Spring Service Event, New York International Auto Show, New eBird App, Boxerfest, Wicked Big Meet, Earth Day, a free eBook and more!
 
Subaru Insider   APRIL 2017
 
Spring Service Event
Save on the services that help your Subaru go the distance
A little love travels a long way.
 
Enjoy special savings on the same expert service that has played an essential part in helping 98 percent of the Subaru vehicles sold in the last 10 years remain on the road to adventure today.1
 
Call or schedule an appointment online with your local retailer. Now through May 15.2
 
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2017 BRAND IMAGE AWARDS 2017 LOWEST 5-YEAR COST TO OWN AWARDS
 
  Subaru is Kelley Blue Book's 2017 Most Trusted Brand, Best Overall Brand and Lowest 5-Year Cost to Own.3
 
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Reveals: New York
International Auto Show
 
 
Subaru Ascent
  Introducing the
Subaru Ascent® SUV Concept
 
  The Ascent SUV Concept is the preview of a spacious, versatile, family-sized Subaru SUV with three rows of flexible seating. The concept vehicle features a 2.4L Direct-Injection Turbocharged SUBARU BOXER® engine paired with Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive, a configurable interior with true 7-passenger seating capability and outstanding ground clearance for all of the family's daily adventures. It's an intriguing look at what Subaru has coming around the corner.
 
WATCH THE REVEAL ►
 
 
2018 Subaru Outback
  Newly Redesigned
2018 Subaru Outback
 
  The 2018 Subaru Outback features upgrades to its technology, comfort and style – on top of standard Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive + 32 MPG,4 a spacious and comfortable interior and 8.7 inches of ground clearance. And it's still the longest-lasting vehicle in its class.5
 
 
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BEST CARS for Families The Subaru Outback was named the 2017 Best Wagon for Families.6 This is the sixth consecutive year the Outback has won this award from U.S. News and World Report.
 
2018 Subaru Crosstrek
  All-New
2018 Subaru Crosstrek
 
  The 2018 Subaru Crosstrek has been completely redesigned from the ground up for long-lasting quality, versatility and safety. It brings rugged style to any journey with a raised stance, black wheel arches and lower cladding, and standard roof rails. Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive and improved fuel economy combine efficiency with all-weather traction, and updated SUBARU STARLINK™7 Multimedia adds Apple CarPlay™8 and Android Auto™9 integration. Its all-new platform uses more high-strength steel to deliver over 70 percent greater rigidity, a quieter and smoother ride and long-lasting quality.
 
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In addition to unveiling our newest vehicles at the 2017 New York International Auto Show, Subaru was once again awarded Kelley Blue Book's 2017 Most Trusted Brand, Best Overall Brand and Best Performance Brand.3
  2017 BRAND IMAGE AWARDS
 
 
 
Cool Clips
 
 
Learn how to train your HomeLink buttons to operate your garage door, security gate and more. Get detailed instructions or call the HomeLink hotline at (800) 355-3515.

 
Don't miss this one! Watch a Subaru WRX STI piloted by Mark Higgins take on an Olympic bobsled run in the Swiss Alps.

 
See STARLINK Safety and Security and Automatic Collision Notification service in action. This video features real dash cam footage from a Subaru owner's actual incident.
 
Subaru News
 
Get all there is to love about a Subaru for lessGet all there is to love about a Subaru for less
 
Buy a Certified Pre-Owned Subaru during our Love Strikes Twice Event and get 0.99% APR Financing for 36 months.11 Now through May 1, 2017.

 
Dining Out For LifeDining Out For Life
 
This month Subaru of America proudly serves as Host Sponsor of Dining Out For Life® for the 10th consecutive year! Dine at a participating restaurant and that restaurant will donate a generous portion of the day's proceeds to fund HIV/AIDS care, prevention, education, testing, counseling and other essential services in its city.
 
Most cities hold their event on Thursday, April 27, while some markets have alternate dates. Learn more about your region's event and make a reservation.

 
Arrived: Drive MagazineArrived: Drive Magazine
 
Get a close look at fly-fishing in the West; learn about biophilic architecture; explore Indiana's sand dunes; discover the all-new 2017 Impreza; learn about Harman Kardon®12 premium audio and SUBARU STARLINK; and more!
 
Thank you for sharing your fishing stories! Check out our gallery of fish tales at Drive online.

 
Pet AdventuresPet Adventures
 
Have you recently gone on an adventure with your pet? Send us a photo with a caption and it may appear in an upcoming issue of Drive or at Drive online! Submissions due April 30, 2017.

 
Subaru #MeetAnOwner
 
See what it's like to own a Subaru by connecting with real owners.
 
Check out Subaru #MeetAnOwner now »
   
Subaru Share the Love EventSubaru Share the Love Event
 
The 2016 Subaru Share the Love® event generated more than $23.4 million to national and local charities, bringing the total donated throughout the life of the program to more than $94 million.
 
Subaru donated $250 for every new Subaru vehicle sold or leased between November 17, 2016 and January 3, 2017 to a host of charitable partners, per the selection of each customer.
 
This year's ninth-annual Share the Love event contributed to four national charities, including the ASPCA®, Make-A-Wish®, Meals on Wheels America and National Park Foundation. Select local retailers also participated in the hometown charity donation matching program totaling $1.3 million which, paired with Subaru of America's existing contribution, culminated in a donation grand total of $24.8 million to national and local charities.

 
It's a great time to go birding!It's a great time to go birding!
 
Spring is here and with it come lots of birds that are returning from their winter homes. Want to know what's arrived in your neighborhood? Going out for a hike? Use the new eBird app to decide where to go based on the distance to a great birding location! Want to see a wood duck? eBird will tell you the nearest one is 8 miles away and navigate you to the last place it was seen.
 
Available through the SUBARU STARLINK app, and exclusive to Subaru vehicles, eBird uses data from eBird.org, and will tell you what birds are being seen nearby in real time. The app is part of a suite of new apps and features that are available on the updated STARLINK Multimedia system, a standard feature on the 2017 Impreza and select 2018 models.
 
Learn more about SUBARU STARLINK »

 
Subaru Badge of Ownership
 
UltimateAnd the Winner Is …
 
Thanks to everyone who voted and helped pick the newest Badge of Ownership icon!
 
GET YOUR FREE BADGE
 
Join us!
 
Boxerfest
 
Boxerfest: June 11
 
Just out of Washington D.C. in Landover, Maryland, Boxerfest gathers Subaru lovers from all over the East Coast for events including autocross, an all-Subaru car show, music, giveaways and more. Everyone is welcome.
 
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    Wicked Big Meet
 
Wicked Big Meet: June 25
 
Tickets are now available for the largest Subaru enthusiast meet-up in the world! Wicked Big Meet kicks off June 25 at the Stafford Motor Speedway in Stafford Springs, Connecticut.
 
Learn more »
 
 
See what Consumer Reports has to say about Subaru
Read vehicle ratings, see brand rankings and watch videos from the Consumer Reports Autos Team.
 
 
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  Consumer Reports does not endorse products.
 
 
 
 
 
Subaru Loves the Earth
 
April 22 may be Earth Day, but loving the environment and working to preserve it is a year-round commitment for Subaru. That's why we're especially proud to partner with the National Wildlife Federation – the largest wildlife conservation and education nonprofit organization in the U.S.
 
As part of our Subaru Loves the Earth initiative during the month of April, participating Subaru retailers are also partnering with the National Wildlife Federation to donate materials to build a Certified Wildlife Habitat® at schools across the country, inspiring thousands of students to value preservation as much as we do.
 
Visit a participating retailer to pick up a free seeded card and learn more about how Subaru Loves the Earth.
 
Making History
The Subaru automotive plant in Indiana was the first auto plant to be designated a Backyard Wildlife Habitat by the National Wildlife Federation.
 
Love the environment?
Show the world with a free Subaru Badge of Ownership. Build yours now.
Environment
National Park Week
Every year during the month of April, the National Park Service and the National Park Foundation invite everyone to celebrate America's treasured places. Find your park.
 
 
 
 
 
Your Love Stories
 
Vanguard Tech Center Community Garden Project
 
Our Community Garden Project is a combination of learning and teamwork. Student Welders and Electricians create the outdoor signage; student Design Engineers and Architects design the "floor" plan; our Business Management students create the PR flyers; our Culinary Arts and Independent Living students cultivate the greenhouse plants; our Building Trades and Independent Living students construct the raised garden beds and handicap-accessible boardwalk; and Collision Repair students complete the shepherd hooks using advanced paint booth technology.
 
The students enjoyed loading and unloading my Outback as we moved plants from the greenhouse to the garden. They couldn't believe it could hold so much. I love my Subaru!
 
— Ann Marie Pumphrey, Vanguard Tech Center, Fremont, Ohio
 
♥
THE SUBARU
LOVE PROMISE
 
Our pledge to do right because it's the right thing to do. Learn more »
 
A Star is Born
 
A Star is Born Nate Wade Subaru planned a Make-a-Wish reveal for 15-year-old Kendell, who wants to be famous in New York. When Kendell arrived at the Salt Lake City dealership, she walked in on a red carpet into New York City recreated – paparazzi, adoring fans, the Statue of Liberty, New York-style hot dogs, a Broadway show and more!
 
Watch now ►

 
Cocoa Packs
 
Cocoa Packs One in five students goes to bed hungry in Derry Township, Pennsylvania. Faulkner Subaru Harrisburg proudly supports COCOA PACKS, a weekly weekend food assistance program. Filling the basic need for food gives all students the opportunity to be better learners and the best global citizens possible.
 
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We receive many letters sharing the impact Subaru retailers have on their communities. From those letters, we select retailers each month to be spotlighted for their efforts and, from those, a Retailer of the Year is chosen. Subaru of America, Inc. then gives $10,000 to the Retailer of the Year to help further their charitable initiatives!
 
Read Love Promise stories in Drive »
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0% APR Financing and great lease offers on all new 2017 Legacy, Outback and Forester models.13
Now through May 1, 2017
 
SEE SPECIAL OFFERS
Subaru So Much To Love Event
 
Subaru Gear
 
DEAL OF THE MONTH
 
Men's Tonal
Boxer Tee
 
WAS $17.25
NOW $12.94
25% OFF!
 
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Collapsible
Pet Food
Scoop
 
$4.50
 
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Fruit
Fusion
Bottle
 
$4.95
 
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Free UPS Ground shipping on any size order being shipped within the continental United States. Promotion may be used only once per customer and must be entered at checkout. Promotion expires 12/31/17.
 
Exclusively for Subaru Owners
 
Guaranteed Trade-In Program
 
The Guaranteed Trade-In Program (GTP) guarantees the trade-in amount you will receive for your qualified Subaru vehicle when a new, later model year Subaru vehicle is purchased.14 Subaru vehicles are eligible for the Guaranteed Trade-In Program beginning after the first 12 months of ownership for a total period of eight years from the vehicle's original warranty start date. This is unmatched in the industry!
 
GET TRADE-IN VALUE
Guaranteed Trade-In Program
 
 
Subaru Accessories
 
Personalize your Subaru with Genuine Subaru Accessories, find factory replacement parts or stock up on maintenance items. Find a Subaru retailer »
 
 
 
Thule® Paddleboard Carrier
 
Telescoping design provides a custom fit for boards up to 34" wide. Holds up to two boards.15 Heavy-duty, steel-reinforced webbing provides security, while the soft, weather-resistant padding helps to protect your boards during transit.
 
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Thule® Paddleboard Carrier
 
 
 
Thule Bike Carrier—Fork Mounted
 
Features a sliding rear wheel cradle that moves forward and backward to securely fit most bikes with up to 2.6" wide tires. Integrated mounting clamps make it easy to install and switch between multiple (compatible) vehicles. Check out the optional front wheel holder.
 
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Thule Bike Carrier—Fork Mounted
 
Side Window Deflectors
 
Let the fresh air in while helping to keep the weather out! Deflector design includes integrated chrome insert to match window frame trim.16
 
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Side Window Deflectors
 
Insider Tips
 
joe gardenerSimple Tips for Easy Compost,
from joe gardener®
 
By Joe Lamp'l @joegardener
 
Compost makes any soil better. I call it nature's superfood to a healthy, organic garden.
 
There is no greater amendment you can add to your garden soil than compost! And I'm here to tell you the process of making compost at home can be as simple as piling up yard debris and kitchen scraps and letting it break down naturally.
 
To make compost, you need just four things: air, water, carbon (brown waste, e.g., dead leaves, shredded paper, cardboard, small twigs and sticks, etc.) and nitrogen (green waste, e.g., grass clippings, coffee grounds, vegetable and salad leftovers, garden debris, etc.).
 
As you add ingredients to your outdoor heap, keep it moist, like a damp sponge. Then mix it up about once a week and spray it again to maintain moisture.
 
Ideally, shoot to make your compost pile about 4' x 4' x 4'. That's the perfect size for the ingredients to break down into usable compost.
 
Compost is ready to use (about four months from start to finish) in the garden when you can't recognize any of the original ingredients and it has a rich, earthy smell. Add about an inch of compost lightly into the top inch or so of your existing soil. A little bit goes a long way!
 
Your plants will thank you for it. Click here for much more information and learn how to get a free copy of The Complete Guide to Home Composting eBook.

 
Joe Lamp'l is the creator, Executive Producer and Host of the award-winning national PBS series, Growing a Greener World® and the Founder and "joe" behind joegardener.com.
 
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1 Based on IHS Markit U.S. vehicles in operation vs. total registrations MY2007–2016 as of January 2017.

2 Offers available at participating retailers.

3 2017 Kelley Blue Book Brand Image Awards are based on the Brand Watch study from Kelley Blue Book Strategic Insights. Award calculated among non-luxury shoppers. 2017 model-year vehicle's projected cost to own for the initial five-year ownership period is based on the average Kelley Blue Book 5-Year Cost to Own data which considers depreciation and costs such as fuel and insurance. For more information, visit www.kbb.com. Kelley Blue Book is a registered trademark of Kelley Blue Book Co., Inc.

4 EPA-estimated highway fuel economy. Actual mileage may vary.

5 Based on the average of Vehicles in Operation vs. New Registrations for each model year using IHS Markit data as of October 2016 for MY2007–2016.

6 View U.S. News Best Cars at www.usnews.com/cars.

7 Compatible smartphone and application required. For applications to operate, latest version of each application required. Data provided by smartphone is displayed on head unit screen. Some state laws prohibit the operation of handheld electronic devices while operating a vehicle. Smartphone apps should only be launched when vehicle is safely parked. Your wireless carrier's rates may apply.

8 Apple CarPlay is a trademark of Apple, Inc.

9 Android Auto is a trademark of Google, Inc.

10 HomeLink and the HomeLink house icon are registered trademarks of Gentex Corporation.

11 Now through May 1, 2017, get 0.99% APR Financing for 36 months on all Subaru Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) used vehicles 2017–2012 model year. Monthly payment of $28.20 per $1,000 borrowed. Length of contract is limited. Other rates and payment terms available. Financing for well-qualified applicants only. Subject to credit approval, vehicle insurance approval and vehicle availability. Cannot be combined with any other incentive. See participating retailers for details. Must take delivery from retailer stock by May 1, 2017.

12 Harman Kardon is a registered trademark of Harman International Industries, Incorporated.

13 Now through May 1, 2017, get 0% APR Financing on all new 2017 Legacy, Outback and Forester models. Other rates and payment terms available. Cannot be combined with any other incentive. Financing for well-qualified applicants only. Length of contract is limited. Subject to credit approval, vehicle insurance approval and vehicle availability. No down payment required. See participating retailers for details. Must take delivery from retailer stock by May 1, 2017.

14 Guaranteed Trade-In Program Value may not be combined with other offers. Customer must take delivery of a new, previously untitled Subaru vehicle from a participating retailer inventory prior to vehicle's value expiration date. Only one trade-in offer per new Subaru vehicle purchased. The GTP Value is updated monthly and is available beginning after the first 12 months of ownership, for a total period of eight years from the vehicle's original warranty start date. Vehicle values are based on the vehicle conforming to stated condition and mileage criteria found in the "Rules and Eligibility" section.

15 For cargo carrying purposes, the bars must be used as crossbars and be used together with the genuine SUBARU carrying attachment. The bars must never be used alone to carry cargo. Otherwise, damage to the roof or paint or a dangerous road hazard due to loss of cargo could result. When using the bars as crossbars, make sure that the total weight of the carrying attachment and cargo does not exceed the maximum load limit. Overloading may cause damage to the vehicle and create a safety hazard.

16 May not be legal in all states. Please check the laws of your state.

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