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Lifestyle Match: Picking the Perfect Subaru for You

Picking the Perfect Subaru

Automakers tend to make a range of vehicles that accommodates the diversity of customer tastes. And Subaru is no different. As the automobile manufacturing division of a Japanese transportation conglomerate, Subaru is particularly known for giving all its vehicles an all-wheel drive train layout, which provides enhanced acceleration and traction. These advantages are particularly helpful for Langley and Greendale residents in inclement weather, especially in times of severe snowy or rainy conditions. Choosing a Subaru may primarily depend on lifestyle or driving preferences. Here are the vehicles currently offered by the company:

Impreza

For the budget-oriented residents, there’s the Subaru Impreza. Classified as a compact four-door sedan, the Impreza offers just enough interior space to accommodate up to five passengers. At 15.31 km/L, the Impreza is more fuel efficient of the Subaru vehicles. It is also the most affordable, with a starting manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $17,895 USD.

WRX

For those who want a sportier version of the Impreza, Subaru provides a variant called the WRX. The turbocharged 2.0-litre four-cylinder boxer engine help make the WRX a better accelerator than the regular Impreza, and the standard 17-inch alloy wheels give it a sportier performance and feel. Also added on the WRX are LED low-beam and multi-reflector halogen high-beam headlights for enhancing eyesight in less favorable weather conditions. The starting MSRP of the WRX is $26,295 USD.

XV Crosstrek

Another variant of the Impreza is the XV Crosstrek. It is essentially a 5-door hatchback version of the compact vehicle. Raised suspension and 19-inch alloy wheels make this the best Impreza variant for off-roading in rocky or wet terrain. There’s also a hybrid version of the XV Crosstrek, which uses gasoline and electricity to make it more fuel efficient than its gasoline relative. The XV Crosstrek Hybrid is also more eco-friendly, with a Partial Zero Emissions rating. The starting MSRPs are $21,995 USD for the Crosstrek and $25,995 USD for the Hybrid version.

BRZ

The BRZ is Subaru’s sports coupe in true grand tourer fashion. Classified as a compact car, just like the Impreza, this two-door coupe is for residents who are content with a vehicle that looks the part of a sports vehicle (sans the performance and higher price of the WRX). The BRZ starts at $25,695 USD.

Legacy

For residents who like a bigger version of the Impreza sedan, Subaru offers the mid-size Legacy. As the company’s flagship car, the Subaru Legacy is the ideal mix of size, price, performance, and fuel efficiency. Thus it is particularly great for people who want a middling ground regarding the aforementioned attributes. The Legacy starts at $21,695 USD.

Forester

The Subaru Forester is geared towards customers who want a vehicle that drives like a sedan, but has the look and optimal space of an SUV. Classified as a compact crossover SUV, the Forester has trims that Subaru fits with one of the most powerful boxer engines in the entire line-up. The Forester has a starting MSRP of $22,195 USD.

Outback

Built on the chassis of the Legacy, the Outback has morphed from a wagon into a mid-size crossover SUV, making it the biggest vehicle that Subaru currently produces. Also, save for the XV Crossover Hybrid, it is the most expensive, at a starting MSRP of $24,895. The Subaru Outback is particularly ideal for families or residents who need ample interior space.

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