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We dive deep into the cars by taking the cars for test drives, analyzing the technology, reviewing new trims, comparing safety features and more. Read about the pros and cons of cars coming to market, which are selected by our editors to help with your car search.

2020 Subaru Outback Review: Punching Above Its Weight Class

By Aaron Bragman on September 5, 2019

The verdict: The new Subaru Outback may not look terribly new, but it is — and it’s the best one Subaru has ever made. Versus the competition: It has some impressive SUV competitors, but when you f... Read More

2020 Subaru Outback Review: Punching Above Its Weight Class

By Aaron Bragman on September 5, 2019

The verdict: The new Subaru Outback may not look terribly new, but it is — and it’s the best one Subaru has ever made. Versus the competition: It has some impressive SUV competitors, but when you f... Read More

2019 Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid Review: More Efficient, Less Useful

By Aaron Bragman on June 10, 2019

The verdict: The compromises and expense of the Subaru Crosstrek’s hybrid system versus the excellent standard Crosstrek make it a smart choice for a very limited clientele. Versus the competition:... Read More

2019 Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid Review: More Efficient, Less Useful

By Aaron Bragman on June 10, 2019

The verdict: The compromises and expense of the Subaru Crosstrek’s hybrid system versus the excellent standard Crosstrek make it a smart choice for a very limited clientele. Versus the competition:... Read More

Top 5 Car Reviews and Videos of the Week

By Matt Schmitz on August 19, 2018

In his critique of the 2018 Mercedes-Benz E400 coupe, Cars.com reviewer Mike Hanley says that, although Mercedes-Benz vehicles are on the spendy side even at their starting price, this luxury per... Read More

Top 5 Car Reviews and Videos of the Week

By Matt Schmitz on August 19, 2018

In his critique of the 2018 Mercedes-Benz E400 coupe, Cars.com reviewer Mike Hanley says that, although Mercedes-Benz vehicles are on the spendy side even at their starting price, this luxury per... Read More

2019 Subaru Ascent: Ready to Conquer a Family’s Everyday Adventures

By Jennifer Geiger on July 11, 2018

Subaru is ahead of the curve when it comes to combining safety, practicality and affordability, but its lineup of five-seaters has left bigger families at the curb – until now. The new... Read More

2019 Subaru Ascent: Ready to Conquer a Family’s Everyday Adventures

By Jennifer Geiger on July 11, 2018

Subaru is ahead of the curve when it comes to combining safety, practicality and affordability, but its lineup of five-seaters has left bigger families at the curb – until now. The new... Read More

2018 Subaru WRX STI Review: A Legend Struggles to Rally

By Brian Wong on January 25, 2018

The Subaru WRX STI’s rally pedigree still shines through, but the car’s performance chops don’t overcome the car's roughness. Read More

2018 Subaru WRX STI Review: A Legend Struggles to Rally

By Brian Wong on January 25, 2018

The Subaru WRX STI’s rally pedigree still shines through, but the car’s performance chops don’t overcome the car's roughness. Read More

2018 Subaru Outback: Our View

By Jennifer Geiger on November 27, 2017

The Subaru Outback offers a blend of two worlds: It's rugged-looking and capable outside, and it provides just the right balance of comfort and coddling inside. Read More

2018 Subaru Outback: Our View

By Jennifer Geiger on November 27, 2017

The Subaru Outback offers a blend of two worlds: It's rugged-looking and capable outside, and it provides just the right balance of comfort and coddling inside. Read More

2018 Subaru Crosstrek: Our View

By Aaron Bragman on November 13, 2017

On price, amenities, handling, all-weather safety and versatility, the Crosstrek is hard to beat. At a stoplight, it’s much easier. Read More

2018 Subaru Crosstrek: Our View

By Aaron Bragman on November 13, 2017

On price, amenities, handling, all-weather safety and versatility, the Crosstrek is hard to beat. At a stoplight, it’s much easier. Read More

2017 Subaru Forester: Our View

On August 26, 2017

The 2016 Subaru Forester is a compact SUV that impresses us with its cargo space, visibility and peppy engine, but its shortcomings include a choppy ride, soft brakes and a drab interior. &#... Read More

2017 Subaru Forester: Our View

On August 26, 2017

The 2016 Subaru Forester is a compact SUV that impresses us with its cargo space, visibility and peppy engine, but its shortcomings include a choppy ride, soft brakes and a drab interior. &#... Read More

Our View: 2017 Subaru Legacy

By Jennifer Geiger on July 18, 2017

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; w... Read More

Our View: 2017 Subaru Legacy

By Jennifer Geiger on July 18, 2017

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; w... Read More

Our view: 2017 Subaru Outback

By Joe Bruzek on September 21, 2016

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Our view: 2017 Subaru Outback

By Joe Bruzek on September 21, 2016

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