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Named after the Japanese word for the Pleiades star cluster, Subaru was first introduced in 1954 by Fuji Heavy Industries, a company up until then best known as an airplane manufacturer. However, Subaru was able to gain a following thanks to its oddball design choices and then-innovative use of the flat-four boxer engine and all-wheel drive chassis. Today, these unique features have become a staple in Subaru models, and have helped to set the Japanese badge apart from its competitors. Now known for its efficient, all-wheel drive (and often turbocharged) vehicles, Subaru has acquired near cult-like status amongst a segment of auto enthusiasts, who have become enamored both by sporty sedans like the Impreza WRX and all-purpose wagons like the Outback.

JUNE 2013

A three-quarter front view of a 2014 Subaru Forester 2.0XT Touring
Subaru Forester 2.0XT Touring
Sporting an athletic 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder and Subaru's proven symmetrical all-wheel drive, this versatile small SUV is comfortable both at soccer practice and in the mountains.

JUNE 2013

Subaru XV Crosstrek 2.0i Limited
Built on the same platform as the Impreza, the all-new Subaru XV Crosstrek offers the versatility of an SUV in a small, city-friendly package. Fitted with Subaru's symmetrical all-wheel drive and a punchy, 148-horsepower boxer 4-cylinder, this compact crossover is as comfortable on mountain roads as it is on urban streets.
A side view of a 2013 Subaru XV Crosstrek 2.0i Limited


A three-quarter rear view of a 2013 Subaru BRZ
Subaru BRZ Limited
Featuring classic sports car looks and a peppy Boxer 4 to match, this quick and agile rear-wheel drive coupe from Subaru showcases a different — and much appreciated — side of the Japanese automaker.

JULY 2012

Subaru Outback 2.5i Limited
Completely redesigned for the 2013 model year, the all-new Subaru Outback offers premium performance and innovative amenities like the EyeSight accident prevention system at a bargain price.
A 2013 Subaru Outback 2.5i Limited in action on the beaches of North Carolina's Outer Banks

MAY 2012

A three-quarter rear view of a red 2012 Subaru Outback 3.6R Limited

Subaru Outback 3.6R Limited
Coming standard with symmetrical all-wheel drive and an athletic, 256-horsepower BOXER six-cylinder engine, the latest iteration of the long-running Subaru Outback offers a sporty and stylish take on the classic family wagon.


Subaru Impreza WRX 5-Door
Coming standard with a 265-horsepower turbocharged 4-cylinder that shoots it to 60 in just 4.7 seconds, the Subaru Impreza WRX 5-Door is one fast hatch. And with the addition of Subaru's symmetrical all-wheel drive and nearly 45 cubic feet of cargo room, the WRX 5-Door makes for a great all-purpose, all-weather vehicle.

A three-quarter front view of a blue 2012 Subaru Impreza WRX 5-Door


A three-quarter rear view of a red 2011 Subaru Forester 2.5X Touring

Subaru Forester 2.5X Touring
This sporty crossover combines the best features of the Subaru line-up—the standard all-wheel drive, the responsive handling, the fuel economy—for a ride that is both fun and affordable.

JUNE 2010

Subaru Impreza 2.5i Premium
The Premium edition of Subaru's popular Impreza sedan adds aluminum alloy wheels, a 6-disc in-dash CD changer with SRS Circle Surround system, and stylish touches of leather to this quick compact car's already ample list of amenities.

A three-quarter front view of a 2010 Subaru Impreza 2.5i Premium

MAY 2010

A three-quarter front view of a 2010 Subaru Outback 2.5i Limited

Subaru Outback 2.5i Limited
This stylish crossover wagon has been a family favorite for over a decade thanks to its impressive array of standard features, including symmetrical all-wheel drive, dual-zone automatic climate control and a CD stereo with an auxiliary audio jack.

APRIL 2010

Subaru Legacy 2.5i Limited
Competing in a crowded market segment home to the likes of the Honda Accord and Mazda 6, this family-friendly sedan offers the type of performance handling that few in its class can match. Featuring standard all-wheel drive and a surprisingly sporty horizontally-opposed 4-cylinder engine, the Legacy is an excellent option for gear heads on a budget.
A side view of a 2010 Subaru Legacy 2.5i Limited


A three-quarter rear view of a red 2008 Subaru Impreza 2.5 i

Subaru Impreza 2.5 i
With its unique symmetrical all-wheel drive system and a sizable 2.5 liter engine, the Impreza delivers great handling and big performance for a not-so-big price. Outdoor adventurers will notice the added bonus of traction control and all-season tires, while families are sure to appreciate the Impreza's strong safety features.


Subaru Impreza Outback Sport
As a hardier rendition of the Impreza base model, this well-rounded wagon is more than able to handle driving through the urban jungle. Some of its features include a heavy-duty raised suspension, a 2.5-liter engine and a traction-gripping symmetrical all-wheel drive.

A three-quarter front view of a silver 2008 Subaru Outback Sport


A three-quarter rear view of a 2008 Subaru Legacy 3.0 R Limited

Subaru Legacy 3.0 R Limited
This reasonably priced sports sedan provides a welcome relief from the flood of Camry copies that dominate the mid-size car market. Offering standard all-wheel drive and more horsepower than the similarly-priced WRX, the Legacy has enough character and charisma to set itself apart from the pack.

MARCH 2006

Subaru Impreza WRX TR
With its third exterior freshening since its birth, the Impreza WRX still won't win any beauty pageants, but the new TR edition promises even more of the high-speed thrills the WRX has become famous for. TR stands for Tuner Ready, highlighting the many SPT performance parts that can be added to its features list.


Subaru Outback 2.5XT Limited
Paul Hogan might be gone from its ad campaign, but the newest iteration of the Outback still provides a brilliant combination of on-road handling and bad-weather traction. With an upscale interior and tremendous turbocharged boxer engine, the Outback is now an even more attractive SUV alternative.


Subaru B9 Tribeca
Subaru's first seven-passenger vehicle drives smoothly and has fun features like a DVD Entertainment System and a horizontally-opposed engine, but there is nothing spectacular about it to make it truly stand out among other SUVs.


Subaru Legacy 2.5 GT
Limited Sedan

The Legacy leaves behind very little pollution, as it is a designated Super-ultra Low Emission Vehicle. You may be convinced by a test drive, so don’t be shy and try it out.

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