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It’s hard to believe, but the Subaru brand celebrated 50 years in the U.S. market in 2018. What started out as a funky little automaker with a weird-looking AWD wagon, has evolved into a success story like no other. Subaru first became popular in the Northeast, Rocky Mountain states, and Pacific Northwest. Now the brand is selling well all over the country because the word is out about Subaru’s safety, reliability, and all-season, an all-wheel-drive capability that sets the brand apart.

The Subaru Lineup includes their top-three sellers, the Forester SUV, Outback wagon, and Crosstrek crossover all-wheel-drive vehicles. The new Ascent family hauler is the largest vehicle the brand has ever built. The Impreza is an affordable compact, the Legacy sedan is still the only sedan in America with standard AWD, and the performance-oriented Subaru BRZ sports coupe, and the rally-bred WRX and WRX STI performance sedans are a must-see for driving enthusiasts.

Here, at Torque News, we cover the Subaru brand extensively and have the latest specs and reviews on each model. Here’s a list of the complete Subaru lineup. Check our current reviews of each model for specific trim levels and check back daily for the latest Subaru news.

Subaru of America's lineup: (All come standard with all-wheel-drive except for the BRZ).

Subaru SUVs

  • Crosstrek: Subcompact SUV
  • Forester: Compact SUV
  • Outback: Midsize SUV
  • Ascent: 3-row midsize SUV
  • Solterra: All-electric compact SUV

Subaru Cars

  • Impreza: Compact sedan and hatchback
  • Legacy: Midsize sedan

Subaru Performance cars

  • WRX: Compact performance sports sedan
  • BRZ: Rear-drive 2-door sports coupe
By Hawke Fracassa on September 29, 2011 - 11:35PM
Subaru of America Inc. has hired a new manager of corporate communications. She is Sheriece Matias, and she reports to Michael McHale, director of corporate communications for the Japanese car company.
By Patrick Rall on September 27, 2011 - 12:09PM
Toyota announced earlier this year that all 2012 Toyota Camry models sold in the United States would also be built in the US with help from Subaru’s Indiana plant and now, rumors suggest that Toyota may also begin exporting the 2012 Camry for the South Korean market.
By Keith Griffin on September 27, 2011 - 8:28AM
The fourth-generation 2012 Subaru Impreza has been unveiled with extensive details, including pricing, to the automotive media on Manhattan’s west side, just blocks away from its initial introduction at the New York Auto Show in April.
By Patrick Rall on September 23, 2011 - 11:50AM
Subaru and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration have issued a recall of select Subaru Legacy and Outback models over a concern that the wiper motor could overheat – causing the wipers to stop working suddenly and in the worst case scenario this could also start a fire.
By Hawke Fracassa on September 22, 2011 - 3:25PM
Rally America Inc., the Golden Valley, Minn., sanctioning and Rally promotion organization in the United States, was purchased today by Bill Fogg, a Vermont entrepreneur with a marketing background who wants to bring the sport to a worldwide audience in 2012.
By Patrick Rall on September 22, 2011 - 12:19PM
Leading up to the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show, Subaru teased us with the news that the Subaru BRZ Prologue (shown in the gallery on the right) would be coming to the German show but while that car turned out to be more of a display of the drivetrain, when the 2011 LA Auto Show opens we will get our first look at the Subaru BRZ – body and all.
By Patrick Rall on September 20, 2011 - 2:22PM
Leading up to the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show, Subaru announced that we would get our first good look at their joint venture with Toyota, named the Subaru BRZ Prologue and while the company made good on offering a closer look at the new rear wheel drive sports car, we still don’t know what the Subaru version will look like.
By Patrick Rall on September 19, 2011 - 6:36PM
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has announced a recall of select 2011 Subaru Legacy and Outback models stemming from a concern that the adhesive used by Subaru to hold the glass moon roof to the chassis could fail and let the glass blow off while moving.
By Patrick Rall on September 14, 2011 - 1:59PM
Earlier this month, Toyota offered a teaser video of their FT-86ii sports car ending with a mention of this year’s Frankfurt Motor Show leading many to believe that we would see something new on the Toyota version of the joint venture with Subaru but as the show has come, what we have is the same FT-86ii that we have seen at past auto shows – except it’s orange.
By Keith Griffin on September 13, 2011 - 9:00AM
Fuji Heavy Industries, better known around the world as Subaru, has unveiled complete details for the Subaru XV Crossover during media days at the 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show.
By Patrick Rall on September 8, 2011 - 3:31PM
Toyota has shown off their new FT-86 Concept in the past but when the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show opens next week, the Japanese automaker will roll out their newest version of the FT-86 II – although it is yet another concept version.
By Kate McLeod on September 7, 2011 - 7:34PM
The 64th Frankfurt Motor Show's press days are less than a week away on September 13 and 14 and Subaru has a busy schedule at the show with its XV crossover concept.
By Patrick Rall on August 23, 2011 - 10:29AM
The automotive world has known for quite some time now that Toyota and Subaru were working together on a compact sports car and while Toyota has been showing off their FT-86 for months, Subaru has announced that the world will officially meet the new Subaru BRZ Prologue at the upcoming 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show.
By Patrick Rall on August 1, 2011 - 10:44AM
Yesterday was the final day for the 17th edition of ESPN’s X Games, including the RallyCross finals featuring some of the biggest names in the world of rally racing and when the dust cleared – Ford had claimed gold, silver and bronze with Brian Deegan winning followed by Tanner Foust and Finnish driver Marcus Gronholm.
By Don Bain on June 13, 2011 - 7:32PM
Race driver Mark Higgins logged an all-time fastest lap by averaging 115.356 mph June 10 on the iconic Isle of Man TT Mountain Course. Higgins was driving a US spec 2011 Subaru WRX STI. The former record of 100 mph remained unchallenged for 21 years. His lap took 19 minutes 37 seconds with the WRX STI hitting speeds in excess of 162 MPH on the varied elevation course.
By Don Bain on June 7, 2011 - 6:19PM
Mobile browsing has become quite popular, especially for consumers desiring knowledge about nearly every purchase, especially one with as much lifestyle and budget impact as the purchase of a car. In response, Subaru has announced new iPad applications for its 2011 model digital brochures. The free apps let consumers explore the new Outback, Forester and WRX/STI on the iPad interface, with 360-degree views, videos and interactive demonstrations.
By Patrick Place on May 20, 2011 - 3:32PM
For almost two decades Subaru has used the Impreza as a WRC championship winning caliber rally car, an award winning commuter car, and started a following of enthusiast like the world has seldom seen. Subaru first introduced the Impreza in 1993.
By Patrick Rall on May 10, 2011 - 11:08AM
Now that Saab has obtained funds through a new partnership with Chinese automaker Hawtai Motors, the company is able to make strategic moves to strengthen the brand around the world – beginning with yesterday’s announcement of the new Chief Operating Officer and President for the North American market.
By Don Bain on April 13, 2011 - 3:41PM
One of the best things about a big car show is getting a close up look at the designs you have never seen before – at least not on the street or in the showroom. Concept cars provide a glimpse into the promise of the future and the 2011 New York International Auto Show will feature no less than 14 vehicular inspirations.
By Don Bain on March 24, 2011 - 6:02PM
Denver Auto Show is the Rocky Mountain resident’s best opportunity to see the cars, trucks, crossovers and SUVs on the market today, despite not getting much national attention. Subaru, who has their best market in the Centennial State, is bringing an interactive cutaway display of the popular Legacy sedan, among other special features.
By Don Bain on March 22, 2011 - 8:58PM
Japanese auto production has fallen to only 35 percent of their former output as a result of the Tohuko earthquake and tsunami, according to IHS Automotive Insight. Still the situation in Libya has an impact as well. "It's volatility that really drives people to smaller cars," said Aaron Bragman, an analyst for the auto authority.
By Patrick Rall on March 22, 2011 - 10:18AM
Mazda, Mitsubishi and Suzuki have re-opened plants in Japan as the country and deals with nuclear disaster risks and regular aftershocks but automotive giants Toyota and Honda have announced that their plants will remain closed until at least this weekend.
By Patrick Rall on March 16, 2011 - 11:39AM
Mazda and Subaru have announced that their Japanese production facilities will remain shut down until at least next week in the wake of the earthquake and ensuing tsunami, although Mitsubishi has re-opened their plants with the hopes of assessing their situation for production.
By Don Bain on March 4, 2011 - 2:12PM
The leader in Variable Cam Timing (VCT) works with Subaru to enhance performance of the 2.5 and 2.0-liter engines, increasing fuel efficiency from 4 to 10 percent. BorgWarner adds improvements in the Cam Torque Actuated (CTA) aspects of the system and also qualify the vehicles for Super Ultra Low Emissions Level (SULEV) designation.
By Patrick Rall on March 1, 2011 - 12:57PM
Subaru has made a name for itself in the US performance market thanks to a rally-proven all-wheel-drive system mated to their turbocharged Boxer engines but when the Toyota-based Subaru sports car hits the US market it will not feature AWD or a turbocharged Boxer engine.