Fuji Heavy Industries (FHI) is a huge Japanese transportation conglomerate that is known for its aerospace manufacturing as a defense contractor for the Japanese government. This company has an automobile manufacturing division for Subaru automobiles. By production, Subaru is the twenty-second largest automaker worldwide as of 2012. The Japanese name for the star cluster Pleiades is Subaru. The Pleiades cluster is often called “The Seven Sisters” which hints at the companies that merged to form FHI as well as the Subaru logo. There are a number of Subaru models to choose from that include the Outback, the Legacy, the Impreza, and the Forester.
The Subaru Legacy has been in production since 1989. This mid-sized auto was originally designed to compete against other mid-sized competitors in the North American market. The Legacy is also regarded as Subaru’s flagship car. The vehicle offers an all wheel drive drive-train as standard which is unique for this class. A new Legacy starts out at 20,295 dollars, and a pre-owned Legacy from 2011 may be as low as 17,835 dollars. A Legacy variant was introduced in 1996 known as the Legacy Outback. It competed well in the sport-utility vehicle market, so by 2000 the Outback line split into its own model.
The Subaru Outback nameplate has been used since 1994. As mentioned, it was used as the Legacy Outback and as the Impreza Outback hatchback. The Outback name is intended to draw attention to the off-road capabilities of the vehicle. A new Outback may be yours for just under 30,000 dollars, while a used Outback starts at about 20,000 dollars. Most of these any other autos in stock are Certified Pre-Owned vehicles which mean they come with a Certified Pre-Owned Warranty.
Another fine Subaru model is the Forester which is classified as a compact crossover SUV. It has been in production since 1997, and it shares a platform with the Subaru Impreza. Motor Trend Magazine anointed the Forester as the 2014 SUV of the Year. It was also voted as the Best Car To Buy in 2014 by The Car Connection. You can look over these and other vehicles at the Shortline Subaru dealership in Colorado. You may also browse the inventory at their website located at ShortlineSubaru.com.