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What’s it really like to live with a Subaru?
What’s it really like to live with a Subaru?

If you’re thinking about buying a Subaru for the first time, or upgrading from an older model, you want to be sure you’re making the best possible choice of car for you and your family.

You need to be confident that your new Subaru will fit perfectly into your lifestyle. That it will deliver all the protection, performance, practicality and dependability you’re looking for (and expecting).

Subaru is a brand that’s renowned for safety, capability and reliability – we go to great lengths to build cars that are Better Where It Matters. But don’t just take our word for it!

Although we’ve won multiple industry accolades, what matters most is the opinions of the people who own and drive a Subaru day in, day out.

We believe that the real-life comments of owners and the independent reviews they submit about the cars they drive is the best way to get a feel for the quality and suitability of a brand or specific model.

It’s why we’re committed to gathering unbiased, genuine reviews about what it’s really like to live with a Subaru.

See what owners say about Subaru

Real-world experience is everything. And nobody knows our cars better than our customers. So we’ve partnered with Reevoo, a trusted independent third-party review company, to collect and publish reviews from real Subaru owners – without any intervention from us.

Let’s take a closer look at what owners have to say about each of the specific models in the Subaru range:

FORESTER e-BOXER (overall score: 9.3 out of 10)

Tough and practical, Forester e-BOXER is the no-nonsense SUV that’s evolved to explore. Our first self-charging hybrid SUV delivers all the adventuring ability you could ask for, with the added benefit of battery-based power – so there’s no need to plug in to recharge.

In all weather, on any terrain, the Subaru Forester e-BOXER is a reliable workhorse. Whatever the conditions it’s tasked with tackling, you’ll find it’s always up for the challenge.

What do owners say?

“A most impressive engineering tour de force. Nothing not to love about it, each new model gets better and better and comes fully loaded.”

“Comfort and reassuring reliability and safety features.”

“Very comfortable to drive, very solid, well balanced and has good power.”

“Overall, a very good car for the money.”

“Very responsive, holds the road beautifully.”

“Safety qualities are outstanding, especially braking, road holding, build quality and new technology.”

XV and XV e-BOXER (combined score: 9.1 out of 10)

In addition to its sporty, eye-catching styling, the Subaru XV boasts incredible all-round performance.

Our compact crossover is available with a petrol engine or as a self-charging hybrid, XV e-BOXER. Whichever model you choose, wherever you go and whatever your demands, you’ll find XV is effortlessly impressive and reassuringly safe to drive.

What do owners say?

XV e-BOXER:

“Great visibility, EyeSight, satnav and entertainment all excellent. Safety is premium, thoroughly engineered. Just copes with everything, it's a Subaru.”

“Ride quality and comfort is excellent. Low-speed EV mode is good; transitions between EV and petrol engine are seamless. Safety levels are high and visibility good.”

“Comfort and visibility are superb.”

“Feels glued to the road.”

“So smooth and quiet – no fuss pulling away even from difficult junctions – wonderful safety gizmos, love adaptive cc. EV ‘mode’ works seamlessly particularly with the CVT.”

Petrol variant:

“The pleasure of driving it. Really is a joy. All the safety features are reassuring but never taken for granted.”

“Safety is the priority. Smooth engine and gearbox. Excellent visibility. Comfortable and reassuring.”

“I just love the car.”

“Very good ground clearance. Very surefooted when on slippery road surfaces eg. mud and snow. The EyeSight features especially adaptive cruise control, lane departure and blind spot warning are very useful.”

“Great quality, excellent driving position & comfort. Comes loaded with lots of kit as standard. For a proper all-wheel drive has good fuel economy. The safety features are very reassuring, with the EyeSight system giving the driver some effective assistance without being intrusive. A very sure-footed car and pleasure to drive.”

“It’s fun to drive but also feels totally safe. Hugs the road beautifully. It’s clear that money has been spent on the important things.”

OUTBACK (overall score: 9.4 out of 10)

Outback embodies the essence of Subaru – it’s always ready for anything, anywhere.

With its rugged design, our crossover estate is as comfortable on tricky, rutted tracks as it is on slick city streets. Providing the perfect blend of space, pace, practicality and refinement, the Subaru Outback offers an exceptional driving experience – on any type of trip, on or off road.

What do owners say?

“Great space passengers and luggage. Amazing combination of advanced features for the price.”

“The spec is a match for cars twice the price, the adaptive cruise control is brilliant on the motorway.”

“A lot of car for the money.”

“The space inside the car is deceiving; there is masses of room. This is a very well-appointed car and we are extremely pleased with it.”

“It is such a comfortable and reliable car.”

“Very comfortable, very spacious and altogether a great car.”

“Just loving driving the car – feels really safe and smooth to drive!”

 “Comfort and confidence it gives. Technology is good value. A joy to drive”.

 “It is all of the car that anyone could ever need.”

LEVORG (awaiting Reevoo score)

Levorg is our statement estate. It provides a winning combination of comfort, space, style and performance, plus plenty of practicality and refinement to fulfil every requirement.

This sleek sports tourer is designed to suit all driving styles and conditions, with always-on all-wheel drive (AWD) delivering all-weather capability – for optimum driving confidence and exceptional road-handling at all times.

What do owners say?

We haven’t quite met the required number of independent reviews for Subaru Levorg owners’ comments to be displayed on Reevoo yet (some drivers are happy to submit reviews, others are shy!). But we’re hoping to be able to share these results soon…

IMPREZA (overall score: 9.5 out of 10)

The versatility and capability of Impreza impresses at every turn. Our nimble hatchback is passionately engineered – and precision-built.

The Subaru Impreza offers a seamless blend of smart design, driving performance, safety, reliability and control. There’s plenty of space and practicality packed into the compact styling too.

What do owners say?

“Excellent visibility for the drive. But everything else is excellent as well!”

“Lovely design. Superb finish. Excellent driving feel. Best value for money. High quality materials used. Best Hatchback you can buy. Reliable engine. Smooth/best CVT gearbox.”

“Excellent suspension, firm ride and sticks to the road like glue.”

“The technology is incredible.”

“Well built, good road holding and good value for money when considering the safety items included when compared to other similar manufacturers.”

BRZ (overall score: 9.1 out of 10)

The Subaru BRZ is our compact coupé – and it’s built to thrill. There’s plenty of substance to match the style. With its sleek profile, low centre of gravity and sporty good looks, you can expect a dynamic, enjoyable drive every time you settle behind the wheel.

Acclaimed by owners and the motoring press alike, BRZ offers sports car handling that delivers a beautiful balance of poise and performance.

What do owners say?

“Fantastic handling. Comfortable driving position. Great value.”

“Superb styling, very comfortable front seats, well positioned instruments. A tremendous drivers car.”

“Amazing handling.”

“Beautiful attention to detail all around the car, the handling is superb.”

“Fun to drive, good refinement.”

Read independent customer reviews and Ask an Owner

Read the independent Subaru reviews submitted by our customers for yourself! You can find them all on our website.

Just go to the Overview page of the model you’re interested in and click on the Reevoo box – either underneath the main headline or in the dedicated section at the bottom of each page.

You can even pose questions to real Subaru owners to learn more about our super-safe, capable and reliable model range – to put your queries to the people who live with our cars every day.

Got a question about buying and driving a Subaru? Use that Reevoo link to Ask an Owner today…

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