car advice

Welcome to Subaru Car Advice. Here you will find useful tips and information on all things automotive, including car safety, features, security, maintenance and simply getting the most out of your Subaru.

The Subaru BRZ is not your average ride; it's a high-performance machine that's loaded with cutting-edge features to take your driving experience to the next level.

The Subaru BRZ is the ultimate sports car packed with advanced technology and features. Here’s why I love it.

Think Subaru WRX is just a performance car? Subaru Australia shows how the WRX can be the ultimate family car: safety, space, and performance in one.

The WRX Sportswagon is equipped with the latest vehicle technology. More than just a performance car. Discover more here.

Discover why the Subaru WRX is the ultimate choice for performance enthusiasts. Explore its power, handling, and iconic design.

Subaru's all-new Crosstrek is loaded with the technology that makes a Subaru, a Subaru. Symmetrical AWD, Boxer engine, a certain feel to the driving experience.

The Subaru Crosstrek, a mighty yet smaller SUV, comes packed with all the latest safety features.

Explore the unmatched driving experience of the all-new Subaru Crosstrek. With Symmetrical AWD and X-Mode, feelings from the Crosstrek are pretty good.

The Crosstrek has headlights that follow the road with you, which makes the road clearer in low visibility conditions.

The Subaru Crosstrek is the all-new generation Subaru XV – so there is a lot that has changed, but there is also some distinct characteristics that remain the same.


Find out why all wheel drive is the reason why 50% of owners would buy another Subaru!

The advantage of a sedan, of course, over higher-riding models, is one that any keen driver will recognise instantly. A lower centre of gravity means better handling, and more enjoyable cornering, at all times, with AWD adding extra grip, too. 

Sedans can be just as practical as SUVs. Learn more about the benefits of a sedan.

If youre buying a car and are after something of the sedan variety, the good news is there are still plenty of options to choose from in Australia.

A more powerful engine may be the number one reason for you to buy a performance car, but there are other benefits that’ll give you a heightened driving experience: like better handling and cornering due to the car’s size and centre of gravity. 

The decision to buy a sports car is not one driven so much by the head as the heart. In theory, sports cars are an extension of your personality, but they can also be, for enthusiasts, the ultimate representation of their love of driving.

The times have changed, and automobile safety has changed right along with them. And we're all better protected on the road for it. And the good news is, things are only going to get better.

What should you be checking for next time youre looking to buy a family car? 

Learn how Subaru's X-mode is clever off road technology and how it can make things easier.

Facing the future of driving has never sounded so exciting. And nor has SUV and car safety technology been so clever.  

Way back in the day, buying a family car meant you effectively had two choices. And those choices were a station wagon, or a slightly bigger station wagon.

In a world where beefy SUVs seems to be the most popular choice when buying a car, the humble hatchback can seem a little like the last kid to get picked to be on someone’s team in gym class. 

Learn the key differences between electric and hybrid vehicles and what information you need to help you decide on your next vehicle.

Learn more about the differences between hybrid and petrol vehicles.

The term “all-wheel-drive car” doesn’t always equate to “all-wheel-drive SUV”. Find out about the advantages of all wheel drive (AWD) when it comes to SUVs.

Learn more about why the Subaru XV ticks all the boxes if you want to buy a family car. 

Buying a family car used to be as simple as choosing a summer holiday. With so much selection to choose from in the new car market learn more about SUVs.

Learn more about what you should consider when buying a car for your family.

Anyone whos ever driven a vehicle with low ground clearance will know that theres only one sound worse than fingernails being dragged across a chalkboard.

Many of today’s SUVs are not really capable of off-roading, or even safe dirt-road driving, because while they may be shaped like traditional SUVs, in many cases they are front-wheel drive only. Discover why not all SUVs are created equally. 

Learn more about how Subaru has developed their vehicles with the safety of your family in mind.

Learn about all the features that make a great family car and SUVs to help you choose your next vehicle.

Subaru’s symmetrical all-wheel drive performance is one of the key advantages of our Subaru rally car. However, it’s a common misconception that all wheel drive cars are purely designed for off road driving.

Why do I need AWD over a 2WD car?

In an all-wheel drive car, all four wheels deliver the power from the engine at the same time. As a result, they provide greater power distribution, traction and control.

There’s a common misconception that grip and traction are the same thing and are interchangeable terms but it’s not quite that simple. 


This comprehensive guide provides some of the background mechanics and physics of what keeps a car on the road and how to avoid collisions with other road users especially when driving in wet weather.


After the family home, buying a new car for most Australian families is probably the most expensive single purchase that they will ever make. Careful consideration of which car best meets your needs and provides for the highest level of ownership satisfaction throughout it’s life cycle is therefore particularly important.


There are many factors that influence automotive fuel efficiency and determine how many kilometres can be travelled on a given quantity of fuel.


Tips on what to look for in a Crossover vehicle and how to get the most out of your weekend driving adventures.


Don't end up with a lemon! Subaru recommends the use of OEM parts as replacements to ensure the integrity of the vehicle remains consistent with our manufacturing standards.


Tyres are arguably the most important piece of car safety and performance equipment on a motor vehicle. So how does one make the best tyre choice in terms of tyre size and type?


On average, there are over 1000 deaths on Australian roads each year. Fortunately, that number is slowly declining, thanks in part to improved safety features in new cars in Australia.


One of the most important considerations when designing a good sports car engine is the power to weight ratio. Because a sports engine is all about rapid acceleration and responsive throttle performance, the power to weight ratio is a key factor.

Why is it known as a 'Boxer' engine? What advantages does this engine design provide? What are the negative aspects of the 'Boxer' horizontally opposed engine design?


Car security is only one of many considerations when looking to buy a new car, although arguably one of the most important. Without proper car security measures in place, you increase the risk of vehicle theft.


What is the advantage of an All-Wheel Drive car (AWD) compared to one that only has Rear-Wheel Drive (RWD)?


What is the difference between an All-Wheel Drive (AWD) car and a Four-Wheel Drive (4WD) car?


A true AWD car has far more safety benefits in the city than a Part Time AWD or 4WD vehicle. Find out more about these benefits here.


Why would some people replace a purpose-designed windscreen with a generic type when it would lead to lack of performance?




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