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Comparison: Honda CR-V, Hyundai Tucson, Kia Sportage, Mazda CX-5, Subaru Forester

While we wait for the new-generation Toyota RAV4 to debut in Australia, it's worth taking a look at what's on offer right now. Which of these mid-sized SUVs should you consider? Let us help you decide!

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2018 Medium SUV Mega Test
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2018 Medium SUV Mega Test

Mid-2018 marked another milestone moment in Australian new-car sales. The mid-sized SUV displaced the small car as Australia’s favourite vehicle type in June. It happened again in August, September and October. It was perhaps only inevitable after SUVs started outselling passenger cars in 2017...


2018 Subaru Liberty, Outback recalled
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2018 Subaru Liberty, Outback recalled

Subaru Australia has issued a recall for the 2018 Liberty and Outback over concerns vehicles may not display the correct driving range. The Japanese manufacturer reports affected models could feature a programming error in the Combination Meter Display (CMD), which could cause the driving range indicator to display an inaccurate reading for the distance before refuelling...


2019 Subaru XV Plug-in Hybrid unveiled, not for Australia
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2019 Subaru XV Plug-in Hybrid unveiled, not for Australia

The Subaru XV Plug-in Hybrid, or Crosstrek Hybrid as it will be known in the US, has been unveiled ahead of a full debut at the 2018 Los Angeles motor show. The PHEV features a 102kW/182Nm 2.0-litre four-cylinder boxer engine mated to two electric motors and a hybrid all-wheel drive system...


Subaru WRX STI Diamond Edition revealed for South Africa
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Subaru WRX STI Diamond Edition revealed for South Africa

Subaru South Africa has announced the WRX STI Diamond Edition to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Subaru Technica International (STI). Developed by the South African division, the Diamond Edition is the most powerful version of the WRX STI offered globally, retuned to deliver a meaty 349hp (260kW) and 342lb-ft (464Nm)...


2019 Subaru Forester 2.5i-S review
Rating: 8.110 /10
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2019 Subaru Forester 2.5i-S review

The more things change, the more they stay the same for the new Forester from Subaru. Although it's dropped some driveline options (no turbo!), it's still a compelling combination of practicality, safety and tech.


Subaru XV PHEV to offer 41km electric range
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Subaru XV PHEV to offer 41km electric range

Subaru will make its first assault on the plug-in hybrid market next year with the XV Hybrid, and new government documents from the USA indicate it should offer over 40 kilometres of all-electric range. The filing, sourced from the California Air Resources Board (CARB), rates the Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid's all-electric range at 25.65 miles (41...


Subaru developing new light hatch, planning WRC return - report
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Subaru developing new light hatch, planning WRC return - report

Is Subaru preparing a new model, and a return to the World Rally Championship? A report from Japan claims it's a yes on both counts. According to Japanese website Spyder7, Subaru is developing a Yaris-size vehicle, which would bridge the gap between its Japanese-only kei cars and the Impreza. A hotted-up version will reportedly be powered by a 1...


Subaru Forester, Impreza, XV and BRZ recalled
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Subaru Forester, Impreza, XV and BRZ recalled

Subaru has recalled the 2012/13 Impreza, Forester, and XV, along with the 2013 BRZ, over concerns about a defective engine valve spring. According to the company, there's a chance the valve spring will fracture, making the engine stall and not restart. If the car stalls unexpectedly and can't be restarted, there's a safety risk to the driver and other road users around them...


Subaru WRX STI TC380 announced in Japan
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Subaru WRX STI TC380 announced in Japan

The Subaru WRX STI TC380, the latest in a long line of limited-edition WRX models, has gone on sale in Japan. According to the Fuji Subaru car dealership, the TC380 was developed under the supervision of Toshihiro Arai, a former driver with the Subaru World Rally Team. Unfortunately, the company has yet to launch the car's promised mini-site, so the only image we have of the TC380 is its badge...


Toyota tops 2018 Interbrand list, Subaru pips Tesla
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Toyota tops 2018 Interbrand list, Subaru pips Tesla

For more years than any of us have fingers to count, Toyota has ruled the list of the world's most valuable automotive brands – while rubbing shoulders with the world's most valuable brands, full stop. Toyota's pre-eminence would seem obvious, given it is the best-selling vehicle brand in the world. However, financial performance is only one criteria in Interbrand's analysis...


2010-14 Subaru Outback, Liberty recalled
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2010-14 Subaru Outback, Liberty recalled

Subaru has recalled the 2010-2014 Outback and Liberty, over concerns about their electric parking brakes. According to the company, if the parking brake circuit board fractures a warning light will illuminate and the brake can't be applied or released. That puts the cars in breach of Australian Design Rules (ADR) for motor vehicles...


2019 Subaru BRZ revealed for Japan
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2019 Subaru BRZ revealed for Japan

Subaru Japan has revealed a 'partially improved' 2019 BRZ for its domestic market, with minor aerodynamic and suspension revisions. And yes, 'partially improved' is a direct translation from Japanese. Shown here in STI Sport trim, the updated sports car gets new 'rear arch fins' which the company claim "suppress the turbulence of air at the rear of the body to the rear wheel arch" (mind you, this is translating the Japanese press release), along with retuned dampers for improved handling...


Subaru won't rule out return of a 'hot' Forester
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Subaru won't rule out return of a 'hot' Forester

Despite dropping turbocharged petrol and diesel options from the 2019 Forester, Subaru won't rule out the return of a performance variant of its new-gen SUV in the future. Speaking to CarAdvice at the launch of the all-new Forester, Subaru Australia boss Colin Christie said that while a hot Forester isn't available at the moment, it's not a firm no for the future...


2019 Subaru Forester ride and handling tuned specially for Australia
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2019 Subaru Forester ride and handling tuned specially for Australia

Subaru Australia began its process wish list of Forester changes almost four years ago, and placed a unique ride and handling tune for our market firmly at the top. We're sure not every wish gets granted, but this one was. Speaking with CarAdvice at the launch of the all-new Forester, Subaru Australia boss, Colin Christie, confirmed Australia is integral for global specification requirements and local testing...


2019 Subaru Forester review
Rating: 810 /10
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2019 Subaru Forester review

It looks visually similar to the last model, so has enough changed to entice buyers into the all-new Subaru Forester? Paul Maric finds out.

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2019 Subaru Forester pricing and specs
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2019 Subaru Forester pricing and specs

Subaru Australia has announced pricing and specifications for the all-new 2019 Forester line-up, which kicks off from $33,490 before on-road costs. The fifth-generation Forester is headlined by a heavily-revised engine and transmission, enhanced driver assistance technologies, new infotainment systems, more interior space, and – of course – a new look inside and out...


Subaru ramps up Takata replacements with mobile service vans
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Subaru ramps up Takata replacements with mobile service vans

With around 75 per cent of its potentially deadly Takata airbags now replaced, Subaru is now resorting to mobile servicing vans to contact those getting around with faulty inflators. Speaking to CarAdvice at the launch of the all-new Forester, Subaru Australia boss, Colin Christie, admitted it's becoming harder to reach the final 25 per cent of outstanding airbag replacements, despite sending over a million letters, emails, phone calls and text messages...


Subaru opens online ordering across range
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Subaru opens online ordering across range

Subaru has opened up its online ordering system to its entire range, but still supports the dealership model, according to the brand's local boss. Speaking with CarAdvice at the launch of the all-new Forester, Subaru Australia managing director, Colin Christie, said dealerships are still critical to the brand in Australia...


Subaru to stick with three-year warranty, despite competitor moves
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Subaru to stick with three-year warranty, despite competitor moves

Subaru is set to stick with a three-year warranty for the short term, despite a number of its competitors making the move to longer coverage periods. Speaking with CarAdvice at the launch of the all-new Forester, Subaru Australia managing director, Colin Christie, said he's aware of the competition, but the company is still investigating its options...