Tests and Features

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 …
First Drives2019 Subaru Ascent: the Subaru Soul is Alive and Well4.5/5
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 in4.0/5
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 Diets4.0/5
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 …
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