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  • Subaru Forester (2020 onwards) Review

    Interesting, but can’t stand up to its rivals

    Parkers rating: 2.4 out of 5 2.4
    New price: £37,990 - £40,990
    • Four-wheel drive
    • Loads of standard equipment
    • Spacious interior
    • Intrusive safety technology
    • Dim-witted CVT automatic
    • Poor fuel economy
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  • Subaru Impreza Hatchback (2017 onwards) Review

    A niche choice, and likely to stay that way

    Parkers rating: 3.4 out of 5 3.4
    New price: £26,835 - £26,835
    • Safety first: 4x4 grip, great tech
    • Practical and reliable
    • Comfy ride
    • Gutless engines, lackluster transmission
    • High fuel consumption and emissions
    • Parts of cabin look and feel cheap
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  • Subaru Outback Estate (2021 onwards) Review

    Outback is a practical package in need of a good engine

    Parkers rating: 2 out of 5 2.0
    New price: £36,990 - £42,490
    • Spacious interior
    • Comfortable seats
    • Well-priced
    • Gutless engine
    • Not particularly efficient
    • Frustrating CVT gearbox
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  • Subaru Solterra SUV (2022 onwards) Review

    Subaru's new EV doesn't trouble the top of the class

    Parkers rating: 2.9 out of 5 2.9
    New price: £52,495 - £55,495
    • High-spec interior
    • Comfortable and solid to drive
    • Toyota build quality
    • Subaru warranty less generous than Toyota's
    • Woeful cold-weather range
    • No entry-level model available
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  • Subaru XV SUV (2017 onwards) Review

    Capable off-road, but the XV is off the pace for a compact SUV

    Parkers rating: 1.8 out of 5 1.8
    New price: £33,290 - £35,290
    • Capable off the road
    • Simple, hardy cabin design
    • Should prove reliable
    • Noisy, inefficient, gutless engine
    • Expensive to buy and run
    • Soundly outclassed by the opposition
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Subaru (スバル?) (/ˈsuːbəruː/ or /sᵿbˈɑːruː/;[3][4] Japanese pronunciation: [sɯ.ba.ɾɯ])[5] is the automobile manufacturing division of Japanese transportation conglomerate Fuji Heavy Industries (FHI), the twenty-second largest automaker by production worldwide in 2012.[6]
Subaru cars are known for the use of a boxer engine layout in most vehicles above 1500 cc. Most Subaru models have used the Symmetrical All Wheel Drive drive-train layout since 1972. The flat/boxer engine and all-wheel-drive became standard equipment for mid-size and smaller cars in most international markets by 1996, and is now standard in most North American market Subaru vehicles. The lone exception is the BRZ, introduced in 2012, which uses the boxer engine but instead uses a rear-wheel-drive structure. Subaru also offers turbocharged versions of their passenger cars, such as the Impreza WRX and the Legacy 2.5GT. The 2.5XT trims of the Outback and Forester also include a turbocharged engine.
In Western markets, the Subaru brand has traditionally been popular among a dedicated core of buyers. Marketing is targeted towards specific niches centered on those who desire the company's signature drive train, in particular the outdoors enthusiast and affordable sports car markets.[7]

Subaru has been around a lot longer than you might think. Its first car was the 360 of 1958 - a Kei car that was designed to work best in the narrow streets of Tokyo, where parking was at a premium. From there it grew its range, and when it launched the flat-four powered Leone saloon in 1972, it gained the USP of offering 4WD on all its mainstreams cars.

In 1992, it launched the Impreza, which did a great job of casting it onto the world stage, thanks to numerous rally victories. In 2012, it launched the BRZ, in collaboration with Toyota, which ended up being its first non-4WD model in three decades. In recent years, Subaru's focus in the UK has shifted from high performance to crossovers - where its 4WD technology fits in perfectly.