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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 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?

Drift Cadet: Learning how to drift... Without ruining your car

Drifting is a stack of fun, but it increases wear and tear on your engine, your tyres and the gearbox. But, there's now an answer to the age-old problem of learning how to drift without gradually destroying your car, and that answer is to do it in somebody else's car...

2019 Subaru Forester review

Flashiness takes a back seat to thoughtfulness in the 2018 Subaru Forester. It won’t set your pulse racing, but it's as honest, practical and unpretentious as ever, and still happy getting off the beaten path every once in a while.

2018 Subaru Levorg 2.0 GT-S long-termer: Introduction

The Subaru Levorg has always struck me as a car with a bit of an identity crisis. Is it a WRX wagon with another name? A luxury estate with a proudly mainstream badge? Neither, really. But in an era of unmatched homogeneity, anything that's hard to define or put into a box is intriguing. Rivals are few and far between...

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Subaru Videos

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.  ...

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...

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Subaru Comparisons

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...

2018 Hot Hatch Mega Test Video, Part 2: Road

Welcome to Part Two of the video feature for our recent 2018 Hot Hatch Mega Test. To recap, we've assembled three all-wheel-drivers 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 Video, Part 1: Track

We pit five of the best turbo hot hatches - and one wildcard sedan - against one another to find out which is the fastest and most fun small rocketship for under $60k. In this video we test outright performance and lap times...

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Subaru News

Three-year warranty holdouts unmoved by Mazda extension

With its decision to move to a five-year, unlimited-kilometre warranty, Mazda has narrowed the pool of 'mainstream' manufacturers offering three years of coverage to just four: Nissan, Subaru, Toyota and Volkswagen. We've made clear the CarAdvice position on warranty in the past, but here's a quick recap from Alborz's opinion piece on the issue: It’s time we start asking car companies to up their written warranties...

Subaru WRX STI Type RA-R revealed for Japan

The Subaru WRX STI Type RA-R has been unveiled for the Japanese market, sporting a more powerful engine, less weight, and unique equipment when compared to the 'standard' car. It's pretty much Japan's version of the WRX STI Type RA revealed for the US market for the US, commemorating the STI's 30th anniversary...

Drift Cadet: Learning how to drift... Without ruining your car

Drifting is a stack of fun, but it increases wear and tear on your engine, your tyres and the gearbox. But, there's now an answer to the age-old problem of learning how to drift without gradually destroying your car, and that answer is to do it in somebody else's car...

CarAdvice podcast 111: Riding in the tiny turbocharged Honda S660

You're joined by Paul Maric, Mike Stevens, and Scott Collie this week. Discussing car news, the 2018 BMW 620d GT goes on sale from $99,900, pricing and specs for the 2019 Kia Sportage have been announced, the Toyota Supra has been teased once again, and customers with a Sunset Yellow Kia Stinger will be offered a full respray to replace defective paint...

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Subaru Owner Reviews

2017 Subaru BRZ Premium review

The purchasing decision After three years of daily driving an endearingly characterful ’14 Fiat 500 S, which both looked and drove like a scurrying field mouse, it was time for a bit of an upgrade. The brief for the replacement was fairly straightforward. Like the 500, it had to be fun to drive in the urban environment, where it would spend about 95 per cent of its life...

2017 Subaru Impreza 2.0i-S (AWD) review

Having owned my Impreza for a little over a year now and racking up 42,000km, I don't have any regrets in my purchase. I traded in my 2010 V6 Mitsubishi Outlander that was heavy on fuel and had various problems. I stumbled across the Impreza on the lot of the dealership and had heard great things about the safety of its cars...

2003 Subaru Impreza WRX STI review

I bought my STI four years ago. It was stock, yet still quite fun. I bought the car as I am an avid Subaru fan. I like the fact it offers a raw driving experience, even when unmodified. The big STI wing on the back looks fantastic, and all the little STI emblems on the inside of the car look great and really set it apart from the WRX version...

2017 Subaru BRZ Premium review

Hands down the most fun car I have driven for under $30K. Coming from a family of FPVs and high-horsepower V8s, I never thought I’d enjoy driving a mild 147–151kW sports coupe. How I was wrong. While you’re not gonna win any drag races, you cannot throw this car into corners without having a grin from ear to ear...

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2018 Subaru Impreza 2.0i-S review

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