Which Subaru is Best for Me?

July 12th, 2019 by

If you live in Oregon, you likely see Outbacks, Foresters and Crosstreks on I5 daily. We deserve the perfect car for our adventurous North West lifestyles, which is why Subaru has become such a staple in the Oregon community. But, which Subaru is best for your lifestyle? Whether you’re looking for a reliable AWD to get you up to Mt.Hood, a daily commuter to get the kids to school, or the perfect track-ready car, there’s a Subaru for you.

Which Subaru is Best for Fuel Efficiency?

When it comes to buying a Subaru, you don’t have to compromise fuel economy. Even Subaru’s largest vehicle, the Ascent, records an impressive 23 MPG combined city/highway. But if you’re looking for a daily commuter that can get you from point A to point B without even thinking twice about refueling, there are a few good options.

  • Crosstrek Hybrid: 90 MPGe combined (electric + gas) and 35 MPG combined on regular gas
  • Impreza: 28 city / 38 highway / 32 combined
  • Crosstrek: 27 city / 33 highway / 29 combined
  • Forester: 26 city / 33 highway / 29 combined
  • Legacy: 25 city / 34 highway / 29 combined

Crosstrek Hybrid

Which Subaru is Best for my Budget?

Buying a car is one of the biggest financial decisions you’ll make in life. Luckily when it comes to Subaru, you can get a reliable, long-lasting vehicle without breaking the bank. Here are a few of Subaru’s most affordable models:

Impreza Sedan

Which Subaru is Best for Off-Roading?

Subaru’s impressive Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive system is standard on all models, aside from the rear-wheel drive BRZ. Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive helps keep your vehicle on its intended path, improving overall traction when it comes to driving in rain, mud, sand and snow. If you’re looking for an adventurous choice, here are a few of our favorites.

  • Outback: Who doesn’t love the iconic wagon that is the Subaru Outback? The Outback’s 8.7 inches of ground clearance and optional X-MODE technology paired with the standard Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive create a perfect off-road wagon. Outback’s 2,700 lb. towing capacity makes towing lightweight trailers, campers and boats possible. Check out our towing guide for more information.
  • Forester: Slightly larger than its wagon sibling, the Forester is another great option if you’re looking for a rugged vehicle capable of off-roading with the best. Forester also has 8.7 inches of ground clearance, making it easy to navigate across a variety of terrains. Subaru’s X-MODE technology is standard on all Foresters besides the base model. X-MODE provides enhanced control of the Vehicle Dynamics Control system, providing optimal traction. Forester has a towing capacity of 1,500 lb. across the entire lineup, while 76.1 cu. ft of cargo space and 60/40 split-folding rear seats make packing up cargo a breeze.
  • Crosstrek: If you’re shopping for a sporty, adventurous, compact SUV, look no further. The 2019 Subaru Crosstrek also comes with standard Symmetrical AWD, available X-MODE, and 8.7 in. of ground clearance, all wrapped up in a compact frame. Standard integrated roof rails allow you to add a cargo basket, ski rack, tent or other accessory to help turn your Crosstrek into the perfect adventure vehicle.


Which Subaru is the Sportiest?

If you’re looking for something on the sportier side, Subaru has a couple of options.

  • BRZ: The Subaru BRZ is a light, compact sports car with excellent handling. The only rear-wheel drive option in the Subaru lineup, the BRZ comes with a standard 6-speed manual transmission and a BOXER engine that provides up to 205 hp. The available performance package adds Brembo performance breaks, SACHS performance dampers and exclusive 17 in. alloy wheels. BRZ’s low center of gravity and horizontal BOXER engine allows for improved handling. If you’re looking for something quick, nimble and sporty, the BRZ is a fantastic choice.
  • WRX:  Quite a bit larger than the BRZ, the Subaru WRX is a cornering machine featuring Subaru’s Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive and it reaches up to 310 hp. The track-tuned suspension makes for an exciting drive. Upgrading to the WRX STI adds Recaro performance seats, lightweight 19-in. wheels, Brembo performance breaks and a driver controlled center differential to the mix. If you’re looking for the perfect track-ready vehicle, check out the Subaru WRX.