Subaru News

Posted Friday, January 1, 2021 at 11:17pm

Here’s Why Colin McRae Was Rally’s Most Fearless Driver

Hailed as one of rally’s most Iconic drivers, Scottish national Colin McRae was a true embodiment of the sport. Born in 1968 in Lanark, Scotland, Colin soon found interest in motorsports and was fond of going fast, following his father’s footsteps, Jimmy McRae, who was a five-time British Rally Champion. Colin would soon cement his name in rally history as the first Scottish person and the youngest to win the World Rally Championship drivers’ title.… Read More →

Posted Thursday, December 31, 2020 at 11:12pm

Car Review: 2020 Subaru Legacy GT

The year was 2005. YouTube was founded, Dubya was elected to four more years in the White House, and I got my first cell phone — for emergencies only! Oh, and after 30 years of GM, my dad ditched domestic for a then-brand-new, fourth-generation Subaru Legacy. The Legacy was always something of a secret handshake in a time when people didn’t think they automatically needed an SUV, offering four-season capability and better-than-usual driving dynamics and… Read More →

Posted Thursday, December 31, 2020 at 11:10pm

The new McRae: Colin McRae’s nephew Max drives his cars

Winding along gravel roads criss-crossing 1600 hectares of forest, I pull my car to a stop in the heart of Walters Arena, the rally stage and test venue half an hour north east of Swansea, Wales, and pinch myself. Through the windscreen I can see a Subaru Legacy RS, and Impreza and Focus World Rally Cars, all bearing the surname McRae on their back windows. But that’s not why I pinch myself; I’m in Wales… Read More →

Posted Tuesday, December 29, 2020 at 11:04pm

As for Japanese automakers of a smaller scale, we asked Mazda and Subaru to share something they admire about the other. While Mazda shied away from talking positively about any one Subaru product, or really any attribute related to the business of building and selling cars, the Hiroshima company gave Subie a thumbs up over its philanthropy during the pandemic this year. Back in April, Subaru donated the equivalent of 50 million meals to those… Read More →

Posted Sunday, December 27, 2020 at 11:02pm


Christmas Day may have come and gone, but there’s still a handful of presents to dish out from under the DirtFish tree – starting with this cut of the best action from the 2020 American Rally Association season. We’ll keep it short, but recommend setting 10 minutes to one side as soon as you can to enjoy the best angles, sideways cars, and incidents from this year’s five rounds. Oh, and turn the volume up… Read More →

Posted Monday, December 21, 2020 at 10:57pm

The New 2022 Subaru Forester Was Just Spotted In The Wilderness

The 2022 Forester will get new front restyling with minor upgrades to the bumper and side moldings. The spy photos could be the all-new Forester Wilderness model Torque News reported on last month. The 2020 Forester should begin production next spring with a dealer launch next summer. Will this model get a new turbocharged engine? Read More →

Posted Sunday, December 20, 2020 at 10:51pm

The Next Subaru WRX STI Will Push the Boundaries of Performance and Tech

Subaru is overhauling its performance car lineup. We’ve already seen the next-gen BRZ. Next up is its more hirsute, all-wheel-drive older brother, the WRX and WRX STI. Subaru Australia (as spotted by Motor1) addressed the upcoming STI and WRX while celebrating the delivery of the 10,000th WRX STI in the country, saying that it is “certain to push the performance and technological boundaries still further.” Read More →

Posted Saturday, December 19, 2020 at 10:53pm

Tina Fey Bought Her First Car Ever and It’s “a Karen” Subaru Forester

The comedian, actor, writer and producer was on Jimmy Fallon earlier this week, to promote the latest animation she’s worked on, Soul. On the occasion, she delivered a very interesting bit about herself, namely how she’d never owned a car until this year and how her first choice was what you could (and she does) call a “Karen car.” Or maybe it’s spelled a “Car-en”? Read More →

Posted Thursday, December 17, 2020 at 10:47pm

Subaru BRZ STI: Could It Finally Be Happening? (UPDATE)

Easily the weakest point of the first-generation Subaru BRZ (Toyota 86) was its engine. Its 2.0-liter flat-four wasn’t just prone to early failure; it was also gutless, which many hoped Subaru would address with a higher-performing turbo model. They were let down when the BRZ tS was announced sans more power and partially disappointed again when the 2022 BRZ was revealed, with more displacement and a smidgen more power, but still not as much as… Read More →