A white 2020 Subaru WRX STI is shown parked on a track after leaving a used car dealer.

Love and a Used Subaru in North Carolina

Love is a really funny thing. There are so many different kinds of love. We have romantic love for our spouses and significant others, as well as brotherly love for our friends and siblings. We love our parents in one way and our relatives in another. But what about the love we feel for a motor vehicle? Sure, Queen once sang that they were in love in drummer Roger Taylor’s car. I’m sure it was a fine set of wheels, but could it compare to a used Subaru like the one you can find at a used car dealer? It would really have to be something special since 97% of all Subaru vehicles sold over the last decade are still on the road today.

Subaru cars and SUVs are truly built to last, making them one of the best values you are going to find on the used car market today. So when you are next in the market for a used car, your choice should be a used Subaru. Here is a brief look at some amazing Subaru models as well as Subaru’s exceptional Certified Pre-Owned program to help you decide on a great used Subaru for you, so you can come up with a new definition of love that is personal to you.

Used Subaru Sedans

Going back to the days of the Subaru 360, a Kei car that helped get the Subaru brand to a position of prominence in its home country of Japan, Subaru has been manufacturing and marketing quality sedans that are high on performance and fuel economy while being low in cost. That is because Subaru makes sure to use a different choice of its acclaimed Boxer engine in each model it makes. This engine is acclaimed for its efficiency and ability.

Subaru currently makes two models of sedan: the Impreza compact sedan and the Legacy midsize sedan. The Impreza runs on a 2.0-liter Boxer that is designed for its combination of 152 horsepower and 145 lb-ft of torque. The Legacy uses a choice of larger engines than the one on the Impreza. The 2.5-liter Boxer engine is more powerful than the smaller 2.0-liter, with 182 horsepower. The optional 2.4-liter Boxer Turbo is actually more powerful still, even though it is slightly smaller than the other engine option on the Legacy. This provides 260 horsepower and 277 pound-feet of torque, deriving its boost from direct fuel injection and the turbocharger.

Unlike many other automakers, Subaru gives you a choice of its sedans that are diverse and versatile. For example, the Impreza comes in a four-door sedan or five-door hatchback configuration, so you can find one that fits your lifestyle perfectly. This makes the Impreza truly impressive. Meanwhile, the Legacy earns its name by continuing Subaru’s legacy for durability and capability with a great choice of 6 different trims, emphasizing sport or luxury.

Best of all, every sedan manufactured by Subaru comes standard with the Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive system. With Subaru, you don’t have to pay extra for better traction, and you get a vehicle designed for all-wheel drive from the tires on up.

A green 2019 Subaru Forester is shown driving in the snow.

Used Subaru SUVs

Few automakers can offer you a great selection like Subaru’s lineup of four exceptional SUVs, ranging in size from the subcompact Crosstrek to the crossover Forester to the compact Outback all the way to the midsize Ascent. Just like the sedans, each of these models has a 4-cylinder Boxer engine as well as standard Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive.

The Crosstrek is the smallest SUV in the Subaru family, but don’t let that fool you. Its 2.0-liter Boxer engine has a solid 152 horsepower for excellent acceleration. If that’s not enough, the Crosstrek also features an available 2.5-liter Boxer engine with 182 horsepower, like the standard engine on the Legacy sedan.

The Subaru Forester has the same 2.5-liter Boxer engine but in a slightly larger vehicle. Its lines are similar to the Crosstrek, with exceptional aerodynamics and great performance. The Outback is not that much bigger than the Forester but has a higher profile for more interior passenger and cargo space. It also features the 2.5-liter Boxer engine with an optional 2.4-liter Turbo Boxer engine. This is the engine also offered as an option on the Legacy.

The largest SUV in the lineup is the Ascent. This midsize model runs on the 2.4-liter Turbo Boxer engine, giving it very good acceleration as well as the ability to tow up to 5,000 pounds when properly equipped.

With a Subaru, you are going to notice right away that this is not your garden variety SUV. The handling, cornering, and suspension are second to none, continuing Subaru’s legacy for great SUV performance going back to the original Subaru Outback, one of the first crossovers back when everyone was calling them station wagons.

Best of all, in buying one of these great SUVs used, you are sure to get a great deal on a vehicle that will serve you well for years to come. Whether you are looking for an SUV to get you through your daily commute or something that you can take out on road trips, a used Subaru SUV is sure to fit the bill perfectly.

Used Subaru Sports Cars

You are going to find two great Subaru sports cars on the used market. The Subaru BRZ was introduced in 2013 and is the only model in the Subaru family that doesn’t have all-wheel drive. Instead, it is a traditional rear-wheel drive 2+2 sports coupe that boasts an incredibly low curb weight of just over 2700 pounds. Equipped with a 2.0-liter Boxer engine, the BRZ Limited gives you up to 205 horsepower, delivered through either a six-speed automatic or six-speed manual transmission.

Probably the most famous Subaru sports car is the WRX. This sporty rally car is so popular that there are clubs worldwide, with owners of the WRX showing off their favorite little sports car. Now that is love! The WRX features a 2.0-liter direct-injection turbocharged Boxer engine, while the upgraded WRX STI sports a distinctive rear spoiler and runs on a 2.5-liter turbocharged Boxer engine with an astounding 310 horsepower. You better not step down too hard on the accelerator with this one. Both the WRX and WRX STI can be found at affordable prices on the used car market.

A white 2019 Subaru Outback is shown driving from the front.

Subaru Certified Pre-Owned

One of the best ways to buy a used Subaru is through the Subaru Certified Pre-Owned program (CPO). In order for a used Subaru to qualify as CPO, it must undergo a 152-point inspection. If there are any problems with the vehicle, they will be repaired before it can be sold. In this way, Subaru makes sure to give you only the finest used models available.

Each Subaru CPO model comes with a number of great benefits. First, you get a factory-backed 7-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty. Best of all, there is no deductible on any covered repairs. You also receive a free CARFAX vehicle history report, so you can get to know everything about your Subaru, including its repair history and prior ownership. You will also get complimentary 24/7 roadside assistance if you encounter any problems with your Subaru CPO vehicle.

Your CPO Subaru comes with a 3-month trial subscription to SiriusXM satellite radio and a one-year trial of the Subaru STARLINK Safety Plus Package. Finally, you receive a $500 owner loyalty coupon on the purchase of your next Subaru. You are going to love your Subaru CPO sedan, SUV, or sports car.

Love Is a Used Subaru

Whatever you want to call it, you are sure to find some definition of love for your used Subaru, whichever model you choose. Subaru offers so many great models with exceptional features that there is sure to be a used one for you to love as your own. Adopt a used or CPO Subaru today and get in on all the love offered by the combination of a great Boxer engine and Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive.