Build your WRX, Subaru of Indiana makes a difference, surprising teen driving stats and more!
 
Subaru Insider   MAY 2017
 
 
 
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.1
 
 
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Cool Clips
 
 
Last month, Subaru president Tom Doll unveiled the three-row Ascent® Concept at the New York International Auto Show. Enjoy this blooper reel from the making of a special effects "Tiny Tom" video that went along with his presentation!

 
Supergirl's Mehcad Brooks teamed up with Subaru to share his love of nature with three Texas teenagers. Watch as they experience the outdoors while learning a bit about themselves and the importance of preserving the Earth for future generations.

 
This new TV spot from Subaru takes a look at some warm moments and memories experienced in a Subaru. We hope it makes you think about what you value most.
 
 
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Build Your 2018 WRX® and WRX STI®
 
Been drooling over the redesigned 2018 Subaru WRX and WRX STI? Now you can be among the first to get your hands on one – or configure yours just the way you want it.
 
Build and price your dream WRX or WRX STI – explore color options, choose packages and add performance parts and accessories. Check out new photos and videos on the gallery page, too!
 
 
 
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  Rally-bred 2018 Subaru WRX and WRX STI models are updated inside and out with improved performance, leading-edge technology and amped-up style. The 2018 WRX begins at $26,995, while 2018 WRX STI models start at $36,095.*
 
Did You Know? The Subaru WRX has the largest passenger volume among all-wheel drive vehicles in its class.2
 
 
Subaru News
 
Making a Difference
 
Making a Difference
 
Subaru of Indiana Automotive, Inc. (SIA), home of North American Subaru production, celebrated its 30th anniversary with three generous gifts to its Lafayette, Indiana, community:
 
• a $100,000 investment to bring Jefferson Awards Foundation programming to local schools and businesses.
 
• Thirty grants of $1,000 each from the SIA Foundation to Indiana nonprofit organizations.
 
• Donation of a 2017 Subaru Outback to the City of Lafayette for community policing efforts.
 
 
The gifts express gratitude for Lafayette's support for the past 30 years and represent a total investment in the community of nearly $200,000.

 
Good ReadingDrive Magazine
Good Reading
Drive Magazine
 
Spring Drive features fly-fishing in the West, biophilic architecture, Indiana's sand dunes, the all-new 2017 Impreza, Harman Kardon®3 premium audio and SUBARU STARLINK and much more! Read now.
   
2017 Subaru Impreza Named to Wards 10 Best Interiors for 20172017 Subaru Impreza Named to Wards 10 Best Interiors for 2017
 
The 2017 Impreza has made the Wards 10 Best Interiors list for interior design and styling, and also for its easy-to-use SUBARU STARLINK Multimedia system.
 
The interior of the all-new 2017 Impreza offers a bold and refined theme with continuous form throughout the cabin, including a clean, intuitive center stack with multifunction display, center air vents, updated STARLINK Multimedia system and climate control.
 
In addition to its award-winning interior, the Impreza has the most passenger volume in its class!4
 
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June 11
Boxerfest
 
Join Subaru lovers from all over the East Coast at Boxerfest on June 11. Held in Landover, Maryland, Boxerfest includes exciting events including autocross, an all-Subaru car show, music, giveaways and more. Everyone is welcome.
 
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June 25
Wicked Big Meet
 
Tickets are now available for the largest Subaru enthusiast meet-up in the world! Don't miss Wicked Big Meet on June 25 at the Stafford Motor Speedway in Stafford Springs, Connecticut.
 
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Boxerfest & Wicked Big Meet
 
 
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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Your Love Stories
 
Emily Drouin packs her Subaru Impreza for Kids Con New England
 
I am a children's comic book artist and author and owner of Kids Con New England®, a kids' comic book convention in Nashua, New Hampshire. Our Subaru Impreza Hatchback has helped us so many times in packing up all our convention gear needed to run our events with room to spare!
 
Kids Con New England is the first and only comic book convention just for kids in New England. Our focus is on family-friendly comics, art and fun activities, inspiring creativity and learning, promoting art education and literacy through comics, cartooning workshops, games and more.
 
— Emily Drouin
 
♥
THE SUBARU
LOVE PROMISE
 
Our pledge to do right because it's the right thing to do. Learn more »
 
Books for Bikes
 
Books for Bikes Capitol Subaru in San Jose, California, helps motivate local elementary school students to read more with an at-home reading incentive program. Students who read at home and record their minutes in a reading log are entered into a drawing for a brand-new bicycle and helmet! Two lucky student winners are announced each month at an all-school assembly.
 
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A Second Chance at Life
 
A Second Chance at Life Brinkley, a 2-year-old American pit bull, arrived at the Greater Huntsville Humane Society (GHHS) with a deeply embedded collar that cut off her airway. She was in urgent need of medical care! Landers McLarty Subaru in Huntsville, Alabama, shared her story and helped raise $2,250 toward Brinkley's life-saving surgery.
 
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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!
 
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Now through May 31, 2017
 
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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.6 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!
 
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Subaru Accessories
 
Personalize your Subaru with Genuine Subaru Accessories, find factory replacement parts or stock up on maintenance items. Find a Subaru retailer »
 
Thule® Cargo Carrier
 
Provides 13 cubic feet of lockable storage capacity and features dual-side opening for easier loading and unloading from either side of the vehicle. Low profile, aerodynamic design. Easy, tool-free installation and removal.
 
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Impreza Trunk Spoiler
 
Sleek, low-profile design adds just the right amount of attitude to your Impreza.
 
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Remote Engine Starter
 
Provides the convenience of push-button starting from home or the office so that your vehicle's interior temperature is more comfortable upon entry.
 
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Insider Tips
Teen Driving Stats that Might Surprise You
 
Did you know that the average time a person takes their eyes off the road while driving is five seconds – which is enough time to cover the length of a football field when traveling 55 mph? Get a better understanding of what causes teen accidents so you can create some rules to help avoid them:
 
1 in 3
1 in 3
teens take their eyes off the road when app notifications come in while driving.
55%
of teens text their parents while driving.
 
💡 Make a no phone while driving rule with your teen.
55%
88%
88%
percent of self-identified "safe drivers" admit to multitasking while driving.
53%
of teen crash fatalities happen Friday to Sunday.
 
💡 Discuss weekend driving rules with your teens.
53%
The fatal crash risk increases for each teenage passenger in a teen driver's car.
 
💡 Consider setting a passenger limit for your teen.
 
Parents are the key to safer teen driving.
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1 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.

2 Based on passenger volume information from the EPA for MY17 vehicles within the Non-Luxury Traditional Compact segment only among all-wheel-drive vehicles. Segment definition supplied by IHS Markit.

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

4 Based on passenger volume information from OEM websites, Edmunds.com, and the EPA for 2016 model vehicles within the Non-Luxury Traditional Compact segment only among non-hybrid vehicles. Segment definition supplied by IHS Markit.

5 Now through May 31, 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 31, 2017.

6 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.

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