Tests and Features

First Drives2020 Subaru Legacy: A New Era Begins4.0/5
If you’re a fan of Subaru’s flat-six engine, chances are you were disappointed to learn that it will no longer be part of the lineup. Fortunately, new models like the 2020 Subaru Legacy have a few tricks up their sleeves to remain competitive. The Car Guide attended a media event …
Test Drives2019 Subaru Forester: Less Quirky, More Practical4.0/5
The Forester has been thoroughly redesigned for the 2019 model year and has gained a slew of improvements. However, like many other Subaru models, it seems to be stepping away from the brand’s traditional quirkiness in order to attract a wider audience. Subaru loyalists may not be too thrilled, if …
Test Drives2019 Subaru Ascent: Rising Slowly3.5/5
We can’t blame Subaru for introducing a three-row, midsize SUV on the North American market. After all, more than a million of these family haulers find homes each year in the United States, so there’s potential to rake in a lot of cash. As a direct rival to the Ford …
Test Drives2019 Subaru Forester: Diluting the Soul3.0/5
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 Character3.5/5
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 Contender4.0/5
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 …
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