Unlocking the Adventure: A Guide to American-Made Subaru Models

For more than 35 years, the Subaru experience has been synonymous with hard-edged adventure and dependable performance, and that remains as true today as it did with the original Baja Briggs-Subaru Malibu four-wheel-drive rally cars of the 1970s. With their long legacy of reliability, diesel power, open spaces, and trailbreaking abilities, Subaru cars and SUVs have become an icon among the outdoor crowd and a family favourite. But not everyone knows that so much of the modern Subaru lineup comes from Subaru factories in the United States. Let’s take a ride through Subaru’s American-made models and discover the adventures they bring to every trip.

Embrace the Great Outdoors with the Subaru Outback

You see these around, taking the back roads and farther afield. It’s a Subaru, of course, the Outback, the car that is made in Lafayette, Indiana. It has the capability of an SUV, yet the ride is more like a passenger car. It has Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive to provide optimal stability and traction on the slickest of highways or the roughest of mountain paths. The four-cylinder 2.5-litre engine gives the driver about 180 HP, which seems fair for the warm-weather traveler. But for more zip, one can order the 2.4 litre turbocharged four that gives you about 260 HP when you want to get out of town in a real hurry.

The Family-Friendly Subaru Ascent: Room for Everyone

The Subaru Ascent, introduced to the market in 2018, has quickly become a favourite of large families or adventurists. Advertised as the largest Subaru model ever, Subaru’s largest SUV provides three rows of seating for up to eight passengers, without sacrificing cargo space. This mid-size SUV offers more than just space with Subaru’s 2.4-litre turbocharged engine providing up to about 260 HP for an exciting yet efficient ride. The sleek SUV also comes with impressive towing features as well as standard safety features such as the EyeSight Driver Assist Technology. Every trip is sure to be as safe and enjoyable for the entire family.

Subaru Legacy: A Blend of Comfort and Capability

Subaru has sold a Legacy pretty much every year since the mid-1980s, and this one is again a prime example of the company’s reputation for reliability and capability. Worth noting, of course, is that this midsize sedan is quite useful whatever the weather, such as winter storms for me, thanks to its standard Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive System. But, the Legacy also stands out for its ability to provide choice: choose from different engine configurations with the standard, non-turbocharged 2.5-litre powerplant with close to 180 HP, or the turbocharged 2.4-litre that offers about 260 HP to keep you going along quite nicely. High-quality materials and the latest high-tech interface will keep you and your passengers comfortable and connected en route, whichever these engines you choose.

Discover the Compact and Efficient Subaru Crosstrek

The Subaru Crosstrek is the perfect combination of efficiency, utility, and a nice small crossover package. The Crosstrek handles and rides very well for a utility-based vehicle. This is due to Subaru’s Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive System. There is a standard 2-litre four-cylinder engine and it provides plenty of power for your daily commute and your weekend expeditions. Its interior is spacious and functionality along with an infotainment system provide the perfect small crossover. It even comes with a hybrid option. On the road.

Honoring the Legacy: Historical Subaru Models Made in the USA

Subaru Impreza: Compact Powerhouse

Yes, Subaru moved Impreza production back to Japan, but much of what made that car great – all-weather reliability, performance, and the ability to go just about anywhere – lives on. It’s still available as a sedan or hatchback compact, still powered by a 2-litre engine that puts out a respectable 150 HP, and its generous interior dimensions and safety options help make it a practical purchase.

The Unique Subaru Baja and Tribeca

Subaru’s history could make the case for two quirky mid-market vehicles produced during the 2000s, the Subaru Baja and Tribeca. Baja, a car/pickup hybrid of sorts that ended production in 2005, and Tribeca, named after a neighbourhood in New York City, was produced from 2005 to 2009 and aimed at combining performance with Subaru’s proven safety features.

About Subaru Performance

At the core, every Subaru radiates the spirit of performance, safety, and innovation. The Subaru family of vehicles, a large proportion built in the United States, offer numerous models to fit the needs and desires of many drivers, from the rugged adventurer to the family user. With an unwavering commitment to Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive, every Subaru model delivers outstanding drivability, excellent balance, and responsive handling for various road conditions. Whether you’re behind the wheels of the rugged Outback, the versatile Crosstrek, the roomy Ascent, the family-friendly Legacy, or many more, Subaru takes you further, down the road, with every drive.

Jun 17, 2024
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