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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

2020 Subaru Forester Hybrid 2.0e-S review

Adding hybrid power to the Forester is an exercise in compromise, and a lot of it isn't good.

2020 Subaru Impreza 2.0i Premium hatch review

Subaru's Impreza has had a facelift. So, how much extra shine is added by the freshened looks, equipment tweaks, and revised ride and handling?

2020 Subaru Forester Hybrid 2.0e-L review

Subaru has arrived with hybrid motivation for its popular Forester. Is this the right medium SUV for the times?

2019 Subaru XV 2.0i-S review

The Subaru XV, a popular jacked-up Impreza hatch, has plenty going for it - but do its downsides spoil the appeal?

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Subaru Videos

2020 Subaru Forester Hybrid 2.0e-L review

Subaru is now offering hybrid power in the Forester mid-sized SUV range, and the timing couldn't be better. It’s a hugely popular segment with a dizzying amount of choice, if with precisely one other conventional hybrid option in Toyota’s RAV4. Newcomer Forester Hybrid’s only direct rival has famously been thin on the ground, and it doesn’t appear to be getting thicker any time soon...

Wagon or SUV? 2019 Subaru Outback 2.5i Premium v Subaru Forester 2.5i-S comparison

The Subaru Outback 2.5i Premium and Subaru Forester 2.5i-S are two cars with distinctly different looks and distinctly different appeals but are closer in many ways than you would imagine. So Curt Dupriez and Jez Spinks examined those similarities (and differences), to see how they stacked up against each other.

Top 10 SUVs off-road: Which medium SUV is the best?

So, you bought a mid-sized SUV with all-wheel drive. Can it go off-road? We take the top 10 medium SUVs off-road through three very basic tests to see if any of them can make it through unscathed...

Best medium family SUV 2019: 10 SUVs, 1 winner!

When it comes to mid-sized SUVs, there's one that stands out from the rest. CarAdvice compares the 10 best selling SUVs on the segment to find out which SUV is the best on-road, which is the safest SUV and which SUV is the best value...

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Subaru Comparisons

2020 Mitsubishi Outlander v Subaru Forester comparison

What phrase best describes a comparison of the Mitsubishi Outlander and Subaru Forester? Sortie of the sensible? Battle of the beige? Let’s not get off on the wrong foot. This pair of compact SUVs are two of the most popular in a crowded market, because they deliver reliable and practical motoring at reasonable prices...

2019 Subaru Forester 2.5i-S v Outback 2.5i Premium comparison

Forester versus Outback. Subaru has two popular SUVs separated by around a grand vying for your attention. Which one should you pick?

Medium SUV off-road test: Toyota RAV4, Holden Equinox, Mazda CX-5, Renault Koleos, Subaru Forester, Hyundai Tucson, Kia Sportage, Volkswagen Tiguan, Honda CR-V and Nissan X-Trail

We all know your rationale when it comes to buying a medium-sized SUV with all-wheel drive. You want a vehicle with more room for the kid(s) – or kid(s) that are coming – but you also have in the back of your mind that one day you might need to go off-road. Anybody that's done any proper off-roading knows that the type of off-roading you think you're going to do, compared to the type you'll actually do, is very different...

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Subaru News

Australia's most affordable hybrid and electric cars

The list of electric car and hybrid car options in Australia expands with every passing year, but their often prohibitive cost – particularly in the case of EVs – remains a major barrier to their uptake. Hybrid drivetrains are complex, while batteries for hybrid or electric cars are expensive to manufacture, which bumps up the price of hybrid and electric cars across the board...

Around the tracks: An angry neighbour's exhaust stunt, a BMW X5 with a massive grille, and Bentley furniture

When we’re not creating it ourselves, the CarAdvice team spends a lot of time finding and consuming motoring content from all over the world. Here’s a handful of the photos, articles, videos or social media posts that most caught our eye last week. Some of them are brand new, others have been online for a while. Enjoy them – just not too much, okay? 1...

Toyota tops the list, Tesla climbs the ranks in Australia's most trusted car brands

Japanese car giant Toyota has once again been named the most trusted car brand in Australia, but consumers have increasing faith in electric-car challenger brand Tesla – and 'distrust' Holden and Volkswagen, new research has found...

Subaru begins contactless car pick up and drop off amid COVID-19

Subaru Australia has announced it will offer home delivery of vehicles for new-car buyers, and contactless pick up and drop off for its service customers during the COVID-19 pandemic. Subaru’s offer extends to all cars undergoing routine servicing, and all new-car buyers regardless of whether the car was purchased online or in a showroom...

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Subaru Owner Reviews

2016 Subaru Outback 2.5i Premium review

It’s been a little over a month since I bought my newish car, a 2016 Subaru Outback 2.5i Premium. Over that time I have developed a detailed-enough opinion of the car, so I decided to write a review. My previous vehicle was a 2013 dual-cab Toyota HiLux diesel 4x4...

20 Subaru Forester 2.5i-S (AWD) review

My wife has a car supplied with her job, so when it came time to replace her 2017 Subaru XV, the choice of cars was limited to the list provided by her employer. After reviewing the list of available cars, the choice was narrowed down to two; the Mazda CX-5 Maxx Sport and the Subaru Forester 2.5i-S. After test driving both cars, the decision was to buy the Subaru Forester 2...

2013 Subaru BRZ review

Having owned my 2013 Subaru BRZ for just over a year, I felt it only right to mark the occasion with a review. A bit of context first. After driving my family’s vehicles for some time, I had saved enough to buy a first car of my own...

2010 Subaru Impreza R (AWD) review

We bought our Subaru impreza sedan around 18 months ago. We initially went to the local Honda Dealership with the intention to buy a 2010 Honda Accord. As we were waiting for the salesman to get the keys, we noticed the blue Subaru that we were leaning against. We instead took that car for a test drive and was hooked. Our previous car was a 2003 BA Ford Falcon Futura sedan...

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