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The Top Ten Subaru stories of 2015: #1 will surprise you

The Subaru brand is flying high with record sales and things look rosy for the automaker. The top story for 2015 will surprise you.

While Subaru is having record sales for 2015 again and they look unbeatable, there could be a chink in their armor. Here’s the top 10 stories from 2015 and the top story will surprise you. It’s Subaru’s dirty little secret that they would prefer you didn’t know about.

The #1 Subaru story for 2015

Subaru has a problem with a few of their boxer engines. They consume above average amounts of oil and there is a lawsuit against Subaru of America. Not all Subaru vehicles are effected, but there a number of concerns that Subaru needs to address. The oil consumption lawsuit is still pending and the outcome has not been determined. Here’s the full story.

Subaru’s WRX STI is hot

The Subaru WRX STI is a hot model for Subaru and continues to be in the news. It’s number two on the top ten list and also holds spots 4, 6, 7 and 8. The WRX STI is a rally-bred sports car that has a cult-like following with performance enthusiasts who own them. Along with the WRX, the STI was redesigned for the 2015 model year and is a proven model that will continue to be a strong selling model for the Japanese automaker. Check out the top story here.

Subaru BRZ is cooling off

Number three is a spoof story we did about the Subaru BRZ sports coupe. It has the least amount of sales in the Subaru lineup yet it’s a popular car with driving enthusiast due to its superior driving dynamics. The story talks about three features that Subaru will never put on the rear-drive coupe. Check out the story here.

Forester is the number one selling Subaru

Number five and nine on the Subaru top ten list is about the number one selling vehicle in the lineup, the Forester SUV. Carsguide took the Forester and pitted it against the Toyota RAV4, Honda CR-V and Mazda CX-5. See who the Australian road tester picked as the top mid-size crossover. Fans were also interested in 3 new updates on the 2016 Forester.

Crosstrek gets a new name and 3 important upgrades

Coming in at number ten on the list was the 2016 Subaru Crosstrek crossover. Subaru dropped XV from the name in the U.S. Small crossover consumers wanted to know about three new important chassis updates that were coming on the new model. The previous model had some issues and consumers wanted to know if they had been addressed by Subaru. Check out the story here.

What’s missing?

What story is missing from the top-ten list? The new-generation 2016 Subaru Outback was conspicuously absent. We wrote considerable articles about the popular Outback but it didn’t make the list for 2015. What’s coming up for Subaru in 2016? A new-generation 2017 Impreza will begin production at their plant in Indiana and a new 3-Row Crossover is also being designed and built here in the U.S. Stay tuned for more top Subaru stories in 2016.