The History of the Subaru Outback

The 2018 Subaru Outback is a feat of modern vehicle technology and stands proudly as a classic representation of what the Subaru brand of vehicles does best. It may not be the most flashy or the fastest thing on the road; but it’s still stylish, reliable, and incredibly safe. It’s also a blast to drive […]

Customize Your Subaru Model

One of the best things about Subaru automobiles is how easy it is to customize one. Here at O’Brien Subaru of Fort Myers, we have so many amazing new and used Subaru models for sale. We’ve got amazing options on everything from models like the 2018 Subaru Outback to the amazing 2018 Subaru Crosstrek. As […]

Subaru Service Done Right

There are many benefits to owning a Subaru automobile. From having a great looking vehicle like the new Subaru Impreza, to knowing that you and your loved ones are safe driving around Fort Myers, FL in one of the most well-built vehicles out there. Here at O’Brien Subaru of Fort Myers, we believe in the quality […]

New 2018 Subaru Crosstrek is Bolder and More Refined

We love a quality vehicle here at O’Brien Subaru of Fort Myers. And with our great selection of new Subaru models for sale in the Ft. Myers and greater Naples, FL area, you can get yourself a quality vehicle with ease. But what makes a vehicle of good quality? Well, we think it’s a lot […]

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The History of the Subaru Outback

The 2018 Subaru Outback is a feat of modern vehicle technology and stands proudly as a classic representation of what the Subaru brand of vehicles does best. It may not be the most flashy or the fastest thing on the road; but it’s still stylish, reliable, and incredibly safe. It’s also a blast to drive with its 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine and all-wheel drive. With a new interior design that includes a new steering wheel and infotainment system that’s Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto® compatible, this exceptional crossover feels modern, refined, and well-tuned to what Subaru model fans in the Naples and Fort Myers, FL area want.

So where did it all start? The famed Subaru Outback was born in the 1990’s, back when you couldn’t find a crossover on every street. It was named for the vast Australian desert and was meant to embody all the features and terrains of that land without becoming something as big and bulky as a truck or full-size SUV. It was made for outdoorsy adventure-seekers who still took conventional roads to the grocery store.

What’s interesting is that what we now know as the Subaru Outback wasn’t a vehicle on its own, it was a trim level on the 1995 Subaru Legacy known as the Subaru Legacy Outback. It didn’t have the ride height it has now and distinguished itself from the Subaru Legacy by a luggage rack and two-tone paint job.

Over the next several years the vehicle would slowly add components like more doors and increased ride height as it transformed into a model we would recognize more today. By 2000, the Subaru Outback became a model of its own, no longer living under the Subaru Legacy name. The suspension was redone, more cargo space was added, and it got a bigger engine.

Over the course of the 2000’s, the vehicle would continue to break away from the look, performance, and feel of the Subaru Legacy, which is also its own model with the 2017 Subaru Legacy. It behaved differently and catered to a different market, getting faster, lighter, and larger.

Now the 2018 Subaru Outback is a crossover of its own, outfitted with everything you need to take your own adventure off the beaten path and break away from the pack. Head on down to O’Brien Subaru Fort Myers today to take one for a test drive.

Customize Your Subaru Model

One of the best things about Subaru automobiles is how easy it is to customize one. Here at O’Brien Subaru of Fort Myers, we have so many amazing new and used Subaru models for sale. We’ve got amazing options on everything from models like the 2018 Subaru Outback to the amazing 2018 Subaru Crosstrek.

As your Fort Myers and greater Naples, FL area Subaru dealer, we don’t simply stop at offering you great deals on models though. We want to help you find the perfect model for you and help you keep it running safely and smoothly for years to come. That’s why our Subaru service and parts center is the perfect place to go when it comes to upgrading parts in your Subaru model or simply replacing any to ensure that your vehicle is performing at its best.

Better yet, we only use genuine Subaru parts so you know that you’re always getting the right fit with specific parts expertly designed and made for your exact Subaru model. We can also help you customize your new vehicle to your standards, giving you the perfect model for you. Our expert staff will help you find everything from the kind of material in your vehicle to the engine specifications to the color of your car. And you’ll have peace of mind knowing that with us here at O’Brien Subaru of Fort Myers, you’re getting quality parts and components that are tailor-made for your exact vehicle.

We like to think that when you purchase a vehicle from us, you become part of our family and that’s why we want to take care of you and your vehicle for years to come. Instead of going to some other auto shop that doesn’t know the ins and outs of your vehicle like we do, we want you to trust us to give you the care you deserve. Whether you’re customizing a new Subaru model for sale or keeping up with the maintenance on your current model. Head on down to 2850 Colonial Blvd today for new models, expert service, and quality parts.

Redesigned 2018 Subaru Legacy Coming Soon

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Our Ft. Myers Subaru dealer will soon see the redesigned 2018 Subaru Legacy. Long held as the gold standard of all-weather capable midsize sedans, the new 2018 Subaru Legacy has significant improvements in comfort and safety features that will further solidify the Subaru brand as your best choice.

With the legendary Subaru All-Wheel Drive system making every Subaru model a remarkably safe car, the 2018 Subaru Legacy adds plenty of great safety features. The available EyeSight driver assistance technology package combines several safety technologies into one package.

EyeSight includes adaptive cruise control, which senses vehicles ahead on the highway and maintains a set distance by speeding up or slowing down to match them. It also includes lane keeping assist, which warns you if you begin to drift out of your lane on the highway, and lane-change assist, which alerts you if you are about to change lanes into another vehicle. Rear cross-traffic alerts will warn you when you are in reverse gear, keeping you from creating a hazard for pedestrians, pets, or other drivers when backing up.

The 2018 Subaru Legacy has the roomiest interior space of any midsize sedan, and focuses on passenger comfort. The air conditioning system has been redesigned for these hot summer days, as it now cools the interior much more quickly. The 2018 Subaru Legacy now comes standard with Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto® smartphone connectivity systems, which makes driving with a smartphone much safer and more convenient. These systems let you display your phone screen on the big screen in the dashboard for music and navigation.

We’d love to show you all the great features on the new 2018 Subaru Legacy when it arrives in our showroom. We’re conveniently located at 2850 Colonial Blvd.  in Fort Myers. Our award winning customer service team looks forward to meeting you soon!

Subaru Service Done Right

There are many benefits to owning a Subaru automobile. From having a great looking vehicle like the new Subaru Impreza, to knowing that you and your loved ones are safe driving around Fort Myers, FL in one of the most well-built vehicles out there.

Here at O’Brien Subaru of Fort Myers, we believe in the quality and reliability of our models. Whether you’re looking to purchase a new Subaru model for sale or are going with a pre-owned model. We also know that at some point your vehicle is going to need some type of service. It’s an inevitable part of owning a car. To help you with that, we’ve built an amazing service center at our Ft. Myers Subaru dealership, which is full of the latest equipment and staffed by experts.

When it comes time to service your vehicle in any way, whether it’s a routine oil change or you need something more comprehensive done, we’re the best place to go. That’s because we live and breathe Subaru models. When you bring in your vehicle to any old auto shop there’s no guarantee that they’ll have the proper equipment or parts to accurately service your vehicle, but here at O’Brien Subaru of Fort Myers, we have everything your car will need, all in one convenient location.

Scheduling a service appointment is easy as well and can be done right from our website. But you can always call or stop by for a visit and speak to one of our expert technicians in person. Just as you trusted us as your Fort Myers, FL Subaru dealer when you bought your vehicle, you should trust us with the maintenance and upkeep of it. So visit us at 2850 Colonial Blvd. today for service done right.

New 2018 Subaru Crosstrek is Bolder and More Refined

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We love a quality vehicle here at O’Brien Subaru of Fort Myers. And with our great selection of new Subaru models for sale in the Ft. Myers and greater Naples, FL area, you can get yourself a quality vehicle with ease. But what makes a vehicle of good quality? Well, we think it’s a lot of things from the style, to the performance, to the safety and features. And our upcoming addition definitely passes these tests: we’re talking about the all-new 2018 Subaru Crosstrek.

The upcoming 2018 Subaru Crosstrek will come to us bolder and more capable while also feeling more refined and mature than ever. Like its sibling, the 2017 Subaru Impreza, this crossover is built on the new Subaru Global Platform which gives the vehicle a more comfortable ride and quieter cabin than ever before.

Other improvements have been made to various areas including the engine which is still a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine, only now it is capable of producing 152 horsepower, which is an increase from its previous iterations. One thing that we find extremely cool is the X-Mode: it’s a button that you can press if you feel like venturing off-road that will enable the Subaru Crosstrek to optimize engine power, transmission logic, all-wheel drive power split, and even give you better traction control and stability.

For new tech, there’s the latest installment of the Subaru infotainment system which has been refined to make it easier to use. Large buttons, minimal and simple menu structure, and fast response times all work together to improve your experience. Even more, base models of the Subaru Crosstrek are compatible with Android Auto® and Apple CarPlay®.

The new 2018 Subaru Crosstrek is looking to be a truly quality vehicle and we think it’s perfect for drivers in the Fort Myers, FL area who need some extra space and cargo room but don’t need all of the off-road prowess of a 2017 Subaru Outback. For all your Subaru vehicle needs, head on down to 2850 Colonial Blvd today.

Survive Summer Heat in Your Subaru

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Subaru owners in Fort Myers and the greater Naples, FL area know both how reliable a Subaru car can be and how hot our summers get. With hotter weather, our vehicles have to work harder to keep a relatively comfortable temperature. That’s why now that we’re in the heart of summer, it’s a great time to bring in your Subaru vehicle to our Subaru service center and make sure that it’s ready to stand the heat.

Whether you have a brand new 2017 Subaru Outback or you’ve been driving the same Subaru Impreza for years, it’s important to take measures to ensure that your vehicle is in proper shape. Luckily for you, the experts at our service center are here to help. While we all know that we should get an oil change about every 5,000 to 8,000 miles, many of us forget to check another integral fluid to our vehicle’s health, and that’s the coolant. Ensuring that your Subaru vehicle has proper coolant levels is one of the best ways to prevent any damage or unnecessary future repairs to your car, especially this time of year. This is because your coolant helps to keep the heat of your engine down, preventing it from overheating and damaging important components in your vehicle. As the weather gets hotter, so will your engine, especially if it’s running for a while.

Now is a great time to bring in your Subaru vehicle to us here at your Fort Myers, FL Subaru dealership for a quick inspection. We’ll make sure that your car is in tip-top shape so that you can get the most out of summer. And if you’re in a hurry, you can always schedule a service appointment online.

O’Brien Subaru of Fort Myers Has the Right Subaru For You

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Here at O’Brien Subaru of Fort Myers, we have plenty of amazing new Subaru models for sale which are perfect for enjoying the summer months in. What makes Subaru models stand apart from competitors is their unique style and feel and their incredible safety features.

Even though here in Fort Myers and the greater Naples, FL area we have pretty nice weather during most of the year, summer is still a time to get out of the house and experience a break from the normal routines. And that means that you need a vehicle that’s up to the task. Whether you’re looking for something that’s great for road trips with the family or a new and reliable car that can help you get you through the day and the heat in style, we’ve got it all here at O’Brien Subaru of Fort Myers.

If you like the practicality and appealing nature of the 2017 Subaru Impreza but need something a little bit bigger, we recommend the 2017 Subaru Crosstrek. This perfectly sized crossover offers plenty of passenger and cargo space, all-wheel drive, and a fuel-efficient four-cylinder engine which gets 148 horsepower and 145 lb.-ft. of torque.

If you need a reliable and affordable sedan that doesn’t skimp on any areas, we recommend the 2017 Subaru Impreza. This stylish sedan has been completely redesigned for the 2017 model year and was built on the all-new Subaru Global Platform. It has better materials than ever before which give it a high-quality look and feel and it boasts more interior room than ever. It’s available as both a four-door sedan and a five-door hatchback and has plenty of great features to make every drive more enjoyable like Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto®.

Head on down to our dealership, located at 2850 Colonial Blvd., today to find the Subaru vehicle that’s right for you.

Check Out the 2018 Subaru Outback

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Subaru automakers aren’t always ones to make a huge statement for the sake of attention. Instead, they tend to offer more subtle changes that span every area of a vehicle. You won’t always find that a new model has a completely new look or that it’s gotten a massive update to its engine and powertrain. What you will often find are smaller, more carefully thought out improvements across every aspect of the vehicle to give you, the driver, a better experience than ever before. And that’s the case with the upcoming 2018 Subaru Outback.

The current 2017 Subaru Outback is the best-selling Subaru model, and it’s not hard to see why. The major changes to the new model include a new grille, headlights, front and rear bumpers, and door mirrors. New acoustic front glass will further cut down on interior noise and new safety technology automatically locks the doors above 12.5 mph and unlocks them when the airbags deploy.

Inside, a new larger 6.5-inch touchscreen takes the place of the current smaller 6.2-inch one and an 8-inch screen is optional. In addition to the larger screen, improvements have been made to reduce the screen’s response time, improve voice recognition technology, and more apps have been added to the system. The backseat now accommodates two USB ports so that you can charge your phone easily while still having access to it if you’re not in the front. Materials have been upgraded to give a more luxurious feel and higher trim levels of the vehicle even include stitched cabin features. One of our favorite updates here at your Fort Myers, FL Subaru dealership is the addition of adaptive headlights which swivel when you round a bend to give you better sight lines.

We’re excited here at O’Brien Subaru of Fort Myers about the upcoming 2018 Subaru Outback and can’t wait to make it available to our Fort Myers and greater Naples, FL area Subaru drivers. In the meantime, head on down to 2850 Colonial Blvd today for all your Subaru related needs.

Find Your Summer Subaru Model

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Summer is a great time to finally emerge from our homes after a long winter and enjoy the good old outdoors. From outdoor activities like enjoying a picnic in the park to taking a road trip to your favorite camping site, if you’re like most of us here in Fort Myers, and the greater Naples, FL area, you rely on your car to get you everywhere; whether you’re doing some grocery shopping or taking a trip to the beach. That’s why you need a trusty and reliable automobile like one of our 2017 Subaru models.

Subaru vehicles are always a great choice especially when it comes to enjoying the outdoors. From models like the 2017 Subaru Outback with its convenient hatchback and plenty of room for storage, to the all new 2018 Subaru WRX, which is perfect for drivers who enjoy a little more sport, there’s a new Subaru model for everyone to enjoy.

The new 2018 Subaru WRX not only got a new front-end design for this model year, but it handles better than ever. And with the base 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that gets 268 horsepower and 258 lb.-ft, of torque, or the available 2.5-liter engine that gets 305 horsepower and 290 lb.-ft. of torque, you’ll never worry about speed.

If you’re looking for more cargo space to hold your camping equipment, the 2017 Subaru Outback is your perfect road companion. With 35.5 cubic feet of cargo space combined with its clever design which makes loading and unloading a breeze, you won’t waste any time packing and unpacking this versatile SUV.

Head on down to our Florida Subaru dealership today located at 2850 Colonial Blvd., here in Fort Myers to see our entire inventory of new Subaru models for sale and find the perfect one for you to enjoy your summer in.

Introducing the 2018 Subaru WRX STI RA

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While models like the 2017 Subaru Outback are usually considered to be the flagship model or Subaru automakers with their friendly and safe demeanor, there are still new Subaru models for sale that break this mold. One such model is the sports-oriented 2017 Subaru WRX. This is a car that may never see the fame of the limelight, but it still has a loyal and devout following.

The Subaru WRX is a force to be reckoned with in its own right. With its turbocharged 2.0-liter horizontally opposed four-cylinder boxer engine that gets 268 horsepower and 259 lb.-ft. of torque, its all-wheel drive feature, and its standard manual transmission, it’s a sports car enthusiast’s dream.

And that’s why here at O’Brien Subaru of Fort Myers we’re excited that for the next model year, there’s going to be a new Subaru WRX STI model for sale. Subaru automakers are producing a limited-run edition of the Subaru WRX STI for the 2018 model year and it’s already quite promising.

The vehicle is currently known as the 2018 Subaru WRX STI Type RA and it builds on the current 2017 Subaru WRX STI, with its 2.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder boxer engine which gets 305 horsepower and 290 lb.-ft. of torque by adding a cold-air intake and high-flow performance exhaust which should improve power to an estimated 310 horsepower.

The “RA” designation stands for “record attempt” and is a nod to Subaru performance cars of the past, especially those which were made for racing. Upgrades to the engine aren’t the only changes this car will see as the Subaru WRX STI Type RA will add a carbon fiber roof panel and pedestal wing, and 19-inch forged alloy wheels.

Here at your Fort Myers, FL Subaru dealership, we’re excited to see our favorite automaker expand its lineup. But even if you’re not in the market for a new car, head on down to our dealership for great service today.

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