What Do You Want To Know About The 2015 Subaru Outback?

This weekend we're releasing a 2015 Subaru Outback 2.5i Limited to its natural habitat, Vermont, to get the last scraps of the ski season. That should give us an opportunity to suss it out on highways, country roads, and figure out whatever "X-Mode" does. So what do you want to know about it? » 3/20/15 9:30am 3/20/15 9:30am

Here's How A Subaru Should Sound

Miss that whishbangpopbraap that you used to hear from boxer-engined Subarus? Here's some pure sound action from FY Racing's three Rally America competitors as they prepped for the recent 100 Acre Wood event. » 3/11/15 12:50pm 3/11/15 12:50pm

How Subaru's Marketing Is Making People Want Options They Don't Need

Right now car buyers are being convinced by some clever marketing to spend way too much on their next Subaru. I feel it is my responsibility, no, my duty, to reveal a brand new secret to saving money on these cars. All it takes is some focus, diligence, and a keen sense of situational awareness. » 2/27/15 12:00pm 2/27/15 12:00pm

Subaru Is Making Every Other Automaker Look Bad

This is The Morning Shift, our one-stop daily roundup of all the auto news that's actually important — all in one place every weekday morning. Or, you could spend all day waiting for other sites to parse it out to you one story at a time. Isn't your time more important? » 2/25/15 9:51am 2/25/15 9:51am

How to Turn Your New Car into an Adventuremobile

I just bought the first car I've owned in 13 years and decided to break it in properly over the weekend. Ingredients for this adventure included: Death Valley, being naked around your friends and a bunch of crusty hippies, hot springs, Unimogs full of twinks, mushrooms and 125 miles of off-roading. » 2/16/15 7:00pm 2/16/15 7:00pm

When Tow Vehicles Fail, Bring Out The Race Car And A Rope

Rain and mud cut the January Lone Star Rallycross event short, which caused another problem with the tow vehicles parked in the soft grassy parking area. They got stuck. Most of the rallycross cars, however, didn't get stuck in this mess. Behold, a Subaru towing a Silverado out of the mud. » 2/11/15 11:00am 2/11/15 11:00am

Subaru Claims Dealership Falsified Customer Surveys To Avoid Termination

Whenever someone buys a new car automakers use survey data to determine which dealers are treating customers right and which ones aren't. Now Subaru is going after a California dealership that they say falsified these reports in order to hide their poor customer satisfaction. » 2/11/15 8:28am 2/11/15 8:28am

The Time Subaru Tried To Make A BMW 8-Series

Mr. Regular calls the Subaru SVX "one of the most amazing cars ever made in the nineties," and he bets you never heard of it. He would lose that against me, just like how Subaru lost $75 million trying to sell a luxury GT in America before any of the rally success. » 2/09/15 10:45am 2/09/15 10:45am

Owner Says Nightmare Subaru Has Killed Four Engines Within 3,000 Miles

I'm not sure why there's such a lurid appeal to reading someone's automotive nightmares, but there is. It's not all schadenfreude, though, there's real sympathy. And if anyone deserves sympathy, it's this Canadian fellow stuck with an unholy 2012 Subaru Impreza that he's claimed, so far, is on its fourth engine. In… » 1/28/15 1:58pm 1/28/15 1:58pm

A Ride In Subaru's 2015 WRX STI Rally Car Is Pure, Undistilled Elation

I recently had the chance to drive the 2014 Subaru WRX STI Rally America car, and I thought I went really fast. But later that day, I rode with David Higgins in his brand new 2015 open class WRX STI. I did not drive fast, and my face still hurts from how much I smiled. » 1/26/15 3:25pm 1/26/15 3:25pm

Subaru Justice: Police Nab Man Suspected In Portland Subaru Thefts

Today, justice has symmetrical all-wheel drive and a boxer engine. Police in Portland have arrested a man they believe stole dozens of older Subarus and Toyotas in the city over the past few months. » 1/22/15 9:22am 1/22/15 9:22am

Who Keeps Stealing All The Old Subarus In Portland?

Before they became the modern, hot-selling, Volkswagen-crushing mainstream brand they are now, Subaru was a niche brand that mostly appealed to people in states with bad weather. The older ones, being the tough workhorse cars they are, remain common sights in places like Portland, Oregon. That's changing thanks to the… » 1/21/15 4:02pm 1/21/15 4:02pm

The 2015 Subaru WRX Isn't Dead With A CVT, It Just Smells Funny

Before we get into the opinions about the new 2015 Subaru WRX, let's get some basic facts out of the way. It still has 268 horsepower. It still has full-time all-wheel-drive. And now it has the long-heralded infinitely-geared scepter of driving fun death, a Continuously Variable Transmission. But let me blow your… » 1/09/15 5:00pm 1/09/15 5:00pm

40 Minutes Of Pure Subaru Rally Excellence

Norway's Mads Østberg is one of the fastest rally drivers on the planet. He races for Citroën now, but here's a 40 minute videography of his career with Subaru. » 1/08/15 5:40pm 1/08/15 5:40pm

Here’s Why Volkswagen Is Last Year’s Biggest Loser

Well, ladies and gentlemen, the year is over. The holidays are behind us, the decorations are coming down, the eggnog has been consumed. And that means there's only one thing left to do: make fun of Volkswagen's sales figures. » 1/08/15 3:20pm 1/08/15 3:20pm