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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

2021 Subaru XV Hybrid L AWD review

With some subtle midlife upgrades, the XV Hybrid makes a compelling case for Subaru fans looking for clever tech while enjoying driving dynamics beyond most SUVs.

2021 Subaru XV 2.0i Premium review

Refreshed for the 2021 model year, the Subaru XV presents as a smart and stylish take on the crossover formula. It's not without its flaws, though.

2021 Subaru XV 2.0i-S review

With its midlife facelift coming with a price rise across the range, does the top-spec XV do enough to justify some extra coffers?

2021 Subaru Outback review

Updated with an engine that is largely new, the 2021 Subaru Outback will once again stake its claim as the driver's choice in the large-SUV segment.

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Subaru Videos

Video: 2021 Subaru Outback first drive review

While vehicles in this segment ideally need to be a jack-of-all-trades as part of the brief, few suit the urban dweller as comprehensively as the Subaru Outback.

2020 Subaru Outback 2.5i Premium review

Many alternatives have gone by the by. All-wheel-drive wagons with slight bush-ability are thin on the ground these days. Aside from Skoda and Subaru, if you want four driven wheels underneath a slightly high-riding wagon (not an SUV), you're paying big bucks Yes, Subaru counts the Outback as an SUV. But, let’s call a spade a spade: the Outback is a wagon...

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.

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Subaru Comparisons

Hybrid SUV comparison review: Subaru Forester Hybrid v Toyota RAV4 Hybrid

It’s fuel pumps at dawn as a new petrol-electric version of the Subaru Forester tries to displace the Toyota RAV4 as the world’s best – and most frugal – $40,000 hybrid SUV.

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?

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Subaru News

2022 Subaru Forester facelift coming soon, Australian launch expected by October 2021

The 2022 Subaru Forester mid-size SUV is in line for its mid-life facelift later this year – and it could be in Australian showrooms as early as July 2021. Its first major update since its local launch in late 2018, CarAdvice understands the facelifted Forester will arrive in Australian Subaru showrooms in the third quarter of 2021 (July to September inclusive) – pending any further delays related to semiconductor chip shortages, currently affecting the car industry...

2022 Subaru BRZ: First Australian deliveries due late 2021, registrations of interest now open

The 2022 Subaru BRZ will launch in Australia in the fourth quarter of 2021 (October to December inclusive), with customers interested in the new sports car now able to register their interest...

1998 Subaru Impreza 22B STi sells for more than $400,000

A rare 1998 Subaru Impreza with 40,000km on the clock has sold for an astonishing AUD$402,000 (US$312,555). Number 156 of just 400 Subaru Impreza 22B STi models built recently went under the hammer on US-based online auction site, Bring A Trailer. Located in the United States, the World Rally Blue example was imported into the US in 2020 under that country’s ‘show and display’ exemption...

2021 Subaru WRX STI EJ25 Final Edition price and specs: Swan-song sedan arrives in Australia

2021 Subaru WRX STI EJ25 Final Edition pricing and specification Styling changes, custom brake callipers and badging, but no extra power Just 75 examples coming to Australia Priced from $62,440 before on-road costs A swan-song variant of the outgoing Subaru WRX STI – known as the WRX STI EJ25 Final Edition – has been revealed for Australia, priced from $62,440 plus on-road costs...

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Subaru Owner Reviews

2001 Subaru Forester Limited review

I have owned my 2001 SF dual-range for about five years. I bought it for 1000 bucks with 333000km on it, and it's now got 455500km on the clock. My Forester's colour is Deep Blue Mica and frankly, it should never have been removed from the range. During the time of ownership I have done the following: Upgraded the exhaust with extractors from the headers back (1200 bucks), which breathed new life into the EJ202...

2001 Subaru Forester Limited review

I used this little Sooby for years. I have packed it up with work and camping gear, and towed a large quad bike in a trailer up a steep, rough, rocky track to a county property. It was towing about 650kg and I can’t imagine it would have been able to crawl up without the dual range box...

2014 Subaru WRX Premium (AWD) review

The venerable WRX; a car that has built a reputation for being affordable, fast, fun to drive and a head turner with that unique boxer thrum. When I decided to sell my highly-modified B5 Audi S4 to get something a little newer and reliable, a WRX seemed the obvious choice. I searched and found a 2014 (MY15) WRX Premium at a decent price, so I snapped it up...

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...

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