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Posted Thursday, January 14, 2021 at 9:43pm

Subaru Outback Will Add a Rugged Wilderness Package

The Subaru Outback station wagon is looking like it’ll be the first in Subaru’s lineup to add a rugged Wilderness package that will add upgrades to give the wagon a little more off-road cred. The package will reportedly also be available on the Forester SUV and Crosstrek crossover, and they should all arrive soon. Read More →

Posted Wednesday, January 13, 2021 at 10:01pm

How to Use Tire Pressures to Your Advantage on Snow

Wyatt Knox, director of brand strategy at Team O’Neil rally school in New Hampshire, put together a fascinating video showing just how much of a difference tire pressure makes on snow. Using a Subaru Impreza sedan on snow tires, Knox takes the car through a slalom course, showing how the adjusted pressures can mitigate oversteer and improve stopping distances. Read More →

Posted Tuesday, January 12, 2021 at 10:00pm

How a 215,000-Mile Legacy Went from Craigslist to Subaru’s Vintage Collection

We all love to browse used-car listings on the internet for no good reason. But every so often, a true diamond in the rough appears. Consider the heartwarming story of this 1990 Subaru Legacy wagon posted on San Francisco Craigslist that has now been purchased by none other than Subaru of America for the company’s own historic collection. Read More →

Posted Tuesday, January 12, 2021 at 9:59pm

Which Automaker Has the Best MPG Cars?

The EPA has released its annual Automotive Trends Report for 2020, which includes data on which manufacturers make the most fuel-efficient vehicles, calculating fleetwide fuel economy ratings for all the vehicles made by a given manufacturer. Naturally, that gives a ranking of which automaker has the best overall mileage — and which has the worst. Read More →

Posted Tuesday, January 12, 2021 at 9:56pm

2021 Toyota Highlander or Subaru Ascent? Pros and Cons Review

The Toyota Highlander has long been a go-to pick in the three-row SUV segment, but Subaru introduced an appealing alternative with the Ascent for 2019. Our rankings position the Ascent as the overall superior offering, but depending on your priorities and how you’ll use the vehicle, the Highlander could be a smarter buy. Keep reading to learn about the strengths and weaknesses of the 2021 Toyota Highlander and 2021 Subaru Ascent. Read More →

Posted Friday, January 8, 2021 at 11:27pm

The history of the Subaru Impreza WRX STi

Few cars in automotive history have been designed with pure performance in mind. The mythical Impreza also has an impressive pedigree in the competition, something in which the initials STi have a lot to do. In 1992, Subaru launched the Impreza, a C segment passenger car that came to face the Honda Civic, the Toyota Corolla or what would eventually end up being its intimate enemy: the Mitsubishi Lancer. And, like all of them except… Read More →

Posted Friday, January 8, 2021 at 11:26pm

Ken Block and Ford Split After 11-Year Partnership

Before his partnership with Ford, Block spent five years driving Subaru WRX STIs, beginning his professional rally career in 2005 with Vermont SportsCar, makers of Subaru’s official factory stage rally cars. Now that Block is free to drive whatever he wants, it’ll be interesting to see where he (and his Hoonigan team) go next. A Monster-branded Toyota GR Yaris Gymkhana car, perhaps? We can only pray. Read More →

Posted Thursday, January 7, 2021 at 11:25pm

Subaru Corporation announces organizational change

As the automotive industry is going through a major transformation, a field of technologies needed for automobile development, such as electrified power unit and vehicle technologies, software, and connectivity, is becoming more diverse. Read More →

Posted Sunday, January 3, 2021 at 11:22pm

Ken Block Vs Travis Pastrana: Here’s Who Has Better Drifts

Drifting, which is quite literally a controlled skid, has in recent years taken a shape of its own among drivers. It looks good, feels good, and will also run down your tires real good! Ken Block and Travis Pastrana individually represent some of the best drifters to ever walk the planet. Their careers have been crafted in a way that would eventually see them cross paths, and cross paths they did, forging a friendship over… Read More →

Posted Sunday, January 3, 2021 at 11:20pm

Ex-Possum Bourne Subaru Impreza 555 hits the market

A genuine Prodrive Subaru Impreza 555 driven by New Zealand rallying legends Possum Bourne and ‘Smoken’ Joe McAndrew has been put up for sale. After its last competitive outing in the 1997 New Zealand Rally Championship, the car was stored away in a private collection in Italy for 18 years. The car has since resurfaced and has appeared on the market with an approximate asking price of NZD $640,000. Before landing into its Kiwi owners’… Read More →