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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 Outback 2.5i Premium Review

The all-new 2015 Subaru Outback 2.5i Premium proves that combining the right elements is still a recipe for success...

2015 Subaru Forester Review : 2.0D-L diesel CVT

The Subaru Forester gets a new diesel/auto option, and a revised touchscreen, that make it better than ever. Here we test the entry level 2.0D-L.

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?

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Subaru Videos

2015 Subaru Outback Review (MY16) - Read the article here. The Subaru Outback was launched in 1994 and was then, essentially, extra ride height and plastic cladding added to a Liberty wagon. Now in its fifth generation, the 2015 Subaru Outback is a standalone model (there is no Liberty wagon anymore) and it promises to be the best version yet...

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.

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Subaru Comparisons

Skoda Octavia Scout 135TDI v Subaru Outback 2.0D Premium : Comparison Review

The Skoda Octavia Scout arrived in March aiming to steal a slice of the all-terrain, all-wheel-drive premium wagon pie from Subaru Outback. A niche pie that the Outback has and continues to own in Australia, as demonstrated by recent record-breaking sales - despite the less-than-threatening opposition presented by rivals such as, well, Skoda’s own Superb 4x4 Outdoor...

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...

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Subaru News

Subaru Forester 2.5i-L Special Edition launches at $34,990

The entry 2015 Subaru Forester 2.5i-L variant will be briefly available in Special Edition guise, with a number of high-value add-ons — many of which are particularly winter-friendly. The Forester 2.5i-L Special Edition gets extra equipment over the regular version such as electric leather-trimmed seats with perforated inserts, push-button start, rain-sensing wipers, keyless entry and 17-inch alloy wheels...

2016 Subaru WRX, WRX STI pricing and specifications

The 2016 Subaru WRX and WRX STI sedans launch this week, bringing to the table more equipment and some small pricing tweaks in both directions. Starting at the bottom, the entry Subaru WRX versions — unchanged in price at $38,990 (manual) and $40,990 (CVT) plus on-road costs — get a new 6...

Subaru Australia confirms motorsport involvement with limited WRX STI imports

Subaru Australia has addressed recent rumours surrounding a possible return to rallying, confirming it is importing a limited number of competition-spec WRX STI motorsport cars for use by "enthusiasts and professional teams". Unable to be road registered, the Subaru WRX STI models are FIA-homologated and designed to suit the newest NR4 regulations – which replace the previous N4 and R4 classes...

Subaru Australia eyeing potential rally return

After exiting the world of Australian rallying at the end of 2005, Subaru Australia could be eyeing a return to the sport, with four-wheel-drive cars set to be reintroduced into the Australian Rally Championship (ARC) for the 2016 season...

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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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