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22 Bar Harbor Road
Ellsworth, ME 04605

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Subaru *Secret* Model Decoder

You won't find this page on any other dealer's site!  It will help you distinguish the models so you can get a preliminary feel for the Subaru that's right for you and your budget.

Before we get started distinguishing the models, here's what they all have in common: 
  • All Subaru's come standard with all wheel drive (except BRZ), Vehicle Dynamics Control to prevent skids, anti-lock brakes, ring shape body structure, six airbags, and many more safety technologies. 

  • All Subaru's come standard with air conditioning, keyless entry, cd player, power windows, power mirrors, and many other comfort features. 

All Subaru's purchased at Stanley Subaru come standard with friendly staff  and lots of know-how.

  
 The 2013 BRZ is Subaru's brand new sports car.  The "B" stands for Boxer engine, the "R" stands for Rear wheel drive, and the "Z" stands for Zenith, as in the highest point of an astronomical object.   It is the only rear wheel drive vehicle in Subaru's line-up.  Available with a six speed manual or Subaru's first six speed automatic transmission, the BRZ won't lay rubber at the drag strip like a turbocharged WRX, but will thrill you in the corners.  Standard equipment includes 17" alloys, bluetooth, navigation, and the shortest journey to bliss of any car this side of a Ferrari.  The BRZ is priced in the mid to upper $20's. Click Here for more info on pricing and trim levels.  Supplies of the BRZ are extremely limited.   For more on the BRZ, click here .


 
 The 2013 Impreza 2.5i Sedan is Subaru's most compact vehicle...but it's quite roomy inside.  It is similar in size to a Toyota Corolla or a Honda Civic, but with all wheel drive and even better engineering.  Rated at 36 miles per gallon, the 2013 Impreza is the most fuel-efficient all wheel drive vehicle sold in America.  All 2013 Imprezas are very well equipped, including features such as a telescopic steering column and seven airbags.  For more on pricing and trim levels, click here. See our current selection of 2013 Subaru Imprezas.  See our current selection of pre-owned Subaru Imprezas.  See our complete inventory.

 
 The 2013 Impreza 2.0i Wagon is an Impreza 5-Door with a cargo area and hatch instead of a trunk. See Pricing and Trim Levels. See our current selection of 2013 Subaru Imprezas.  See our current selection of pre-owned Subaru Imprezas.  See our complete inventory.
  
 The 2013 Impreza Sport is an Impreza 2.0i Wagon with special 17-inch gunmetal grey alloys, roof rails, body color rocker spoiler, unique sport fabric, fog lights, and All Weather Package (heated seats, mirrors, wipers).  We're not kidding about the "sport" designation; they really do look bodacious! See our current selection of 2013 Subaru Imprezas.  See our current selection of pre-owned Subaru Imprezas.  See our complete inventory.  
 The 2013 Impreza WRX is available as a sedan or wagon.  With a turbocharged, 265 horsepower engine, it is very fast, with a zero to sixty time under 5 seconds.  They are priced in the mid to upper 20's. See our current selection of 2013 Subaru Imprezas (including WRX).  See our current selection of pre-owned Subaru Imprezas.  See our complete inventory.  
 The 2013 Impreza WRX STi is also available as a sedan or wagon.  With 305 horsepower, it will blow your mind.  They are priced in the mid to upper 30's. Order your WRX STi by clicking here.   
 The 2013 Forester is considered a "compact sport utility vehicle."  It shares a "platform" with the Impreza.  (A platform is the chassis----the frame, or basic underpinnings of a car.)  It is taller than an Impreza and has more ground clearance.  It has more interior room than the Impreza because of the extra height.  It comes in several trim levels, from well equipped to ridiculously well equipped.  It is also available with a turbocharged engine. See our Current 2013 Subaru Forester Inventory.  See our selection of Pre-Owned Subaru Foresters.  See how Forester compares to other vehicles in its class.

 
 
 The 2013 Outback is considered a "crossover vehicle," in that it has the room and capability of a traditional sport utility but it is based on a car chassis (instead of a truck frame). It is built on a longer and wider platform than the Impreza and Forester, though the Forester is slightly taller. With the 2.5 liter four cylinder engine, the Outback is available with Subaru's Lineartronic Continuously Variable Transmission, which gives it remarkable fuel economy
(29 mph highway). It is also available with a 3.6 liter six cylinder engine. See our Current 2013 Subaru Outback Inventory.
  See our selection of Pre-Owned Subaru Outbacks.  See how Outback compares to other vehicles in its class.

 The 2013 Legacy is a sedan (and only available as a sedan since 2008) that is built on the same platform as the Outback.  It is a full size car, comparable to a Toyota Camry or Honda Accord, but with better fuel economy and all wheel drive.  With the 2.5 liter four cylinder engine, the Legacy is available with Subaru's Lineartronic Continuously Variable Transmission, which gives it over 30mpg on the highway.  The Legacy is also available with a 3.6 liter six cylinder engine, and also a turbocharged 2.5 liter engine. See our Current 2013 Subaru Legacy Inventory.  See our Pre-Owned Subaru Legacy selection.  See how Legacy compares to other vehicles in its class.

     
 The 2013 Tribeca is Subaru's "flagship," our biggest and most luxurious vehicle.  It is constructed on a stretched Outback platform, so in terms of proportions and road presence, it is like a tall Outback.  Is is the ultimate Subaru and simply unbelievable in the snow, pounding inclement weather like a prize fighter.  It comes standard with a 3.6 liter six cylinder engine.  Since 2010, it is available only in a seven passenger seating configuration, the only Subaru available this way.  The Honda Pilot, Nissan Murano, and Toyota Highlander are comparable, if by "comparable" you mean "half as good as a Tribeca."
See our Current 2013 Subaru Tribeca Inventory.
  See our Pre-Owned Subaru Tribeca Selection.  See how Tribeca compares to other vehicles in its class. 
 
 The  2013 XV Crosstrek. It lives where you live! Jump in the smartly designed, all-new and spacious Subaru XV Crosstrek  and you'll know that Subaru engineers had more than driving in mind. Sturdy, adventure-friendly, ecologically aware, and equipped with all of the versatility you need, the XV Crosstrek  was made to get in and out of all the places where you make life happen.
Available in 2.0i Premium and 2.0i Limited trim levels with 148hp, with 2.0 liter 4-cylinder Subaru Boxer Engine. All Wheel Drive, with an estimated 33mpg on highway. Available as a 5-speed manual or CVT transmission. The XV Crosstrek has a raised suspension with 8.7 inches of ground clearance. Touchscreen GPS Navigation, Text Messaging capability, XM Satellite Radio/XM NavTraffic.The Crosstrek has 7 airbags, including the drivers knee airbag, and rear-vision camera (available in the Limited.) The Limited models have leather interior, leather trimmed steering wheel, HD Radio, Auto Climate Control, CVT, All Weather Package, and Rear Vision Camera. Also, the Crosstrek has a towing
  package available as an accessory! Learn more about the XV Crosstrek. See our current 2013 XV Crosstrek Inventory!
  
 
 
  
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