Subaru Forester News

  • Subaru Forester STI concept teased ahead of 2019 Tokyo Auto Salon debut

    Subaru’s STI performance skunkworks has helped enable some very fast, exciting versions of the Japanese automaker’s vehicles. And with its 2019 Crosstrek Hybrid, Subaru has shown it can engineer a full hybrid—a plug-in with a 17-miles range rating. However, the Forester STI Concept hybrid shown this week for the Tokyo Auto Salon doesn’t show the potential of either of these impressive extremes. Although this sportier-looking version of the Forester could mean more to its home Japanese market, for the U.S. it seems to serve the mission of simply teasing that both a...

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    2017 Subaru Forester gas mileage inches up

    The 2017 Subaru Forester gets slightly better gas mileage than before.

  • Subaru Forester used as support vehicle by Outdoor Medical in South Africa
    What Do African Medics Drive? This One Has A Subaru Forester

    On major drive events, including our May tour of South Africa’s Garden Route in new 2014 Subaru Forester XTs, organizers often include a medic among the team. This ensures prompt response to emergencies when the group may be hours from the nearest medical facility. From broken bones to insect...

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    2014 Subaru Forester Aces New IIHS Crash Test; Other Crossovers, Not So Much

    Last year, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety introduced a new crash test -- and a new rating to accompany it. A total of 13 compact SUVs recently took that test, and the 2014 Subaru Forester was the only one in the bunch to earn a "good" rating. The test in question is the "small overlap...

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    Subaru Hybrid For 2014 To Echo Honda, GM Mild-Hybrid Approach

    Beyond the obvious Toyota, if any other make were to build hybrid cars, you might expect it to be Subaru. The small Japanese company's cars are revered for durability and standard all-wheel drive, and their drivers are often assumed to be on the liberal side of center. Subaru owners tend to cluster...

  • Third-generation Subaru four-cylinder boxer engine
    Subaru Unveils More Efficient Four-Cylinder Boxer Engine

    Subaru is sticking to its almost trademark horizontally opposed or ‘boxer’ engine for its future lineup of cars, improving on the design, making it more refined and fuel efficient with each generation. The third and latest generation of the engine--the first major redesign in 21...

  • 2011 Subaru Forester

    Subaru hasn’t made much of a commotion over its 2011 model year updates for the Forester range but we will as the compact SUV has been made more fuel efficient. An all-new four-cylinder ‘boxer’ engine for the base 2.5X models sees fuel economy rise to 21/27 mpg city/highway for both manual and automatic models. This compares to 20/27 mpg city/highway for manual-equipped 2010 models and 20/26 mpg city/highway for the automatics. The new engine still displaces 2.5-liters but it features a slightly longer stroke and a chain driven double overhead cam instead of the previous belt. It’s...

  • 2010 Toyota FJ Cruiser in Army Green
    St. Patrick's Day Special: The Most Popular Cars Painted Green

    We write a lot about green cars, here at Surprise, right? Now our partner TrueCar has provided some data about which cars are greenest. That is, which cars are most often ordered in the color green. Consider this our automotive celebration of St. Patrick's Day. Lá Fhéile...

  • 2010 Subaru Outback PZEV
    Keep It Green: Add A Little PZEV To That Subaru!

    Like CVT, which stands for continuously-variable transmission, PZEV is one of those acronyms floating around the auto world that mean nothing to most car buyers. It stands for Partial Zero-Emission Vehicle,  one of a number of arcane emissions brackets created by the very aggressive California Air...

  • 2010 Subaru Forester with green-roof option
    Subaru Offers New Green Roof Option on 2009 Forester (Appropriately)

    While Subarus often appeal to the environmentally aware, the 2009 Forester adds an appealing eco-option: a Green Roof that cools the car

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