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In the September 2012 issue:
Win a Trip to Jackson Hole
"Share The Love" Charities Announced
Two New Digital Brochures
Help Your Subaru Live Longer
Subaru Motorsports Photo Contest
Your Love Stories
XV Crosstrek In the Media
The Subaru MasterCard Difference
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Win a Trip to Jackson Hole, WY!

Beginning October 1, hurry to your nearest participating Subaru dealer to enter the "Love Where It Takes You" Sweepstakes! The Grand prize winner will receive a trip for two to Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, K2 snowboards, and a Marmot Mountain Gear Pack.

Your entry must be submitted at your local Subaru dealer during the month of October . While you're at the dealership, take a test-drive of the always-ready, versatile Subaru XV Crosstrek. It delivers Subaru Symmetrical AWD and is also the most fuel-efficient AWD crossover in America at 33 MPG hwy*.

Visit for complete details and rules.

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2013 Subaru XV Crosstrek™ Pricing Announced

Be among the first to own the exciting new XV Crosstrek! Pricing starts at $21,995 MSRP for the XV Crosstrek Premium and $24,495 MSRP for the XV Crosstrek Limited earth-friendly crossover. Be the first to own the new XV Crosstrek. Contact your Subaru dealer right away to put yourself in the driver's seat sooner.

Did You Know?

All XV Crosstrek models are classified as Partial Zero Emission Vehicles (PZEV). Vehicles with PZEV emissions ratings have such tight pollution controls and the burning of fuel is so complete that in very smoggy urban areas, exhaust out of the tailpipe can actually be cleaner than the air outside. Gasoline vehicles meeting PZEV standards can have even lower emissions than hybrid or alternative fuel vehicles.

Learn more about Subaru earth-friendly initiatives >

Enter the "Love Where It Takes You" sweepstakes for your chance to win a trip to Jackson Hole Mountain Resort

Your best Subaru racing team photo could be published in Drive Performance magazine.

Attention Subaru Motorsports Enthusiasts

Submit your best photo from a 2012 event featuring Subaru Rally Team USA, Subaru PUMA RallyCross Team, or Subaru Road Racing Team. Winning photos will be published in Drive Performance magazine.

Click here for more details, entry information, and complete rules.

No purchase necessary. Contest ends September 25, 2012. Open to U.S. residents 18 or older. Void where prohibited.

PlayConsumer Reports recently rated Subaru. Watch the video to see how we stacked up.

Share The Love Charities Announced

Share The Love EventThanks to our dedicated Facebook fans who cast their votes, we have two new charitable partners for our fifth annual "Share The Love" event. The Alzheimer's Association® and United Service Organizations (USO) join the previously selected 2012 campaign recipients: the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA), Make-A-Wish®, and the Meals on Wheels Association of America®.

As in previous years, Subaru will donate $250, up to a total of $5 million, for every new Subaru vehicle sold or leased from November 21 through January 2. Subaru has donated nearly $20 million to charitable causes and organizations since the "Share The Love" campaign debuted four years ago.

Exclusively for Subaru Owners

The Guaranteed Trade-In Program guarantees the minimum trade-in amount you will receive for your qualified Subaru vehicle when a new or 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 original warranty start date. This is unmatched in the industry!

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Just Released!

New XV Crosstrek Digital Brochure

Check out the Dynamic Digital Brochure for the all-new XV Crosstrek. See what makes this do-it-all crossover so unique with a 360° view color selector, videos, interactive demonstrations and tons of exciting details.

The all-new XV Crosstrek arrives in dealerships this fall, so visit your local Subaru dealer to be among the first to test-drive one.

New 2013 Forester Digital Brochure

The new 2013 Forester Dynamic Digital Brochure is here. See how our best-selling SUV is still as capable and safe as ever, and now includes standard Bluetooth® hands-free phone capability. Plus every non-turbo Forester is now Partial Zero Emissions Vehicle (PZEV) rated, meaning it's certified as one of the cleanest vehicles on the road. Check it out now.

XV Crosstrek Digital Brochure Forester Digital Brochure
The 2013 Subaru XV Crosstrek arrives in dealerships soon!
The press agrees that Subaru delivers another winning crossover:

"Subaru feels it has hit the nail on the head with the XV Crosstrek, and we agree ... it is a sporty, capable, and fun CUV that will definitely fill a void in Subaru's lineup."

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"The Crosstrek goes on sale in September ... adding new and affordable measures of sportiness and versatility to Subaru's lineup. Aimed at the Mini Countryman and Nissan Juke, the Crosstrek offers more overall capability and a different sense of style."

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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.1

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 Certiied Pre-Owned Subaru. Free additional cards are available for your family or friends - with all the rewards redeemable to your account!2

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.

Watch 'Moral Support' on YouTube

Moral Support

In a heartwarming new TV spot, a young woman on a group bike ride gets a hand from her husband and his Subaru.

Watch 'Eyesight Driver Impressions' on YouTube

Eyesight Driver Impressions

A driving pro takes Subaru EyeSight™3 for a test-drive and shares his impressions.
Watch 'Subaru XV Crosstrek Surfing Day' on YouTube

Subaru XV Crosstrek Surfing Day

A free day and an all-new XV Crosstrek open the door to adventures. Where would you go?
Michael's Forester & friends at the beach. (Click to enlarge.)
Michael's Forester & friends at the beach.

"The day required a 4-wheel drive vehicle to drive on the beach, room in the trunk for two large dogs, a comfortable passenger seat for my fiance, and a roof rack to hold our surfboard. Luckily, my 2009 Outback XT could handle all of those things. We drove up and down the beach avoiding small rain showers. Finally found this spot and let the dogs out. My Subaru looked perfectly at home."

Michael F.
Gainesville, FL

Stephen's 1986 Subaru GL Hatch EA81 D/R 4WD. (Click to enlarge.)
Stephen's 1986 Subaru GL Hatch EA81 D/R 4WD

"Never has a car been such a large part of my life than this cleverly built monster. There hasn't been a hill, an adventure, or an obstacle that this car didn't want to take a run at. Bought for 275 dollars, it has gotten much more than that amount of use out of it. It gets 27 mpg all day long on the roads, and about 1 mpg off-road. It was just what I needed! Subaru owns in the 4WD — and now AWD — market. I couldn't be happier with a car. I just couldn't!"

Stephen D.
Nampa, ID

Front Hood Protector
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Help keep the front hood of your Subaru looking like new! The Front Hood Protector matches the contours of your hood and helps protect it from stone chips and bugs. Contact your Subaru dealer for details and pricing. Available for all Subaru models except for the WRX STI and BRZ.
Fork-Mount Bike Carrier
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Our versatile Fork-Mount Bike Carrier fits aero, round and square cross bar shapes without special clamps. It features quick and easy tool-free installation and an easy-to-adjust sliding wheel tray that makes positioning the rear wheel a snap. Contact your dealer for pricing. Crossbar Set required. Refer to your Owner's Manual for total roof load limit.
Japanese Character Tee
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Complete your look with the Japanese Character Tee. Unique and comfortable, it's made from 100% ringspun cotton and features a seamless, rib-knit collar and double-needle stitched neckline and sleeves. Just $11.95.

Help Your Subaru Live Longer

Routine maintenance is the key to a long lasting vehicle — and essential to optimal safety, reliability and performance.

New research by the Car Care Council shows that many drivers tend to drop the ball when it comes to keeping up with some everyday auto basics.

A recent survey found:

  • 54 percent had low tire pressure
  • 38 percent had low or dirty engine oil
  • 28 percent had inadequate cooling protection
  • 19 percent needed new belts
  • 16 percent had dirty air filters
  • 10 percent had low or contaminated brake fluid

Items such as fluid levels, tires, lights and other system components require regular inspection. Your Subaru Warranty and Maintenance booklet provides the recommended maintenance schedules for your Subaru.

Beyond helping to extend your vehicle's life, regular maintenance can help increase your vehicle's trade-in or resale value — and reduce trips to the gas pump by improving fuel economy.

Source: Car Care Council

Speaking of Fuel ...

The new EPA action permits fuel manufacturers to sell gasoline with 15% ethanol (E15) for use in 2001 to newer model vehicles. DO NOT USE E15 in your Subaru vehicle because it may cause fuel system damage or drivability issues that will not be covered under the Subaru Warranty. We continue to recommend that the gasoline blend contain no more than 10% ethanol for the proper operation of your vehicle.

For more information see the Owner's Manual or contact Customer Dealer Services.


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*Based on JD Power crossover segmentation and EPA-estimated hwy fuel economy for competitive models. Manufacturer-estimated fuel economy for 2013 XV Crosstrek 2.0i CVT. Actual mileage may vary.

MSRP does not include destination and delivery charges, tax, title, and registration fees. Dealer sets actual price.

2013 XV Crosstrek models achieving a Partial Zero Emission Vehicle (PZEV) rating by the California Air Resources Board are available in all 50 states. Only those registered in California, Connecticut, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island and Vermont will be eligible for the 15 years/150,000 mile emission warranty. Oregon, Pennsylvania and Washington vehicles are not covered under PZEV emissions control warranty. See your warranty maintenance booklet for additional information.

1Please 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.

2Additional 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.

3EyeSight 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 operation and limitations.

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