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Test Drives2018 Subaru Crosstrek: Trendy Contender
Back in 1994, sensing that sport utility vehicles were going to be popular, Subaru wisely took a Legacy wagon, jacked up the suspension, added body cladding and with a few more changes, created the Outback. Over the years, it’s become an alternative to big, clumsy SUVs and helped put Subaru …
First Drives2019 Subaru Ascent: the Subaru Soul is Alive and Well
CAPE BRETON, Nova Scotia – Subaru is a carmaker that dares to do things differently with its idiosyncratic Boxer drivetrains, standard all-wheel drive, and utility vehicles that lean more towards large lifted wagons than actual trucks. As a matter of fact, Subaru was among the first to combine the benefits …
Spotlight on2019 Subaru Ascent: We’re Heading to the Maritimes to Drive it
Subaru is a niche carmaker that has managed to remain relevant in a competitive segment by offering young and quirky products powered by unique drivetrains, as well as standard all-wheel drive across its lineup (except the BRZ). But while the Outback, the Crosstrek and the Forester are doing quite well …
Test Drives2018 Subaru Impreza: When Clark Kent Tries to Fit in
I know a Subaru review that focuses on all-wheel-drive is cliché, but in my case, if I hadn’t been driving a car fitted with the system on my drive back from Ottawa to Montreal during one of the most intense winter blizzards the province of Quebec has witnessed this year, …
Test Drives2018 Subaru Crosstrek: For High-Protein Diets
When I scheduled the 2018 Subaru Crosstrek for testing, Subaru Canada offered the choice between two vehicles, the one with the manual transmission, or the one with the continuously variable automatic transmission. Obviously, the market being what it is means nobody’s driving manuals these days. But the Crosstrek is aimed …
First Drives2018 Subaru BRZ tS: Better, Faster and More Exclusive
DUNCAN, British Columbia – Let’s settle this right off the bat. The Subaru BRZ tS’ engine isn’t more powerful than the one that has equipped the BRZ since it was first introduced in 2013. It’s the same 2.0-litre flat-four that has to reach 7000 rpm to deliver 205 horsepower and …
Test Drives2018 Subaru WRX: With a CVT, it's Weird
The Subaru WRX is a car that needs little introduction. Ever since its debut in the early 2000s, the rally-derived Japanese sport compact quickly earned the respect of enthusiasts simply by the amount of performance it offered for the price. A turbocharged boxer engine coupled to a full-time all-wheel drive …

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NewsSubaru Launches the Exclusive 2019 WRX Raiu Edition in Canada
A new, limited-edition variant of the sport sedan has been added to the Japanese brand’s line-up. As a matter of fact, the 2019 Subaru WRX Raiu Edition will be a Canadian exclusivity with only 100 units produced. Based on the WRX Sport-tech RS, the Raiu Edition—which means thunderstorm in Japanese—gets …
News2019 Subaru Forester: Pricing Announced
The thoroughly redesigned 2019 Subaru Forester will be hit Canadian dealerships this fall, and the automaker has just announced its pricing structure. The Forester is built on a new platform, riding on a slightly longer wheelbase that allows for increased rear-seat legroom. The cargo area opening is much wider for …
News2019 Subaru WRX and WRX STI: Same Base Price, More Connectivity
The Japanese manufacturer has just announced the 2019 editions of its WRX and WRX STI sport sedans, and although they’re ripe for a redesign, they’ll soldier on without any major changes for the next year. And they are now on sale. However, the standard-issue infotainment system now gets a 6.5-inch …
New YorkRedesigned, More Spacious 2019 Subaru Forester Unveiled in New York
NEW YORK CITY – The fifth-generation Forester has just been presented in New York, and it’s improved in many ways compared to the outgoing model. It’s an important vehicle for Subaru, especially in Canada where it was the company’s best-selling product in 2017, barely pulling ahead of the Crosstrek , …
New YorkAn all-new 2019 Subaru Forester to be Unveiled in New York
The Japanese automaker is putting the final touches on an all-new generation of its compact SUV, and it will be presented at the upcoming New York Auto Show. For now, no details have been announced regarding the 2019 Subaru Forester . We can only admire a teaser image of the …
NewsThese are the Brands Car Owners are More Loyal to
So, which car companies are the best at keeping trade-in customers in the family? The reality in 2018 is that brand loyalty no longer holds the same weight, with people’s needs and tastes changing so often. However, those offering a wide array of SUV models, emotionally engaging designs and a …

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IIHS side impact crash test for 2019 Subaru Ascent
Smashing toys or bumper cars together was fun, but harmless. No one got hurt and no repairs had to be made. In the real world, a car crash can be devastating financially, mentally, or physically. Currently, there's no foolproof way of preventing accidents, with Transport Canada's latest public report in …
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Motoring TV 2000 Episode 2
Subaru's 2000 Legacy and Outback Honda S2000 1999 Saturn SC2 Ford Cobra recalled due to HP deficit tire rotation Z Fest choosing and installing the proper wiper Jim Kenzie on misuse of word "accident".
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Motoring TV 2000 Episode 9
Restoring old cars 2000 Subaru Outback 2000 Hyundai Accent Mercedes M-Class crash test cleaning HVAC system BMW Z8 James Bond's car mass airflow sensor why do car makers continue to confuse consumers?
2001
Motoring TV 2001 Episode 2
Subaru introduces new V6 Outback 2001 PT Cruiser high fuel mileage = time to trade? 1890 concept car Bill Gardiner on-location at Big Brothers Soap Box Derby amber vs red signal lights …
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Motoring TV 2001 Episode 6
2001 Porsche 911 Tubro 2001 Subaru Outback radiator is key to vehicle performance new Mini maintaining convertible top when to replace your timing belt SUV's and tires - the sequel by Jim Kenzie.
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Motoring TV 2003 Episode 11
Mitsubishi's return to Canada 2003 Subaru Baja storing machinery in summer or winter months Justin Clark motorcycles vs cars Jim Kenzie on his first Targa Newfoundland.
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Motoring TV 2003 Episode 21
Volvo's R cars 2004 Subaru WRX STI should you top up oil levels between regular changes? Lexus RX330 would you believe an engine with 1.6 million kms? stop sign or red light -- why it's important to come to a full stop.
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2019 Subaru Ascent at Los Angeles Auto Show
The all-new three-row 2019 Subaru Ascent is revealed ahead of the Los Angeles Auto Show. Adds a key large family vehicle to the Subaru roster. New 2.4-litre turbo-four with 260 hp and 277 lb-ft of torque. Coming in early summer 2018. Read more on the 2019 Subaru Ascent.