Archive for Category: "Subaru Reviews"
Review: 2013 Subaru XV Crosstrek Building a better Impreza With the introduction of the new Impreza, Subaru has killed off the small and rugged Outback Sport, and has left a gaping hole in the lineup. When we first drove the Impreza, we were OK with that because we didn’t like the Impreza and didn’t want [...]
We love a good Subaru. Two-thirds of the AutoTalk staff owns one, and we all think they are the bee’s knees. That idea changed with the introduction of the new Impreza. When we reviewed the smallest member of the family, we felt that it lacked that special felling that all Subaru vehicles have. We said [...]
Recently we have reviewed the all-new 2012 Subaru Impreza, and the 2012 Fiat 500c. Both cars are designed for very different purposes and very different customers, but they both possess sticker prices within $500 of each other. With a recent used car purchase of a 2010 Volkswagen Golf TDI by this AutoTalk staffer for around [...]
During the economic meltdown and following automotive sales collapse of 2009, every major car company with cars for sale in the US saw losses. Even the mighty Toyota was hit hard, but one auto company stood high atop the pile and actually increased sales. The quirky Japanese automaker, Subaru. Thanks to its unique blend of price, functionality and safety, Subaru had a record year in the midst of an [...]
In the late 1980s, a little Japanese manufacture previously known only for unorthodox economy cars did something even more unorthodox. It was then when Subaru teamed up with its newly formed Techinca International (STI) in-house tuning outfit and Britain’s Prodrive to create the Subaru World Rally Team. Little did they know that the following decades would cause not only [...]
The Forester is Subaru’s midsized cross over offering. Actually, it would be easy to see how since Subaru was the first and only manufacturer to include AWD on all of their vehicles as standard equipment, they could easily be construed as the owner of the crossover concept. As is expected in the cross over segment, [...]
When it comes to rally cars, there are two manufacturers that always stand out – Mitsubishi and Subaru. Subaru has positioned the WRX for people who are looking for “one-car-fits-all” rather than purchasing trackisque cars such as the STI. Our test car was a 2011 Subaru Impreza WRX Preimum with navigation. The WRX is very [...]