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The rise and fall of the Subaru Liberty over 31 years – part two

In part one, we broke down the inception of the Subaru Liberty in our market, and covered off its rise to fame in the Australian car marketplace. For part two, we'll look at the highest point in the saga, and what happened from there. Generation four: the most successful Liberty, and arguably the best of the bunch The fourth-generation Liberty was a hit in Australia...

The rise and fall of the Subaru Liberty over 31 years: Part one

The Subaru Liberty is no more for the Australian car marketplace. It departs just one month shy of its 31-year anniversary in our market, having been first introduced to us Aussies in October 1989. First, a bit of trivia...

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.

2016 Subaru Liberty 2.5i Premium review

Sitting mid-pack in the all-new Liberty range, the 2016 Subaru Liberty 2.5i Premium might not be the most exciting Subaru on sale, but there's still plenty to like...

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Subaru Liberty Videos

2015 Subaru Liberty 3.6R Review

The sixth generation Subaru Liberty is better looking and more feature packed than before. The nameplate had become a little uninspiring in its previous incarnation, the Liberty is back. What a change from the previous generation – it’s not as boxy looking, with more sophisticated, European inspired lines. This is the top-of-the-line Liberty 3...

Subaru Liberty 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...

Holden Calais V v Subaru Liberty 3.6R Comparison

The Holden Commodore and Ford Falcon were long the default options for families wanting a bucketload of space, a sporty drive and a powerful six-cylinder engine. And let’s not forget the somewhat less inspiring Toyota Aurion, too. Sometimes forgotten though, and somewhat pushed off to the side, is the mid-sized Subaru Liberty — especially in 3...

Kia Optima 2.4 Si v Subaru Liberty 2.5i Premium Comparison

Mid-size sedans don't get much love in Australia anymore, but offering practicality, driving enjoyment and affordability, here we bring two of the segment's best examples together...

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Subaru Liberty News

Every car leaving the Australian market in 2020

It's been a big year for automotive in 2020, with the exit of Holden, the cancellation of international motor shows and the Australian Grand Prix due to coronavirus, and the steady decline of new car sales. In a challenging climate, it's perhaps unsurprising that carmakers are reducing their ranges, discontinuing under-performers and replacing older models with hybrids, electric cars or new creations altogether...

Subaru Liberty axed from Australian line-up, Outback safe

We now have an answer for the handful of readers who have asked us, repeatedly, when the new-generation 2021 Subaru Liberty would go on sale in Australia: it won't. In a release issued today, the Japanese company's local distributor confirmed the Liberty badge (known as Legacy overseas) will exit the Australian market when the current model ends its production run for our region...

Next-generation Subaru engine range detailed – report

Details have emerged of Subaru's next generation of engines, according to a report from Japanese website CarSensor. Three new turbocharged four-cylinder boxer engines are expected to be introduced in Subaru's new range from 2021. The first is a 1.5-litre direct-injection engine, understood to replace the 2...

Subaru recalls several models for ignition switch fix

Subaru Australia has issued a recall for a number of older-generation models to replace potentially faulty ignition switches installed between 17 February 2017 and 14 April 2019. According to the Japanese brand, vehicles fitted with the affected component could have “imperfections” in the switch’s ball springs, which could see the key position switch from ON to ACC position while the vehicle is in motion...

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Subaru Liberty Owner Reviews

2007 Subaru Liberty GT-B Tuned By STI review

After turning 28 and owning a 2006 WRX wagon, I needed to jump out of the boy-racer stigma and into a car that retained the WRX essence, but in a more refined manner. Enter the Subaru Liberty GT Tuned By STi. Straight from the outset, you know it's a special car with STi bits everywhere. First of all you see the 18-inch STi Enkei wheels housing the massive gold Brembo brakes...

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...

2006 Subaru Liberty 3.0R-B review

I have had this car for a few years now, as a second car to run myself and kids to work/school, plus the occasional fun drive on weekends. So it had to be affordable, reasonably practical, reliable, and still have enough power and good handling for occasional winding road blasts. I have always loved the look of the Gen 4 Liberty, this being my fifth Liberty and second Gen 4...

2005 Subaru Liberty 3.0R-B review

I bought a six-cylinder Subaru because I was intrigued by the fact that such a curious concept only done in four-cylinders, the boxer engine (which had fascinated me from my first interest in car), had been re-invented alongside Porsche for an affordable everyday driver. I was looking for a first car at the time as I'd just passed my licence test, and wouldn't be sated by a cheap two-litre beater...

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