Subaru News

Posted Friday, January 15, 2021 at 9:49pm

Subaru to cut output at plants in Japan, U.S. due to global chip shortage

Japanese automaker Subaru Corp said on Thursday it would cut output this month by “several thousand” vehicles at plants in Japan and the United States, citing a global shortage of semiconductors. A spokesman said Subaru will adjust production at factories in Gunma, Japan and Indiana, reducing output by several thousand vehicles at each, without specifying exactly how many fewer cars will be made. Read More →

Posted Thursday, January 14, 2021 at 9:46pm

Looking Back At The First USDM Subaru WRX

The Subaru Impreza WRX and it’s big-winged brother, the WRX STI, have quite an extensive history. The current models, both of which you can buy new in 2021, draw on four decades’ experience on the world’s rally stages, where Subaru developed, tested, and fine-tuned its symmetrical all-wheel-drive system that, to this day, causes car-enthusiastic youths to foam at the mouth at the first sight of a snowy parking lot. But the WRX’s story in the… Read More →

Posted Thursday, January 14, 2021 at 9:44pm

Ogier, Loeb, Mäkinen, Röhrl, Sainz: the race to make history once again

The 89th edition of the Monte-Carlo Rally is just around the corner. With only a few days to go, we are taking a closer look at five of the best drivers to have ever raced Monaco’s legendary course. Between them, two Sébastiens (Ogier and Loeb), Tommi Mäkinen, Walter Röhrl and Carlos Sainz have claimed victory 25 times in the Principality. Read More →

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 →