2018 Subaru Forester

The 2018 Subaru Forester is a mainstream compact SUV that slots above the compact Subaru Crosstrek and below the mid-size Subaru Ascent within the brand’s crossover lineup. As with most Subaru models, all-wheel-drive comes standard on the Forester. A comfortable driving position and plenty of interior room make the Forester a practical choice, however it has a harsher ride than some other vehicles in its segment, like the Nissan Rogue. Prices start from an MSRP of $22,795. Pros: Standard All-Wheel-Drive,…

2019 Subaru Ascent

The 2019 Subaru Ascent is a mainstream three-row midsize crossover-style SUV that is a brand new entrant into its segment. Designed to be a family-friendly minivan alternative, the Ascent comes with standard all-wheel-drive and seating capacity for up to eight passengers. Prices start at an MSRP of $31,995. Pros: Among Most Fuel-Efficient Non-Hybrid In Segment, Standard All-Wheel-Drive, Roomy Interior, Out-Styles Competitors Cons: No V6, No Hybrid Looks Best In: Crystal White exterior/Java Brown interior Competition: Toyota Highlander, Volkswagen Atlas, Honda Pilot, Kia Sorento, Chevrolet Traverse, Ford…

2018 Subaru Outback

The 2018 Subaru Outback is a wagon version of Subaru’s mid-size Legacy sedan. It has the brand’s signature all-wheel-drive as standard and features a raised suspension and exterior cladding for added versatility and a rugged appearance. Prices start at an MSRP of $28,895. Shoppers who like the Outback but don’t need so much space should check out the compact Subaru Crosstrek.

2018 Subaru Impreza

The 2018 Subaru Impreza is a compact car available in sedan and hatchback bodystyles, slotting below the mid-size Legacy is Subaru’s car lineup. Standard all-wheel-drive sets the Impreza apart from many of its front-wheel-drive only competitors. With its recent redesign Subaru address past weaknesses of the Impreza, include fuel efficiency and driving isolation and comfort. The popular Subaru Crosstrek is a lifted version of the Impreza hatchback with a few rugged styling details that mimics the look and feel of a compact SUV, but fuel mileage suffers as a result. The 2018 Subaru Impreza is an overall well-rounded no-frills compact car. In base form, the Impreza prioritizes efficiency over performance, however the sporting Subaru WRX, which is based on the Impreza platform, is akin to the Volkswagen Golf GTI and offers a spirited driving experience and a rev-happy engine. Prices for the 2018 Subaru Impreza start at $18,495.

2018 Subaru Crosstrek

The 2018 Subaru Crosstrek is the brand’s rugged compact hatchback, based off of the Impreza underpinnings. Equipped with Subaru’s symmetrical all-wheel-drive, the Crosstrek is essentially the Impreza hatchback with a raised suspension and rugged styling details. Prices start at a very reasonable $21,795. The Crosstrek is sensible, capable and efficient, making it a great choice for shoppers looking for a practical option.

Game On! Hyundai Versus Subaru

It’s about to go down! Of all the automakers, the two that had the closest margin in October sales were Hyundai and Subaru. Separately by only 1,035 units, Subaru very narrowly took the lead. While Hyundai’s sales tumbled 4% month-over-month, Subaru’s decreased by 2%. As dealers look to move any remaining 2017 inventory over the next two months it will be very interesting to see which automaker wins the sales race. Subaru has been on a winning a series of…