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2012 Subaru Forester

Posted on: October 17, 2011 | In Subaru

The Subaru Forester has always been one of the crossover vehicles out there that has been ranked high on many people's list as being one of the best crossover SUV's that the person could buy. Thus, it comes as no surprise that many people are eager to look at the 2012 Subaru Forester in order to see what the company has changed and kept the same. People can expect to get the same type of performance from the 2012 Subaru Forester since it is still the same vehicle, which is something that most people are going to be excited about. However, there has been a few changes for the 2012 model that should make many people out there very happy about what they can expect. 

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As far as how the 2012 Subaru Forester looks, most people are not going to notice any major changes. They are still going to see how this vehicle relates to the 2011 version and still be able to see the significance that the vehicle holds. However, there has been some minor changes, including some new headlights and taillights that are going to change the overall appearance a bit, there is also the new grille and a few other minor tweaks. Yet once again, people are going to be able to tell that the 2012 Subaru Forester is what it is, yet they just have a bit of facelift to look forward to with the new version.

Probably the biggest changes to the 2012 Subaru Forester is the interior changes that are bringing it more to what people are expecting with the cars that they are buying. There is a new and improved instrument panel. There is also new cloth being used for the seats, which is going to change the looks a bit. However, most people that have seen the interior changes in the 2012 Subaru Forester are more than happy with the small changes that are having a big effect on those that are seeing everything that the crossover has to offer.

In terms of performance, there is not much that has changed mechanically for the 2012 Subaru Forester. In fact, most people are going to notice that since the changes that were introduced in previous years have worked out so well, most people are not willing to even consider a mechanical change to the 2012 Subaru Forester.

There are going to be some changes in the features that each model of the 2012 Subaru Forester is offering the public. And these changes are going to allow people to really get more for their money. For example, some models may include higher end furnishing and so forth so that they are competing on a different level than what they were in the previous years of the Subaru Forester. Some of the features that are going to be included on the higher end models of the 2012 Subaru Forester are a back up camera that is not only a great tool but helps to include more safety features as well, a Bluetooth integration system for safety and so forth.

Overall, the 2012 Subaru Forester is still going to have its loyal consumers ready to buy. And those that check these out are more than likely going to be hooked. 
 
 
 

2011 Subaru Legacy

Posted on: October 19, 2010 | In Subaru

The 2011 Subaru Legacy offers pleasant accommodations with supportive seats, simple controls and legible analog gauges. The 2011 2011 Legacy’s closest competitors include the Audi A4, the Oldsmobile Alero, and the Volvo V70. Upon introduction, both trims are equipped with a standard 2.5-liter, H4, 165-horsepower engine that achieves 21-mpg in the city and 28-mpg on the highway. A 5-speed manual transmission with overdrive is standard, and a 4-speed automatic transmission with overdrive is optional. The 2011 2011 Subaru Legacy is a carryover from 2003.

 

 

All-wheel drive gives the Legacy added stability in wet or snowy conditions, though there are downsides, including reduced fuel efficiency and added complexity. For buyers with limited funds and a desire for a relatively upmarket AWD sedan or wagon, the Legacy is certainly worth consideration.

 

2011 Subaru Legacy comes in both sedan and wagon form. The Legacy’s drive train provides more power than most other four-cylinder midsize cars, it comes up short compared to the V6s found in competitors. The cabin lacks the upscale look and feel found in some European and Japanese competitors, but materials are generally high in quality and you can always add leather upholstery. The rear seat is well cushioned, but limited leg- and shoulder room make it uncomfortable for more than two people. With the rear seats folded down, the Legacy wagon can hold 68.6 cubic feet of cargo. Base models receive items like air conditioning; a CD player; cruise control; power windows, locks and mirrors; keyless entry; and faux wood interior trim.The L Special Edition adds a power driver seat, leather-wrapped steering wheel, a sunroof, carpeted floor mats, 16-inch alloy wheels. Going with a 2.5 GT adds larger front brakes, a sport-tuned suspension, special body trim, a premium sound system, leather seating (the front seats are heated) and heated side mirrors.

 

An in-dash CD changer is optional. 2011 Subaru Legacy sedan earned four stars (out of a possible five) for driver protection in frontal impacts and five stars for the front passenger. The wagon picked up four stars for front side-impact protection and five stars for rear side-impact protection. The Legacy earned a “Good” rating in 40-mph frontal offset crash testing and was named a “Best Pick” overall. 2011 Subaru Legacy has four-wheel antilock disc brakes and front seatbelts with load limiters and pre-tensioners. Side airbags are also standard on GT models. The best reason to take a look at the Legacy is its standard all-wheel-drive system. With all four wheels receiving power, the Legacy is more stable than a two-wheel-drive car when it comes to driving on wet, snowy and icy roads. Even on dry roads the Legacy is an entertaining car to pilot thanks to its compliant suspension and tight steering. For maximum fun, get the GT model with the five-speed manual transmission.

2011 Subaru Outback

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2011 Subaru Outback has revolutionize the way Americans thought of sport-utility vehicles. The Outback is available as a sedan or a wagon. The 2011 2011 Subaru Outback’s closest competitors include the Audi A4, the Mercedes-Benz E-Class, and the Volvo XC70. Upon introduction, the Sport is equipped with a standard 2.5-liter, H4, 165-horsepower engine that achieves 21-mpg in the city and 28-mpg on the highway. A 5-speed manual transmission with overdrive is standard, and a 4-speed automatic transmission with overdrive is optional.

 

The H6-3.0 VDC Wagon is equipped with a standard 3.0-liter, H6, 212-horsepower engine that achieves 19-mpg in the city and 26-mpg on the highway. A 4-speed automatic transmission with overdrive is standard. The Sport has been freshened for 2011. The 2011 2011 H6-3.0 VDC Wagon is a carryover from 2003.

 

There are several different versions: Limited, H6-3.0 and VDC trims are available for the sedan; wagons come in base, Limited, H6-3.0 35th Anniversary Special Edition, L.L. Bean and VDC trims. Even the base and Limited models have a high level of standard equipment, including air conditioning, a six-way power driver seat, heated front seats and side mirrors, cruise control, a CD player and keyless entry. The Limited also features dual power moonroofs , upgraded audio and leather upholstery. Above and beyond the Limited, the H6-equipped models get automatic climate control, an air filtration system, an eight-way power driver seat and wood grain-patterned trim. Order an L.L. Bean Edition, and you’ll also get special leather trim and a three-year scheduled maintenance package. The VDC sedan and wagon come with Subaru’s stability control system, called Vehicle Dynamics Control, as well as an impressive McIntosh audio system. 2011 Subaru Outbacks have four-wheel disc brakes and front seatbelts with load limiters and pre-tensioners. Side airbags come standard on every model except the base wagon. The safest Outback is the VDC, as it comes with a stability control system that helps to reduce the chance of dangerous skids or spins. Thanks to the AWD system, the Subaru is surefooted on both dry and wet roads. With responsive handling, a choice of a flat-four or flat-six engine and a well-appointed interior, the Subaru Outback is one of our preferred crossover vehicles. 2011 Subaru Outback will outrun the competition when the pavement disappears because it’s actually a tall, nimble car rather than a bulky, overweight truck. Outback in terms of versatility, but this rugged wagon is still certainly worth considering in a tough segment Subaru pioneered.

 

2011 Subaru

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2011 Subaru has 5 models for 2011. Subaru Baja, Subaru Froester, Suabaru Impreza, subaru outback, Subaru legacy. 2011 Subaru is now available with a Premium Package that includes a sunroof, trunk spoiler, heated mirrors, heated front seats and a wiper de-icer. 2011 Subaru are symmetrical all-wheel drive cars. 2011 Subaru are an absolute blast to drive. All Subaru have four-wheel antilock disc brakes and front seatbelts with load limiters and pre-tensioners.

 

Side airbags are also standard on all models. Thanks to the AWD system, the Subaru is surefooted on both dry and wet roads. The 2011 2011 Subaru is freshened for 2011. Handling is superb thanks to a well-tuned suspension, grippy tires and the standard all-wheel drive.

 

The 2011 Subaru Baja is a 4-door, 4-passenger sport-utility, available in two trims, the Sport and the 2.5L. The 2011 2011 Subaru Forester is a 4-door, 5-passenger sport-utility, available in 5 trims, ranging from the 2.5 X to the 2.5 XT Premium Package. 2011 Subaru Impreza is a 4-door, 5-passenger family sedan, sports sedan, or wagon, available in 5 trims, ranging from the 2.5 TS Sport Wagon to the WRX STi. The 2011 2011 Subaru Legacy is a 4-door, 5-passenger family sedan, or wagon, available in 6 trims, ranging from the L Sedan to the 2.5 GT Wagon. The 2011 2011 Subaru Outback is a 4-door, 5-passenger family sedan, luxury sedan, wagon, or luxury wagon, available in 9 trims, ranging from the Sport to the H6-3.0 VDC Wagon. 2011 Subaru comes with power windows, locks and mirrors; air conditioning; cruise control; tilt steering; 16-inch wheels and tires; 100-watt AM/FM/weatherband CD audio; and remote keyless entry. All models have automatic climate control, aluminum alloy wheels, an in-dash six-disc CD changer, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shifter and upgraded interior upholstery and carpet. There are two major option packages available — an optional cold weather package and a premium package (with or without leather upholstery) — as well as a number of small stand-alone utility items. The top-line it adds a turbocharged engine, roof rails, heated front seats, a wiper de-icer and a seven-speaker audio system with subwoofer to the standard equipment list. As on The 2011 Subaru, you can get a premium package that adds a sunroof and leather seating. It also features a functional hood scoop, unique alloy wheels, a chrome exhaust tip and body-colored side cladding

2011 Subaru Baja

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The 2011 Subaru Baja is all-new for 2011. The 2011 2011 Baja is, generally speaking, a car-based crew-cab pickup truck. The 2011 2011 Baja’s closest competitors include the Buick Rendezvous, the Mazda Tribute, and the Toyota RAV4. Upon introduction, both trims are equipped with a standard 2.5-liter, H4, 165-horsepower engine that achieves 20-mpg in the city and 25-mpg on the highway. A 5-speed manual transmission with overdrive is standard, and a 4-speed automatic transmission with overdrive is optional.

 

The Baja has seating accommodations for four full-size adults, with rear-seat legroom measuring just under an inch shorter than the Outback wagon’s rear seating area.

 

2011 Subaru Baja substitutes the cargo box of a pickup truck. 2011 Subaru Baja has added some features that make the cargo box even more useful. Most importantly, the Baja’s cargo bed can be extended by using the “Switchback” midgate feature, similar to the design found on the Cadillac Escalade EXT and Chevrolet Avalanche. A trapdoor behind the rear seatbacks folds forward into the rear seating area, expanding the usable length of the bed from 41.5 to 60 inches. It’s our opinion that the Baja is more of an exercise in style and a statement about your lifestyle than a conveyance rooted in function. It’s for those who frequent Home Depot as a hobby, picking up a new ficus and trellis instead of drywall and furniture. It’s great at transporting long sporting items, such as a surfboard or skis, but not necessarily great for a primary caregiver in Seattle picking up the kids and the groceries during a rainstorm. Subaru figures that the Baja will appeal to those wanting utility without the harsh ride and poor fuel economy that often come with it. 2011 Subaru Baja has limited appeal, but for those who need about half the open-bed cargo utility of a truck as well as a vehicle that rides like a car, the Baja will suit them just fine. There is just one Baja trim level, and nearly everything is standard equipment. This includes air conditioning, a six-way power driver seat, perforated leather-trimmed upholstery, power windows and locks, a CD player and a power moonroof. The 3,485-pound Baja can carry a maximum payload of 1,050 pounds. The Baja comes standard with antilock brakes and pre-tensioners and load limiters for the front seatbelts. The 2011 Subaru Baja rides much more like a car than a truck. The Baja’s ground clearance of 7.3 inches should allow it to travel on some dirt roads, but don’t plan on traversing anything more intensive than that.

2011 Subaru Forester

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The 2011 Subaru Forester comes standard with full-time all-wheel drive. Subaru also offers a Hill Holder clutch feature on manual transmission-equipped vehicles. The 2011 2011 Forester’s closest competitors include the Buick Rendezvous, the Jeep Wrangler, and the Toyota RAV4. Upon introduction, the 2.5 X is equipped with a standard 2.5-liter, H4, 165-horsepower engine that achieves 21-mpg in the city and 28-mpg on the highway. A 5-speed manual transmission with overdrive is standard, and a 4-speed automatic transmission with overdrive is optional. The 2.5 XT Premium Package is equipped with a standard 2.5-liter, H4, 210-horsepower, turbo engine that achieves 19-mpg in the city and 23-mpg on the highway. A 4-speed automatic transmission with overdrive is standard. The 2011 2011 Subaru Forester is a carryover from 2003.

 

 

2011 Subaru Forester X comes with power windows, locks and mirrors; air conditioning; cruise control; tilt steering; 16-inch wheels and tires; 100-watt AM/FM/weatherband CD audio; and remote keyless entry. XS models have automatic climate control, aluminum alloy wheels, an in-dash six-disc CD changer, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shifter and upgraded interior upholstery and carpet. There are two major option packages available — an optional cold weather package and a premium package (with or without leather upholstery) — as well as a number of small stand-alone utility items. The top-line XT adds a turbocharged engine, roof rails, heated front seats, a wiper de-icer and a seven-speaker audio system with subwoofer to the standard equipment list. As on the XS, you can get a premium package that adds a sunroof and leather seating. The XT also features a functional hood scoop, unique alloy wheels, a chrome exhaust tip and body-colored side cladding. ABS is standard on 2011 Subaru Foresters, though XS and XT models get rear disc brakes and an Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD) system. Active head restraints and side-impact airbags round out the Forester’s safety features. Subaru earned a perfect five stars in all front- and side-impact testing. 2011 Subaru Forester has won high praise for the high-quality look and feel of its interior. Rear-seat passengers got a slight increase in leg- and foot room last year, but the rear quarters are still a little tight. Rear cargo room with the seats folded measures 64.1 cubic feet, a bit shy of the major players in this class. Forester is stable and predictable even when pushed beyond its modest limits. The steering is a bit vague at speed, and the soft suspension tuning results in some body roll, but for day-to-day driving, it’s comfortable and controllable enough to suit most drivers.

 

2011 Subaru Impreza

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Although not nearly as fast, 2011 Subaru Impreza is equally enjoyable to toss around on a twisty road. The 2011 2011 Impreza’s closest competitors include the Acura 3.2 TL, the Mitsubishi Diamante, and the Volvo S60. Upon introduction, the 2.5 TS Sport Wagon is equipped with a standard 2.5-liter, H4, 165-horsepower engine that achieves 21-mpg in the city and 28-mpg on the highway. A 5-speed manual transmission with overdrive is standard, and a 4-speed automatic transmission with overdrive is optional.

 

The WRX STi is equipped with a standard 2.5-liter, H4, 300-horsepower, turbo engine that achieves 18-mpg in the city and 24-mpg on the highway. A 6-speed manual transmission with overdrive is standard. The 2011 2011 Subaru Impreza is freshened for 2011.

 

For 2011 Subaru Imprezas sport revised front and rear fascias — gone are the oddball circular headlamps in favor of a more mainstream wedge-shaped design. All Imprezas have four-wheel antilock disc brakes, three-point seatbelts for rear passengers and pre-tensioners and force limiters for the front seatbelts. Side airbags are standard. Impreza’s dash is modern in appearance and the materials used are of good quality. For cargo, the wagons can hold 27.9 cubic feet of belongings, or 61.6 cubic feet with the rear seats folded flat. A smaller, though more powerful, engine can be found in the Impreza sedan and wagon. Standard equipment levels are above average. It has air conditioning; keyless entry; a height-adjustable driver seat; 15-inch wheels; power windows, locks and mirrors; and a CD player. Inside the cockpit are alloy pedals, a six-disc CD changer, sport seats and a Momo leather-wrapped steering wheel. There’s no question that The 2011 Subaru Impreza sedan and wagon are an absolute blast to drive. Slight turbo lag results in soft power delivery at low rpm, but once past 3,000 rpm, the WRX blasts off. Handling is superb thanks to a well-tuned suspension, grippy tires and the standard all-wheel drive. Impreza has the performance hardware mentioned earlier as well as a functional hood scoop, a limited-slip rear differential, an even stiffer suspension, bigger brakes and the option of 17-inch wheels, heated seat and mirrors, a sunroof and a trunk spoiler. For cargo, the wagons can hold 27.9 cubic feet of belongings, or 61.6 cubic feet with the rear seats folded flat.

2011 Subaru B9 Tribeca

Posted on: October 7, 2010 | In Subaru

The 2011 Subaru B9 Tribeca is terrific as far as engine prowess. The car has got 3.0-liter, double overhead cam, 24-valve flat six engine capable of generating 250 horsepower at 6600 RPM and 219 pound-feet of torque at 4200 RPM. The engine comes with 5-speed automatic with SportShift transmission system. Thanks to 5-speed automatic with SportShift transmission system, The 2011 Subaru B9 Tribeca delivers great fuel economy – 18 miles per gallon in the city and 23 miles per gallon on highways. The fuel capacity is 16.9 gal.

The standard features available with The 2011 Subaru B9 Tribeca are dual-zone automatic air conditioning with auxiliary middle-seat control, information display for audio, power windows, outside mirrors and central locking, cruise control, fuel economy and ambient temperature, leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, 160-watt, AM/FM/MP3 stereo with 6-disc in-dash CD changer, nine speakers, heated front seats, tilt steering wheel, front and middle seat leather seating surfaces, rear sub-woofer, 8-way driver and 4-way front passenger power seats, power tilt/slide moonroof etc. You can opt for DVD entertainment system with auxiliary audio and video inputs, GPS navigation system and rear-seat as well.

The safety features integrated into The 2011 Subaru B9 Tribeca are active front seat head restraints, front and middle seat side-curtain airbags, twin, dual-stage front seat airbags, rear seat child safety seat anchors (LATCH), antilock brakes with EBD, front seat-mounted side impact airbags and tire pressure monitors. The 2011 2011 Subaru B9 Tribeca has been designed in Lafayette, Indiana. The car comes with the basic warranty of 3 years or 36,000 miles.