You Can Get a Degree in Subaru Technology!

You Can Get a Degree in Subaru Technology!

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You Can Get a Degree in Subaru Technology! Yesterday, Subaru of America announced that the nation’s first college degree in Subaru automotive technology would be offered at Mt. Hood Community College (MHCC) in Gresham, Oregon. This two-year  associate program has been created in partnership with the MHCC Automotive Technology program and it aims to meet the rising demand for Subaru automotive technicians.  Students will be paired with a sponsoring Subaru retailer that will provide paid, on-the-job experience, as well as full-time positions upon graduation.

This is foster through Subaru U which we have written about before. The program is designed to combine the talent and resources of Subaru of America, its 600+ retailers nationwide, as well as select NATEF/AYES accredited Secondary and Post-Secondary schools to provide knowledge of Subaru vehicles and systems to prepare students for possible future employment at Subaru retailers nationwide. Respond Inc. will incorporate Subaru web-based training into their automotive training program so that attendees can achieve their ASE and Subaru Maintenance Tech Certification. 

“Our students love Subaru vehicles and they frequently tell us they want to work on them,” said Eric Garvey, MHCC automotive instructor. “Plus, there’s a huge regional demand here in the Pacific Northwest for Subaru cars and SUVs, so it’s a win-win.”

“We are thrilled to enhance our existing partnership with Mt. Hood Community College and provide greater opportunities for its dedicated students,” said Jim Pernas, Portland Zone Director at Subaru of America, Inc. “At Subaru, we are passionate about helping members of our local communities succeed and are excited to give aspiring Subaru technicians the tools they need to realize their full potential.”

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Which Subaru is Best for Me and My Dog?

Which Subaru is Best for Me and My Dog?

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Which Subaru is Best for Me and My Dog? We all know that Subaru loves animals. Wilde Subaru loves animals too, and we have hosted adoption events the past few years during Subaru loves pets month, which is held each October. With all this pet loving going on, you may be wondering which model you should consider for you and your furry best friend. According to the editors at Autotrader, the Subaru Crosstrek is your best option.

They wrote,”With its standard all-wheel drive, 8.7 inches of ground clearance and rugged off-road ability, the Subaru Crosstrek is the perfect vehicle for pets and owners who regularly play in the great outdoors. The Crosstrek’s tall ride height might require your four-legged companion to jump when entering the car, making a ramp or steps a good accessory for senior dogs. Once on board, however, a spacious rear seat, tinted privacy glass and a bevy of Subaru pet-specific accessories promise to make the trip an enjoyable one. The Crosstrek isn’t big on power, but it is exceptionally fuel efficient, and its available EyeSight collision avoidance and driver-assist system is one of the best in the industry. Starting just under $23,000, the Crosstrek still offers the rare option of a manual transmission. Opt for the CVT automatic, however, and the price only increases by about $1,100.”

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Meet the 2019 Subaru Forester

Meet the 2019 Subaru Forester

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Meet the 2019 Subaru Forester! Last week, Subaru finally announced all you need to know about the fifth generation Subaru Forester SUV. This year’s model offers the most space, capability and features in its 22-year history, including standard Subaru EyeSight. The Touring trim Forester will also feature a segment-exclusive DriverFocus safety technology, which adds even more safety to the model.

The Forester is one of the safest and popular Subaru model, post 60 consecutive months of more than 10,000 Foresters sold. Its so reliable that 97% of the Foresters sold in the last ten years are still on the road today. The Forester has been named an IIHS Top Safety Pick for twelve years. The model will be offered in five trim levels including Base, Premium, new Sport, Limited and Touring.

With Subaru Starlink, the Forester offers a high-resolution touchscreen; smartphone integration with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Aha™, Pandora®, and STARLINK apps; Bluetooth hands-free phone and audio streaming connectivity; AM/FM stereo; Rear Vision Camera, single-disc CD player; SiriusXM All Access Radio (4-month free subscription) and SiriusXM Travel Link® (3-year free subscription) and HD Radio® as standard. New for this year, the 2019 Forester will off an in-vehicle Wi-Fi hotspot.

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All You Need To Know About the 2019 Impreza Sedan

All You Need To Know About the 2019 Impreza Sedan

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All You Need To Know About the 2019 Impreza Sedan! For 2019, every Subaru Impreza will come equipped with Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive and a Subaru Boxer Engine built on the new Subaru Global Platform. The engine for the model is a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder Boxer engine with direct fuel injection and a max power of 152-hp. The 2019 Subaru Impreza will be available in four trim levels: 2.0i base, Premium, Sport, and Limited. 

The Impreza comes with standard features including a 6.5-inch multimedia touchscreen; Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay™; power windows with auto up/down on both driver and passenger sides; 60/40-split fold-down rear seat; power door locks and side mirrors; multi-function display with fuel economy information; tilt and telescoping steering column; security system with engine immobilizer; carpeted floor mats; and more. Learn more about the model’s option packages below. 
 

2019 IMPREZA

Model/Trim

Transmission

Applicable Option Code

MSRP

MSRP + destination and delivery

Impreza Sedan

 

 

 

 

2.0i

5MT

‘01

$18,595

$19,480

2.0i

CVT

’01, ‘03

$19,595

$20,480

2.0i Premium

CVT

11, 13, 14

$21,595

$22,480

2.0i Sport

5MT

21

$22,195

$23,080

2.0i Sport

CVT

21, 23

$22,995

$23,880

2.0i Limited

CVT

31, 33, 35

$24,995

$25,880

 

 

 

 

 

Impreza 5-door

 

 

 

 

2.0i

5MT

‘01

$19,095

$19,980

2.0i

CVT

’01, 03

$20,095

$20,980

2.0i Premium

CVT

’11, 13, 14

$22,095

$22,980

2.0i Sport

5MT

21

$22,695

$23,580

2.0i Sport

CVT

21, 23

$23,495

$24,380

2.0i Limited

CVT

31, 33, 35

$25,495

$26,380

 

2019 Impreza Option Packages

Code

Description

MSRP

01

Standard Model

N/A

03

EyeSight®

$845

11

Standard Model Premium

N/A

13

EyeSight® + Blind Sport Detection & Rear Cross Traffic Alert + Steering Responsive Fog Lights

$1,395

14

EyeSight® + Blind Sport Detection & Rear Cross Traffic Alert + Steering Responsive Fog Lights + Moonroof

$2,395

21

Standard Model Sport

N/A

23

EyeSight® + Moonroof + Blind Spot Detections & Rear Cross Traffic Alert + Harman Kardon® Amplifier and Speakers

$2,945

31

Standard Model Limited

N/A

33

Moonroof + Blind Spot Detection & Rear Cross Traffic Alert

$1,400

35

Moonroof + Blind Sport Detection & Rear Cross Traffic Alert + Navigation System + Harman Kardon® Amplifiers and Speakers

$2,750

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August is Subaru Loves Learning Month

August is Subaru Loves Learning Month

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August is Subaru Loves Learning Month! As students and parents all around the country gear up for the back to school season, Subaru is focusing on giving back to education. Teaming up with the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the “Subaru Loves Learning” initiative will provide award-winning science books and much-needed school supplies to more than 120,000 AAAS’s members and 250 affiliated members. According to AAAS, only 36% of high school students are prepared for college level science even though 80% of the fastest growing jobs in the U.S. are in science fields. 

“At Subaru, we know the deepest learning happens when students have the tools they need to inspire new ways of thinking and seeing the world,” said Alan Bethke, senior vice president of marketing at Subaru of America. “We believe education is a fundamental right and are dedicated to supporting organizations, like AAAS, that make learning as accessible as possible.”
 
To date, more 502 Subaru retailers like Wilde Subaru across the country have helped distribute and donate 187,000 books nationwide to a variety of schools. Throughout August, consumers who purchase a Subaru will get the opportunity to donate a book in their name and write an inspiration note of encouragement on a bookmark that will be placed inside the book. Subaru retailers, like us, will be collecting school supplies like pencils, erasers, notebooks, backpacks and more. 
 
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Meet the 2019 Subaru Legacy

Meet the 2019 Subaru Legacy

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Meet the 2019 Subaru Legacy! For 2019, the Subaru Legacy comes standard with the Subaru Eyesight Driver Assist Technology, Adaptive Cruise Control, Pre-Collision Braking and Throttle Management, Lane Departure Warning, and Lane Keep Assist. For the Legacy Sport model, additional Blind Spot Detection with Lane Change Assist and Rear Cross Traffic Alert come standard.

The 2.5i base legacy model gains an overhead console shower light, dual front center console USB ports and comes with a standard 5.0-inch LCD display. All Legacy models come standard with Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive and Active Torque Vectoring, making the Legacy the only midsize sedan with a standard all-wheel drive system on all trims.

The Legacy 2.5i models are powered by a 175-hp 2.5-liter 4-cylinder SUBARU BOXER® engine teamed with a standard Lineartronic® CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission) with manual mode and paddle shift control switches. The 3.6R models feature a 256-hp 3.6-liter 6-cylinder BOXER engine and a Lineartronic CVT.

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Wilde Subaru Loves to Care for the Community

Wilde Subaru Loves to Care for the Community

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Wilde Subaru Loves to Care for the Community! For the third year in a row, Wilde Subaru and Subaru of America are teaming up with the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) to spread love, hope and warmth to cancer patients. Over the past two years the Subaru Loves to Care initiative has delivered messages of hope and arts and crafts kits to 70,000 patients in more than 400 hospitals through the help of over 475 Subaru retailers like Wilde Subaru.

“Subaru Loves to Care is all about improving the health of our local communities and we are proud to once again work alongside our valued partner, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, to continue supporting patients and their families battling cancer,” said Alan Bethke, senior vice president of marketing at Subaru of America. “We hope that through this program, our gestures of hope will comfort and warm those who need it most.”

Over the past two years, we have been honored to get involved in our own community at the UW Cancer Center at ProHealth Care in Pewaukee and provide over one hundred cancer patients with brightly colored  blankets. Along with the blankets, were hand-written messages from our customers offering encouragement and hope to those undergoing treatment. 

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All You Need to Know About the 2019 WRX and WRX STI Series.Gray

All You Need to Know About the 2019 WRX and WRX STI Series.Gray

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All You Need to Know About the 2019 WRX and WRX STI Series.Gray! Perhaps two of Subaru’s most beloved models are the WRX and WRX STI. These sporty little models have made the brand well-known for creating performance vehicles. Now, Subaru has announced a new special edition called “Series.Gray” that will have a highly limited production of 750 WRXs and 250 WRX STIs, which will begin arriving at Subaru retailers this fall.

This limited production series of the WRX STI will offer a Cool Gray Khaki exterior, exclusive Crystal Black Silica badging and foldable exterior mirrors as well as 19-inch alloy wheels with black finish. The brake calipers will be finished in silver with a special black STI logo. The interior will feature black Ultrasuede with Carbon Black Leather bolster and Ultrasuede steering wheel with red stitching. Even the handling will be upgraded through a unique Bilstein® STI sport-tuned suspension featuring Bilstein dampers for the inverted-strut front suspension and double wishbone rear suspension.

The WRX will be available exclusively with the 6-speed manual transmission. Similar to the WRX STI, the exterior will be a Cool Gray Khaki that comes with exclusive Crystal Black Silica badging and foldable exterior mirrors. However the wheels will 18-inch alloy wheels with black finish instead of 19-inch. 

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Subaru Eyesight Reduces Pedestrian Collisions

Subaru Eyesight Reduces Pedestrian Collisions

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Subaru Eyesight Reduces Pedestrian Collisions! According to the Highway Loss Data Institute, current generation Subaru EyeSight reduces pedestrian-related insurance claims by 41% compared to vehicles without the front crash-prevention system. Currently EyeSight includes Pre-Collision Braking and Throttle Management; Adaptive Cruise Control; Lane Departure and Sway Warning; and Lane Keep Assist. For 2019, EyeSight will be standard equipment on the new 3-row Subaru Ascent SUV, Outback SUV, Legacy, and Forester SUV. 

“The data clearly show that EyeSight is eliminating many crashes, including pedestrian crashes,” says HLDI Senior Vice President Matt Moore. “Subaru has taken a good system and made it even better, it’s great to see the company moving quickly to deploy the technology through its fleet.”
 
This is an improvement over the first generation EyeSight system which showed a 33% reduction in pedestrian-related insurance claims. 

“We are gratified, but not surprised, that HLDI data show Subaru EyeSight can prevent crashes, including with pedestrians,” said Subaru of America President and CEO Thomas J. Doll. “Safety is paramount to Subaru, and each year we continue to improve and innovate the safety features and technology in our vehicles for our customers. Our safety technology has been a key driver behind our steady sales growth, highlighted by 77 months of consecutive month-over-month increases.”

 
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Wilde Subaru Supported Project Echelon Races through Waukesha

Wilde Subaru Supported Project Echelon Races through Waukesha

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Wilde Subaru Supported Project Echelon Races through Waukesha! You may remember, the charity was formed by LAPT cycling veteran, Eric Hill and Eric Beach. According to his Bio, President and Co-Founder Eric Beach believes “through training and competition, we can find a healthy release to the stresses found post military separation. He also believes that re-discovering the physicality we miss from military service through this healthy avenue is vital to many veterans journey to healing.”

Co-Founder and Vice President, Eric Hill, explains the importance of sports, “Throughout my life, sports have been my outlet, my safe haven, and my place of greatest reflection and growth. In no other setting can we get the immediate feedback that we get through sport. I am a pro-cyclist. In sport, you get out what you put in. with a motivation to use my athletic talents and the platform that I have been given to create a positive community in which veterans can find a positive self image, voice, and means to release their inner anxieties through cycling. Cycling is my place of solace and reflection. It gives me peace and comfort. Cycling is a gift I want to share.”

The team is partaking in the tour of America’s Dairyland, America’s largest bicycle race, this year! Today the team will be racing through Waukesha for the Carl Zach Cycling Classic and the team would love your support! The Waukesha tour is the fourth race in the eleven part race series. The races will be happening all day from 10 AM- 7 PM in the downtown Waukesha. The family friendly event will feature live music, food and drinks, as well as games for kids.

Schedule of Events

Race Time Category Length
10:55am – 11:20am Citizens Category 5 25 min
11:25am – 12:05pm Category 3/4/5 Women 40 min
12:15pm – 12:55pm Category 4/5 40 min
1:05pm – 1:55pm Masters 3/4 40+, 50+, 60+ 50 min
2:05pm – 2:55pm Category 3 50 min
3:05pm – 4:05pm Masters 1/2/3 40+, 50+, 60+ 60 min
4:15pm – 5:15pm Pro 1/2 Women 60 min
5:25pm – 6:00pm Handcycle H1/2, H3/4/5, Women Open 35 min
6:10pm – 7:00pm Local Event 50 min
7:00pm – 8:30pm Pro 1/2 Men 90 min

We are so pleased to be involved in such an important charity that works daily with local veterans to help them readjust to civilian life and overcome injuries through exercise and athletic goals. Photo courtesy of the Project Echelon Racing Team. Follow them on Facebook to keep up with all their races which support the non-profit Project Echelon. For more dealership specials and deals, follow Wilde Subaru on Twitter or Like us on Facebook.

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