Not long ago, Subaru discovered that a huge portion of the general car-buying public thought that they were from the country responsible for Kangaroos, Shrimps on the Barbie, and Jacob Black. Australia is just the craziest – and thanks to their Outback crossover and old commercials starring Crocodile Dundee that ran during Home Improvement, many Ca
FRANKFURT – Whisking the cloth away from Subaru’s new Impreza at the Frankfurt Auto Show was Germany’s Tim Schrick – who’ll be piloting a WRX STI in Subaru’s 10th consecutive running of the 24 Hours of Nürburgring.
Now entering its fifth generation, the Impreza is all new from the ground up and is the second vehicle in Subaru’s portfolio to be b
Sedan or five-door hatch
When it comes to all-season confidence, proven safety, a reputation for reliability, and some of the best resale values in the industry, the Subaru Impreza is tough to beat.
History / Description
When it comes to all-season confidence, proven safety, a reputation for reliability, and some of t
The 2017 Subaru Impreza is both a giant leap and a baby step for Subaru. It has a couple of big firsts for the small automaker. The first is that this is an all new platform. Subaru calls it the "Subaru Global Platform" (creative, I know), and it will be the new bones for much of Subaru's future lineup. Quoted as doubling rigidity over the old plat
Monterey, California – The back roads surrounding this historic port city are a driver’s delight. Scenic and twisting, they wind through dense forests, over mountainous ridges, and up to picturesque vineyards. They’re not especially smooth though, and as I carved through a particularly deep mid-curve bump along Carmel Valley Road it occurred to me
The 2017 Subaru Impreza and I made a little detour immediately upon our return to Sudbury, Ontario, one February evening. Ghost, my Golden Retriever, wasn’t in attendance – but I headed for his doggy day-care anyway.
Again, and as it has for years, the real-world ride quality of the latest Impreza quickly proves to be one of its most valuable
Subaru built their reputation on rally cars. It started with the compact Leone, grew to the Legacy, and ended with the iconic blue-and-yellow Imprezas that tore up World Rally Championship stages across the globe. Look beneath those purpose-built WRC rocket ships and the lower levels of rallying were still full of Subarus. Some were WRX models, a f
The flow of technology from the elite, ultra-pricey class of cars to those that the rest of us can afford is happening at a quicker rate than we’ve seen before.
Features like those that have brought many of today’s cars to the brink of becoming fully autonomous driving machines were fresh and exciting on a few very special (and expensive) cars o
If you had told me a week ago that a) some flapping hairpiece would be leading the free world, and b) I’d be riding shotgun in a 2017 Subaru Impreza, circling Canadian Tire Motorsport Park’s Driver Development Track – with a game retiree from Etobicoke at the wheel, at night – well… I would have called for the men-in-white-coats to pick you up.
It's not every week I get to drive a base model car. Most of the press cars that are handed out are fully loaded so I really do like it when I get a lower trim model that I can look at and understand what the average consumer's car is actually going to look like. Even if perhaps they may add a few options or have the next package up.
Subaru launched the all-new Impreza in both sedan and wagon body styles yesterday at the New York International Auto Show. The 2017 Impreza is the first model built on Subaru's all new Global Platform. Subaru claims that the new platform lowers weight, lowers center of gravity, and increases rigidity by 70% over the outgoing model.
The new car i
Ten under in the corners, twenty over whenever there's a passing lane. It's verse one, chapter one of the Rental RV Bible; not so much “Do Unto Others…” as “Annoy Everyone Constantly”. Dawdle along in the curvy bits, sure, that's soaking in the scenery – but why must they all shout “Punch it Chewie!” and floor the throttle every time there's a chan
Vehicle Type: Sedan / 5-door
Commonly praised in this generation of WRX and STI are the acceleration, handling, seat comfort, and all-out fun-to-drive factor.
History/Description: The Subaru Impreza WRX hit the market in its last-generation model for 2008 with a 224 hp turbocharged flat-four engine, five-speed stick, and the Japanese
In automotive land, each year seems to have its defining movement. For example, 2016 saw the sub-compact CUV segment bloom with new models and market share. This year the bulk of new models, at least early on, have appeared in the compact hatchback market.
The all-new Honda Civic hatch is here, a return to the five-door days of old and a pre
The fact that the Small Car category was one of the larger ones at this year’s event shouldn’t surprise anyone; before gas prices began to plummet in the second half of 2016, people were buying small cars at an incredible rate, as manufacturers brought more and more options to market. That included stuff that had been seen in the world’s hatchback