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2016 Subaru Changes

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BRZ

2016 Subaru BRZ A rearview camera is now standard.

Crosstrek

2016 Subaru Crosstrek New front grille, bumper and headlights mark the refresh for the Crosstrek, but more important is the "XV"-dectomy as this model becomes just "Crosstrek." Blind-spot warning and cross-path warning are now offered: standard on Limited and Hybrid, optional on Premium. STARLINK services now offered will call emergency services for airbag deployment, help locate stolen vehicle, etc.

Forester

2016 Subaru Forester HID headlights and Keyless Access that were optional on Touring are now standard. New for 2016, steering responsive fog lights on Limited and Touring will light up corners dependent on steering angle and turn signal use. Now standard on all models, STARLINK allows you to integrate your smartphone into the vehicle touch-screen for easier use. Reading texts and playing internet music are two of its functions.

Impreza

2016 Subaru Impreza Sedan STARLINK services available: will call emergency services for airbag deployment, help locate stolen vehicle, etc. Standard on Limited, optional on Sport Premium. Cold Weather Package now standard on Premium. Voice control now standard on Limited, still optional on Premium. Navigation now standard on Limited, no longer optional on Premium.

Legacy

2016 Subaru Legacy Lane Keep Assist is added to the Lane Departure Warning system optional on Premium and Limited. Steering feel is improved on all models and suspension is made smoother on Limited. STARLINK Connected Services add emergency accident response (like OnSTAR®), stolen vehicle location and other services. Standard on Premium and Limited. Auto headlights now also turn on when wipers are used.

Outback

2016 Subaru Outback Lane Keep Assist is added to the Lane Departure Warning system optional on Premium and Limited. Steering feel is improved on all models and suspension is made smoother on Limited. STARLINK Connected Services add emergency accident response (like OnSTAR®), stolen vehicle location and other services. Standard on Premium and Limited. Auto headlights now also turn on when wipers are used.

WRX

2016 Subaru WRX STI EyeSight® safety systems come to the WRX: Adaptive Cruise Control that will keep a consistent following distance automatically, collision warning, pre-collision braking, lane departure warning and lane keeping assist are optional on WRX Limited with the CVT (automatic) transmission. Blind spot warning and rear cross traffic detection (warns you if traffic is coming towards you while you back out of a parking spot) are optional on WRX Limited and standard on WRX STI Limited. Since some of the safety goodies are only available with automatic transmission, the STI loses out. The WRX Limited with CVT also gets a new electronic parking brake. Subaru STARLINK™ is now offered, standard on all models. It allows you to integrate your smartphone into the vehicle touch-screen for easier use. Reading texts and playing internet music are two of its functions. Pin code access (where you tap a code in using the touch sensor on the door handle) is now included with the optional keyless hands-free entry on WRX Limited and STI. The high-performance 245/40R18 tires standard on STI now also come on WRX Premium and Limited, but with different wheels. They also get the STI's inverted struts. For people who want the ultimate in performance but don't want to look like an extra on Fast and Furious 17.5, the WRX STI Limited can be optioned with a low-profile spoiler similar to the one on the WRX instead of the huge trunk handle that usually comes on the STI.

 
 

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