Subaru Make Overview

Available Subaru Models

Passenger Cars

Subaru Impreza WRX Overview
2014 - 2002 (used)
Subaru Impreza WRX STI Overview
2014 - 2004 (used)
Subaru XV Crosstrek Overview
2015 - 2013 (used)
Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid Overview
2015 - 2014 (used)

SUV/Crossovers

Pickup Trucks

Subaru Baja Overview
2006 - 2003 (used)

Subaru Questions

Exterior Paint

IS ANYONE HAVING PROBLEMS WITH PAINT CHIPS and dings on the hood -- My 2011 Outback is my second Subaru. I have 10,000 miles on it. Apparently the paint is very thin or not protected. ???

Overheating

My 99 legacy sus sedan. Has been reading hot after a mile. I pulled off the road shut the engine off, popped the hood slowly touched the radiotor cap. It was cold. So thinking it might be a senor....

Bumper Swap??

Will i be able to swap out a sport limited subaru impreza bumper for a wrx or sti?? Trying to get alittle more sporty look.

2011 Subaru Forester With Multiple Dash Lights On

Check engine light on- found the gas cap was not fully closed Vehicle Dynamics Control light remains on even when button pressed Tire pressure light on Cruise Control light flashing and can't engage C...

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Why Does Subaru Have A Reputation For Building Reliable Cars?

I recently became aware that my 2001 Forester has a leaking head gasket and a bad wheel bearing. Although the vehicle is 12 years old, it has only 95,000 miles and has been meticulously cared for (I ...

Older Subaru Models

Subaru 360 Subaru BRAT Subaru Brumby
Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid Subaru GL Subaru Justy
Subaru Leone Subaru Liberty Subaru Loyale
Subaru R2 Subaru SVX Subaru Sumo
Subaru Vivio Subaru XT

Subaru Overview

The Pleiades constellation, a cluster of seven stars (seven sisters), only six of which are visible to the naked eye, is where Subaru derives its six-star cluster. But it also refers to the formation of Fuji Heavy Industries out of the merger of five Japanese companies in 1953. The name Subaru means unity. Originally an aircraft and aircraft parts manufacturer, the Japanese company produced its first Minicar in 1953. Its debut in the U.S. came in 1969 with the 360 Van.

Subaru has been producing high performance, durable wagons ever since, and though it's thrown in a few sedans and coupes along the way, it is most associated with its high-end, yet affordable all-wheel drive wagons. Subaru was actually the first automaker to put four-wheel drive in a passenger car, back in 1972. By the 1980s, all Subaru vehicles came with part-time or on-demand four-wheel drive, and by 1998, all-wheel drive was standard. Its unique horizontal box or flat engine was also an innovation, and the Subaru Justy featured the first electronically continuous variable transmission. Today, Subarus are known for high performance, with their turbo engines.
The model lineup is not extensive, but it is durable. The BRAT was an all-terrain vehicle with an open bed, designed for a young, outdoorsy market. It boasted the highest gas mileage at the time. It has since been rebranded as today's Baja, a modern take on the dune buggy. The Legacy wagon was introduced in 1990 and is still the best-selling wagon in the U.S. The Outback version became its own standalone model in 1996, and was marketed as a more rugged version of the Legacy. This was followed by the small Forester SUV, popular for its car-like feel, but storage versatility.

Departing from its staid and conservative image, Subaru produced two performance or rally cars in the early 1990s, the Impreza WRX and the SVX coupe. Both featured turbocharged engines and were entries in the rally car circuit. The non-turbo Impreza sedan debuted in 1993 as a solid, economical compact. In 2006, the B9 Tribeca was Subaru's first large SUV, with optional seating for seven passengers, a first for any Subaru vehicle.

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