Posts Tagged ‘Subaru’

2014 NAIAS: 2015 Subaru WRX STi

January 14th, 2014 No comments


With the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution gone from the market the Subaru WRX STi remains the sole hot rally sedan available in US showrooms. This all new model offers 305 hp and 290 lb-ft of torque from its massaged 2.5-liter boxer four cylinder. As it should be, a 6-speed manual is the only transmission offered. Of course, all wheel drive is standard but you’ll have to pony up for one of the 1,000 Launch Editions to get the gold-tinted rims that Subaru made popular with past rally hatches. Pricing hasn’t been announced but we’d expect it to cover the mid to upper $30k range and before you even ask, no, Subaru is not planning a hatch version.

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Video Review: 2013 Scion FR-S

March 4th, 2013 No comments

      It isn’t everyday that we use the latest out of Toyota to provide a benchmark for a vehicle class, but we’re going to go ahead and say it’s safe to declare that is exactly what we’re doing with the Scion FR-S. The Subaru and Toyota tie-up has yielded a car that far exceeds all expectations. Greater than the sum of its parts you might say, the Scion FR-S (and its sister cars: the Subaru BRZ and Toyota GT86 [not sold in the US]) has stolen the torch away from Mazda and its Miata as the bar to which affordable driving fun is measured. Read more…

2011 Subaru Legacy 2.5GT

August 4th, 2011 No comments

A Rally Car for the Family Man.

      For a couple of decades now, journalists have attempted to claim that each new Subaru is the car that will make Subaru mainstream. The 2011 Legacy is no different, as Subaru’s flagship sedan continues to grow in size and stature. But have no fear Subie loyalists! The flat four-cylinder engine remains, as does the availability of a manual transmission.  Read more…

Video Review: 2011 Subaru Legacy 2.5GT

June 21st, 2011 No comments

      Watch as Gernand takes a rally car out on the track for a couple of hot laps. Well, sort of. When we say “hot” we mean the mercury in the thermometer was pegged, and when we say “rally”, well, he drove a Subaru Legacy 2.5GT. So really, he took a family sedan out for a rather sedate spin. We’re blaming the boost gauge for our delusions of rally grandeur! Read more…

AT’s Photo Spotlight

March 11th, 2010 No comments

The Subaru B9 Scrambler is oddly appealing with it’s polarized windshield and wide bug-eyed face. This hybrid drive sports car concept was shown off at the 2004 NAIAS.