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Planet Exclusive Subaru Models Comparison

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You won't find this page on any other dealer's site.  It will help you answer the question:  "What's the difference between the Subaru models?" 


Before we get started distinguishing the models, here's what they all have in common: 
  • All Subaru's come standard with all wheel drive (except BRZ), Vehicle Dynamics Control to prevent skids, anti-lock brakes, ring shape body structure, six airbags, and many more safety technologies. 

  • All Subaru's come standard with air conditioning, keyless entry, cd player, power windows, power mirrors, and many other comfort features. 

  • All Subaru's purchased at Planet come standard with friendly staff and lots of know-how.


 The 2013 BRZ is Subaru's brand new sports car.  The "B" stands for Boxer engine, the "R" stands for Rear wheel drive, and the "Z" stands for Zenith, as in the highest point of an astronomical object.   It is the only rear wheel drive vehicle in Subaru's line-up.  Available with a six speed manual or Subaru's first six speed automatic transmission, the BRZ won't lay rubber at the drag strip like a turbocharged WRX, but will thrill you in the corners.  Standard equipment includes 17" alloys, bluetooth, navigation, and the shortest journey to bliss of any car this side of a Ferrari.  The BRZ is priced in the mid to upper $20's.  Click here for more info on pricing and trim levels.   Supplies of the BRZ are extremely limited.  Subaru will import only about 6000 total this year for the whole country. Click here to see if we have a BRZ in stock.  For more on the BRZ, click here.
 
 The 2013 Impreza 2.5i Sedan is Subaru's most compact vehicle...but it's quite roomy inside.  It is similar in size to a Toyota Corolla or a Honda Civic, but with all wheel drive and even better engineering.  Rated at 36 highway miles per gallon, the 2012 Impreza is the most fuel-efficient all wheel drive vehicle sold in America.  All 2013 Imprezas are very well equipped, including features such as a telescopic steering column, bluetooth, and seven airbags.  Imprezas start in the upper teens.  Click here  for more info on pricing and trim levels.  Click here  to see our selection of new Imprezas. Click here  to see our selection of pre-owned Imprezas.  To see Lauri's Three Favorite Things about the Impreza, click here.

The 2013 Impreza 2.0i Wagon is an Impreza 2.5i Sedan with a cargo area and hatch instead of a trunk.  They start in the upper teens.  Click here  for more info on pricing and trim levels.  Click here  to see our selection of new Imprezas. Click here  to see our selection of pre-owned Imprezas.  To see Lauri's Three Favorite Things about the Impreza, click here.
 
 The 2013 Impreza Sport is an Impreza 2.0i Wagon with special 17-inch gunmetal grey alloys, roof rails, body color rocker spoiler, unique sport fabric, fog lights, and All Weather Package (heated seats, mirrors, wipers).  We're not kidding about the "sport" designation; they really do look bodacious. They are priced in the low $20's. Click here  for more info on pricing and trim levels.   Click here  to see our selection of new Imprezas. Click here  to see our selection of pre-owned Imprezas.  To see Lauri's Three Favorite Things about the Impreza, click here.
 
The 2013 XV Crosstrek has the underpinnings of an Impreza 2.0i Sport (above), so it shares the Impreza's basic dimensions.  Subaru gave the Crosstrek unique bumpers and grill, aggressive 17-inch silver/black alloys, wheel arch cladding, black rocker spoiler, privacy glass, and some outrageous colors never before seen on any Subaru.  With almost nine inches of ground clearance, think of it as monster truck that gets 33mph highway.  Power Power Power!  They are priced in the low to mid $20's.  Click here for more info on pricing and trim levels.  Click here to see our selection of XV Crosstreks. 
 
 The 2013 Impreza WRX is available as a sedan or wagon.  With a turbocharged, 265 horsepower engine, it is very fast, with a zero to sixty time under 5 seconds.  They are priced in the mid to upper $20's. Click here  for more info on pricing and trim levels.  Click here to see our selection of new Impreza WRX's.  Click here  to see our selection of pre-owned WRX's.


 The 2013 Impreza WRX STi is also available as a sedan or wagon.  With 305 horsepower, it will blow your mind.  They are priced in the mid to upper $30's.  Click here  for more info on pricing and trim levels.  Click here to see our selection of new Impreza WRX's.  Click here  to see our selection of pre-owned WRX's. 

 The 2014 Forester is considered a "compact sport utility vehicle."  It shares a "platform" with the Impreza and Crosstrek.  (A platform is the chassis----the frame, or basic underpinnings of a car.)  It is taller than an Impreza and has more ground clearance.  It has more interior room than the Impreza because of the extra height.  It comes in several trim levels, from well equipped to ridiculously well equipped.  It is also available with a turbocharged engine.  Click here for Nate's 3 Favorite Things About the Forester.   They are priced from the low to mid $20's.  Click here for info on pricing and trim levels for the all new 2014 model, and click here for info on pricing and trim levels for the 2013 model. Click here  to see our selection of new Foresters.  Click here  to see our selection of pre-owned Foresters. 

 The 2013 Outback is considered a "crossover vehicle," in that it has the room and capability of a traditional sport ute but it is based on a car chassis (instead of a truck frame). It is built on a longer and wider platform than the Impreza and Forester, though the Forester is slightly taller. (For a complete comparison between Forester and Outback, click here).  With the 2.5 liter four cylinder engine, the Outback is available with Subaru's Lineartronic Continuously Variable Transmission, which earns it remarkable fuel economy
(30 mph highway). It is also available with a 3.6 liter six cylinder engine.  To see Dave's 3 Favorite Things About the Outback, click here.
   They are priced from the mid $20's to the low $30's.  Click here for a description of the various Outback models.   Click here to see our selection of new Outbacks.   Click here  to see our selection of pre-owned Outbacks.


The 2013 Legacy is a sedan (and only available as a sedan since 2008) that is built on the same platform as the Outback.  It is a full size car, comparable to a Toyota Camry or Honda Accord, but with better fuel economy and all wheel drive.  With the 2.5 liter four cylinder engine, the Legacy is available with Subaru's Lineartronic Continously Variable Transmission, which earns it 32mpg on the highway.  The Legacy is also available with a 3.6 liter six cylinder engine.  They are priced from the mid $20's to the low $30's.  Click here for a description of the various Legacy models.  Click here  to see our selection of new Legacy'sClick here  to see our selection of pre-owned Legacy's. To see Joe's Three Favorite Things about the Subaru Legacy, click here.
 

The 2013 Tribeca is Subaru's "flagship," our biggest and most luxurious vehicle.  It is constructed on a stretched Outback platform, so in terms of proportions and road presence, it is like a tall Outback.  Is is the ultimate Subaru and simply unbelievable in the snow, pounding inclement weather like a prize fighter.  It comes standard with a 3.6 liter six cylinder engine.  Since 2010, it is available only in a seven passenger seating configuration, the only Subaru available this way.  The Honda Pilot, Nissan Murano, and Toyota Highlander are comparable, if by "comparable" you mean "half as good as a Tribeca."   They are priced in the mid to upper $30's.  Click here for a description of
the various Tribeca models
.    Click here  to see our selection of new Tribecas.   Click here  to see our selection of pre-owned Tribecas.
 




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