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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-L review

You may not look twice at it, and you’re unlikely to give it a second thought. In fact, the Subaru Forester is a touch unremarkable. That’s perfect too – some family cars just need to be family cars, and this one does a really good job of it.

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.

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Subaru Videos

2018 Subaru Levorg long-term review: Introduction

Say hello to one of our recent long-termers, the Subaru Levorg 2.0 GT-S. It's not quite a WRX wagon, but it's fairly sporty all the same. Still, it isn't without its flaws. What are we hoping to learn with this one? Find out here.

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...

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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

2019 Subaru Levorg gets 2.0L atmo four in the UK

Subaru UK has updated the Levorg wagon with revised styling, more safety equipment, and a 2.0-litre naturally-aspirated engine. Compared to the model it replaces, the single-trim Levorg 2.0i GT gets a revised front bumper, 'sharper' grille, adaptive LED headlights, LED fog-lights, and new 18-inch alloy wheels. Under the bonnet, the British arm has ditched the previous 1...

Subaru recalls various models over like-for-like Takata airbags

Subaru Australia has recalled several model lines over Takata airbags, including older-generation versions of the Impreza, Forester, Liberty and Outback. Affected vehicles have been subject to previous recalls involving like-for-like replacement airbags as part of the ongoing Takata campaign, with the new ones not at risk of the well-documented fault...

2020 Subaru Outback unveiled: Australian launch late 2019 or early 2020

The all-new Subaru Outback promises to go more places packed with more technology – and will be available with turbocharged petrol power for the first time. The sixth-generation model is bigger than before, has a taller ground clearance, better off-road ability, and advanced features to help it handle the daily grind...

2020 Subaru Outback teased

The next-generation Subaru Outback will be unveiled at next week's 2019 New York motor show. Ahead of the car's launch, the company has issued a single teaser shot of the new wagon, although it has yet to provide any details about the car. The new soft-roader wagon will again be based on the latest Liberty sedan, which is known outside of Australia and New Zealand as the Legacy...

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Subaru Owner Reviews

2018 Subaru WRX Premium (AWD) Review

Since I was 10 or 11 years old, with a poster of the original Subaru WRX STi in rally blue with gold wheels on my wall, all I have wanted was to own a WRX. I'll start the review by saying that over the years I have had a number of performance cars, from a Mark 6 Golf R to an FD Mazda RX7. So when I was able to purchase a WRX and realise that boyhood dream, I jumped at the opportunity...

2016 Subaru Forester 2.0XT Review

We spent three months researching our vehicle requirements. Any car we bought needed some off-road ability, had to be fun to punt briskly, needed good ride quality with decent and accessible performance. Also of importance was a decent tow capacity (for an off road 1.2T camper) with a decent ball weight capacity, as well as some real off-road ability and clearance...

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...

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