Japanese automakers are known to be the most consumer friendly and popular companies across the globe. As for Subaru, the company only sells seven crossover and car models, which account for less than 3% of total US auto sales. Even Toyota Camry outsells the car manufacturer’s entire lineup. However, Subaru maintains a strong regional brand in the Northwest and Northeast. Kia and Hyundai emerged only two decades after Subaru started selling cars, but both have already sold more vehicles and broader product lines.
Yet, the Japanese automaker got more endorsements compared to any other car manufacturer. The endorsements were made by independent authorities on automotive safety and quality.
For years now, Subaru has been known for car performance, utility, comfort, and reliability. As a matter of fact, Consumer Reports said the Japanese automaker produces some of the best cars in the US. Even ALG, the arbiter of used-car prices and value in the industry, named the company as the leader when it comes to providing the best value compared to the mainstream brands. After several crash tests, Highway Safety Insurance Institute made Subaru the “top safety pick” among all other manufacturers.
As for consumers like us, we see Subaru as the company that has excellent, affordable, and tunable sports cars. For instance, Impreza STI WRX can be tuned up to 550hp. This can be done easily! If you choose to upgrade the brakes and the suspension, you are sure to get a dazzling track car that’s ultimately wicked as it can compete with other sports cars out there.
Car enthusiasts have the Forester, Outback, and Impreza on top of their favorite list as these cars get more and more reliable by the year. In this article, you’ll come to know the fastest cars the company has made since they set out in the industry. Keep on reading to know what they are.
15. 1992 SVX – 0-60 in just 7.3 seconds
In the late 1980s, the legendary car designer behind BMW M1, Volkswagen Golf, and DeLorean DMC-12, Giorgetto Guigaro, was given by Subaru the freedom to design a self-indulgent grand tourer. Shockingly, Subaru sent Guigaro’s concept into production. What’s more shocking is the fact that it did only a few cosmetic changes. As you might have guessed, the result was 1992 SVX.
This car hits 0-60 in just 7.3 seconds. As for its top speed, it’s at 143 miles an hr. The big coupe got the favor of the manufacturing company for quite some time and it’s equipped with a 3.3L flat-six engine. It also rocked 224 lb-ft of torque and 230 horsepower. This car is definitely a GT car. It costs almost $10,00 more compared to the other models of Subaru’s lineup. The company only produced the SVX with automatic transmission, which was why it was prone to overheat. For the 90’s car buyers, the avant-garde sheet metal, funky interior styling, and wind-dispersing side windows were a bit too much for them. SVX has now become a collector’s car and it was only produced for five short years.
14. Outback 3.6R – 0-60 in just 7.1 seconds
The Outback is the all-wheel driving vehicle of Subaru and it has long served the company. Car buyers just can’t get enough of this one, and with a good cause: it is soberly reliable, safe, and handsome – not to mention being of great value. This is definitely the perfect car for modern families. The standard comes with a 2.5-liter engine and it leaves car buyers drooling with its performance level. You can also opt for the 247 lb-ft of torque and 256 horsepower. Its top speed may be limited running at just 139 miles per hr, but it can go from zero to sixty in just 7.1 seconds. Still, this won’t win you a lot of drag races. If your plan is to possess enough power to ensure highway passing and merging is fun, then you’ll be better off with this car.