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Fall Safety Tips for Drivers in Oregon

2021 Subaru Crosstrek | Beaverton, OR

Fall in Beaverton and the Portland region can be a beautiful time of year, full of vibrant autumn leaves and crisp temperatures. It’s also a season for taking safety seriously when you’re out on Oregon roads. Following these fall safety tips behind the wheel will help you enjoy a safe and stress-free fall.

Keep watch for kids

With children back in class, make sure you stay extra alert and cautious near school buses, school zones, and anywhere else you might encounter kids while driving.

Look out for deer

Thanks to hunting season and the changing weather, deer are especially active in Oregon this time of year. Drive carefully and keep watch in wooded areas so you don’t hit one that’s crossing the road.

Be aware of fall changes

In fall, the weather gets wetter, the sun sets earlier, and fallen leaves can make for slippery driving. Staying aware and maintaining good driving habits as you travel will help you safely navigate these changes.

Get a tune-up

Fall is a great time to get your vehicle tuned up. Purchase new windshield wipers, have your brakes and headlights checked, and make sure your tires are properly inflated and in good condition.

We love fall here at CARR Subaru in Beaverton, and we want it to be a great season for you, too. Stop in soon to get expert service for your current vehicle or to test-drive a shiny new Subaru.

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2022 Subaru Ascent Lineup Adds Stylish Onyx Edition Trim

2021 Subaru Ascent | Beaverton, OR

The 2022 Subaru Ascent lineup has arrived, complete with a stylish new trim level and all of the versatile features you’ve come to expect from this capable three-row SUV.

Onyx Edition trim

The Ascent’s new Onyx Edition trim slots exactly into the middle of the lineup, above the Base and Premium trims and below the Limited and Touring. The Onyx Edition’s sharp look includes 20-inch alloy wheels, black-finish exterior accents, and special badging. There’s plenty of substance to the style, too, including handsome StarTex® seat trim that repels water, lasts longer, and is easy to clean. This trim also gets a power rear gate and Keyless Access with push-button start.

Standard features

The 2022 Ascent comes loaded with standard features. All models receive EyeSight® safety technologies, a SUBARU STARLINK® Multimedia system with a 6.5-inch screen, and Steering Responsive LED headlights. Tri-zone climate control, 19 cup holders, and 18-inch wheels are included, too. All Ascent models are powered by a 2.4-liter turbo SUBARU BOXER® engine that delivers 260 horsepower, 277 lb-ft of torque, and up to 5,000 pounds of towing capability. Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive and X-MODE® with Hill Descent Control come standard as well.

Ascent upgrades

Higher trims allow you to upgrade the 2022 Ascent with a wide range of convenient features. The Premium trim adds an 8-inch touch screen, a power driver’s seat, and an All-Weather package with heated mirrors and front seats. The Limited receives leather upholstery, heated second-row seats, and 20-inch wheels. The high-end Touring gives you perforated leather seats, built-in navigation, and 14-speaker Harman Kardon® sound.

See the exciting 2022 Ascent lineup for yourself when it arrives on our lot here at CARR Subaru in Beaverton, Oregon. In the meantime, stop by to test-drive one of the 2021 models we currently have in stock.

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What Is the Subaru Love Promise?

The Subaru Love Promise | Beaverton, OR

You’ve no doubt heard of the slogan, “Love: it’s what makes a Subaru a Subaru.” But that’s more than just a catchy tagline — it embodies the Subaru brand. The Subaru Love Promise is a series of five initiatives, all meant to give back to the community and make the world a better place.

Subaru Loves Pets

Subaru is known for promoting pet adoption, but the brand’s animal advocacy doesn’t stop there. This part of the Subaru Love Promise contributes to The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, ASPCA Rescue Rides, and the Center for Pet Safety.

Subaru Loves the Earth

In addition to implementing sustainable practices at its offices and production plants, Subaru is heavily invested in environmental preservation projects, including The Subaru Forester Re-Foresting Project, the National Park Foundation, and Leave No Trace.

Subaru Loves to Care

This cause is all about fighting disease, promoting healthy lifestyles, and improving the quality of life for patients in need. The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, the Special Olympics, and the Alzheimer’s Association are just a few of the causes championed by Subaru.

Subaru Loves Learning

Through the Subaru Loves Learning initiative, the automaker works to improve school programs and make them more accessible. The brand champions several reputable education-based charities, including the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Teach for America, and AdoptAClassroom.org.

Subaru Loves to Help

This wing of the Subaru Love Promise is all about providing aid to people in need through supporting charitable causes like Habitat for Humanity, Meals on Wheels, and Feeding America.

Subaru doesn’t just give back to the community at the national level. At CARR Subaru, we’re proud to support causes that help our friends and neighbors in Beaverton, Oregon.

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Anticipating the All-Electric Subaru Solterra SUV

Subaru Logo | Beaverton, OR

Here at CARR Subaru, we’re thrilled about the upcoming all-electric Subaru Solterra SUV. The automaker recently released an exciting sneak preview of this new model.

The Solterra will be a new type of energy-friendly SUV in Subaru’s already impressive lineup. Keeping the environment in mind, Subaru appropriately named the Solterra after two Latin words: “sol,” which means sun, and “terra,” which means Earth. The name makes for a perfect combination to describe a vehicle that Subaru anticipates will elevate its adventure-friendly vehicle family to new energy-efficient heights. The Solterra is expected to go on sale in Beaverton, Oregon, in 2022.

At present, we don’t know for sure about the Solterra’s dimensions and exterior style. The EV’s build could range anywhere between the profile of the Crosstrek, the physique of the Forester, or the sleek shape of the Outback.

But we do know that the Subaru Solterra will be built on the e-SUBARU Global Platform, as the brand has confirmed. The e-SUBARU Global Platform utilizes Subaru’s all-wheel-drive experience with Toyota’s demonstrated capability for developing electric vehicles.

The Solterra will also feature an “EV” badge in a blue shade similar to the 2021 Subaru Legacy’s Abyss Blue Pearl. More 2023 Subaru Solterra updates are available for eager buyers on Subaru’s website. And make sure to stay tuned to CARR Subaru’s blog in the days ahead for more details as we hear more about the upcoming all-electric Subaru Solterra.

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Subaru Earns Four Awards From PARENTS Magazine

2021 Subaru Forester | Beaverton, OR

Subaru offers a fantastic lineup of vehicles for families in Beaverton, Oregon. That’s why it came as no surprise when the automaker took home four awards from PARENTS magazine, earning spots on the Best Family Cars for 2021 list.

Ascent

In the three-row SUV segment, the Subaru Ascent was named the “Best For Road Trips.” PARENTS appreciated the model’s CVT transmission, which allows you to embark on adventures on and off the road.

Crosstrek Hybrid

The Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid earned the title of “Best Hybrid” in the two-row SUV segment. With an impressive driving range, smooth braking, and easy handling, this SUV makes for a fun driving experience, according to the magazine.

Forester

The two-row Subaru Forester was also named a great option for road trippers. Not only does it have Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive to increase its stability in inclement weather, but its high-end trim offers raised roof rails to secure your gear.

Legacy

In the family sedan category, the Subaru Legacy also earned praise as the “Best All-Weather” option. Its all-wheel-drive system and convenient steering make it suitable for driving on snow-covered roads and rainy days.

Ready to purchase your next family-friendly vehicle? Schedule test drives in these award-winning models at CARR Subaru in Beaverton, Oregon, to find the right vehicle for your needs.


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Spring Service Tips for Your Vehicle in Beaverton, OR

Spring Service Tips | Beaverton, OR

Given the fact that Subaru vehicles like the 2021 Forester, Outback, and Crosstrek are so reliable, it’s easy to forget that routine maintenance is still a vital part of car ownership. Now that the weather is warming up and summer is finally on the horizon, it’s a good time to make sure your car is still in fighting shape. Here are a few spring service tips you can use to make sure your Subaru runs like new for years to come.

Perform a fluid check

Even if you haven’t been very much over the past few months, you should check your vehicle’s vital fluids. If your 2021 Ascent or 2021 Impreza is due for an oil change, you can ask the service experts at Carr Subaru in Beaverton, Oregon, to take a look at the rest of them.

Take a look at the tires

Between schlepping through snow, grinding against gravel, and tearing up the track in your 2021 WRX, your tires can take a beating during the winter. So, before you set out on your next road trip or springtime afternoon excursion, make sure you take a look at your tires. If the tread is worn down or the pressure is a bit too low — which happens when the temperature fluctuates — you can pick up a new set from your friends at CARR Subaru.

Change the windshield wipers

Chilly weather and road salt deposits can do a number on your windshield wipers, and it’s unsafe to hit the open road with a streaky windshield. If you’re planning a summer vacation, make sure your windshield wipers are in tip-top shape.

If your ride is in need of any service before you take to the open road — or if you’re in the market for a new family-hauler—don’t hesitate to pay us a visit at CARR Subaru.

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Subaru STARLINK® Hits One Million Subscribers

Subaru STARLINK | Beaverton, OR

The Subaru STARLINK® Connected Services program recently welcomed its one-millionth subscriber. This handy in-vehicle technology offers three packages to help you feel safe and confident behind the wheel.

The basic subscription, dubbed STARLINK® Safety Plus, is designed to help you when you’re in a jam. If you get into an accident, your Subaru will be able to call for help with Automatic Collision Notification. You can also request help with SOS emergency assistance and enhanced roadside assistance, as well as request help with a monthly vehicle health report and maintenance notifications.

The next step up is the STARLINK® Safety Plus & Security Plus package, which offers conveniences like remote engine start with climate control alongside smart security features. These include a stolen vehicle recovery program, remote locking, a security alarm, and a vehicle locator. It’s also convenient for parents of teen drivers, since it provides curfew alerts and parental controls that let you set speed and boundary limits.

To get the most out of STARLINK®, go with the STARLINK® Concierge package. It fills you in on the latest info about local entertainment and dining options via your car’s infotainment screen. You can even use it to purchase tickets to events.

Want to learn more about the conveniences of the Subaru STARLINK® service? Contact us at CARR Subaru in Beaverton, Oregon.