25 Years of Legacy, meet the Barkleys, Subaru is for the birds, plus much more.
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In the February 2014 issue:
• Celebrating 25 Years of Legacy
  • Genuine Subaru Brakes

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The all-new 2015 Subaru Legacy
Summer Arrival: 2015 Subaru Legacy
The sleek, all-new 2015 Subaru Legacy wowed visitors at the 2014 Chicago Auto Show earlier this month! It's the roomiest Legacy ever, with the largest passenger cabin in the midsize segment. Go-anywhere Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive and fuel economy of 36 mpg1 give drivers the confidence and freedom to travel to all the places they love.

• New EyeSight®2 driver assistance system with improved camera performance.
• Higher level of comfort, quiet and refinement.
• Bluetooth® wireless capability and voice-activated or touch-screen navigation.
• New available rear radar system with blind spot detection, lane change assist and rear cross traffic alert.
• New infotainment technology with available 12-speaker premium audio.

Built for the long run – that's Legacy! The 2015 Legacy will appear in showrooms in early summer.

Did You Know?
Subaru Legacy is the longest-lasting midsize sedan in its class3. Get a great deal on a new 2014 Subaru Legacy. Take a Guided Tour >
2014 Subaru Legacy

Love is in the Air
Now's the perfect time to swing by your local Subaru retailer and get a great deal on a Subaru vehicle! You can also take advantage of our deals on parts and service when you schedule maintenance on your current Subaru. There's something for everyone during the Subaru True Love Event. Now through February​ 28.

Merlin Bird Identification App
March Migration Madness
For millions of bird watchers, March signals the return of the birds. They've spent the winter in Mexico or Argentina, they're sporting their full colors and they're hungry.

The Cornell Lab of Ornithology will celebrate this exciting birding time of year with its fourth annual March Migration Madness tournament. Get in on the action! Help us choose a colorful bird to represent the Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid. Go to the Cornell Lab's Facebook page to nominate your favorite; then stay tuned. The Tweet 16 will begin mid-March.

Enjoy bird sighting?

The Barkley family
Meet the Barkleys
Dogs have been driving Subaru vehicles for years. Now watch as the Barkley family of dogs portrays everyday relatable human experiences. The new commercials focus on situations we've gone through with our own families – teenagers dating, road trips, getting stuck in traffic, even getting lost in thought. When you meet the Barkleys, you can sit back and laugh at all of the silly and simple human behaviors, because the dogs are standing in for us.

Featured Badge: Animals
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Travis Pastrana Returns!
Subaru of America, Inc. is thrilled to announce that Travis Pastrana has rejoined the Subaru Rally Team USA for the 2014 Rally America National Championship.

Pastrana and five-time Rally America National Champion David Higgins will compete in 2014 WRX STI rally cars prepared and managed by Vermont SportsCar, who also manages Subaru of America's rallycross efforts in the Global Rallycross Championship.

Did You Know?
Between Higgins and Pastrana, Subaru Rally Team USA has won the Rally America National Championship seven times in the last eight years.

2015 WRX STI Launch Edition
Feast your eyes on the all-new 2015 WRX STI Launch Edition! Revealed last month at the North American International Auto Show along with the 2015 WRX STI, The Launch Edition features World Rally Blue paint, gold BBS® forged alloy wheels and a unique interior. Production is limited to 1,000 vehicles, so if you want one you need to act quickly. Pre-order now or visit your Subaru retailer.

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

Pet Food Container & Pet First Aid Kit
Buy Now
Care for your best friend when you're on the go! The Pet Food Container converts to serve food and water ($23.50). The Pet First Aid Kit ($6.95) holds 12 waterproof bandages, gauze, tape, wet and dry wipes, a tweezer and a tick remover.

Rear Cargo Tray
Find a Retailer
Our durable Rear Cargo Tray helps to protect the rear cargo area from dirt and spills. The tray may be easily removed and rinsed clean. Rear Cargo Trays are available for all current Subaru models – check with your Subaru retailer.

Wheel Lock Kits
Find a Retailer
Wheel Lock Kits help to deter theft of wheels and tires. They are available for all Subaru models equipped with either alloy wheels or steel wheels. See your Subaru retailer for details and pricing.

Always Insist on Genuine Subaru Brakes
Genuine Subaru Brakes installed by our factory-trained technicians ensure optimal functioning of the most important Subaru safety systems. Offering quality and durability, they are designed and tested especially for your vehicle to maintain its performance. Even more important – they offer the highest level of safety for you and your family. And when the day comes that you need new brake pads, we want your decision to be an easy one, so we've lowered the MSRP price on many of our brake pads. See your Subaru retailer for details and a no-charge brake inspection.
Always insist on Genuine Subaru Brakes

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They Lived
Inspired by letters from real Subaru owners, this new Subaru commercial shows a Subaru that gave its life to save its occupants. Music Track: "Clear Moment" by Miles Hankins.

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New Vintage Garage
Enjoy this in-depth profile of Mark Higgins' 2011 WRX STI, which holds the record for fastest lap time at the Isle of Man TT Challenge.

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Share the Love
Special thanks to all of the caring Subaru owners who helped Subaru of America, Inc. donate $35 million over the last six years to charities across the country!

Bluebirds and the Outback
I want to let Subaru know about a flock of bluebirds that have an apparent obsession with our 2011 Subaru Outback! The birds began congregating on our car; on the driver's side, along the window frame and side mirror. They push each other out of the way, peck at the mirror and attack the reflected interlopers.
This 2011 Subaru Outback is for the birds!
Somewhere between six and 10 birds take turns at the window from dawn until the sun sets. When we drive off, the birds are waiting for our return. They take up their positions as soon as we go into the house and resume their belly busting.

They are similarly enamored of our daughter's Outback and show no interest whatsoever in any other visitors' cars, of whatever brand. They are fanatically loyal to Subaru.

Susan D., Romney, WV

Driving Tips for Senior Safety
Although growing older doesn't automatically make you a bad driver, advancing age does bring changes that can affect driving ability. If you're a senior driver concerned about road safety, consider these simple tips when you get behind the wheel.

Plan for the Journey Ahead
• Before you leave home, map out your route, especially in unfamiliar areas.
• Make sure your car is stocked with an emergency kit, cell phone and an extra pair of eyeglasses.
• Start thinking now about alternative modes of transportation. Practice taking a bus, a taxi or a local ride service. When the transition to the passenger seat finally arrives, you'll feel more comfortable with the options.

Give Yourself Routine Maintenance Checks
• Get regular vision tests and adjust eyeglasses and contact lenses as prescribed.
• Exercise your torso and neck to increase the flexibility needed to look over your shoulders before backing up and making lane changes.
• Consult a physician and pharmacist to ensure that prescribed and over-the-counter medications will not cause unexpected drowsiness or fatigue.

  Put the Brakes on Stressful Conditions
• Avoid rush-hour traffic.
• Don't drive at night, in fog, heavy rain or snowfall when visibility is limited.
• Use alternative modes of transportation or stay put when roads are slippery.

Source: Liberty Mutual Group


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1 Manufacturer-estimated highway fuel economy for 2015 Subaru Legacy 2.5i models. Actual mileage may vary.

2 EyeSight is a driver-assist system which may not operate optimally under all driving conditions. The driver is always responsible for safe and attentive driving. System effectiveness depends on many factors such as vehicle maintenance, and weather and road conditions. See Owner's Manual for complete details on system operations and limitations. Please remember to turn off EyeSight when going through a carwash.

3 Based on IHS Automotive: Polk U.S. Total Registrations 2004-2013 in the non-luxury traditional sedan segment for models which have been on the market for all ten years.

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