An exclusive first look at the 2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid, six Kiplinger's awards, preventing road rage plus much more.
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In the March 2013 issue:
• 2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid
• Tailgating: A Classic American Tradition
• Subaru Earns Six Kiplinger's Awards
• The Subaru MasterCard Difference
Also:
• Three New Cool Clips
• Your Love Stories
• Preventing Road Rage
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Exclusive Insider Preview!
2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid

The all-new 2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid will debut at the New York International Auto Show on March 28. As a Subaru Insider, you can get the scoop on this exciting hybrid vehicle before its unveiling at the show! The 2014 Subaru Forester and the rest of the award-winning Subaru lineup will also be on display.

Did You Know?

The 2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid is the most fuel efficient AWD hybrid crossover in America.*

The all-new 2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid
Drive Magazine Snapshot
Tailgating: A Classic American Tradition

By Lena N. Katz

Born out of college football, this tradition is by no means confined to it. Today's tailgates include sophistication regarding food, music and friendships. Whether because of team spirit, social aspects, or purely for the food and drink, the tradition is getting better every year ...

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Subaru Earns Six Award Recognitions from Kiplinger's

Kiplinger's Personal Finance recently evaluated 2013 vehicles by price and category and ranked them for value, performance and safety. Five Subaru models took home awards in six areas:

The Subaru Outback has earned a place in Kiplinger's rankings every year since its 2010 redesign.
Subaru BRZ
"Most Fuel Efficient"
award in sports car category
Subaru Impreza
"Worth a Look"
recognition for cars under $20,000
Subaru Outback
"Best in Class"
in the wagons category
 
Subaru Legacy
"Worth a Look"
recognition for cars priced
$20,000 to $25,000
Subaru Forester 2.5X
"Best Resale"
among small crossovers
— & —
Subaru Forester
"Worth a Look"
recognition for small crossovers
Click to playWatch the 2013 Subaru Outback Spotlight video
 

The magazine names top models in 10 categories, including picks for Best in Class and Best New Models. Kiplinger's also highlights five additional vehicles in each category as Worth a Look, indicating they scored high enough to be in contention for the top awards.

COOL CLIPS
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In case you missed it, here is the 2013 Subaru Puppy Bowl Opener. It's just too cute to pass up.
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Dressed up and decked out for 2013, the XV Crosstrek proves its versatility in Episode 3 of the Subaru Nordica XV Crosstrek Run.
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Subaru Rally Team USA ripped up the snow and competition at a Rally in 100 Acre Wood. Relive the epic weekend here!
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The Subaru MasterCard Difference

The Subaru Rewards Card from Chase puts you on the fast track to earning valuable rewards. What sets it apart from the other rewards programs out there?

It's generous.

Cardholders earn 3% in Subaru Reward Dollars — up to $500 per year — redeemable at any authorized Subaru dealership in the Continental United States, including Alaska. In addition, members get a 0% Introductory APR on purchases and balance transfers for 6 months from their account opening, thereafter a variable APR of 16.24% with no annual fee. The balance transfer fee is either $5 or 3% of the amount of each transfer, whichever is greater.1

It's practical.

Put your Subaru Reward Dollars toward all of your Subaru automotive needs, including Subaru parts, Subaru service, the lease or purchase of a brand new Subaru vehicle, and the purchase of a Subaru Certified Pre-Owned Subaru. Free additional cards are available for your family or friends - with all the rewards redeemable to your account!2

It's easy.

For each 100 Subaru Reward Dollars you accrue, you will automatically receive a coupon attached to your billing statement. You can also check your progress 24/7 through online access to your account.

For a limited time, new members earn 25 Subaru Reward Dollars after their first use. So what are you waiting for? Apply now.

YOUR LOVE STORIES
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Heather loves riding around in our Subaru Outback and going hiking with us. Upon our return home from our adventures, Heather is not in a hurry to jump out of the Subaru. She often lounges in the back of the car long after we get home. Gotta love a Subaru with a beautiful Collie in it!

Lillian L.
Wilmington, DE

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My Subaru Outback ... motivation for getting out of the house and into the world.

Beck E.
Grand Rapids, MI

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SUBARU MARKETPLACE
Auto-Dimming Mirror with Compass
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The Auto-Dimming Mirror with Compass automatically darkens when headlights are detected from behind your vehicle. It features an electronic compass with a red transflective display that projects the current direction onto the mirror's surface. Available for all current models, excluding vehicles equipped with EyeSight®.

Subaru Rally/RallyCross Calendar
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It's never too late to track the days with the Subaru Rally/RallyCross Calendar. Order yours now! $12

Rear Bumper Cover
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The Rear Bumper Cover helps to protect the upper surface and leading edge of the rear bumper from scratches and dings when loading and unloading cargo. Available for Outback, Forester, XV Crosstrek, Tribeca and WRX/WRX STI 5-Door models.

INSIDER TIPS
Preventing Road Rage

"Every day, thousands of drivers experience some form of road rage or aggressive driving," says Dave Melton, transportation safety specialist at the Liberty Mutual Research Institute for Safety. Melton offers steps for avoiding a road rage situation — or getting away from it safely.

You're being tailgated by someone who is wildly gesticulating and honking the horn. What do you do? Put on your turn signal, pull over in a safe place and let the other car pass. Do it quickly, before the angry driver has time to become even more upset. Give a courteous "I'm sorry" wave, even if you feel you're not at fault. An apology can often help defuse anger.

What should you do if the other driver continues to follow? Stay calm. Don't make any rude hand gestures. Avoid eye contact. And don't speed up to try to get away. Quickly find a busy gas station to turn in to or, better still, a police station — anywhere with people around to help. Above all, don't go home (you don't want the other driver to know where you live), and don't get out of your car until it's safe.

How do you avoid enraging other drivers? Signal your intentions early. When you merge, make sure you have plenty of room. Don't cut off people. Use the left lane for passing, and then pull back in to the right lane. Driving slowly in the left lane on the freeway is a sure way to anger other drivers and compromise your safety. Stay focused, which means not making phone calls or texting. And never pull out into traffic expecting that other drivers will slow down or swerve to avoid you.

How do you avoid becoming a "road rager" yourself? Don't take it personally. If someone cuts you off, let it go. Driving is not a contest. Turn down the loud music. And avoid raising your heart rate by giving yourself more time to get to your destination.

Visit the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration for additional tips on preventing and dealing with road rage.

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*Based on EPA-estimated highway fuel economy for 2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid model compared to AWD hybrid vehicles within Polk's CUV segment. Actual mileage may vary.

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