Subaru News

Posted Monday, February 26, 2024 at 10:09pm

Scott Speed Shatters VIR Record in Subaru’s Airslayer, Beating NASCAR’s Best

Initially, Speed had completed his rounds and was on his way out of the venue when the unexpected call came. The challenge? To return and outdo the lap time set by the Le Mans Garage 56 NASCAR-based Chevrolet Camaro, steered by IMSA champion Jordan Taylor. With a time to beat and little room for preparation, Speed tapped into his rallycross experience, leveraging the Airslayer’s impressive capabilities. The outcome was a staggering lap time of two… Read More →

Posted Sunday, February 25, 2024 at 10:06pm

Subaru Just Trademarked a Batch of New Wilderness-Style Trim or Model Names

Nothing sells crossovers and SUVs in America like outdoorsy-sounding names, even if the vehicle itself isn’t great off-road. Trailhawk, Trail Boss, Pathfinder, Badlands—they’re all kickass, adventurous-sounding names. Sure, most of us work in office buildings but our ruggedly named crossovers and Stanley water bottles tell the world that we really belong in the wild. Good news for all of you adventure-chasers because Subaru just trademarked 12 new outdoorsy names that could hint at either some… Read More →

Posted Thursday, February 22, 2024 at 10:02pm

Subaru Airslayer at Lightning Lap 2024

When Subaru motorsports marketing manager James Tate asked us, “Would you want to do something with Scott Speed and Airslayer?” We said, “Yes, please.” The pair arrived for Lightning Lap, and the result was a new record. Speed needs little introduction. He raced in Formula 1 (the first American in more than a decade to do so) until he lost his Toro Rosso seat to Sebastian Vettel, who went on to be pretty good in… Read More →

Posted Thursday, February 22, 2024 at 9:55pm

We Cut 3.1 Seconds off the Subaru BRZ’s VIR Lap Time

We love the Subaru BRZ (and its Toyota GR86 twin). Our long-term 2023 Limited model has provided us with the opportunity to soak in the pluses and minuses of Subie’s sports coupe for nearly 40,000 miles. But it’s also given us a chance to see if a few aftermarket upgrades can make it even better, and indeed they do. While we haven’t touched our BRZ’s suspension, engine, or drivetrain, some simple brake-and-tire upgrades have noticeably… Read More →

Posted Tuesday, February 20, 2024 at 9:14pm

2024 Subaru Outback Wilderness continues to be a standout value

The Subaru Outback is one of the most popular crossover SUVs in the Pacific Northwest, because it meets the needs of such a wide variety of people. The Outback’s “tall wagon” interpretation of the crossover SUV offers utility along with great handling. Also, whether you choose the most basic model or the top luxury trim, every Outback offers Subaru’s symmetrical all-wheel-drive with X-Mode for slippery conditions and steep hill descents. The fact is, any Outback… Read More →

Posted Sunday, February 18, 2024 at 10:21pm

Two Subaru SUVs Are More Reliable Than the Toyota RAV4

When you think of reliability it’s easy for Toyota to come to mind. Toyota has quite the reputation for building durable, long-lasting vehicles. However, two Subaru SUVs actually rank higher than the 2024 Toyota RAV4 in terms of reliability. Read More →

Posted Friday, February 16, 2024 at 10:18pm

I Bought A New Subaru BRZ And Immediately Took It To Laguna Seca

I’ve had my brand-new Subaru BRZ for two weeks now, and I’ve answered only two questions about it. Repeatedly. “Aren’t you worried about the oil pressure problems?!” Car Man Number One says, clutching his pearls. “Why would you sell a Honda Civic Type R for…” Car Man Number Two says, pausing to gag, “a BRZ?” Read More →

Posted Friday, February 16, 2024 at 10:15pm

The Last-Surviving AWD Sedan To Feature A Manual

Tracing its roots to Subaru’s successful rallying program, the WRX is one of the automaker’s defining models. For a long time, the WRX was tied to and marketed under the Impreza name. In 2014, it dropped the Impreza nomenclature, becoming an independent Subaru model. The current generation debuted in 2021 for the 2022 model year, riding on Subaru’s Global Platform and featuring a slightly more potent engine. In another departure from previous WRX models, the… Read More →

Posted Wednesday, February 14, 2024 at 10:13pm

2024 Subaru Outback The Outback Continues To Deliver

In a world that’s SUV crazy, it’s easy to forget that the Subaru Outback has been delivering capable and comfortable all-weather and all-road capabilities to adventure-loving Americans for years. In fact, it’s now well into its 6th generation. So, it’s time for us to check in with the latest Outback and find out what’s new. Almost 50-years ago, long before all-wheel-drive became an option for just about every car on the road, Subaru released the… Read More →

Posted Wednesday, February 14, 2024 at 10:10pm

Subaru WRX Car Insurance Cost 2024

There are several factors that go into determining your own car insurance rates. These usually include your driving record, your garaging address (where you keep the vehicle), annual mileage, your credit-based insurance score (car owners with lower credit pay more), your past auto insurance claims, the type of the car, any recent lapse in your vehicle insurance and the types and amount of insurance you have. Read More →