2015 SUBARU MODEL LINEUP TOUR
More 2014 IIHS TOP SAFETY PICKs than any other brand.1 Whether you’re a creature of habit or an anything-goes escapist, our seven all-the-more-capable and fully equipped 2015 Subaru models are built to help you enjoy every journey, while still keeping Mother Nature’s challenges in mind. What better way to showcase new Subaru attributes and standout features than exploring our National Parks, Monuments, and Historic Landmarks?
Ultimate Destination: Bok Tower Gardens near Lake Wales, Florida
A core tenet of the rethought Legacy: driving Zen. How so? All-around awareness, safety, and feeling at one with it – from improved steering, suspension, and upgraded interior to available EyeSight5 and Blind Spot Detection.6 Get in and be transported to the breathtaking calm and serenity of the National Historic Landmark botanical garden and bird sanctuary known as Bok Tower Gardens.
At Iron Mountain, the highest point within the garden, lives the main attraction: The Singing Tower. It is built in the Gothic Revival style of many a European cathedral, and – just like the Legacy – it’s a new spin on an inspired state of mind.
Ultimate Destination: Raton Pass, Colorado-New Mexico Border
The upgraded Impreza is green to the extreme – up to 37 mpg highway.9 Plus, cargo space takes all your gear for extended mountain bike adventures through Raton Pass, a key thoroughfare of the Mexican-American War and early railroads. Carved out of volcanic rock, many of its trails are quite hair-raising – but there are novice and intermediate trails as well.
Intriguing pit stop: Check out the largest known dinosaur tracks in North America in Picketwire Canyon. Leave fewer of your own tracks; drive only where vehicles are allowed.
Ultimate Destination: Wright Brothers National Memorial, Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina
Head for the hills – Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina – in a WRX STI (maybe the Launch Edition!) or WRX (6-speed manual or Sport Lineartronic CVT transmission). The Wright brothers’ four successful flights with their 1903 Flyer were here and in the nearby dunes of the Outer Banks. Feast your eyes on a life-size replica of the Flyer and the 60-foot granite memorial tower.
Ultimate Destination: Giant Dipper, Santa Cruz, California
Enjoy the BRZ to the max: Driving down the Pacific Coast Highway, stop at the plethora of National Historic Landmarks. One of the most exhilarating is the Giant Dipper, a 90-year-old roller coaster built along the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk.
With the Giant Dipper’s speed maxing out at 55 mph, you’ll need your BRZ to pull out all the stops for your next thrill ride. Enjoy every curve with its sport-tuned suspension and naturally aspirated, direct-injected SUBARU BOXER engine (producing 100 horsepower per liter). Many passengers have been known to throw up their hands, roller-coaster style.
Ultimate Destination: Cumberland Gap National Historical Park, Kentucky
Blaze new trails in the Outback, or travel one established by Daniel Boone, pioneer hunter, trapper, and explorer. With his settler-friendly trail through the Cumberland Mountains, he carved out a permanent spot in American folklore – just like the 2015 Outback.
The all-new model may boast bolder lines, standard Lineartronic CVT, and even greater agility, but it’s still unmistakably and uniquely an Outback. It’s made for discovering the 26-mile-long Cumberland Gap’s one-of-a-kind geological and biological attributes – limestone caves, waterfalls, more than 50 rare plant species, plus 85 miles of hiking trails. That’ll give you tales worth telling!
Ultimate Destination: Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming
Got a hankering for pristine, wide-open spaces? Summer or winter, the Forester and its combination of utility, flexibility, and capacity make it the ultimate rig to get you into – and out of – serenely scenic, yet challenging Grand Teton National Park. A haven for backcountry campers, adventurous hikers, skiers, and rafters, it’s a shining symbol of early conservationist efforts.
So is Forester, with up to 32 mpg highway14 and Partial Zero Emission Vehicle8 status. With this being bear country, its interior roominess will come in handy should you need to ditch your tent and sleep in the back of your Forester.
Ultimate Destination: Mount Rainier National Park, Washington
Bigfoot, meet smaller footprint: Explore the “great unknowns” of Mount Rainier National Park – on the bucket list of volcanologists, climbers, and Sasquatch-searchers alike – with the XV Crosstrek (gas or hybrid SUBARU BOXER engine).
Rising above the Park’s various ecosystems is its epicenter: active volcano Mount Rainier. Its peak’s incredible amount of glacial ice and proximity to large cities make it one of the world’s most dangerous volcanoes. But the XV Crosstrek keeps you more than secure and comfortable, with 8.7 inches of ground clearance and an IIHS TOP SAFETY PICK rating.
1 2014 TOP SAFETY PICKs include the 2015 Subaru Forester, WRX, and BRZ.
2 Based on manufacturer-reported interior volumes according to the EPA’s Midsize Car class as of 7/1/14.
3 EPA-estimated fuel economy for 2015 Legacy 2.5i models. Actual mileage may vary.
4 Compatible smartphone and application required. For applications to operate, latest version of each application and optional integrated audio and navigation system unit required. Data provided by smartphone is displayed on navigation screen. Some state laws prohibit the operation of handheld electronic devices while operating a vehicle. Smartphone apps should only be launched when vehicle is safely parked. Your wireless carrier’s rates may apply.
5 EyeSight is a Driver Assist Technology 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, 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 car wash.
6 Blind Spot Detection, Lane Change Assist and Rear Cross Traffic Alert are systems designed to assist the driver by monitoring the rear and side areas of the vehicle during a lane change or reversing and are not a substitute for safe and attentive driving.
7 Based on IHS Automotive, Polk U.S. Total Registrations for All-Wheel Drive cars in the Non-Luxury Traditional Compact Segment for the past 10 years.
8 PZEV emissions warranty applies to only certain states. See your retailer for complete information on emission and new car limited warranties.
9 Preliminary manufacturer estimates. Actual mileage may vary.
10 Harman Kardon is a registered trademark of HARMAN International Industries, Inc.
11 Star ratings are part of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Safercar.gov program (safercar.gov).
12 Based on IHS Automotive, Polk U.S. Total Registrations MY2004 – 2013.
13 Based on EPA-estimated hwy fuel economy for 2015 model vehicles within the IHS Automotive, Polk Non-Luxury Midsize CUV segment.
14 EPA estimated fuel economy for 2015 Forester 2.5i CVT models. Actual mileage may vary.