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What is MPGe? How is MPGe calculated?

What is MPGe?

MPGe is short for miles per gallon equivalent. What MPGe does is put the efficiency of running on the electric motor in a number which most drivers already understand and are familiar with: MPG.

Like MPG, the higher the number, the more efficient the vehicle, and the more money you save on fuel costs.

How is MPGe calculated?

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What does Consumer Reports say about Subaru? What car is the Consumer Reports People's Pick?




It's always a good year to have a Subaru, but 2015 is spectacular. Not only is every Subaru model an IIHS Top Safety Pick, Consumer Reports has had some glowing things to say.



People's picks:

It's a sweep; Subaru took 49% of the total votes for best vehicle! From Consumer Reports:

Winner: Subaru Outback (25 percent [of votes])
The redesigned Subaru Outback hits a sweet spot, with refined manners, benchmark safety scores, available advanced safety equipment, easy-to-use infotainment system, and ample passenger and cargo space. Factor in standard all-wheel drive and respectable fuel economy, and you have…
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What's the best crossover? How does the 2015 Crosstrek compare? Comparison to other top vehicles



 

The 2015 Subaru Crosstrek is simply the best car for doing.

The Crosstrek outperformed all other vehicles in the IIHS testing: besting the Prius in both Small Overlap Front Crash Test and Collision Mitigation and Prevention. In fact, the only vehicle in its class that could compare is the Subaru Impreza. Read more about Subaru's stellar 2015 IIHS ratings here.

Roof rails? Standard.

The Crosstrek has the best towing capability around.

The Crosstrek has…
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How is Crosstrek Hybrid's technology different from other hybrids?

 
 
We've written before about what kind of performance the 2014 XV Crosstrek Hybrid can offer (and so have others), so you probably already know you don't lose any of the 8.7 inch ground clearance between the 2014 XV Crosstrek and the Hybrid. You may also know that although the gas mileage improvement is modest, the Hybrid significantly improves performance, handling, and has much-reduced road noise. You may know all that, but how is Subaru's hybrid different from other manufacturers' hybrids?
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Seven Subaru models earn IIHS Top Safety Picks


Part of what makes Stanley Subaru great is the commitment Subaru owners show us. We got a digital postcard from Subaru owners Linda and Larry. They spent three weeks cruising around Wyoming and Montana in a rental car, and nothing less than a Subaru would do. Here they are posing with their borrowed Crosstrek.

  

Thanks Linda and Larry! We look forward to having you back in Maine!

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Five Subaru Models Now Rated 2014 IIHS Top Safety Picks




Five Subaru Models Now Rated As 2014 IIHS Top Safety Picks

CHERRY HILL, N.J., Dec. 19, 2013 – Subaru of America, Inc. today announced that the all-new, 2014MY Forester has been joined by the 2014MY Legacy and Outback (with Optional EyeSight) to be named as 2014 Top Safety Pick Plus by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) along with the highest possible rating of “Superior” for Front Crash Prevention. The 2014MY Impreza and XV…
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Independent Reviews of the 2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid

 
 
What are third parties and independent reviewers saying about the 2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid?
 
 
 

When an automotive journal or online review site takes a car for a first drive, usually it is on a nice paved test track, decent weather with perhaps a wet surface for excitement. Instead, we're going to take the brand new Crosstrek Hybrid to Iceland and see how it keeps up with a Land Rover Defender and an Arctic…

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2014 Subaru Impreza and 2013 Subaru XV Crosstrek Earn IIHS Top Safety Pick Plus Award


2014 Subaru Impreza and 2013 Subaru XV Crosstrek Earn IIHS Top Safety Pick Plus Award

 

The following is a news release from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety:

ARLINGTON, Va. — The 2014 Subaru Impreza and its near-twin, the Subaru XV Crosstrek, earn the IIHS TOP SAFETY PICK+ award for good performance in each of the Institute's crashworthiness evaluations, including the small overlap front test.


Beginning with 2014 models, Subaru made structural changes to improve…

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When Will Subaru Make a Hybrid? Starting with the 2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid

 
Subaru unveils 2014 XV Crosstrek Hybrid model at NY Auto Show
 
 
We've heard it for years...when will Subaru make a hybrid model? We have your answer!  That time is now!
 
 
Photo from Subaru of America, Inc. See the entire photo gallery from Subaru of America here.
 
Be sure to watch the Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid video at the bottom of this post!
 
 
Below is the press release issued today by Subaru of America…
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What Does Car and Driver Think of The Subaru Crosstrek?



Car and Driver Reviews the Subaru Crosstrek--


Car and Driver believes the Crosstrek is a new entree on a familiar menu. 



"Think of Subaru as dishing up the comfort food of the car biz, sort of Mom's meatloaf with All Wheel Drive," says Fred M.H. Gregory of Car and Driver. He is referring to how Subarus have earned reputations for being dependable, solid, and kind of different.  Mr. Gregory discusses his experience with…

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When Can I Get a Subaru Crosstrek?



Wondering when more Subaru Crosstreks or Imprezas will be available? | Looking to get behind the wheel of a hard-to-come-by Subaru? 


Trying to get behind the wheel of the latest Subaru Impreza or Crosstrek is becoming a harder goal to reach these days. With high demand and limited production runs, Subaru enthusiasts are gobbling up Subarus faster than dealers can keep them in stock. Most of the Subaru vehicles that arrive on the transport trucks are…

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