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In the June 2013 issue:
• 2014 Subaru Forester Makes History
• Subaru Share the Love Garden
• Pair Your Bluetooth® Phone
• The Subaru MasterCard Difference
• The New Subaru Tire Center
• Three Cool Clips
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2014 Subaru Forester Makes History

In the last Insider, we shared news about the 2014 Subaru Forester being named a 2013 Top Safety Pick+ (TSP+) by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS)1. It is the first vehicle to ace every aspect of the challenging small overlap front crash test conducted by the IIHS.

The all-new 2014 Subaru Forester

We're pleased to announce that the all-new Forester is also the only one out of 13 small SUVs to earn an overall rating of good in the test. This is not the first time that the Forester has stood out in a new IIHS crash test. When the Institute first rated small SUVs for side protection in 2003, the Subaru model performed the best and was one of only two vehicles to earn good ratings!

Consumer Reports tested the 2014 Forester, click here to read what they said. Or, read the driving impressions and Forester accessories in Drive magazine.

Subaru Share the Love Garden
Share the Love Garden

Subaru employees planted the fifth annual Share the Love Garden at Subaru corporate headquarters in Cherry Hill, New Jersey. It included a variety of tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, squash, lettuce, zucchini, Swiss chard, eggplant, carrots, arugula, radishes and herbs. This year they've added two raised beds, potatoes and flowers to the mix!

In a few weeks, the produce will begin to be harvested and delivered to homeless shelters and those in need. Employees in the Subaru regional office in Denver also took their green thumbs to the soil to plant their own corporate gardens. Watch for updates, coming soon.


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Live. Love.

Our Subaru Live. Love. web page lets you see everything we do to make your Subaru vehicle safe for you and your passengers. While you're there, browse stories from real Subaru owners about how their Subaru vehicles helped save their lives.

Did You Know? Subaru is the only manufacturer with Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) Top Safety Picks for all models, four years running (2010-2013).

What's on Your
Bucket List?
Dare to skydive ...
Learn to play flute ...
Travel to Greece ...
Is skydiving on your bucket list?

Whatever you aspire to do, Michael Bock shares the reasons for developing a list of personal goals for your life in the Summer issue of Drive. He then defines a process for achieving them. We'd love to know what you want to achieve! Once you've developed your list, email it and we will post them online so you can see what others dream of doing, too.

Pursue your life list with a 2014 Subaru! Check out the 2014 Subaru model line.

We're Not Afraid to Get Dirty

United By BlueSubaru partner United By Blue (UBB) hosts beach and waterway cleanups with hundreds of volunteers across the country each year. UBB removes a pound of trash for every product sold from their line of jewelry, bags and apparel. Naturally, the Subaru Outback is the UBB's official cleanup car.

Read more about United By Blue Drive magazine or get involved and find an upcoming cleanup near you.

Subaru Rally Team USA
Instant Power Trip

Visit the Subaru Rally Team USA blog and get the latest updates as they compete in the Rally America National Championship, X Games and other adrenaline-charged adventures!


COMING THIS JUNE! Request the Drive iPad app now.

Subaru Rewards Card from Chase
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The Subaru MasterCard Difference

The Subaru Rewards Card from Chase puts you on the fast track to earning valuable rewards. What sets it apart from the other rewards programs out there?

It's generous.

Cardholders earn 3% in Subaru Reward Dollars — up to $500 per year — redeemable at any authorized Subaru dealership in the Continental United States, including Alaska. In addition, members get a 0% Introductory APR on purchases and balance transfers for 6 months from their account opening, thereafter a variable APR of 16.24% with no annual fee. The balance transfer fee is either $5 or 3% of the amount of each transfer, whichever is greater.2

It's practical.

Put your Subaru Reward Dollars toward all of your Subaru automotive needs, including Subaru parts, Subaru service, the lease or purchase of a brand new Subaru vehicle, and the purchase of a Subaru Certified Pre-Owned Subaru. Free additional cards are available for your family or friends — with all the rewards redeemable to your account!3

It's easy.

For each 100 Subaru Reward Dollars you accrue, you will automatically receive a coupon attached to your billing statement. You can also check your progress 24/7 through online access to your account.

For a limited time, new members earn 25 Subaru Reward Dollars after their first use. So what are you waiting for? Apply now.

Foldable Subaru Sunshade
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The Foldable Subaru Sunshade offers a triple layer of protection to help reduce the temperature inside your vehicle by up to 40 degrees. The sunshade is custom cut to fit each model properly, and includes a handy storage bag. Contact your Subaru retailer for details and pricing.

Insulated Kooler Bag
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Our stylish Insulated Kooler Bag lets you bring the cool with you wherever you go! It features an easy-access top flap with Velcro® closure, zip opening, front zipper pocket, side mesh pocket, 22" handles with padded closure and adjustable/removable shoulder strap. 14" x 15" x 8" $15.50.

Rear Bumper Protector
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This slick, durable Rear Bumper Protector flips off the trunk to cover and shield the top of the rear bumper of your Subaru. It fits all Subaru models with the exception of the Tribeca. Please note: This item cannot be used in conjunction with Ra ear Bumper Cover or Cargo Tray. Contact your Subaru retailer for details and pricing.

Need Tires?

Now Subaru makes it easier than ever to shop for your tires online! Simply enter your ZIP code to locate a Subaru Tire Center near you. Provide the make, model and year of your vehicle and get instant access to a list of tires specifically designed to fit your Subaru.

Our convenient shopping tool allows you to compare brands and prices. View Original Equipment replacements or shop for a performance upgrade. You'll also be able to see special offers from manufacturers, which often include rebates or gifts with your tire purchases.

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Chemistry vs. Biology

Executive Producer and Growing a Greener World show host, Joe Lamp'l interviews Coach Mark Smallwood, Executive Director of the Rodale Institute. Coach Smallwood shares his vision and initiatives in bringing the organic movement to the forefront.

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Launch Control: Episode 4

Subaru PUMA Rallycross Team driver Bucky Lasek drops in at Vermont SportsCar to check out his new rallycross car and show the team his gratitude. Lasek then gets sideways with Ryan Tuerck on some snow covered forest roads.

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Meet the Kayak - Outtakes

The Subaru XV Crosstrek plays a featured role in a new Wong Fu Productions short video! Watch behind-the-scenes action and outtakes, or view the hilarious final version.

How to Pair Your Bluetooth®-enabled Phone

Staying safe on the road means keeping your hands on the wheel! That's why Subaru offers Bluetooth hands-free technology to manage your phone and audio system.

Subaru created this easy "How To" video to help customers learn how to link a Bluetooth-enabled mobile phone through the Subaru audio system, enter favorite contacts, use the "dial by name" function and place a phone call by voice-dialing a number.

Before you get started, check out your phone's compatibility by entering your phone model information here.


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1TSP+ winners must earn good ratings for occupant protection in at least 4 of 5 evaluations, with no less than acceptable in the fifth test. Ratings based on Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's (IIHS's) 40-mile-per-hour moderate overlap frontal crash test, 40-mile-per-hour small overlap frontal crash test, 31-mile-per-hour side-impact test, 20-mile-per-hour rear-impact test and roof-strength test. For more information, contact IIHS or visit their website at

2Please see Pricing & Terms for complete details about rates, fees and other costs. Accounts subject to credit approval. Restrictions and limitations apply. Subaru Rewards credit cards are issued by Chase Bank USA, N.A. Click on "Apply Now" for pricing and rewards details.

3Additional cards and all cardmember communications will be mailed to the primary cardmember, who is responsible for all charges made by the authorized users. Reference to the account may appear on the authorized users' credit reports.

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