual review

In an age of increasingly homogenised hot hatches, the 2018 Subaru WRX delivers an old-school approach to performance motoring.

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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...

2017 Subaru XV 2.0i-S review

See the full article here. The 2017 Subaru XV range has arrived on sale in a segment that looks a helluva lot different to how it did when the first version launched. Let's wind back the clock. The year was 2012, and Subaru rolled the dice on a pumped up version of the Impreza hatch with some body cladding, funky colours and chunky wheels...

2017 Subaru Outback 2.5i Premium mountain bike adventure

I have to 'fess up early. I quite like Subaru. I owned a 2004 Forester for six years as my daily commuter, outdoor gear hauler and surfing wagon. Like the Forester I owned, the 2017 Subaru Outback 2.5i Premium is a wagon design. It's a beefed-up version of the Subaru Liberty wagon, with greater ground clearance and slightly more off-road moxie.

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!

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Subaru Comparisons

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...

2017 Subaru XV 2.0i v Mazda CX-3 sTouring AWD comparison

There’s no doubt whatsoever that the small SUV segment is the hottest battle ground in Australia right now – certainly in terms of the market volume that is rushing to it in large numbers. Some manufacturers are so enamoured with the concept, they even have two entrants in the segment – think Audi Q2 and Q3 for example, which effectively sit in very similar parts of the market even though the marketing blurb will claim otherwise...

Small hatch comparison

For all the hoo-ha about booming sales of SUVs, the so-called 'small car' segment remains the market's most popular, still accounting for almost 20 per cent of all new vehicles sold in Australia. Of this, the majority are hatchbacks instead of three-box sedans, which draw people in based on their improved practicality and generally less conservative design approaches...

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Subaru News

Subaru WRX STI: Next-gen could go hybrid as emissions laws tighten

The next-generation Subaru WRX STI may not be launched for a considerable length of time, as the company decides what to do with its powertrain. David Dello Stritto, head of sales and marketing for Subaru Europe, admitted to AutoRAI.nl "there will be a period where we will temporarily not run WRX STI". This is down to ever-tightening CO2 emissions regulations, which means "the current 2...

Subaru Ascent teased ahead of November 28 debut

Subaru has teased its upcoming seven-seat SUV, the Ascent, on Twitter ahead of its debut at the Los Angeles motor show. With styling derived from the Ascent Concept (below) launched in New York this April, the car is designed to go head-to-head with the VW Atlas in the USA. Unlike the unloved, too-small Tribeca that came before it, the Ascent is likely to be big enough to make American buyers happy...

Subaru opens new tracks for autonomous driving tests

Subaru has installed new tracks and made a number of changes to existing facilities at its Bifuka proving ground, in order to help it develop advanced driver assistance technologies. In addition to a new administration building and general upgrades to all of the facility's test roads, Subaru has created a new urban test track and given a major upgrade to Bifuka's high-speed circuit, bringing it closer to the real-world conditions found on many restricted access motorways...

Subaru admits to improper domestic vehicle inspection process

Subaru has admitted it failed to follow proper domestic vehicle inspection procedures for 30 years at its Gunma factory, located to the North of Tokyo. In a statement issued by the company, the automaker said vehicle inspection trainees, prior to becoming fully qualified inspectors, would often perform the required checks and use their supervisors' certification seal...

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Subaru Owner Reviews

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...

2005 Subaru Liberty 2.5i Safety review

Ah, the Liberty. In my mind, the forgotten hero of the Subaru range. At least until 2009, when this fantastic fourth generation was retired in favour of the hideous land-yacht that is the fifth generation. Anyway, back to the car in question. I love this car. I really, really do...

2004 Subaru Forester X review

I bought this car because I lost my car in my divorce settlement and I couldn't fit the kids on a bicycle. It's a great little car with lots of advantages. It has a boot, for example, which means I don't need to strap my shopping bags to the roof. It also has seats, which means I don't need to strap my kids to the roof...

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...

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