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A Guide to Subaru Cars in Australia

A common sight on Aussie roads, Japanese brand Subaru offers a number of vehicles for motorists to choose from, including sporty models for when you want to let your hair down, as well as vehicles that will fit the whole family. But what’s included in Subaru’s range? In this guide, Canstar Blue takes you through the following list of Subaru cars, along with features and prices to help you potentially find your next set of wheels.

Subaru Impreza

Subaru Impreza Hatch

Arguably the most popular model in the Subaru line-up, the Impreza first rolled off production in 1992, with the car currently in its fifth generation, with a number of models available, including:

  • Impreza 2.0i AWD Sedan – $25,490 RDP
  • Impreza 2.0i AWD Hatch – $25,690 RDP
  • Impreza 2.0i-L AWD Sedan – $28,490 RDP
  • Impreza 2.0i-L AWD Hatch – $28,690 RDP
  • Impreza 2.0i Premium AWD Sedan – $30,490 RDP
  • Impreza 2.0i Premium AWD Hatch – $30,690 RDP
  • Impreza 2.0i-S AWD Sedan – $33,590 RDP
  • Impreza 2.0i-S AWD Hatch – $33,790 RDP

All RDP prices are based on the Subaru website, July, 2019.

Each model currently comes with a five year warranty and five year capped price servicing, with a four cylinder engine combining with AWD to help you get to where you need to be, regardless if you’re on bitumen or a back road.

You can expect a few more additions in the more expensive options, which include Driver Assist Technology, an integrated 8inch infotainment unit, along with sat nav and an electric roof to help you take it all in during those long road trips. If you’re looking to really make it your own, you can also add mats, tow bars and bicycle holders to your order, with rear and side spoilers also available as optional extras.

Subaru Liberty

Subaru Liberty 2019

Known outside of Australia as the Legacy, the Subaru Liberty is currently in its sixth generation, with its current line-up consisting of:

  • Liberty 2.5i AWD – $35,174 RDP
  • Liberty 2.5i Premium AWD – $41,869 RDP
  • Liberty 3.6R AWD – $48,586 RDP

All RDP prices are based on the Subaru website, July, 2019.

The 2.5i models are four cylinder models, with the 3.6R coming with a six cylinder engine. Each model comes with 18inch wheels, along with Subaru Intelligent Drive (SI-Drive), which includes sports mode for when you’re looking to put the foot down. Safety features include adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning and pre-collision braking, with each model also coming with a 5inch Multi-Information Display unit, allowing you to keep an eye on all your car’s vitals.

Subaru XV

Subaru XV

One of Subaru’s newest arrivals, the XV can be thought of as the SUV version of the Impreza, giving you the storage and space of an SUV along with sleek looks of the Impreza. XV models include:

  • XV 2.0i AWD – $32,850 RDP
  • XV 2.0i-L AWD – $35,292 RDP
  • XV 2.0i Premium AWD – $37,156 RDP
  • XV 2.0i-S AWD – $40,359 RDP

All RDP prices are based on the Subaru website, July, 2019.

With a Boxer four cylinder engine, the XV is capable of pumping out 115kW of power and 196Nm of torque. With 17inch and 18inch wheels available depending on which model you drive away with, the XV has a towing capacity of 1,400kg, ideal for when you need to take a bit of gear with you.

Each model also comes equipped with an electronic parking brake and reverse camera for day-to-day driving, although additional safety measures such as Vision Assist and Blind Spot Monitor is only available on the most expensive models. However, all XV cars come equipped with two power jacks and USB charging points for driver comfort, along with push start ignition and a 60/40 split folding rear seats to help you pack for your next road trip.

Subaru Forester

Subaru Forester

Another of Subaru’s long-standing models, the Forester has been in production since 1997, with the vehicle currently in its fifth generation, with models including:

  • Forester 2.5i AWD – $38,523 RDP
  • Forester 2.5i-L AWD – $40,633 RDP
  • Forester 2.5i Premium AWD – $43,723 RDP
  • Forester 2.5i-S AWD – $46,866 RDP

All RDP prices are based on the Subaru website, July, 2019.

With 136kW of power under the hood, and 239Nm of torque, you can put the four cylinder engine through its paces, with an urban fuel consumption of 9.3L/100km. With 17inch and 18inch wheels available depending on which model you take off the lot, the Forester also has a towing capacity of 1,500kg.

The more expensive Forester models also come equipped with Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive (AWD) and Vehicle Dynamics Control (VDC), as well as Side View Monitors and Reverse Automatic Breaking to help with your time behind the wheel. You’ll also be treated to the Driver Monitoring System, which includes facial recognition to combat distractions and drowsiness for a safer journey.

Subaru Outback

Subaru Outback

Originally modeled on the Liberty, the Outback was given its own range in 1994, with the vehicle moving onto its sixth generation of production. Current models include:

  • Outback 2.5i AWD – $41,354 RDP
  • Outback 2.5i Premium AWD – $48,061 RDP
  • Outback 3.6R AWD – $54,886 RDP
  • Outback 2.0D AWD – $44,032 RDP
  • Outback 2.0D Premium AWD – $51,211 RDP

All RDP prices are based on the Subaru website, July, 2019.

Available in four or six cylinder engines, the Outback has a minimum engine output of 129kW, with the more expensive options pushing that up to 191kW. If you’re looking for more than just power with the bigger price tag, you’ll also find heated door mirrors, an electric sunroof, steering responsive headlights and leather seat trimming, meaning you’ll have plenty of comfort when you put the food down.

On all models you can expect 18inch wheels, with a one touch electronic folding rear seats, taking the hassle out of packing for that weekend away. You’ll also find a 5inch LCD Multi-Information Display unit for behind the steering wheel, containing information on fuel economy, speedometer and EyeSight Driver Assist.

Subaru BRZ

Subaru BRZ

Originally a joint development between Subaru and fellow Japanese manufacturer Toyota, the Subaru BRZ is similar to Toyota’s 86, although recent years have seen both brands looking to differentiate their vehicles from each other. The current Subaru BRZ line-up includes:

  • BRZ – $37,740 RDP
  • BRZ Premium – $39,300 RDP
  • BRZ tS – $43,830 RDP

All RDP prices are based on the Subaru website, July, 2019.

Each model contains a Boxer four cylinder petrol engine, with a 50L fuel tank and direct injection fuel system, requiring 98RON. This engine has a power output of 152kW, with a four-channel ABS braking system with Electronic Brakeforce Distribution. All models contain LED Daytime Running Lights, dusk-sensing headlights as well as dual zone climate control air conditioning to allow for some comfort while behind the wheel.

Other features include paddle gear shifters, sports pedals and push start ignition, with the tS model coming with additional features such as a rear spoiler, 18inch alloy wheels and matching red seat belts and rear brake calipers to help turn heads when you’re out on the streets.

Subaru Levorg

Subaru Levorg

Subaru’s latest addition to the family, the Levorg has been in production since 2014, with the model ideal for those after a station wagon for the family or extra boot space. Current models include:

  • Levorg 1.6 GT AWD – $41,201 RDP
  • Levorg 1.6 GT Premium AWD – $48,326 RDP
  • Levorg 2.0 GT-S AWD – $54,886 RDP
  • Levorg 2.0 STI Sport AWD – $57,881 RDP

All RDP prices are based on the Subaru website, July, 2019.

With a 60L fuel tank, the Levorg contains a direct injected turbocharged Boxer four cylinder engine under the hood, with power output ranging from 125kW to 197kW. Sitting on 17inch or 18inch wheels depending on which model you choose, the Levorg includes Subaru’s Vehicle Dynamics Control system, which features Electronic Brakeforce Distribution, Active Torque Vectoring and Electronic Stability Control for improved handling on the road.

The Levorg also features Vision Assist on select models, which includes features such as Blind Spot Monitors and High Beam Assist, while Subaru Intelligent Drive (SI-Drive) is available on all models, and includes both Sports and Intelligent mode to an optimal driving experience. You’ll also be treated to a rear spoiler, shark fin antenna and side skirts on all models, giving you the sleek exterior aesthetic.

Subaru WRX

Subaru WRX

The big brother of the Impreza, the WRX may be more your speed if you’re looking for something with a bit more, well, speed. While it made its name on the race track, the WRX will feel just at home on the road.

  • WRX AWD – $44,386 RDP
  • WRX Premium AWD – $51,050 RDP
  • WRX STI AWD – $57,041 RDP
  • WRX STI Premium AWD – $62,026 RDP
  • WRX STI spec.R AWD – $64,181 RDP

All RDP prices are based on the Subaru website, July, 2019.

Supported by 18inch wheels, base WRX models feature a direct injection fuel system with a turbocharged petrol engine, with 197kW of maximum output under the hood. All models include Subaru’s 60/40 split folding rear seats, along with smart key entry and dual zone air conditioning.

The top of the line WRX models include a 2.5L turbocharged engine with 6-speed manual transmission, with a maximum power output of 221kW and 19inch alloy wheels. Additional features include self-levelling LED headlights, electric sunroof, rear spoiler and a 7inch infotainment unit, making driving equal parts fun and comfortable.

While Subaru may not have models covering the small car or 4WD market, there are plenty of options for those looking for a new sedan or SUV, making it worth checking out if you’re in the market for a new car.

 

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