Should I get a Certified Pre Owned Subaru?

Should I get a Certified Pre Owned Subaru?

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Should I get a Certified Pre Owned Subaru? Recently Autotrader released its list of 10-best CPO Cars for 2019, recognizing the best vehicles offered through manufacturer CPO programs. Models considered must be offered with a certified pre-owned warranty lasting for up to 100,000 miles, have an overall NHTSA safety rating of at least four out of five stars, and not be priced above $40,000.

The 2015-2018 Subaru Outback impressed the Autotrader Certified Pre-Owned specialists. “The Subaru Outback is loved across America for its car-like driving dynamics, SUV like practicality and confidence-inspiring all-wheel drive system. With ample ground clearance and an available 3.6-liter 6-cylinder engine, owners rely on their Outbacks for both work and play.

As the Outback last received a full redesign for the 2015 model year, buyers can opt for a used example that is a few years old and still drive away with a vehicle that is very similar to new models being sold at dealerships today. Subaru offers a great certified pre-owned warranty as well, with 7 years and 100,000 miles of coverage from the date of original sale. This allows for good peace of mind. The average KBB transaction price of a new Subaru Outback is about $32,200, while the average 2015-2018 CPO Outback is valued at around $26,500.”

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Subaru Crosstrek is most affordable Compact SUV

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Subaru Crosstrek is most affordable Compact SUV! The Kelley Blue Book 5-Year Cost to Own Awards recognize new vehicles and brands with the lowest project cost of ownership for new cars for the initial five-year ownership period. Rank is based on Kelley Blue Book’s 5-Year Cost to Own data, which evaluates depreciation, fuel costs, financing, insurance, and state fees, as well as scheduled maintenance and repairs.

Subaru was named the the best brand in the 5-Year Cost to Own awards. KBB writes: “Subaru has been on a roll. Last year it again posted record sales and the popularity of its products is the envy of the industry. A testament to that popularity is the fact that Subaru runs the tightest inventories in the business. Subaru models just don’t sit on dealership lots for long. That desirability translates to excellent resale value and that’s where Subaru shines. But beyond that, Subaru also has product attributes, like standard all-wheel drive in virtually all its models, great fuel economy, and the kind of quality, reliability and durability that help keep maintenance costs low. With safety features like Subaru EyeSight and Driver Focus, you can be assured that the company is working diligently to also keep insurance costs in check. Great products, affordable pricing, good resale and built-in safety all contribute to Subaru clinching the top brand spot in this year’s 5-Year Cost to Own Awards.”

“We are extremely proud to receive the distinguished 2019 Kelley Blue Book 5-Year Cost to Own Award in both overall brand and vehicle categories,” said Thomas J. Doll, President and CEO, Subaru of America, Inc. “These awards highlight our goal to produce best-in-class vehicles that are a great value for our customers and a source of pride and excitement for our company.”

Kelley Blue Book’s automotive experts rave about the Subaru Crosstrek: “When you need something with a wide spectrum of qualities, check out the Crosstrek. The security of all-wheel drive is enhanced by fuel economy, that much-loved high driving position, versatility when carrying people and/or cargo, refined driving manners, and Subaru’s superb reliability. And if a plug-in hybrid-SUV inspires you, we wholeheartedly recommend that you test the new Crosstrek Hybrid.”

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Which Subaru vehicles have the highest resale value?

Which Subaru vehicles have the highest resale value?

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Wondering which Subaru vehicles have the highest resale value? Recently, Kelley Blue Book released its annual 2019 Resale Value Awards. KBB editors evaluate the depreciation of the car during the first five years of new-vehicle ownership. Using the latest research and analysis, Kelley Blue Book bases the awards on sales data, market conditions, competition within individual segments, and future economic factors consideration. The awards are divided into three categories: best brands, overall top ten winners, and category winners.

One consideration many car buyers make is whether or not the car is a a good investment. Resale value is important to consider since you may want to trade in your car in the future. Luckily, three Subaru models were named in Kelley Blue Book’s 2019 Resale Value Awards. This means when you invest in a Subaru you can expect a good return if you trade it in. 

Which Subaru vehicles have the highest resale value?

  • 2019 Subaru Crosstrek
    Best Resale Value: Compact SUV/Crossover
  • 2019 Subaru Legacy
    Best Resale Value: Midsize Car
  • 2019 Subaru Outback
    Best Resale Value: Midsize SUV/Crossover – 2-Row

“We are thrilled to receive the 2019 Best Resale Value Award for Crosstrek, Legacy and Outback from Kelley Blue Book,” said Thomas J. Doll, President and Chief Operating Officer, Subaru of America, Inc. “These awards reinforce our commitment to providing customers with vehicles made to the highest standards of safety, reliability, dependability and value.”

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The Subaru Forester is honored as a buyer's choice

The Subaru Forester is honored as a buyer’s choice

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The Subaru Forester is honored as a buyer’s choice. Recently, AutoWeb revealed its list of buyer’s choice award winners, determined not by automotive journalists, but by tabulating the data of the vehicles that savvy car shoppers request pricing quotes for most frequently. This data takes into account more than 120 million consumers who visited their websites over a twelve-month period. AutoWeb then determined winners in three broad categories that include 17 smaller market segments. 

Autoweb writes about the Subaru Forester: “The Subaru Forester has always won fans for its hardy all-wheel drive system and spacious interior. Newly redesigned for the 2019 model year, it has captured our Best Midsize SUV award. It marries the model’s traditional ruggedness and interior volume with modern refinement, updated infotainment, superior fuel economy, and more standard safety features. Not surprisingly, such a combination is winning plenty of fans.”

The 2019 Subaru Forester has been fully redesigned inside and out and features standard accident-reducing safety features like EyeSight® Driver Assist Technology[3] and Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive. Extensive interior upgrades include more premium materials, increased passenger space, and improved on-board technology — including the all-new DriverFocus[4] Distraction Mitigation system, available for the first time ever and only on the 2019 Forester.

If you want to learn more about what makes the Subaru Forester a favorite amongst car buyers, stop by Wilde Subaru today to test drive the Forester. For more Wilde Subaru news, deals, and specials, follow Wilde Subaru on Twitter or Like us on Facebook.

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Subaru has the most IIHS Top Safety Picks for 2019

Subaru has the most IIHS Top Safety Picks for 2019

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Subaru has the most IIHS Top Safety Picks for 2019! For 2019, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety awarded Subaru with more TOP SAFETY PICK + awards than any other brand with seven models  (the 2019 Ascent, Crosstrek, Impreza (sedan and 5-door), Legacy, Outback and WRX) all earning the TOP SAFETY PICK + distinction when equipped with EyeSight Driver Assist Technology and LED Steering Responsive Headlights. The 2019 Forester also earned the TOP SAFETY PICK award and all models received a ‘Superior’ rating in front crash prevention when equipped with EyeSight® Driver Assist Technology.

“Each year we continue to improve and innovate the safety features in our vehicles for our customers,” said Thomas J. Doll, President and Chief Operating Officer, Subaru of America, Inc. “For the Subaru brand to lead the IIHS TOP SAFETY PICK+ awards with seven winners reflects our commitment to making safety the top priority in our vehicles.”

Out of 30 vehicles that qualified, the Subaru brand had the most TOP SAFETY PICK + awards. In order to earn this distinction, a vehicle must receive a rating of ‘Good’ for six tests of high-speed front and side crash tests, a rollover test, evaluation of seat/neck restraints for protection against injuries caused by rear impact, as well as earning ‘Advanced’ or ‘Superior’ in front crash prevention and a ‘Good’ headlight rating. This year’s ratings are more stringent than in previous years and marks the sixth time the test has been updated to reflect newer safety standards since the awards launched in 2006.

“We challenged manufacturers to provide the best possible protection in a range of crash scenarios and equip vehicles with automatic emergency braking system to avoid crashes, as well as offer headlights that give drivers confidence when traveling at night,” says IIHS-HLDI President David Harkey. “Fifteen brands hit all the marks to give consumers shopping for a new car a wide variety of 2019 models to consider.” For more Wilde Subaru news, deals, and specials, follow Wilde Subaru on Twitter or Like us on Facebook.

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Wilde Subaru Collects Toys for Toys for Tots

Wilde Subaru Collects Toys for Toys for Tots

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Wilde Subaru Collects Toys for Toys for Tots! Originally established in 1947 by the Marines, there is still a great need for this organization’s good works 60 years later and Wilde Subaru is proud to make the holidays special for needy children by supporting Toys for Tots again this year. The objectives of Toys for Tots are to help less fortunate children throughout the United States experience the joy of Christmas; to play an active role in the development of one of our nation’s most valuable resources – our children; to unite all members of local communities in a common cause for three months each year during the annual toy collection and distribution campaign; and to contribute to better communities in the future.

To help support the program, we proudly offered a complimentary oil change in exchange for a new unwrapped gift with a value of $20. This year, we were able to provide many children with a special holiday thanks to the amazing support of customers like you! As you can see from the picture above, we were able to collect a variety of toys including large stuffed animals, toy trucks, dolls, puzzles, books, and more!

Wilde Subaru of Waukesha in Milwaukee is your full service Subaru dealer offering new Subarus, certified preowned Subarus, used car sales, Subaru parts and accessories, financing and factory-trained service technicians. Customer service is our number one priority. Our philosophy is simple: Operate with integrity and put the customer first. We bring you the latest new Subarus and reliable service at value pricing. Come to our Subaru dealership and experience exceptional service firsthand.

From our family to yours, we deeply appreciate the generosity and giving nature you have shown this year. For more dealership news, deals, and specials, follow Wilde Subaru on Twitter or Like us on Facebook.

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Is the 2019 Subaru Forester a good car to buy?

Is the 2019 Subaru Forester a good car to buy?

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Is the 2019 Subaru Forester a good car to buy? You finally decided you want a Subaru and you came to Wilde Subaru to see the full line-up. As you check out the Crosstrek, Forester, and Outback you wonder which of these models is the best fit for your family. Recently, The Car Connection named the redesigned 2019 Subaru Forester as the Best Car to Buy 2019, making it the first repeat winner in the award’s nine-year history.

“The Subaru Forester owns all its rivals with value, value, value. For less than $30,000, families get exceptional interior space, faultless all-wheel-drive traction, and a long-standing, long-deserved reputation for safety and durability,” said Marty Padgett, editorial director of The Car Connection, Motor Authority and Green Car Reports. “There’s not an ounce of revolution in the Forester – just virtue, across the board.”

The Car Connection chooses the winner from a selection of nine nominees that are made up of new or fully redesigned models and scored well in the TCC Rating. The TCC Rating is a clear numeric rating based on a 10-point scale that reflects the overall opinion of automotive experts and is based on safety, comfort & utility, fuel economy, performance, and styling. 

“We are extremely proud that the all-new Forester has won the title of Best Car to Buy 2019 by The Car Connection,” said Thomas J. Doll, President and CEO, Subaru of America, Inc. “For more than 20 years, Forester has represented our commitment to providing customers with vehicles made to the highest standards of safety, versatility and reliability for great value.” For more Wilde Subaru and Subaru News, visit Wilde Subaru on Facebook follow us on Twitter.
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Subaru Donates to Oregon Humane Society for Loves Pets Month

Subaru Donates to Oregon Humane Society for Loves Pets Month

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Subaru Donates to Oregon Humane Society for Loves Pets Month! Each October, Subaru works alongside animal organizations as part of the Subaru Love Promise Subaru Loves Pets Month.  Subaru will team up with ASPCA and BARK, the makers of BarkBox.  In the past we have hosted adoption events during the month. This year, we were happy to get involved in the local PuppyUp Walk.

Subaru of America recently announced that they donated nearly $57,000 to the Oregon Humane Society, marking the single largest corporate donation that this non profit has received this year. Subaru has been a supporter of OHS since 2004 and has partnered on a variety of programs including Doggie Dash and Giving Tuesday.

“We are so grateful for this generous gift,” says Sharon Harmon, President & CEO, Oregon Humane Society. “These funds will go a long way in saving lives and caring for pets in need.”

This gift was made possible by seven Portland metro area Subaru retailers which participated in the Loves Pets promotion which allocated $25 from each new car sale to OHS during the months of June and July. 

“Subaru Loves Pets was our first metro-wide Love Promise event bringing the Portland retailers together to celebrate OHS in its 150th year of helping the animals,” says Jason Hirata, District Sales Manager, Subaru of America, Inc., Portland Zone. “We are proud to support OHS and its many great programs with this donation.” For more Wilde Subaru and Subaru News, visit Wilde Subaru on Facebook follow us on Twitter.

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The Subaru Crosstrek Wins the Best Subcompact SUV Challenge

The Subaru Crosstrek Wins the Best Subcompact SUV Challenge

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The Subaru Crosstrek Wins the Best Subcompact SUV Challenge! Recently Cars.com released the results of heir 2018 Subcompact SUV Challenge, and the 2018 Subaru Crosstrek has won the top spot again, receiving a total of 667 points.

The way the editorial team at Cars.com determined the winner by individually awarding points in the following 13 categories: interior quality, front-seat comfort, backseat comfort, in-cabin storage, multimedia features, convenience features, handling, powertrain, ride quality, noise, visibility, city friendliness and worth the money. All categories combined for a possible maximum score of 1,000 points.

Vehicles were also awarded points based on the measurements of the vehicle’s cargo volume and assessment of associated factors, the advanced active-safety and driver-assistance features (test vehicle equipped), and its grades in the Cars.com Car Seat Check which gauges the accommodation of various child-safety seats.

“We are very proud that Crosstrek has won the title of Best Subcompact SUV by Cars.com for a second time,” said Thomas J. Doll, President and CEO, Subaru of America, Inc. “Subaru is committed to developing top-quality vehicles that are safe, versatile, and fun; the 2018 Crosstrek encapsulates what customers have come to expect from a Subaru.”

The Cars editorial team wrote about their evaluation, “We liked the original Subaru Crosstrek — an Impreza-based, butched-up, soft-roader hatchback — enough that it won our Subcompact SUV Challenge in 2015. Now, a second-generation Crosstrek has arrived, and while it may look similar to the outgoing one, it is indeed an all-new car. Sitting on the new Subaru Global Platform that will form the basis of nearly all of Subaru’s future cars, the 2018 Crosstrek is more than 95 percent new. Again based on the Impreza, it’s a compact hatchback with exceptional interior SUV-like room and standard all-wheel drive.”

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Which Subaru models retain the most value?

Which Subaru models retain the most value?

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Which Subaru models retain the most value? Recently J.D. Power released their 2018 J.D. Power Resale Value Award, which recognizes the best resale value across 24 model-level vehicle segments.  J.D. Power provides consumer insights, advisory services and data and analytics. Many car-buyers know the J.D. Power name because of its association with satisfaction and vehicle dependability awards.

To choose the winners, 244 vehicle models were evaluated using a sample of over 650,000 transactions with an average of 3,500 data points assed on each vehicle. The award selection process also considers used vehicle wholesale prices (the price a dealer pays for a used vehicle) and then these prices are divided by the vehicle’s original purchase price. The calculations used are based on wholesale records from January through June 2018 for models that are three years old (2015 model year).

The Subaru WRX won in the Compact Sporty Car segment while the Subaru Crosstrek won in the small SUV category. This isn’t the first award for the Subaru Crosstrek. Recently, the model was named the 2018 Kelley Blue Book 5-Year Cost to Own Awards for the lowest projected cost of ownership in their respective segments for the initial five-year ownership period. These costs include depreciation, fuel costs, financing, insurance, states fees and fees for scheduled maintenance and repairs.  

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