Heat Up Valentine's Day With These Cars


It's Valentine's Day, and you're looking for an automotive way to tell your significant other how you feel. We surveyed our fellow editors, all of whom are known to be world-class romantics — just ask them! — for some advice:

By Patrick Olsen | February 11, 2015 | Comments (0)

Recall Alert: Three 2008-14 Subaru Vehicles


Vehicles Affected: Approximately 198,900 model-year 2008-11 Subaru Impreza, 2008-14 WRX and STI, and 2009-13 Forester vehicles currently or formerly registered in Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, West Virginia, Wisconsin and the District of Columbia. Only vehicles fixed under a previous recall are affected; Subaru has determined that the prior remedy was inadequate due to incomplete repair instructions provided to dealers.

The Problem: Road salt water could splash on the brake lines through a gap in the fuel tank protector, corroding the lines. This could result in brake fluid leakage, affecting the car's ability to stop and increasing the risk of a crash.

The Fix: Dealers will rustproof the affected areas with anticorrosion wax for free.

What Owners Should Do: Subaru will begin notifying owners on Jan. 26. Owners can call Subaru at 800-782-2783 or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration at 888-327-4236 for more information.

Need to Find a Dealer for Service? Go to Cars.com Service & Repair to find your local dealer.

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By Jennifer Geiger | January 8, 2015 | Comments (0)

2015 Subaru Legacy Video

Subaru redesigned its sedan for 2015 with an updated exterior, revised interior and better fuel economy. Cars.com reviewer David Thomas takes us inside the new 2015 Subaru Legacy. Watch the video for more.

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By Jennifer Geiger | January 6, 2015 | Comments (2)

2015 Subaru Impreza Earns IIHS' Top Safety Pick Plus Award


The 2015 Subaru Impreza has joined the ranks of the most crashworthy vehicles on the road as determined by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. The car, available as a sedan or hatchback, earned the safety agency's highest distinction, Top Safety Pick Plus, when equipped with the optional EyeSight Driver Assist Technology; without the option, the Impreza earns the Top Safety Pick designation.

Related: 2015 Subaru Impreza Starts $300 Higher, Adds More Standard Features

Redesigned for the 2015 model year, the Impreza received ratings of good in IIHS' front small overlap, front moderate overlap, side impact, roof strength and rear impact evaluations. EyeSight earned the car a superior rating in front crash avoidance. EyeSight comes as part of a $2,795 option package that includes a moonroof, navigation, keyless entry and push-button start; it's available on the 2.0i Limited model sedan and 2.0i Sport Limited hatchback.

By Matt Schmitz | November 24, 2014 | Comments (0)

2015 Subaru Legacy Photo Gallery

2015 Subaru Legacy

The 2015 Subaru Legacy finished second in our $27,000 Midsize Sedan Challenge. "Of course you get standard all-wheel drive, which will be very appealing to people in many parts of the country, but with the 2015 redesign, you also get a great new interior and a very sporty ride," said one of our judges. Check out our Legacy photo gallery below.

Click on any image for a larger version.

Cars.com photos by Evan Sears

By Matt Schmitz | November 16, 2014 | Comments (0)

Subaru's PIN Code System Provides Easy, Keyless Access


The following is a true story: I went for a hike. It was lovely. As I was finishing — two hours and 1,700 vertical feet later — I realized I'd dropped my car keys somewhere along the trail. My feeling of victory was washed away by the dread of the fatigue I felt at having to re-traverse the trail to find my keys. Once I pulled myself together, I was lucky enough to not only find my keys, but also to find them only halfway up the hill.

Nonetheless, it was hard to walk the next day.

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Holding onto my car keys during a hike is always a nuisance; my hands are full, and there's no way I'm wearing a fanny pack. A backpack would be too cumbersome because I often have a child on my back. I've left my keys in the car a couple of times, but that never feels like a safe practice.

Clearly, I'm not alone in my quest for car-keyless outdoor time because Subaru has just rolled out a new feature called PIN Code Access that basically disables the key, allows you to leave it in the car and gives you lock/unlock access from a code entered into the trunk lid's button.

By Courtney Messenbaugh | November 4, 2014 | Comments (6)

2015 Subaru Legacy Review


"For 2015, the Subaru Legacy has overcome the fuel economy penalty of standard all-wheel drive while delivering all-season capability in a handsome package, inside and out," said Cars.com reviewer David Thomas. Check out Thomas' review for more.

2015 Subaru Legacy Expert Review

Cars.com photo by Evan Sears

By Matt Schmitz | November 3, 2014 | Comments (2)

2015 Subaru Outback Real-World Cargo Space


Subaru's redesigned 2015 Outback is less quirky than before thanks to its streamlined exterior and classed-up interior, though that doesn't make it any less versatile than the Outback we know and love. In fact, a slightly longer wheelbase and overall length mean there's more interior room for passengers and cargo.

Related: 2015 Subaru Outback Expert Review

"The Outback's cargo area has grown slightly, to 35.5 cubic feet of space behind the rear seats, up from 34.3 cubic feet. Fold the standard 60/40-split backseat down to create 73.3 cubic feet, up from 71.3. There are also new release levers, so one tug folds the spring-tensioned seat flat. It's well-done and, if I had my way, would be mandatory on all cars," Cars.com reviewer Bill Jackson said in his review of the 2015 Outback.

There's also a power liftgate that's newly standard on the highest, Limited, trim and available on the Premium trim.

By Joe Bruzek | October 30, 2014 | Comments (1)

2015 Subaru Outback Video

"The Subaru Outback has been redesigned and updated for the 2015 model year; it's got new exterior styling, some interior refinement, a new drivetrain and improved fuel economy," said Cars.com reviewer Bill Jackson. "But has Subaru done enough to appease the faithful while attracting new buyers?" Watch the video and decide.

Watch on YouTube

By Matt Schmitz | October 28, 2014 | Comments (0)

Wife Tested: 2015 Subaru Outback


If there's one car that's found its way into our own garages — if not our hearts — as an editorial team, it's the Subaru Outback. At one point five editors have owned the all-wheel-drive wagon, including my family. We're on our second Outback, a 2010.

Related: 2015 Subaru Outback Expert Review

The 2010 is my wife's daily driver and shuttles her to work and our kids to school, soccer practice, gymnastics, doctor's appointments, you name it. We've also done many a road trip in the four-cylinder continuously variable automatic transmission combo. That's why I went through a somewhat unusual step of making sure that my wife could get behind the wheel of a 2015 Outback when one arrived at our Chicago headquarters for our editors to test..

By David Thomas | October 27, 2014 | Comments (3)

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