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Posted Tuesday, June 11, 2024 at 9:55pm

The 2024 Subaru Crosstrek Wilderness Has New Software. We Won’t Be Using One of the Bigger Changes.

Over-the-air updates aren’t exactly new for Subaru owners. The company has been pushing OTA software changes since before the turn of this decade. But as our long-term review Subaru Crosstrek’s chaperone—and as a former “youth” Reynolds wrote about a decade ago—I was nonetheless taken by surprise one day in April when a notification flashed across the screen. “The software update is ready,” it told me. “Would you like to install it now?” As a journalist,… Read More →

Posted Monday, June 10, 2024 at 10:04pm

THRILLING FINISH TO LEAD BATTLES IN SOUTHERN OHIO

After a disastrous Oregon Trail Rally where both Subarus retired on the same stage with impact damage, the blue and yellow cars were back at their best on Southern Ohio Forest Rally. Brandon Semenuk had pulled away at the front on Friday and while team-mate Travis Pastrana briefly began to eat into the reigning champion’s lead on Saturday morning, Semenuk clinched the win with a storming drive on the powerstage. His only drama on the… Read More →

Posted Monday, June 10, 2024 at 10:03pm

SUBARU OF AMERICA SELLS THREE MILLIONTH OUTBACK

Subaru of America, Inc. today announced the 3 millionth sale of its iconic Outback SUV in the U.S. The Subaru Outback, known for its safety, reliability, capability, and value, continues to be one of the company’s best-selling models. Debuting in 1995 as the “World’s First Sport Utility Wagon,” the Outback quickly became Subaru’s most popular model and became a cultural icon synonymous with outdoor adventure. Read More →

Posted Saturday, June 8, 2024 at 10:01pm

SEMENUK PULLS AWAY FROM PASTRANA IN OHIO LEAD BATTLE

Friday was the longest day of action at Southern Ohio Forest Rally. Reigning champion Brandon Semenuk made it feel short, winning every stage to lead his Subaru team-mate Travis Pastrana by one minute and 28.6 seconds. It wasn’t an entirely straightforward day for the reigning world champion. His WRX suffered a water temperature issue on stage four after ingesting too much grass from cutting corners, also shattering his windscreen in the process. Read More →

Posted Friday, June 7, 2024 at 10:00pm

THE CONSEQUENCES OF SENDING IT SLIGHTLY TOO HARD

Southern Ohio Forest Rally’s signature stage is one of the shortest in the world of rallying. At 0.97 miles, the Yoctangee Park test could be misinterpreted as a Mickey Mouse itinerary filler, unbefitting of what follows. But the end of this stage is not child’s play. The final stretch leading up to the finish line features one of the biggest jumps in American rallying. It’s a chance to be a hero and capture the spotlight.… Read More →

Posted Thursday, June 6, 2024 at 9:58pm

WHY PASTRANA’S HOPING 661 DOESN’T MAKE 199

It’s easy to get confused at this year’s Southern Ohio Forest Rally. Usually, there’s only one 199 car – the blue and yellow Subaru WRX piloted by Travis Pastrana. But in Ohio, there’s another 199 car. Except it’s actually 661. Only if it’s upside down does it become 199. Pastrana is going beyond the driver’s seat for the latest round of the American Rally Association National Championship by fielding a team that’s running a 24-year-old… Read More →

Posted Saturday, June 1, 2024 at 9:36pm

Toyota, Subaru, and Mazda Just Sent a Massive Warning to Tesla, Rivian, and Nio Investors

On Tuesday, May 28, Toyota, Subaru, and Mazda announced a lineup of innovative new combustion engines that can be used either in a stand-alone or hybrid form in conjunction with a battery. The new engines will be combustion engines but also compatible with alternative fuels such as e-fuel (synthetic fuel), biofuels, and liquid hydrogen. Liquid hydrogen, provided the hydrogen is made from electrolysis, emits zero carbon dioxide (CO2). And while both e-fuel and biofuels do… Read More →

Posted Friday, May 31, 2024 at 9:32pm

2023 Subaru WRX Long-Term Update: What can’t you do in this car?

When I handed the keys to our long-term 2023 Subaru WRX to Senior Editor John Snyder, it was after a long day of driving it back-to-back with a 2024 WRX TR. Fear not; that writeup is coming. But with my stint in the WRX ending, I couldn’t help but think about another sporty Japanese car of which I am particularly fond. Yeah, I’m going to make this about a Miata. Don’t worry; it’ll be quick. Read More →

Posted Thursday, May 30, 2024 at 10:00pm

2025 Subaru WRX tS Gains Adaptable Dampers, Brembo Brakes

Subaru expanded the WRX lineup for 2024 with the new manual-only TR model, which featured a series of upgrades including brakes, stiffer springs, retuned steering, and front Recaro bucket seats. Now Subaru is adding another special performance model with the 2025 WRX tS. That moniker stands for “tuned by STI,” and the latest WRX variant gains a new suspension tweaked by the STI performance division, along with a new digital gauge cluster. The headlining update… Read More →

Posted Wednesday, May 29, 2024 at 9:39pm

Toyota, Mazda, and Subaru Collaborating on Next-Gen Engines

Toyota, Mazda, and Subaru are all currently trailing the rest of the industry when it comes to EV models. However, the three Japanese automakers are united in plans to develop next-gen internal-combustion engines. That news follows Toyota, Mazda, and Subaru recently announcing during a “Multipathway Workshop” that they have agreed to collaborate on future powertrains, though each company will still focuses on their own engines. Read More →