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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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”
Some 2,500 miles away from our Birmingham Subaru dealership, students at Gresham, Oregon’s Mt. Hood Community College are embracing the country’s first-ever Subaru Automotive Technology program. It’s true—the two-year, associate of applied science (AS) coursework will provide prospective auto techs certified, hands-on training in all things Subaru. Better yet, students seeking this Subaru U-backed degree will be provided paid internships and full-time, post-graduation jobs at Subaru repair shops and dealerships.
In the market for a new car? You probably have a ton of questions about whether to lease or buy—and we’re here to give you a breakdown of the benefits of each. As one of the top Subaru dealers in Birmingham, there’s nothing more important to us than educating our customers. Here are the advantages of buying and leasing a new Subaru.
Need something fun to do this Labor Day in Birmingham? Ditch the backyard barbecues and family gatherings—this extended holiday break is all about you! Here are a handful of Labor Day weekend events that are perfectly suited for adults.