Known for their use of a boxer engine layout, the Subaru brand has traditionally been popular in the Western markets. As a Japanese company founded in 1953, Subaru’s first vehicle sold in the United States was the 360. With an unprecedented fuel economy of 66 mpg, the 360 quickly caught the attention of drivers.
On top of impressive gas mileage, the boxer engine became a useful tool for its low center of gravity. This feature enabled superior vehicle stability and cornering as well as enhanced safety performance in the event of a collision. Beyond the highest levels of safety, all Subaru models are equipped as all wheel drive vehicles. As any New Englander knows, the AWD system provides maximum traction and power to every wheel, which proves extremely beneficial in winter driving conditions.
Although 75% of Subaru’s are still produced in Japan, the United States is home to a manufacturing plant in Lafayette, Indiana. It’s here that the Impreza, Outback, and Legacy models are produced due to the high North American demand. Subaru of Indiana Automotive was designated a wildlife habitat by the National Wildlife Federation in 2001. Since, the factory has achieved a zero-landfill production designation, the first in the United States.
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