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NWAPA Run to the Sun: Mercedes-AMG GT 63 Wins Most Fun Sports Sedan

Honestly, I’m not one of those people who thinks a car needs crazy horsepower to be fun to drive. In fact, I’m a huge proponent of cars — think Mazda Miata, Subaru BRZ, FIAT 124 Spyder — which marry more modest output with great driving dynamics. To paraphrase Top Gun, you really don’t need to be going Mach 2 with your hair on fire to have a good time. But you know what’s also fun? Going Mach 2 with your hair on fire, in a car with crazy horsepower. And…

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Subaru Outback vs Honda Passport: Video Comparison

This week, it’s Subaru Outback vs Honda Passport! In this corner, we have the Subaru Outback. While it doesn’t looks drastically different, the company’s famous go-anywhere wagon is fully redesigned for 2020. Next, we have the Honda Passport. While the first Passports were rebadged Isuzus, the latest generation is a Honda through and through, and it’s all new for 2019. Both the Subaru and Honda are excellent choices for folks with an active, outdoorsy lifestyle. So let’s take a look at the engines, cabins, infotainment, and price to determine a…

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Mazda CX-5 vs Subaru Forester Featured Head to Heads & Advice Mazda Subaru Videos 

Crossover Comparison: Mazda CX-5 vs Subaru Forester

When looking at the Mazda CX-5 vs Subaru Forester, it’s clear two very different design doctrines have made for two very different crossovers. That said? We’ve enjoyed our time with both. Mazdas of all stripes are a perennial favorite of auto writers, and the CX-5 is no exception. Here’s what Jeffery N. Ross about his time with this agile crossover: When most people think about a luxurious, sporty crossover, a Mazda might not be the first vehicle that pops into their head — let alone a compact Mazda. But the…

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Subaru Forester Honored at 2019 NW Outdoor Activity Vehicle Awards

Here’s a fun fact: People in the Northwest like Subarus. And that was made even more clear this week, when the Northwest Automotive Press Association announced its Outdoor Activity Vehicle of the Year awards, and the Subaru Forester Sport topped the compact class. Subaru is rightly celebrated for its great all-wheel drive system, and that was one of the factors which made it shine during the battery of tests NWAPA members put all the vehicles through. Because while it was slightly down on power in comparison to some of its…

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2019 Toyota 86 Automotive News Featured Subaru Toyota 

Next-Gen 86 and BRZ Could Ride on a Toyota Platform

The Toyota 86 and Subaru BRZ are sports cars in a landscape dominated by crossovers. But next-gen versions are currently in the works — and could ride on a Toyota platform. That would be a big change from the current agreement between the two automakers, as today’s Toyota 86 is a Subaru in everything but name. The news comes to us via our friends at Australia’s CarSales, who quoted an unnamed Subaru source as saying the reason for the switch is to maintain one of the sporty coupe’s biggest attributes:…

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