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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 Lifestyle4.0/5
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 …
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 …
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