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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

2019 Subaru Forester 2.5i review

Subaru's ever-popular Forester is all new, even if you blink and miss it. But is there more goodness below the skin in the base 2.5i version to make it a more appealing urban family runabout?

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.

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.

2018 Subaru Impreza 2.0i-S review

When Subaru says the Impreza is all-new, it really means it. How do the car's fresh platform and techy cabin stack up in top-spec 2.0i-S guise?

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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!

2019 Subaru Forester review: First look

See the full article here. Subaru has always been onto a good thing with its Forester SUV, therefore breaking the mould with the new-generation model was out of the question. So while the fifth iteration of Subaru’s top-seller is more or less new from the ground up, it feels somehow familiar. The company’s famously loyal owner base demands as much...

2018 Hot Hatch Mega Test Video, Part 2: Road

Welcome to Part Two video feature for our recent 2018 Hot Hatch Mega Test. To recap, we've assembled three all-wheel drives and three front-drivers from non-premium marques, with pricing ranging from $43k (i30 N) through to $57,690 (STI Spec R). It's a rich and diverse field with each competitor representing its maker's fastest and most fun-filled efforts...

2018 Hot Hatch Mega Test, Part 1: Track

It's time. With some new entries in the Australian scene, it's time to pull together some of the most compelling hot hatches to see which is most deserving.  ...

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Subaru Comparisons

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 Holden Calais-V Tourer v Subaru Outback 3.6R

Sunny days at the beach, camping trips at the weekend, making new paths to new destinations. Not quite what you’d expect a humble station wagon to do, yet for years Aussie families did just that with trusty and rugged Kingswoods and Falcons. Fast-forward to the present and times have changed...

2018 Holden Commodore RS Liftback v Subaru Liberty 2.5i Premium sedan comparison

Commodore RS takes on Liberty 2.5i Premium in the fight for the best four-cylinder family car for around $36K...

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Subaru News

2020 Subaru Forester e-Boxer hybrid for Australia - UPDATE

UPDATE, Feb 13 2019: Subaru Australia now says its "best estimate" for Forester e-Boxer hybrid timing is the last quarter of 2019, potentially November. This is still to be locked in, however. The new model will make its debut at the Geneva motor show next month. Find out Forester reviews here...

2020 Subaru Liberty unveiled

The seventh-generation Subaru Legacy — known as the Liberty in Australia and New Zealand — has been unveiled at the 2019 Chicago motor show. Riding on the company's new global platform, the new Liberty/Legacy is said to be significantly stiffer than today's car...

Reports of Toyota 86, Subaru BRZ's death have been greatly exaggerated

Remember those reports from earlier in the week? The ones pronouncing the Subaru BRZ and Toyota 86 dead, telling the world there won't be a second generation? Turns out those reports were a little premature. CarScoops, having reached out to Subaru USA, is running the following quote from a Subaru USA spokesperson: "We do not endorse this report coming from Japan’s Best Car,” he said...

Subaru BRZ and Toyota 86 successor cancelled - report

Toyota might be committed to bringing the fun back into its line-up, but that's no guarantee its affordable, rear-wheel drive collaboration with Subaru will make it into a second generation. Reports from Japan have suggested Toyota and Subaru have decided to put a stop to their BRZ and 86 joint venture, with Toyota instead turning focus to the lower-end four-cylinder Supra and rumoured electric MR2...

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Subaru Owner Reviews

2015 Subaru WRX STi review

I had always wanted to own a high performance vehicle but was never particularly taken by the offerings (that I could afford) from VW, Nissan, Toyota or Suzuki. The Subaru WRX was always a car that I noticed when it drove past or overtook me due to distinctive exhaust note and styling. When I finally test drove one in 2016 I loved every second of it...

2016 Subaru Outback 2.5i Premium review

We are now almost two years into our 2016 Subaru Outback, and what can I say? Well, I started off really liking the car, but now I am beginning to feel a bit of buyer's remorse. Let's start with the good stuff. Comfort and handling – This car is so comfortable I can drive for six hours (don't do this) without a break and without feeling uncomfortable at all...

2014 Subaru XV 2.0i-L review

My beloved 3.0R-B Liberty was starting to get a bit old and was not practical for what I needed daily (Fit the kids, dog in the boot, cheap to run etc). I had to weigh up what I needed in a newer car that was going to fit all my criteria. Unfortunately, I had to rule out a performance car in my budget, as it would have been too old or expensive to run...

2013 Subaru WRX S-Edition review

I have a Subaru WRX S-Edition. I purchased the car because I am a Subaru enthusiast, and it was my dream and goal for five years to save up for the 2015 WRX STi. But as they were becoming too popular and not as exciting, I came across the last Crystal Black S-Edition. Intrigued, I looked into it and realised they are so rare that I have the only one in my state of Tasmania...

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