Subaru News and Reviews


Subaru was founded in 1953 in Japan. Subaru is popular among buyers of multiple segments, including turbocharged sports cars and all-wheel capabilities. Most Subaru models use the Symmetrical All Wheel Drive drive-train layout that was introduced in 1972. Subaru is a top 15 automotive manufacturer based on sales in the Canadian market. In 2019, Subaru sold more than 50,000 vehicles nationally. Explore popular Subaru models here at AutoFile, including the Impreza, WRX, WRX STI, BRZ, Outback, Crosstrek and Forester.

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Takata airbag recall claims another half million Subaru models

Recall nets Baja, Forester, Impreza, Impreza WRX, Legacy, Outback, and Saab 9-2X

Car Safety Auto Industry
Jan 10, 2020, 5:30 PM

What's the best car to carry a dog? Take a pick from these 10

List includes sub-compacts and luxury wagons, compact utilities and EVs Read More

Car Safety New Cars
Aug 27, 2019, 5:30 PM

Top 9 inexpensive compact utes WITH all-wheel drive

Don’t count on getting AWD for less than $25,000; you most likely aren’t Read More

New Cars Off Roading
Aug 20, 2019, 5:30 PM

Crosstrek is Subaru's first plug-in hybrid

Debuting at LA show, Crosstrek Hybrid arrives in showrooms by end of 2018 Read More

Auto Shows New Cars Green Cars
Nov 19, 2018, 4:30 PM


The 15 most aerodynamic everyday cars

The lower the coefficient of drag, the better a car cuts through the air Read More

Auto Industry Fuel Economy
Sep 25, 2018, 10:30 PM

20 odd trucks to celebrate Ugly Truck Day

July 20 is annually celebrated to recognize ugly trucks, vans and SUVs

Classic Cars Auto Awards Auto Enthusiasts
Jul 19, 2018, 10:30 PM

10 good and 10 not so good brands in Initial Quality

J.D. Power polled 75,000 new buyers during their vehicle’s first 90 days

Auto Industry Auto Awards
Jun 20, 2018, 3:00 AM

Toyota products again judged tops in value

Vincentric hands out 2018 Best Value in Canada awards to top brands, models

Auto Awards Auto Industry Car Buying
May 31, 2018, 4:25 AM


Subaru makes Crosstrek its first plug-in hybrid

Crosstrek Hybrid will pair Toyota Hybrid System (THS) to Boxer engine

Green Cars New Cars
May 12, 2018, 9:30 PM

Subaru celebrates 30 years of STI with limited editions

Production-run limited to 500 versions of WRX STI Type RA and BRZ tS

New Cars Auto Enthusiasts
Apr 2, 2018, 9:30 PM

QUICK TAKE: 2018 Subaru BRZ tS a bundle of driving fun

Developed with expert help of engineers at famed STI performance division

New Cars
Dec 22, 2017, 4:30 PM

FIRST LOOK: All-new 2019 Ascent adds size to Subaru SUV lineup

Everything about the Ascent has been geared for the North American market

New Cars Auto Shows
Nov 29, 2017, 2:25 AM


What’s new with the 2018 Subaru Legacy and Outback

Subaru’s mid-size models get minor updates; major overhauls not needed

New Cars
Sep 26, 2017, 4:05 AM

20 vehicles that show naming rhyme and reason

From people to word-blends, there is a strategy behind naming a vehicle

Auto Industry
Aug 25, 2017, 4:45 AM

Just how much do Subaru owners love their Subies?

Enough to gather by the hundreds with others of their own ilk to share their enthusiasm

Auto Enthusiasts Auto Shows Classic Cars
Jul 10, 2017, 7:00 AM

We preview the 2018 Subaru Crosstrek on its home turf

The second generation of Subaru’s popular compact crossover is almost entirely new

New Cars Automotive Reviews
Jun 26, 2017, 3:55 AM


Subaru offers limited edition BRZ, WRX STI

Subaru Tecnica International fine-tunes Subaru's sportier models

New Cars
Jun 8, 2017, 4:55 PM

First Drive: Enthusiast-friendly 2018 Subaru WRX and STI

Subaru’s pragmatic performance leaders get meaningful upgrades for 2018

Subaru ready to climb to new SUV heights with Ascent

Large 3-row, 7-seat sport utility will be exclusive to North America

Auto Shows Future Cars New Cars
Apr 13, 2017, 10:05 PM

Subaru to introduce new Outback in New York

Front end revisions promote ruggedness, provide better engine breathing

Auto Shows New Cars
Apr 6, 2017, 5:00 PM


Outback vs Alltrack: Which sport-wagon suits you best?

Subaru’s Outback and Volkswagen’s Alltrack are different approaches to the sport-wagon

New Cars Off Roading Automotive Reviews
Mar 12, 2017, 11:35 PM

Subaru updates WRX and STI for 2018

More aggressive cars also enhanced in performance, comfort and safety

New Cars
Jan 4, 2017, 11:30 AM

All you need to know about the all-new 2017 Subaru Impreza

If you want AWD in a compact passenger car the Impreza is your only affordable choice

New Cars Automotive Reviews Car Buying
Jan 2, 2017, 3:25 AM

All-new Subaru Impreza is 2017 Japanese Car of the Year

Subaru’s new compact beat out the Toyota Prius and Audi A4 for Japan’s top honour

New Cars Auto Awards Auto Industry
Dec 9, 2016, 1:55 AM


Subaru VIZIV-7 SUV Concept predicts new production model

VIZIV-7 SUV Concept makes its world debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show

New Cars Auto Shows
Nov 17, 2016, 4:20 AM

Subaru launches new Impreza

Fifth generation Impreza starts at $19,995 or $20,895 for the hatchback

New Cars
Oct 21, 2016, 5:50 PM

Should you buy a used Subaru Forester?

Foresters have a lot to recommend them but can develop a thirst for oil

Used Cars Car Buying Automotive Reviews
Jun 15, 2016, 8:25 AM

Limited Edition Subaru BRZ far from mellow

Series.Yellow limited to 500, with unique design and control cues

New Cars
Jun 13, 2016, 5:30 PM


Kia, Honda most attractive to families

Asian brands dominate top 10 list, with only one North American entry

Auto Awards
Jun 11, 2016, 5:30 PM

Subaru BRZ spins into the record books

Car was driven by Alastair Moffatt, who holds six driving records

Auto Industry People Auto Shows
Jan 18, 2016, 6:20 AM

2016 Subaru Crosstrek plays dirty while keeping clean

Crosstrek straddles the line between compact SUV and subcompact crossover

New Cars Off Roading Auto Enthusiasts
Dec 13, 2015, 4:15 PM

Subaru to build 7-seater in Indiana

New, as yet unnamed vehicle will be larger than current Tribeca

Auto Industry New Cars
Nov 12, 2015, 2:00 AM


Subaru points to new Impreza in concept form

5-door Concept also shows company design direction

Auto Shows Future Cars New Cars
Oct 27, 2015, 9:35 PM

Honda Fit again named top Back To School car offers its list of top 10 Best Back to School cars for 2015

New Cars Auto Awards
Jul 31, 2015, 8:00 PM

Edmunds, Parent offer Top-10 family car choices

Utility vehicles still hot but hatchbacks popular for budgetary reasons

Car Buying New Cars
Jun 4, 2015, 2:00 PM

Subaru Legacy: 2015 Canadian Car of the Year reviewed

Subaru's mid-size sedan has moved solidly into the mainstream, AWD and all

New Cars Auto Awards
Feb 16, 2015, 11:20 PM


Subaru Legacy is Canadian Car of the Year

Ford F-150 Pickup is AJAC's Canadian Truck/Utility Vehicle of the Year

2013 Subaru BRZ Photo Gallery

This new Subaru lives up to the hype – move over Mazda MX-5, you've got a legitimate competitor

Automotive Reviews
Jan 1, 2015, 12:00 AM

FIRST DRIVE: 2015 Subaru Impreza

Never mind the price, the traction is the attraction

New Cars
Nov 14, 2014, 8:55 AM

ROAD TEST: 2015 Subaru Outback

Over the past decade or so, quirky Subaru has become mainstream Subaru

New Cars Off Roading
Nov 9, 2014, 11:40 PM