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It’s that time of year again. The Geneva International Motor Show is fast approaching and as it does, excitement continues to build for the vehicles that will be unveiled there. At least two sports utility vehicles will make their debut at the annual show. Mitsubishi Motors Corporation will debut its new compact SUV at the …

“Love. It’s what makes a Subaru, a Subaru.” We are all familiar with that saying. We hear it in Subaru’s family-oriented commercials all the time. It’s catchy and it sticks. Subaru has done an excellent job marketing itself to American consumers, especially those who are all about getting the most value out of their vehicle. …

Rating 77/100 Background The small crossover SUV category is intensely competitive, and it’s one in which the 2016 Subaru Forester holds its own quite well. Along with the sure-footedness of standard all-wheel drive, the Forester delivers plenty of cargo capacity, roomy seating and an available turbocharged engine that’s one of the strongest in its class. …

Rating 63/100 Background A year ago, Subaru redesigned its Forester crossover SUV, adding sharper styling, a roomier and nicer-looking interior and enhanced fuel economy. The 2015 Subaru Forester is essentially unchanged, but that’s not an issue as this is still one of the better choices for a small crossover this year. Part of the Forester’s …

Rating 63/100 Background We’ve long been impressed by the Subaru Forester’s blend of utility, carlike comfort and all-weather capability. The redesigned 2014 Subaru Forester follows the same recipe, but Subaru has made key improvements: It’s a bit larger than before so there’s more interior room to accommodate families. In addition, fuel economy, never a strength …

Rating 58/100 Background Usually, an average ballplayer on an average team gets playing time. But put that guy on a team stocked with talent and he’s going to drive the bench. Take the case of the 2014 Subaru Tribeca. It’s a pleasant enough midsize crossover SUV taken on its own. But compare it to any …

Rating 63/100 Background Let’s get this out of the way. There’s nothing really wrong with the midsize 2013 Subaru Tribeca. The problem is that there isn’t anything it does particularly well enough to make it stand out among the multitude of excellent crossover-SUV alternatives. True, Subaru’s largest crossover is attractive enough and benefits from the …

Rating 68/100 Background Small SUVs are primarily suburban runabouts. They need to have room for the kids, a Bluetooth connection for the phone and an elevated drive height for that commanding view of the road. Some are even designed for style or sporty handling. But tackling the great outdoors? That’s pretty much unheard of these …

Rating 60/100 Background To many, Subaru occupies a unique position among other, more conventional automakers. There’s a certain buyer that has historically been drawn to the brand: a kind of rugged individual who enjoys the great outdoors, yet needs the sensibility of a auto that is well suited to urban settings. In many ways, the …

Rating 70/100 Background The Subaru Tribeca came early to the crossover party, offering a utility package wrapped around traditional Subaru automotive components, and it seemed like a winner from the start. It embraced leading-edge design with a self-consciously stylish execution, while Subaru’s tractable engine and all-wheel drive delivered the right kind of all-weather mobility. Sadly …

Rating 62/100 Background People champion excellence, not mediocrity. After all, you won’t see a bumper sticker touting, "My child is a C+ student at Middling Jr. High." So we find it hard to rally around the 2011 Subaru Tribeca. While there’s nothing about this car that makes us cringe, it simply pales in comparison to …

Rating 72/100 Background Much of Subaru’s success has stemmed from its skill at meeting the needs of very specific — and very dedicated — groups of auto buyers. Models like the Outback have traditionally been aimed at people wanting something civilized enough for mundane urban travel, yet rugged enough for snow and light off-roading, while …