Although boxy in styling, the 2016 Subaru Forester exhibits many practical characteristics, such as a roomy interior and decent fuel economy, then adds extras with its standard all-wheel-drive and adaptive cruise control, making it a good all-around car for non-aggressive drivers.
Long known for its all-wheel drive systems, Subaru endeared itself to enthusiasts with the WRX and WRX STI models. The Japanese automaker enjoys a strong following for its sedans and capable crossover models, such as the Forester and Outback.
The 2015 Subaru BRZ is an outstanding sports coupe for drivers who value handling prowess over outright power, but for the money there are so many compelling alternatives.
It is hard to imagine a better all-around vehicle for those who enjoy outdoor activities, as the 2015 Subaru Outback offers an easy driving experience for urban and rural environments, but the four-cylinder version will meet most needs.
The 2015 Subaru Legacy makes for a comfortable and capable midsize sedan, handling day-to-day driving with ease, then adding unique features such as all-wheel-drive that set it a cut above the competition.
If you're OK with a rough ride and very basic tech, the turbocharged, all-wheel-drive 2015 Subaru WRX STI is a brilliant performer on both the road and at the racetrack.
Driving the new WRX, this reviewer finds it absolutely excellent for tearing up the back roads, yet livable enough to work as an everyday driver.
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The 2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid struggles to justify its bigger price tag, as it doesn't have significant power or efficiency gains over even its non-hybrid base model and pales in comparison to other hybrid wagons.
The 2014 Subaru Forester makes some interesting stabs at advanced technology, but its true value still lies in its all-wheel-drive system, fuel economy, and practical interior space.
We can deal with the 2014 Subaru Legacy 2.5i Limited not being as fast as it should, but we can't abide its lack of cabin and safety tech.
Choose the spartan 2013 Subaru BRZ Premium if you're looking for a fantastic driver's car that carves corners with unmatched precision, but steer clear if cabin tech and "premium" comfort top your list of requirements.
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