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In the August 2014 issue:
• 2015 BRZ is TOP SAFETY PICK
• Jalopnik 2015 Subaru WRX STI Review
• Subiefest Returns
• New Drive Performance

 • EyeSight® Story: The Orbans
• Your Love Story
• Three New Cool Clips
• The Truth About Engine Oil Consumption

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2015 Subaru BRZ Earns 2014 IIHS TOP SAFETY PICK
 
The 2015 Subaru BRZ has earned the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's TOP SAFETY PICK award! The Subaru BRZ achieved a "good" status in the Institute’s crashworthiness evaluations of front moderate overlap, side impact, roof crush and rear impact. The model also received an "acceptable" rating in the institute’s front small overlap test.
 
Practicality + Performance
Powered by a new-generation, naturally aspirated 200-horsepower SUBARU BOXER® engine, the sporty BRZ delivers renowned Subaru safety and quality, and up to EPA-estimated 34 mpg highway fuel economy (with 6-speed automatic transmission)1.

All-Star Status
For the second year in a row, Automobile magazine named the Subaru BRZ to its prestigious All-Star list for 2014. Judged against every new car currently on sale in the United States, the BRZ was one of just 10 cars selected to the All-Star list.
 
Find your local Subaru retailer or be among the first to read about the 2015 Subaru BRZ in Drive Performance.
2015 Subaru BRZ Earns 2014 IIHS TOP SAFETY PICK
Subaru Leads in 2014 IIHS TOP SAFETY PICKs
You love driving your Subaru for many reasons – and here’s one more. Subaru has earned more 2014 IIHS TOP SAFETY PICKs than any other brand!*
2015 Subaru Outback
 
Powered by the SUBARU BOXER engine and featuring standard Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive, the 2015 Subaru Outback is ready for any adventure.
 
2015 Subaru OutbackDon't just take our word for it! Summer Drive takes us through U.S. National Parks in the up-for-anything 2015 Subaru Outback.
 
Read the story
 
The 2015 Outback is arriving now at Subaru retailers. Find one near you
 
 
Drive PerformanceNew! Drive Performance
 
Highlights:
 • 2015 WRX STI: Questions You Want to Ask
 • Subaru HQ Tuner: Project Wagon Resurrection
 • Travis Pastrana – Completing the Circle
 • New WRX 6-Speed Manual Transmission
 • Installing Genuine Subaru Performance Parts on the 2015 WRX
 
 
Crossroads. Where Will Your Path Lead?
 
A new Subaru is perfect for your next chapter. You've amassed quite a few memories in your Subaru: Carpooling. Soccer practices. Precarious shortcuts through bear country. Hundreds of trips to the hardware store – and back again when you forgot something.
 
But, there comes a time in every owner's life when priorities change, and you start thinking about a new Subaru. Not sure where to start?
 
Learn more

 
Jalopnik Review:
2015 Subaru WRX STI
 
What happens when you give Patrick George, senior writer at Jalopnik, free reign over a 2015 Subaru WRX STI with a full tank of gas for a whole week?
 
“In the end, I decided not only is the new WRX STI one of the best road trip cars I've ever tested, it's also probably the best all-around, do-everything performance car on the market right now.” – Patrick George, Jalopnik
JalopnikIt took maybe less than 10 minutes of driving the 2015 Subaru WRX STI before I started falling back on old habits. Habits like shifting at redline every single chance I could get; using clear on-ramps and interchanges to test how many lateral-Gs I can pull; turning down the radio to hear the sweet exhaust note and boxer engine growl; constantly being on the lookout for empty gravel roads; and politely saying, "No, it doesn't work that way," to friendly folks at gas stations who walk up and ask if it will do a four-wheel burnout.
 
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Google's SubaruOh my Google!
 
Google is using a Subaru to assist in a new environmental air quality study. The Google car is specially outfitted with sensitive methane detecting equipment to sniff out leaks.
 
Read about it here
 
 
SubiefestSubiefest Returns
 
On September 20, Subaru enthusiasts will converge at the Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, CA, for one of the largest all-Subaru motorsport events in America. Subiefest presented by Subaru is now in its ninth consecutive year!
 
Highlights include hundreds of Subaru vehicles (street, race, show, rally, muddin’), all-Subaru car show, all-Subaru autocross, performance driving school by pro instructors, a huge vendor section, tuning and performance tech seminars and giveaways galore.
 
Watch video of Subiefest 2012 ►
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SUBARU MARKETPLACE
 
Body Side Moldings
Find a Retailer
 
Attractive color-matched Body Side Moldings coordinate with the styling of your Subaru while helping to protect doors from unsightly dings. Available for all models excluding the BRZ. Contact your Subaru Retailer for details and pricing.

 
Take the long way
Shop Now
 
Subaru Gear for the road less traveled:
 
ADistressed Cap
B Ogio Rebel Backpack
CLadies Baseball Tee
DRetro Palm Tree Tee
 
Shop all Subaru Gear

 
Durable Splash Guards
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Durable Splash Guards help to protect your vehicle’s paint finish from stones and road grime. Sold as a set of four. Available for all models excluding the BRZ, WRX and STI. Contact your Subaru Retailer for pricing.
YOUR LOVE STORIES
 
Subaru EyeSight Stories
Meet the Orbans in this New EyeSight®2 Story
 
We hope you enjoyed July’s EyeSight story about Anne. This month, we have a new episode featuring Susan, Jerry and their 16-year-old daughter, Elise.
 
In this episode, Susan discusses how EyeSight helps keep her daughter safe. “We are a family with a new driver,” she explains. “I think it is worth every penny.”
 
Watch now ►
 
EyeSight is available on Legacy, Outback and Forester models. Read more about EyeSight in Drive.
 
Have an interesting experience to share about Subaru EyeSight? Share your story

 
Eight and Counting!
Eight and Counting!
 
Bill Desmarais of Cedar Rapids, IA, sent Insider these photos of the eight Subaru vehicles he’s driven over the past 32 years. He purchased some models new and others used – but all have provided years of safety, reliability and adventure!
 
My 8th SubaruBadge of Ownership Personalize your FREE Subaru Badge of Ownership with one or more lifestyle icons that reflect your interests or hobbies.
 

 
Exclusively for Subaru Owners
 
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. Subaru GTP enrollment comes with every consumer purchase, and the Guaranteed Trade-In Value is good for six years from the original warranty start date. This is unmatched in the industry!
 
Get Trade-In Value
 
COOL CLIPS
 
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From the Bottom Up
The legendary Mt. Washington Auto Road and the Climb to the Clouds race has seen heroes attempt to shatter old records. The record to beat is at 6 minutes 11 seconds. Watch what happens in Launch Control Season 2, Episode 8.

 
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Flat Out: The Full Lap
Watch Mark Higgins and the 2015 Subaru WRX STI as they break the Isle of Man Lap Record. The treacherous, 37-mile course was completed with an average lap speed of 117.5 mph and a finish time of 19 minutes and 15 seconds. Bonus: WRX STI walkaround video.

 
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New Motorsports App
Check out this cool demo of our new Motorsports app that features a 360-degree video player. Download Subaru Motorsports from the iOS® and Android® app stores to experience this breakthrough technology and more from Subaru Rally Team USA.
Watch now ► Watch now ► 
 
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INSIDER TIPS
 
The Truth About Engine Oil Consumption
 
FACT: Subaru designed today's engines to operate longer between oil changes. After decades of reminding owners to change engine oil every 3,000 miles, engine and oil technologies now allow for up to six month or 6,000-mile maintenance intervals.
 
FACT: Engines consume oil during normal operation. How much they consume varies based on manufacturing tolerances, wear, and most importantly, usage. Usage includes:
 • Driving patterns such as frequent engine braking (downshifting the transmission in order to decelerate the vehicle)
 • Engine operation at sustained high rpm (i.e., sustained highway driving or driving in hilly terrain)
 • Frequent acceleration and deceleration (i.e., stop-and-go freeway traffic)
 • Severe thermal conditions (extreme heat or cold)
 • Idling for extended periods of time (i.e., frequent and sustained remote engine-start operation)
 • New-engine break-in period (up to the first 3,000 miles)
 
All will result in increased engine oil consumption. However, the need to add oil should not be interpreted as a need for more frequent servicing.

FACT: Oil consumption between 6,000-mile oil changes is acceptable, even expected. In the shorter maintenance intervals of the past, the engines consumed oil, but owners didn't notice it for two reasons:
 • No warning lights illuminated to indicate that the oil level was low
 • Shorter intervals between oil changes would mask oil consumption – unless owners checked engine oil regularly between services
 
Learn more
 
How to check your engine oil
What to do when an oil warning light illuminates
Finding the correct oil for your engine
Recommended service interval
 
The Truth About Engine Oil Consumption
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*2014 TOP SAFETY PICKs include the 2015 Subaru Forester, WRX and BRZ.
 
1EPA-estimated fuel economy. Actual mileage may vary.
 
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