Tag: Subaru

2020 Subaru Outback Picks Up New Platform, Deep-sixes the Six

For 2020, Subaru’s revered Outback wagon undergoes a host of changes while remaining unmistakably an Outback. And, as New York is hardly the first locale that springs to mind when thinking “Outback,” Subaru decided to have the great outdoors accompany the next-generation wagon to this week’s auto show. The automaker brought both the Outback and […]

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Where Your Author Makes a Quick Purchase (and a Long Trip)

<img data-attachment-id="1669362" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/map.png" data-orig-size="1147,605" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="map" data-image-description=" google ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/map-450×237.png” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/map-610×322.png” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1669362 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/map-610×322.png” alt width=”610″ height=”322″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/map-610×322.png 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/map-75×40.png 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/map-450×237.png 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/map-768×405.png 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/map-120×63.png 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/map.png 1147w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”>What happens when specific used car requirements combine with some old fashioned encouragement from TTAC staff? A one-way road trip […]

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More ‘Crossover’ Than Many Crossovers, Subaru’s 2020 Outback Heads for New York

It is arguable that the original Subaru Outback was one of the vehicles that blazed trails for the whole “rugged wagon” movement that eventually morphed into the crossovers we see flooding driveways across America. Those of you with long memories will recall that “Outback” was originally a trim on Legacy wagons, before making the jump […]

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Toyota Exec Confirms Development of Next-gen 86/BRZ

<img data-attachment-id="1662194" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/Toyota-86-British-Green-Limited-spoiler.jpg" data-orig-size="1600,900" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="Toyota 86 British Green Limited spoiler" data-image-description=" toyota ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/Toyota-86-British-Green-Limited-spoiler-450×253.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/Toyota-86-British-Green-Limited-spoiler-610×343.jpg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1662194″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/Toyota-86-British-Green-Limited-spoiler-610×343.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”343″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/Toyota-86-British-Green-Limited-spoiler-610×343.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/Toyota-86-British-Green-Limited-spoiler-75×42.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/Toyota-86-British-Green-Limited-spoiler-450×253.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/Toyota-86-British-Green-Limited-spoiler-768×432.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/Toyota-86-British-Green-Limited-spoiler-120×68.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/Toyota-86-British-Green-Limited-spoiler.jpg 1600w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> As the future of the Toyota 86 and Subaru BRZ began looking rather bleak […]

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Where Your Author Sells an Infiniti Quickly, Then Starts a Search

<img data-attachment-id="1665912" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/Dtca_yqXgAE57Wt.jpg" data-orig-size="1200,900" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="2009 Infiniti M35x" data-image-description=" Corey Lewis ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/Dtca_yqXgAE57Wt-450×338.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/Dtca_yqXgAE57Wt-610×458.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1665912 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/Dtca_yqXgAE57Wt-610×458.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”458″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/Dtca_yqXgAE57Wt-610×458.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/Dtca_yqXgAE57Wt-75×56.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/Dtca_yqXgAE57Wt-450×338.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/Dtca_yqXgAE57Wt-768×576.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/Dtca_yqXgAE57Wt-120×90.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/Dtca_yqXgAE57Wt.jpg 1200w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”>Recently, I’ve shared musings about selling my old Infiniti, as well as the coupe or sedan options […]

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2019 Subaru Ascent Premier Review – In a Big Country

2019 Subaru Ascent Premier Turbocharged 2.4-liter horizontally opposed inline-four (260 hp @ 5600 rpm; 277 lb-ft @ 2000-4800 rpm) Continuously-variable transmission, all-wheel drive 22 city / 26 highway / 20 combined (EPA Rating, MPG) 11.6 city / 9.0 highway / 10.4 combined (NRCan Rating, L/100km) 15.7 (observed mileage, MPG) Base Price: $45,670 US / $51,895 […]

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QOTD: Most Overpriced Non-luxury Vehicle of the 1990s?

<img data-attachment-id="1577905" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/92812081991001.jpg" data-orig-size="1024,682" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"1"}" data-image-title="1992 Camry Wagon" data-image-description=" source: http://consumerguide.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/92812081991001.jpg ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/92812081991001-450×300.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/92812081991001-610×406.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1577905 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/92812081991001-610×406.jpg” alt=”1992 Camry Wagon” width=”610″ height=”406″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/92812081991001-610×406.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/92812081991001-75×50.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/92812081991001-450×300.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/92812081991001-768×512.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/92812081991001-120×80.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/92812081991001.jpg 1024w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”>For the past couple of weeks, Wednesday’s QOTD posts have asked a simple question: What […]

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Automotive Misstep: Subaru Admits It Came in Too Hot, Removes Power From Slow-selling Model

A vehicle most American enthusiasts would want — or at least claim to want — has undergone an emergency operation. Debuting at the Geneva Motor Show, the revamped Subaru Levorg will no longer thrill buyers in entry-level form. Counterintuitive? Definitely not, says Subaru. Apparently, the Levorg, which can best be described as a WRX wagon […]

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Subaru Viziv Adrenaline Concept Could Preview Next Crosstrek

Subaru has unveiled yet another concept wearing the Viziv name. This time it’s called the “Adrenaline” and appears to foreshadow the next Crosstrek. Styling is suitably wild for a show vehicle, but enough of Subaru’s current design language remains to make us believe the model isn’t terribly far away from a production model. However, no […]

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Subaru Prepares For Largest Recall Yet

Expanding by leaps and bounds in the new millennium, Subaru effectively quadrupled its share of the U.S. market in the process. However, most of its production growth occurred in the last decade — leading to quality control problems unbefitting for a company that prides itself in sharing the same love as its customers. Recalls are to […]

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Subaru Viziv Adrenaline Concept Lurks in Darkness Before Geneva Debut

Automakers across the globe are readying teaser images for models they intend to debut at the 89th Geneva International Motor Show next month. For Subaru, that means the latest addition to its Viziv line of concept vehicles. While initial Viziv concepts were highly conceptual designs, the line has gradually evolved to deliver models more in line […]

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Subaru Crosstrek and Forester ‘Too Popular’ for Turbocharging

With the 2020 Legacy gaining improvements in the form of an optional turbocharged engine, many wonder how long it might be until the rest of Subaru’s mainstream fleet offers the manufacturer’s FA24 motor. The Ascent has it, and we already know the Outback gets it in 2020, but what about Subaru’s other volume models? What about […]

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2019 Subaru Ascent Limited Review – Quirks & Quarks

2019 Subaru Ascent Limited AWD 2.4-liter direct-injected boxer four (260hp @ 5,600 rpm, 277 lb-ft @ 2,000 rpm) Continuously variable transmission, all-wheel drive 20 city / 26 highway / 22 combined (EPA Rating, MPG) 11.6 city / 9.0 highway / 10.4 combined (NRCan Rating, L/100km) 18.5 (observed mileage, MPG) Base Price: $38,995 US / $46,995 […]

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Subaru’s Sales Success Comes With a Big Side of Trouble

Subaru’s sales in the United States effectively tripled in the past decade, making it the most important market for the brand by a wide margin. However, the automaker has had to expend quite a bit of energy in its home country of Japan to address recalls and regulatory scandals over the last few years. While the […]

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2020 Subaru Legacy Debuts In Chicago With Turbocharged Engine

The 2020 Subaru Legacy made its debut at the 2019 Chicago Auto Show on Thursday. While most casual observers will probably assume the model has undergone a mild visual refresh, what’s actually on display is an entirely new vehicle. Whereas previous incarnations of the Legacy provided more of an upscale WRX experience, the outgoing sixth […]

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Subaru’s Most Troubled Model Gets a Makeover, Bows Next Week

Few automakers can boast of 85 consecutive months of yearly month-over-month growth, but that’s exactly what Subaru did as the calendar turned from 2018 to 2019. Still, despite the automaker’s impressive performance in the United States, not every model in Subaru’s lineup is a sales stud. There’s always a problem child or two. As American buyers […]

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Live or Die: What’s the Real Deal With the Toyobaru Twins?

January was peppered with claims that the Subaru BRZ And Toyota 86 aren’t long for this world. Rumors, which began spreading last year, stated the models weren’t selling well enough for either brand to rationalize continued sales, and those rumblings came to a head during the North American International Auto Show. There, seemingly every outlet asked […]

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Junkyard Find: 1978 Subaru DL Sedan

Living in Colorado, I see so many discarded Subarus during my junkyard explorations that it takes a very unusual one to make me reach for my camera. An SVX might do it (though not always), or maybe a BRAT (again, not always), or perhaps a Subaru with Saab badges. A really early Subaru, from the […]

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