The Subaru’s of the past weren’t given much thought (at least not where I’m from). Were they foreign or domestic? Why would I buy a vehicle that looks just like some of the other manufacturers I already trust and depend on? But if you take a closer look – especially over the past 6 years or so – you will find out that Subaru’s are some of the most well-rounded vehicles on the market. The fuel economy gap is no longer an issue, and the company has made strides in versatility and technology, too. Especially the Subaru Outback.
Leather seats, a 7.0-inch touchscreen that is user-friendly, dual-zone climate control, heated front and rear seats along with a heated steering wheel. And the new Outback now comes standard with better off-road capabilities than the outgoing model and will definitely appeal to a wider range of drivers. From a safety perspective, the Subaru’s excellent suite of driver assist technology, EyeSight, is standard on the touring model (and definitely a bonus!)
As we know, over the past 10 years or so – Domestic manufacturing matters. Subaru of Indiana Automotive in Lafayette has built 4.2 million vehicles since 1989 and is adding 900 jobs through an expansion that will put Impreza, XV Crosstrek, Outback and Legacy under one roof. It was the first U.S. auto assembly plant designated a backyard wildlife habitat by the National Wildlife Federation and to achieve zero landfill status. (That alone makes me want to buy a Subaru!)
With all the competitive cars in Subaru’s market, you may want to consider one for yourself!