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Test Drives2020 Subaru Outback Outdoor XT: A Brilliant Alternative to SUVs
The Subaru Outback is one of the company’s most important and popular products with over 1.8 million units sold in North America since the original came out in 1995. For 2020, we have a brand new, sixth-generation Outback built on the Subaru Global Platform, which also underpins the latest Impreza …
First Drives2020 Subaru Crosstrek PHEV: In Need of Longer Range
Following an unsuccessful first attempt with the XV Crosstrek Hybrid in 2014, Subaru decided to come back with a more serious gas-electric product for the new decade. The 2020 Crosstrek PHEV, which uses a plug-in hybrid powertrain, actually went on sale last year in the U.S. as a 2019 model.
First Drives2020 Subaru Impreza: The Winning Formula Continues
During our trip to Lafayette, Indiana to attend the media launch of the Subaru Crosstrek PHEV, we also had the opportunity to test drive the 2020 Impreza . What’s New for 2020? Originally introduced in 1992, the Impreza has had a great career. The current generation dates back to 2017, …
Classic CarsRemembering the Subaru Baja…
Let’s take a trip back to the 2003 model year. Subaru introduced a funny-looking “lifestyle” vehicle that was equal parts sedan, SUV and pickup: the Baja . The goal was to offer a trendy option to young and active customers. How did that work out? The Origins Utility vehicles burst …
First Drives2020 Subaru Outback: For a Real Active Lifestyle
WHITEHORSE, Yukon – We’ve been to countless media drives over the years, and with the SUV craze came the notion that every one of them was designed and engineered for consumers who enjoy an active lifestyle. That means folks who spend their weekends outdoors. They go camping, hiking, cycling, kayaking …
Spotlight on2020 Subaru Outback: We’re Driving it This Week!
Subaru enthusiasts might be able to name all of the brand’s current and historic models, but ask people who aren’t all that interested in cars to name a Subaru vehicle, and they’ll likely choose the Outback. Needless to say, it’s an important model for the Japanese company. The high-riding station …

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NewsNew Cars and Trucks with the Highest Residual Value in 2020
ALG, which specializes in forecasting future vehicle values, announced the winners of its 2020 Canadian Residual Value Awards just before the start of the Montreal Auto Show last week. “For consumers, since a vehicle’s depreciation is the single costliest aspect of car ownership, a strong residual value is an indicator …
ElectricAll Subaru Vehicles to be Electrified by mid-2030
Subaru is not a very big player on the global stage and it doesn’t have a ton of resources to develop and build highly sophisticated technologies, but the fact of the matter is that it currently lags behind many other car companies when it comes to electrification. There’s a Forester …
BuzzThis Special-edition Subaru Forester Has a Dubious Acronym
Automakers sometimes choose vehicle names that sound funny or weird in certain languages, but it’s not like they do it on purpose. This time, it’s different. At the Singapore Auto Show this week, Subaru presented a number of concepts and modified cars including one that’s officially known as “Forester Ultimate …
RecallsNearly 80,000 Subaru Imprezas and Crosstreks are Being Recalled
Subaru Canada has announced two new recalls that involve nearly 80,000 Impreza and Crosstrek models across the country. In the first recall, which targets the 2017-2019 Impreza and 2018-2019 Crosstrek, 52,707 units are affected. Apparently, the engine control unit (ECU) may have been programmed incorrectly. As a result, the internal …
News2020 Subaru Impreza and Crosstrek Refreshed for More Value
For 2020, Subaru has made a number of revisions to two of its most popular vehicles, namely the Impreza compact sedan and hatchback, plus the Crosstrek sub-compact crossover. Despite the addition of new features, the former still costs less than $20,000 and retains the title of Canada’s most affordable AWD …
News2020 Subaru WRX and WRX STI Get Minor Updates
We’re anxiously waiting for the next generation of the Subaru WRX and WRX STI built on the new Subaru Global Platform and featuring a fresh new design. In the meantime, the wild twins are returning for 2020 with minor changes and tweaks to maintain interest among fans and potential customers.
News2020 Subaru Forester Gains Safety Tech, Convenience Features
Just a year after the launch of its fifth generation, the Subaru Forester is making a few changes to its lineup for 2020. It will arrive in Canadian dealerships next month with a price increase of $500 to $900. The biggest news is that the EyeSight advanced safety system is …

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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 …
2000
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".
2000
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 …
2001
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.
2003
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.
2003
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.
Los Angeles
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.