Subaru

2010-2012 Subaru Torque Converter Issue

By Tom Torbjornsen on July 22, 2016


CARS.COM The problem: A squeaking noise while starting the engine may be due to a faulty ring gear on the torque converter. Vehicles affected by service bulletin: 2010 Subaru Legacy 2011 Subaru Legacy 2012 Subaru Legacy 2010 Subaru Outback 2011… Read More

2010-2012 Subaru Torque Converter Issue

By Tom Torbjornsen on July 22, 2016

CARS.COM The problem: A squeaking noise while starting the engine may be due to a faulty ring gear on the torque converter. Vehicles affected by service bulletin: 2010 Subaru Legacy 2011 Subaru Legacy 2012 Subaru Legacy 2010 Subaru Outback 2011… Read More

Buick Plans Wagon Version of New Regal?

By Fred Meier on July 18, 2016

CARS.COM — Buick is considering bringing to the U.S. a wagon version of the coming redesigned Regal, according to a report in Automotive News (subscription required). Related: 2016 Buick Envision: First Drive Buick showed dealers a wagon among images of the… Read More

2017 Subaru BRZ Gets Performance Upgrades, Starts at $26,315

By Fred Meier on July 14, 2016

CARS.COM — Subaru has given its 2017 BRZ sport coupe appearance and handling tweaks, a new Performance Package and a starting price up $125 for the base Premium trim of $26,315, including an $820 destination fee. The coupe also offers a… Read More

2016 Subaru Impreza: Car Seat Check

By Jennifer Newman on July 14, 2016

Editor's note: This Car Seat Check was written in March 2015 about the 2015 Subaru Impreza. Little of substance has changed with this year's model. To see what's new for 2016, click here, or check out a side-by-side comparison of… Read More

Headlight Safety Test Casts Shadow on Compact SUVs

By Matt Schmitz on July 12, 2016

CARS.COM — As the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety continues to shed new light on the performance of one of the most basic, yet vital, elements of car safety — headlights — automakers have their work cut out for them.… Read More

2012-2015 Subaru Oil Issue

By Tom Torbjornsen on June 30, 2016

The problem: The engine may consume too much oil over time. This is due to faulty piston ring sets and short blocks used in these engines. Vehicles affected by service bulletin: 2013 Subaru Legacy* 2014 Subaru Legacy* 2013 Subaru Outback*… Read More

IIHS Finds Front Passenger Gets Less Crash Protection, May Add New Test

By Fred Meier on June 23, 2016

CARS.COM — A new study confirms what was suspected in earlier research reported by Cars.com: The person riding "shotgun" may not be as well protected as the driver in a front-corner crash. The disparity is stark enough that the Insurance… Read More

Special Edition 2017 Subaru BRZ Is Yellow, Not Mellow

By Matt Schmitz on June 13, 2016

CARS.COM — Look at the cars/Look how they shine for you/These special Subarus/Yeah, they were all yellow. Pardon our interpolation of Coldplay's hit song, "Yellow," but it befits Subaru's limited-edition 2017 BRZ Series.Yellow sports coupe arriving next year in all… Read More

2016 Subaru Legacy Review

By Jennifer Geiger on June 8, 2016

CARS.COM — When life's hamster wheel of school drop-offs, long work days and endless grocery runs is at full velocity, I forget what I'm driving. The 2016 Subaru Legacy only deepens that rut; while it's practical and safe, it's also… Read More

2016 Midsize Sedan Challenge: Mileage Drive

By Brian Wong on June 6, 2016

CARS.COM — The Kia Optima was the big mpg winner in our 2016 Midsize Sedan Challenge, averaging 36.1 mpg. The Volkswagen Passat took second with 33.7 mpg, more than 2 mpg behind the Kia. Rounding out the top five were… Read More