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Test Drives2019 Subaru Forester: Diluting the Soul
Any Subaru faithful will tell you that their cars have a soul, a definitive way of sounding, driving, handling and operating. And frankly, we agree. With its rumbling Boxer engine, low centre of gravity and witty all-wheel drive system, a Subaru is a different kind of car. But lately, it …
PreviewsFive Things to Know About the 2019 Subaru Crosstrek
It’s easy to understand why the Crosstrek became the automaker’s best-selling model in Canada in 2018, just ahead of the Forester. Redesigned for the 2018 model year, the Crosstrek enters 2019 with two small changes: a software update for the infotainment system and the addition of a dark blue paint …
Test Drives2019 Subaru WRX STI: It’s Got Character
At the end of the game of your favourite hockey team, after trailing by a few goals and then come back to beat its opponent in the third period, the head coach will undoubtedly say this during the post-game press conference: “our team showed character.” If we regularly follow the …
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, …

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RecallsSubaru Recalls 135,000 Vehicles With a Braking Issue
Subaru has announced a recall on 135,814 vehicles in Canada due to a problem with the braking system. More specifically, their brake lamp switch could fail, which would cause the brake lamps not to turn on when the brake pedal is depressed. Needless to say, a malfunction of the brake …
GenevaSubaru VIZIV Adrenaline Concept Takes Styling to a New Level
Yet another concept being unveiled at the 2019 Geneva Auto Show . The Subaru VIZIV Adrenaline Concept is notable for the fact that it represents a bolder and more aggressive expression of the Japanese automaker’s “Dynamic x Solid” design language, which was first introduced in 2014 and will now be …
Toronto2020 Subaru Legacy Presented at the Toronto Auto Show
The seventh generation of the Legacy sedan made its world debut at the Chicago Auto Show last week, and it’s now revealed for the first time in Canada in Toronto. Now built on the Subaru Global Platform that underpins all the brand’s new models, the Legacy is said to be …
MontrealSubaru Launches the 2019 BRZ Raiu Edition at the Montreal Auto Show
After unveiling the 2019 Subaru WRX Raiu Edition last fall, the Japanese automaker strikes back with the BRZ Raiu Edition on display at the Montreal Auto Show. It’s yet another limited-edition, Canadian-exclusive car, but that resembles the BRZ Series.Gray available in the United States, also in limited quantities. The Raiu …
DetroitSubaru Launches the 341-Horsepower WRX STI S209
To start off the new year, Subaru unveiled an even more powerful version of its famous WRX STI. Baptized S209, it develops no less than 341 horsepower, 31 more than in the regular STI. It’s all generated by the same 2.5-litre, flat-four engine, but here, it benefits from a larger …
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 …

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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 …
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.