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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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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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Welcome to the Official Carr Subaru Blog

Hello! We’d like to welcome and introduce you to the official Carr Subaru blog. Here, we will provide you with up-to-date news, info on local events, tips on how to keep your vehicle at its best, and details on the cars you care about. Before we get to all of that, let us tell you a little bit about our dealership.

A legacy of love

As the largest new and used Subaru dealership in the region, we’re proud to serve the Beaverton community, as well as the surrounding areas. As a qualified Subaru outlet, we fully embrace the ideals of the Subaru Love Promise, and we’re happy to welcome you into the Carr Subaru family.

A pressure-free experience

Sometimes, visiting a car dealer can feel confrontational when salespeople are constantly trying to pressure you into the most expensive model they can find to boost their commission. That’s why Carr Subaru offers fixed salaries to their employees. That way, you can ask a salesperson any question on your mind, and rest assured that they’ll answer you honestly without being afraid of missing out on your money.

People who care

This one is simple. We love our customers, and we only hire people who feel the same way.

Whether you need a new vehicle or a used one, or simply need help maintaining your current ride, contact us at Carr Subaru for all of your automotive needs.