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When Automotive Push Comes To Shove, the Subaru Brand Comes Out On Top

Sometimes, shopping for a car is a subjective experience. When it's not, and you find yourself pouring over spec sheet after spec sheet searching for the right option for you, the process tends to stop being fun. That's why Marin Subaru makes comparing the models you want to buy easier than ever. On this page, you'll find comprehensive comparisons of our models against segment and industry leaders, and winning insight into what makes our Outback, Forester, Impreza, and Crosstrek models superior.

But there are some aspects of our Subaru lineup that go beyond model-to-model comparisons. In fact, some of the overall benefits of owning one may surprise you. Read on to learn more about the qualities that come standard in every Subaru model we have on our lot.

What sets our San Rafael Subaru lineup apart from the competition

  • Off-Road Ready. When you think of Subaru SUVs such as the Forester, Crosstrek, and Outback, what are some of the first qualities that come to mind? If their high ground clearance and utility-driven stances were some of the first things that come to your mind, you're bang on. Each of the aforementioned models come with 8.7-inches of ground clearance, perfect for taking your adventures off the beaten path.
  • Best Fuel Economy W/ Symmetrical AWD. Every model in the Subaru stable (excluding the BRZ) comes with symmetrical all-wheel drive standard. If you've shopped for vehicles from other automakers, you might have noticed a significant fuel economy sacrifice. That's not the case with our Subaru lineup. Every model gets over 30 mpg highway, with the Impreza (37 mpg) and Legacy (36 mpg) getting the highest marks.
  • Intelligent Safety. In recent years, Subaru has put a greater emphasis on safety than ever before. Starting in 2015, the brand began offering its innovative EyeSight safety suite on select models. This system--available across the lineup--looks out for you no matter where, and how you drive.
  • Impressive Interior Space. You'd be hard pressed to find a lineup of vehicles that offer more impressive interior volume. Virtually every Subaru on our lot boasts cabin space that's at, or near the top of their class. With the versatility inherent in every model, you get quite a bit of bang for your buck.
  • Long-Lasting Engineering. Ever notice how many older model-year Subarus you see? Ever wonder how pre-owned outlets can get away with selling eight, even ten year old models on their lots? That's because Subaru models are built to last. Some are even passed down for generations.
  • Award-Winning Resale Value. For the 2016 model year, Subaru won Kelley Blue Book's Best Brand in their annual Resale Value Awards. With a lineup that is accessibly-priced throughout its range, KBB found that Subaru models hold their value longer than competing brands. And of course, none can match up to the long-lasting symmetrical all-wheel drive and Subaru BOXER engine tech.

For questions about any one of our models, or to schedule an appointment to set up a test drive, contact our San Rafael, CA dealership by phone or email at your convenience. We're located conveniently at 595 Francisco Blvd E., and have an expansive lineup of quality models waiting for you!

Marin Subaru

595 Francisco Blvd E
Directions San Rafael, CA 94901

  • Sales: (415) 454-9240
  • Service: (800) 400-6144
  • Parts: (888) 700 9310

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