Looking for a Birmingham festival or some type of exciting family activity this fall? We’ve compiled a list of the area’s 13 coolest autumn events that will surely satisfy the needs of every fun-seeking adventurer. From outdoor festivals to motorcycle races to engaging dinosaur exhibits, Birmingham’s got it going on in 2019! Check out these fall events, hand-chosen by yours truly.Continue reading “13 Fun Fall Events Near Birmingham, AL (2019 Edition)”
With the unveiling of a turbocharged 2020 Legacy, Subaru was the talk of the town at this year’s Chicago Auto Show. Although the debuted model bears a striking resemblance to its last-gen sedan, the all-new ‘20 Subaru Legacy is assuredly far from a carbon copy of the 2019 Legacy. In fact, the hotly anticipated Legacy has been completely revamped, inside and out, and its release will set the stage for Subaru’s busiest autumn in years. (Like the upcoming 2020 Outback, the seventh-generation Legacy is scheduled to go on sale early this fall at Jim Burke Subaru in Birmingham or a Subaru dealership near you.)
So, what’s the deal with the new-and-improved 2020 Legacy? Take a look.
New Turbo Engine
Not since 2012 has the Legacy been available with a turbocharged engine. That trend flips with the 2020 Subaru Legacy; a beefy 2.4L turbo-four, which produces 260 horsepower and 277 lb.-ft. of torque, will be available in select range-topping Legacy trims. This beast of an engine will break the 60-mph mark in 6.1 seconds while achieving a combined 28-mpg EPA rating.Continue reading “2020 Subaru Legacy: Turbocharged & Raring To Go”
The 2020 Outback may look like the Subaru wagon of years past – after all, it is sporting a gorgeous exterior, an adorable central stack of high-tech features, and luxurious touches from hood to hatch – but this redesigned crossover is undoubtedly the best Outback to date. In reality, all these new additions to Subaru’s hottest vehicle firmly place it in the category of “most anticipated SUV of the year.”
Subaru emphasizes the need for drivers to personalize their vehicles. Select the all-new 2020 Onyx Edition XT trim at our Birmingham Subaru dealership, and you’ll be welcomed by glossy black-finished exterior accents, 18-inch alloy wheels, specialty Outback badging, and a glorious two-tone cabin. Creature comforts and in-vehicle tech are also top notch; enjoy water-resistant StarTex™ seats, Dual-Mode X-MODE, and more.Continue reading “What’s New In The Redesigned 2020 Subaru Outback?”
Did you know that June 21, 2019, is National Take Your Dog To Work Day? If your boss is cool, she’ll have signed off on this fantastic little holiday already. As you prepare to have a highly productive Friday in the office, surrounded by canines large and small, now’s the time to get all your ducks in a row, so to speak. Here are some travel solutions and dog-friendly car accessories you should absolutely invest in.Continue reading “9 Essential Car Accessories & Travel Solutions for Dog Owners”
Legendary compact SUVs like the Subaru Forester don’t grow on trees—they’re diligently designed and impeccably primped to make the most of every one of its nooks, crannies, and features. With the newly redesigned 2019 Forester, that flawless nature has never been more on display.
But how does the ’19 Forester compare with the Chevrolet Equinox, one of the best-selling crossovers in America? While the Equinox may talk the talk with sales numbers, the new Forester is the one that walks the walk. Here’s a side-by-side comparison between these two all-star family SUVs.Continue reading “2019 Subaru Forester vs. Chevy Equinox: Comparing Crossover SUVs”
With April 21 just around the bend — and an eager Peter Cottontail ready to make his triumphant return to hide his colorful eggs — it’s time for you to begin planning your family’s Easter shenanigans. Here’s your guide to finding the best Easter egg hunts in Birmingham, Alabama.
Birmingham Zoo’s Easter Eggstravaganza
When? Saturday, April 20 (10:00 AM)
Where? Birmingham Zoo
What? This annual children’s egg hunt in Birmingham is not to be missed. Children up to age 12 can hunt for Easter eggs and turn them in for a plush bunny doll. Oh, and adults can also win various prizes during the Adult Egg Hunt. (You know you want to join.) Purchase your tickets online at www.birminghamzoo.com.
The 2019 Detroit Auto Show unveiled several new cars and concept vehicles this January, but it was the Subaru Tecnica International (STI) S209 that won over our hearts and quickened our pulses. After all, this performance car is the most powerful, agile, and supremely exhilarating Subaru STI ever made in the U-S-of-A. Street-legal, four-wheeled rockets like this don’t come along often –perhaps the lack of saturation is a good thing for the segment – so when they pop into frame, you can bet we’re all over them.
Here’s all you need to know about the 2019 Subaru STI S209, coming to a Subaru dealer near you later this year.
Upgraded Subaru BOXER Engine
As the automaker’s first-ever S-line STI performance vehicle to be sold in America, the S209 features a boisterous 2.5-liter SUBARU BOXER turbocharged engine that makes a feverish 341 horsepower. The STI’s HKS-manufactured BOXER EJ25 utilizes a low-restriction exhaust system and several strengthened alloy-forged pistons and rods to reduce body weight, which results in bumps in torque production (10% at 3,600 rpm), boost pressure (18 psi), and turbine power (6%) over the Subaru WRX STI model’s.Continue reading “2019 Subaru STI S209: What To Know About NAIAS’s Best Car Debut”
Don’t just settle for a typical bouquet of flowers or skinny necktie as a Valentine’s Day present. Put some thought into it! To nudge you in the right direction, here’s our Jim Burke Subaru-approved list of the 10 best Valentine gifts to give the pragmatic car enthusiast in your life.Continue reading “Sensible Valentine’s Gift Ideas For Car Enthusiasts”
Look! Over on the road! It’s an SUV! It’s a wagon! It’s the 2019 Subaru Outback!
Cheesy callbacks to the 1950’s show Adventures of Superman aside, there’s something truly special about this refreshed Outback. It’s in the mold of a wagon yet has the extra cargo and passenger space of a crossover, and it comes in six heroic trims. DC Comics, eat your heart out.
Two Engines, One Superior Ride
The 2019 Outback is powered by one of two engines.
Stationed on all 2.5i trims (base, Premium, Limited, and Touring) is a 2.5-liter 4-cylinder that makes 175 horsepower and 174 lb.-ft. of torque, allowing it to tow up to 2,700 pounds. Fitted in the 3.6R Limited and Touring trims is a locomotive-like BOXER 3.6L 6-cylinder engine that produces 256 horsepower and 247 pound-foot of torque, allowing it to tow up to 3,000 pounds.Continue reading “2019 Subaru Outback: A Superhero Wagon-SUV The World Needs”
Where should you go to see Christmas lights in Birmingham this holiday season? We’ve got you covered. Here are the 10 best places to see holiday light displays around Jefferson County.
Christmas Lights in Alabaster, AL
Visiting the Richardson Family Christmas Light Show at least once each holiday season is an Alabaster tradition. Synchronized to music – tune in to 88.3 FM – this house lights display will wow even the Grinchiest Grinch. Be sure to bring canned and nonperishable foods as the Richardsons donate to local charities. Continue reading “10 Best Alabama Christmas Lights Displays Near Birmingham”