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Treat Your Crosstrek to These Subaru Accessories in 2021

2021 Subaru Crosstrek | Beaverton, OR

If you’re looking to accessorize and improve your brand-new 2021 Subaru Crosstrek, you’re in luck. Subaru offers a wide range of add-ons and accessories for the Crosstrek, with features designed to do everything from increasing your comfort to keeping you safer behind the wheel. Here are just a few of the official Subaru accessories available for your Crosstrek in 2021.

Comfort and convenience

Improving your sense of ease in the new Crosstrek is easy with Subaru accessories like the foldable windshield Sunshade, cargo organizers and nets, and the auto-dimming interior rear-view mirror. You can also upgrade your audio system with the Rockford Fosgate® audio upgrade.

Lifestyle

Prepare for your next adventure when you add accessories like roof crossbars and racks, perfect for transporting bikes, kayaks, and more. Also available are a ski and snowboard carrier, a portable step, and cargo carriers of various sizes and shapes.

Protection and security

Increase your peace of mind when you accessorize your 2021 Crosstrek with additional safety gear like door edge guards, the fog light kit, the emergency roadside kit, and the battery warmer. Protect your vehicle’s surfaces with add-ons like the all-weather floor liners and pet-resistant rear seat covers.

Shop for official Subaru Crosstrek accessories today when you visit CARR Subaru in Beaverton, Oregon.

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Subaru Helped Some Pets in Need This Fall

Pets in Need | Beaverton, OR

Over the last few decades, Subaru has earned a well-deserved reputation as an automaker that cares. It started with a strong lineup of reliable cars with exceptional safety ratings and eventually grew into a series of philanthropic efforts known as the Subaru Love Promise. The latest example of Subaru’s commitment to doing good is its second annual “National Make a Dog’s Day” event, during which it helped pets in need.

Subaru Loves Pets, an animal-focused branch of the Love Promise, sponsored this event held on Oct. 22. It focused on finding homes for “last-to-be-adopted” dogs in shelters, including many canines with special needs.

“Dogs hold a special place in our hearts here at Subaru, and this year’s National Make a Dog’s Day [was…] the perfect occasion to show appreciation for our canine friends, especially the hundreds of thousands of dogs with special needs that are too often overlooked,” said Alan Bethke, Senior Vice President of Marketing, Subaru of America, Inc.

Of course, if you already have a beloved four-legged family member, you don’t have to miss out on the fun. During October, you can catch one of the automaker’s dog-centric commercials that showcase how pet-friendly Subaru models are. Subaru also encourages you to do something special for your dog and share pictures on social media using #MakeADogsDay.

Even if you missed Make a Dog’s Day this year, though, there are still ways to celebrate the joy that dogs bring us. Add some pet-friendly accessories to your Subaru to make traveling with your canines less stressful. Call us at CARR Subaru to find out more.

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2020 Subaru Outback Makes Autotrader’s 10 Best Cars for Dogs List

10 Best Cars for Dogs | Beaverton, OR

Autotrader recently named the 2020 Subaru Outback to this year’s 10 Best Cars for Dogs list. The publication evaluated vehicles based on how easy it was to clean, how comfortable it was for all kinds of dogs, and its dog-friendly safety features.

Leather upholstery, cargo tie downs for securing dog crates, and a low cargo floor with easy accessibility for small dogs and seniors were common amenities for the models that ranked well on the list. Autotrader also gave high ratings to models with tinted windows and rear air vents, two features to help keep pets from overheating on drives.

The 2020 Subaru Outback provides all these options and more. Autotrader cited that the 2020 Outback is a versatile ride with lots of features, and its off-roading capabilities mean you can take your dog on all kinds of adventures, from family camping trips to beach vacations.

The Outback delivers up to 75.7 cubic feet of cargo space, plenty of space to keep your dog comfortable on long road trips. And with Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive, EyeSight® Driver Assist Technology, and other smart safety features, you can relax knowing that your pet is well-protected.

Experience the 2020 Outback for yourself when you stop by CARR Subaru in Beaverton, Oregon.

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J.D. Power Awards Subaru with 2020 Best Brand Loyalty Award

2020 Subaru Impreza | Beaverton, OR

For the second consecutive year, Subaru wins J.D Power’s Automotive Brand Loyalty Award. This consecutive win in 2020 proves the brand lives up to its reputation of building reliable, family-friendly vehicles.

“We remain grateful for the dedication of our owners and we are proud to provide long-lasting value for our customers, as both an automaker and a brand that is more than a car company,” said Thomas J. Doll, president and CEO of Subaru America.

Using buyer trends calculated in real time by Power Information Network coupled with repeat brand buying information, J.D. Power was able to determine automotive brand loyalty. Subaru took the top spot with its 60.5 percentage score, easily beating out brands like Toyota, Ram, Honda and Ford. The lead over Ford was more than 5 percent and significantly higher than the 41 percent earned by Jeep, 33 percent score tallied for Buick, and the 21.5 percent calculated for GMC

“Subaru owners are drawn to the reliability and capability of our vehicles, as well as the trustworthiness of our brand, this award from J.D. Power is a testament to their loyalty,” Doll added.

Subaru does not just make dependable vehicles overflowing with impressive safety tech, though. It gives back to the community with initiatives like its Love Promise. Subaru and its employees are dedicated to causes that fight for animal welfare, support environmental protections, and address food insecurity.

Visit CARR Subaru in Beaverton, Oregon, to check out the current Subaru lineup.

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Subaru Reveals 2021 Ascent Pricing

2020 Subaru Ascent, Predecessor to the 2021 Ascent | Beaverton, OR

Subaru took the world by storm when it announced its largest SUV ever — the Ascent — at the 2017 LA Auto Show. Since then, the vehicle has gone on to earn praise from organizations like the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, as well as winning awards from publications like Wards. Now, Subaru pulled the curtain back on how much the hotly-anticipated 2021 Ascent will cost.

According to a press release from the automaker, the 2021 Ascent will see a $300 price increase from the 2020 model year, adding up to $32,295. The minor price bump reflects a series of improvements, including additional safety systems and a highly-capable powertrain.

The most notable upgrade comes in the form of an expanded version of Subaru’s innovative EyeSight® Driver Assist Technology, which now features Adaptive Cruise Control with Lane Centering Technology, Lane Keep Assist, Steering Responsive Headlights with High Beam Assist, and a Second- and Third-Row Seat Belt Reminder.

You can also expect the 2021 Ascent to perform up to Subaru’s standards, as it comes standard with Symmetrical All-Wheel-Drive and X-Mode® with Hill Descent Control. At the end of the day, you’ll be able to tow up to 5,000 pounds.

Even with the $300 price hike, the Ascent still clocks in with a lower starting price — and more standard features — than competitors like the Mazda XC-9 and the Buick Enclave.

If you can’t wait until the launch of the 2021 Subaru Ascent, check out our current inventory of 2020 models at CARR Subaru in Beaverton, Oregon.

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Subaru Wins a Silver Halo Award for Reducing Waste at National Parks

2019 Subaru Crosstrek | Beaverton, OR

Subaru has a well-earned reputation as an environmentally focused brand. Recently, those efforts earned the automaker a 2020 Silver Halo Award, which recognizes businesses that promote helpful social and environmental causes.

In collaboration with the National Parks Conservation Association, Subaru of America has furthered its “Don’t Feed the Landfills” initiative by launching recycling and composting programs at three of America’s most beloved parks — Denali, Grand Teton, and Yosemite. Since the pilot program began in 2015, it has diverted over 16 million pounds of waste from local landfills.


“Our national parks represent the very best of the American great outdoors, and we feel a responsibility to keep them clean and free of waste for future generations to enjoy,” remarked Alan Bethke, the Senior Vice President of Marketing for Subaru of America.

Theresa Pierno, President and CEO for the National Parks Conservation Association, says that the automaker’s zero-landfill practices have helped the park system learn more about the best way to implement recycling programs at the parks. She expressed that the NPCA hopes to implement these waste-reduction practices in parks nationwide.

Want to get behind the wheel of a clean, green driving machine? Shop online with CARR Subaru to find the perfect model for your lifestyle.

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Subaru Outback Named to Good Housekeeping’s List of New Family Cars for 2020

2020 Subaru Outback | Beaverton, OR

Every year, Good Housekeeping releases a list of the best new vehicles for families released that year. For the second time in a row, the Subaru Outback was awarded the title of the website’s Best Station Wagon.

In order to compile the list, Good Housekeeping’s editors evaluated nearly every facet of more than 50 vehicles and drove more than 5,000. According to the site, they look at everything from standard and available safety systems to how it is to install a child seat. The 2020 Subaru Outback wowed them in just about every way.

They heaped praise on the wagon’s “rugged exterior design,” as well as its comfortable, versatile passenger space and plentiful cargo room. Additionally, the Outback’s numerous standard driver-assist features like Forward Collision Warning, Automated Emergency Braking, and Adaptive Cruise Control earned special notice.

Being named to Good Housekeeping’s list of Best New Family Cars for 2020 isn’t the only impressive accolade the Outback has earned in recent months. The iconic wagon was selected for Autotrader’s ranking of the best new cars on the market due to its balance of power, value, safety, and refinement.

If you’ve been looking for a peerless family vehicle, the 2020 Outback has what you need. Learn more today when you contact us at CARR Subaru.

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Keep Your Car Healthy During the Quarantine

Keep Your Car Healthy During the Quarantine | Beaverton, OR

If you’re one of the many Americans who are staying in during the COVID-19 quarantine, you probably won’t be driving your car frequently. This can lead to some maintenance issues that you can easily prevent with a bit of knowledge and foresight. Here are a few tips to keep your car healthy during the quarantine.

Maintaining the battery

Even if your car is sitting completely still in the garage, its battery will still be losing its charge. This will happen quicker for vehicles with computerized infotainment systems, since those electronics will continue to drain a small amount of charge. You can maintain your car’s battery by running your car for 5-10 minutes per week. Just make sure you idle in a well-ventilated area.

Guarding your car’s gasoline

Gasoline can degrade in your vehicle’s fuel tank. While experts can’t agree how long gas will stay fresh inside the fuel tank, it’s a good idea to add a fuel stabilizer. This additive can ensure freshness for up to two years.

Brush up on brake care

When your car isn’t in use, the brakes can build up a coat of rust. This will result in noisy, turbulent braking. Prevent this buildup by going for a short ride every few days.

Pressure problems

Your car’s tires can also lose pressure during periods of inactivity, so the American Automobile Association recommends adding an extra 5-10 pounds of pressure before storing your vehicle. When it’s time to drive again, release a bit of air to return them to their usual pressure.

Need more tips on caring for your vehicle? You can always contact our experts at CARR Subaru in Beaverton to learn more.

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Tips for Spring Cleaning Your Subaru in Beaverton

Tips for Spring Cleaning | Beaverton, OR

Winter weather can do a number of your Subaru, so it’s important to give it a fresh cleaning during the spring. Follow these tips for spring cleaning your vehicle to keep both the exterior and interior in good condition.

Wash and wax

Take your Subaru to a car wash that participates in the WaterSavers® program to clean the exterior without being wasteful with water. If the car wash missed any spots, you can use a clay bar to remove additional dirt or grime. Then, you can apply wax to protect the paint and make your vehicle shine.

Wipe the glass

Be sure to wipe down glass surfaces in and out of your Subaru. When cleaning windows from the outside, wipe horizontally, and then wipe vertically from the interior. By using two different motions, you will be able to more easily tell which side of the glass has any streaks.  

Utilize a vacuum

If you have floor mats in your cabin, remove them and clap them together to get rid of dirt. You can then vacuum the remaining dirt. If your vacuum has a brush tool, you can use that to clean off the dashboard, while you can use a crevice tool to clean the hard to reach places.

We at CARR Subaru have a well-equipped service department that can handle your seasonal maintenance. Stop by when you need repairs, replacements or routine services.

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Fun Outdoor Spring Activities in Vancouver, WA

Outdoor Spring Activities in Vancouver, Washington

Warmer weather is the perfect time to explore Beaverton, Oregon and the surrounding area. Check out these fun outdoor spring activities if you want to get in the Subaru and enjoy a delightful day in Vancouver, Washington.

Esther Short Park and Playground

The Esther Short Park and Playground is the state of Washington’s oldest public square. Spanning five acres, this lively and friendly park features sounds of live music and street performers. Every Saturday from March through Oct., the park holds the Vancouver Farmers Market.

Fort Vancouver National Historic Site

More than 350 acres make up the Fort Vancouver National Historic Site, which is maintained by the National Park Service. Visitors can learn all about its history, including its origin as a fur trading depot back in 1825. Fort Vancouver is dog-friendly, so feel free to bring along your pet to explore designated trails on foot.

Waterfront Renaissance Trail

This 5-mile paved walkway connects Esther Short Park to the Wintler Community Park over the Columbia River. Take in the mesmerizing view of the water as you burn some endorphins along with the joggers, bikers, and other pedestrians.

Contact us at CARR Subaru for even more exciting destinations to drive your Subaru to.