What began in the U.S. as a Northeast/Northwest alternative to the way-funky Saab has grown into a national brand with year-over-year sales increases that Japan's Big Three execs would absolutely/positively die for. To be sure, it took awhile, but once word got out about the Subie's inherent reliability and all-season, all-wheel drive capability, the fix was in. And despite a consumer demographic among the highest in consumerism, the lineup remains accessible to virtually anyone with a middle income.

If you're looking for the least expensive Sub-stitute, shop Impreza sedan or hatchback; either is the least expensive all-wheel drive vehicle in the U.S. On the crossover side the Crosstrek and Forester start in the low $20s, and while sharing much of the Impreza's platform both offer more interior room and utility. Most fun on the Subaru showroom is essentially a tie: Opt for either version of the WRX and the rear-wheel drive BRZ 2-seater, as all of 'em come with a big grin at no additiional charge. And while Subaru is very much a value brand, the WRX STI can easily brush $40K. And for the performance diehard, it's worth every penny.


2017 Subaru WRX STI
2017 Subaru WRX STI
MSRP:
$35,195
Engine:
2.5L H-4
MPG:
17 City / 23 HWY
2017 Subaru Legacy
2017 Subaru Legacy
MSRP:
$21,995
Engine:
2.5L H-4
MPG:
25 City / 34 HWY
2017 Subaru Outback
2017 Subaru Outback
MSRP:
$25,645
Engine:
2.5L H-4
MPG:
25 City / 32 HWY
2017 Subaru Forester
2017 Subaru Forester
MSRP:
$22,595
Engine:
2.5L H-4
MPG:
22 City / 28 HWY
2016 Subaru Outback
2016 Subaru Outback
MSRP:
$24,995
Engine:
2.5L H-4
MPG:
25 City / 33 HWY
2016 Subaru Impreza
2016 Subaru Impreza
MSRP:
$18,795
Engine:
2.0L H-4
MPG:
25 City / 34 HWY
The next Subaru three-row will be the biggest Subaru ever

More details emerge about the SUV that the Viziv-7 Concept will spawn.

Think of Subaru's next three-row crossover as the anti-Tribeca.
Subaru Viziv-7 Concept is AWD done XXL

This preview of a production SUV is basically the size of a Chevrolet Tahoe.

The Subaru Viziv-7 Concept isn't just big for a Japanese SUV, it's just plain big.
Subaru recalls 100K turbocharged models for fire risk

The Subaru Legacy, Outback, Impreza, and Forester are all affected.
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Subaru Viziv-7 Concept is AWD done XXL

This preview of a production SUV is basically the size of a Chevrolet Tahoe.

The Subaru Viziv-7 Concept isn't just big for a Japanese SUV, it's just plain big.
2017 Subaru BRZ First Drive
Subaru's boxer-powered sports car sees its first refresh, differentiating it from the Toyota 86 and improving its reflexes while also adding a bit of power.
2016 Subaru BRZ Series.HyperBlue Quick Spin
The Subaru BRZ gets a limited-edition Series.HyperBlue model for 2016. That's as good a reason as any to revisit one of our favorite little sports cars.
2015 Subaru Forester tS Quick Spin
If you don't think that stiffened SUVs with bigger rubber and brakes can be a good time at the track, well, we'd encourage you to drive this Forester. Faster.
Subaru recalls 100K turbocharged models for fire risk

The Subaru Legacy, Outback, Impreza, and Forester are all affected.
Even Ferrari swept up in latest Takata recall expansion

Eight manufacturers recall 12 million more affected vehicles.

About 4.5 million of the affected vehicles are Hondas.
Subaru recalls 48.5k Legacy, Outback models for steering defect

A manufacturing defect in the steering column is to blame.

Subaru and NHTSA report the issue with the steering column that could cause the wheel to turn freely with no impact on the actual direction of travel.