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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

2018 Subaru BRZ tS review

The Subaru BRZ has always been an impressive – and affordable – driver's car. Now with some clever STI fettling both inside and out, meet the top-of-the-range Subaru BRZ tS.

2018 Subaru Liberty 3.6R review

Subaru has equipped its Liberty sedan with various upgrades for 2018, as the company bids to take on the new Toyota Camry and other key rivals in the shrinking mid-sized-car battleground.

2017 Subaru Impreza 2.0i Premium long-term review, report five: country and highway driving

Around town, we found a noticeable chink in the Subaru Impreza’s armour. A significant lack of low-end pull that makes getting up to speed quickly, overtaking or accelerating up a hill make it seem like you’re asking so much for the Impreza’s modest 2.0-litre petrol engine. However, what we did notice was that once you’re up and moving, the Impreza settles to offer a competent and enjoyable ride...

2018 Subaru Outback review: 2.5i Premium

If ever there were an alternative to the average SUV, it's the 2018 Subaru Outback. More kit, better road manners and smart storage solutions complete what is an excellent family chariot.

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Subaru Videos

Subaru: Performance for the people

Sponsored by: Subaru Subaru is sure it has the right option for just about every type of new-car buyer in the Australian market. Especially when it comes to practical performance options. To prove the case, the Japanese car maker asked CarAdvice to pair six potential shoppers with the right car for their tastes and needs...

Surfing trip to Ulladulla in the 2017 Subaru Outback 2.5i Premium

If ever there were an alternative to the average SUV, it's the 2018 Subaru Outback. More kit, better road manners and smart storage solutions complete what is an excellent family chariot.

How to drive fast in a Subaru WRX STI

Patience. That’s a concept Alborz doesn't explore too often, but being on a racetrack and in the driver’s seat of a Subaru WRX STI with a professional rally driver next to him, patience was very much a virtue he dearly lacked. So, he set out to learn some patience, and hopefully improve his lap times as a result!  ...

2018 Subaru Ascent revealed in LA

Subaru has revealed its all-new Ascent three-row SUV at the 2017 Los Angeles motor show.

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Subaru Comparisons

Honda HR-V v Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross v Subaru XV comparison

Small crossover SUVs with a predominantly urban focus have taken over the road. Just look around you. But the segment has splintered into a few directions exemplified by the trio you see here. They’re similar in most ways, but differ enough to corner specific subsets...

2018 Subaru Levorg STI Sport v Skoda Octavia RS245 comparison review

Wagons… We’re constantly reminding readers about them here at CarAdvice. Don’t just sleepwalk into a dealer and buy an SUV like everyone else, when a wagon is more than likely the solution you need – it’s a message you’ll read and hear from us often...

Top 5 comparisons of 2017

2017 is almost over. It's time for Christmas parties, sunshine and rose-tinted reflection on the year gone by. But here at CarAdvice, we aren't taking our foot off the pedal just yet – instead, we're taking the chance to look back at your favourite comparisons from this year. 5. Ford Ranger XLT v Volkswagen Amarok V6 Highline "The space between working ute and family SUV is getting greyer...

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Subaru News

2013-14 Subaru Forester manual diesel recalled

Subaru Australia has recalled 2013-2014 Foresters with a diesel engine and manual transmission, over concerns a wiring loom could rub against the clutch pipe, causing a short circuit. According to the company, if the wiring loom insulation wears out, there's a risk of the engine stalling and not restarting. If the condition occurs, it increases the risk of an accident...

CarAdvice podcast 98: Three-up in the BMW M140i for 700km!

Mike Costello and Mike Stevens join Mandy Turner this week. In car news, the Ford Focus has been revealed, along with the Audi A6 Avant. Also, pricing and details have been released for the Lexus LS and Ford Ranger Raptor. Plus, the BMW M2 Competition has been leaked, and the Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 is headed Down Under...

Time Machine Tuesday: April 10, 2018

People often say “don’t forget where you came from”. Although we’re focused on every new car, every last detail here at CarAdvice, we have an extensive back-catalogue of news stories, lifestyle yarns and reviews. Here’s a look at what happened on the week of April 10 in years past...

Toyota, Subaru joining forces for new BRZ/86 - report

Fans of rear-drive sports cars rejoice... maybe. If reports out of Japan are to be believed, a new Subaru BRZ and Toyota 86 pair is on the way with more power, more technology and sharper handling. A report quoting unnamed sources in the Japan Times says the second-generation sports car collaboration is set for a 2021 debut...

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Subaru Owner Reviews

2013 Subaru Liberty 2.5i review

The 2013 Subaru Liberty 2.5i Wagon was purchased just over one year ago, and we have loved every single moment of driving it. With the help of some of my mates, we decided the car's name would be #mysubie. We purchased the Liberty 2.5i because Subaru has a very good reputation, it was a fantastic price for the car, good fuel economy, and it has lots of space for the family of five...

2016 Subaru Levorg 2.0GT-S review

Good things come to those who wait, and oh how I waited. Subaru teased me for a long time with a true return to form: an all-wheel drive, non-SUV, turbo wagon. God how I lusted for the purr of a flat-four on idle and the snarl of angry wasps when it's given the beans. This should've been a true return to form for Subaru: a fun family wagon and a car you can tune to squeeze more angry killerwatts out of...

1999 Subaru Impreza WRX (AWD) review

I would like to introduce our MY99 Subaru Impreza WRX. This car has been in my family for around 15 years. The car is completely standard, just as it left the factory back in 1998. The WRX followed on from the original Liberty/Legacy RS as a four-door, turbocharged, all-wheel-drive performance sedan...

2015 Subaru Forester 2.0D-L review

I was looking around for a late-model SUV for the wife, and it needed to be a practical size to fit the kids and dog, but not too big as she wanted easy parking capability in carparks. She does a lot of kilometres driving around with kids and our main car for the weekends and holidays...

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Time Machine Tuesday: April 10, 2018

Time Machine Tuesday: April 10, 2018

2019 Subaru Forester revealed

2019 Subaru Forester revealed

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