Find Your Summer Subaru Model

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, […]

Introducing the 2018 Subaru WRX STI RA

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 […]

Teasing the New Subaru BRZ STI

Despite having a reputation for catering to the adventurous and outdoorsy driver, the Subaru brand has a strong foothold in the sports car market–whether it’s the 2017 Subaru WRX or custom built 2017 Subaru Impreza models. There’s also the 2017 Subaru BRZ, which is the most sport looking car in the family; however, despite its […]

Buying a New Subaru Model

Here at O’Brien Subaru of Fort Myers, we have a great selection of both pre-owned and new Subaru models for sale. From the 2017 Subaru Outback to the 2017 Subaru Impreza, you can find a Subaru that’s right for you. And now is a great time to get a new car in time for summer. Buying […]

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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.

Teasing the New Subaru BRZ STI

2017-Subaru-BRZ-Wheels (700x438)Despite having a reputation for catering to the adventurous and outdoorsy driver, the Subaru brand has a strong foothold in the sports car market–whether it’s the 2017 Subaru WRX or custom built 2017 Subaru Impreza models. There’s also the 2017 Subaru BRZ, which is the most sport looking car in the family; however, despite its looks, this car hasn’t quite been the performance model that fans immediately gravitate towards.

That’s all about to change with the upcoming introduction of the Subaru BRZ STI version. To this point, all we’ve gotten is a teaser image to satiate our curiosity. And like salt water, it’s only made us thirstier. The image we’ve been given, which was posted on Facebook, shows only the front left wheel of a version of the Subaru BRZ which has only been available in Japan until now. But we can learn a lot from that simplistic photo. The photo shows top-of-the-line Brembo brakes sitting behind a blacked-out Subaru STI rim. The tire bears the name of Michelin Pilot Sport, a reputable name in the industry, and finally, in the background, we can see a stout chin spoiler jutting out from underneath the front bumper.

What’s interesting about what we can see is what it says about what we cannot see. If we look at the Japanese version of the Subaru BRZ STI model we know that it comes outfitted with a sportier suspension, stronger half shafts, more bracing for the engine bay, and a slew of interior upgrades. Here at O’Brien Subaru of Fort Myers and serving the greater Naples, FL area we’re hopeful that the Japanese version of the vehicle will be a large influence on the American model. It’s not certain yet whether the Subaru BRZ STI version of the car will have more power than the other model, but we can expect refined performance regardless.

Buying a New Subaru Model

2017-Subaru-Impreza-2.0i-Limited-5Door-Red (700x438)Here at O’Brien Subaru of Fort Myers, we have a great selection of both pre-owned and new Subaru models for sale. From the 2017 Subaru Outback to the 2017 Subaru Impreza, you can find a Subaru that’s right for you. And now is a great time to get a new car in time for summer.

Buying a new car is a big investment, and as your Naples, FL area Subaru dealership, we want to reward you for choosing to go with a Subaru model as your vehicle of choice. That’s why  you can always get great deals on all our new Subaru models for sale.

When you buy a Subaru vehicle, you’re not only getting a reliable car that you’ll have for many years to come, you’re getting a vehicle that’s proven to be one of the safest on the road year after year. Our Subaru models are some of the safest cars on the road today and that’s because the automaker puts you–the driver–first. The main safety component on Subaru models is Subaru EyeSight, a comprehensive suite of safety features that provide an extra pair of eyes on the road to help you get where you’re going as safely as possible.

Features include adaptive cruise control, lane keep assist and sway warning, pre-collision braking, pre-collision throttle management, and more. Furthermore, the Subaru brand has proven that these safety systems work by earning the 2017 Insurance Institute for Highway Safety Top Safety Pick on all models equipped with Subaru EyeSight.

Safety is an important issue when it comes to car shopping. That’s why we believe in our vehicles here at O’Brien Subaru of Fort Myers. So if you’re looking for that next great car, head on down to our dealership at 2850 Colonial Blvd. and enjoy our great deals.

Trim Options in the 2018 Subaru Forester

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Here at O’Brien Subaru of Fort Myers, we’re very excited about the release of the upcoming 2018 Subaru Forester as it’s got a lot to offer at every trim level. Currently, one of our favorite options comes in the form of the 2018 Subaru Forester Black Edition. It’s an option for the 2018 Subaru forester Premium model and changes out the normal chrome features for a sleek, monochromatic black visage. Components like the wheels, fog light accents, badges, mirror, and the grille emblem all get a nice black treatment.

But design changes aren’t the only thing you get in the Premium model. You’ll also get a panoramic moonroof, larger wheels, hill-descent control on CVT models, automatic climate control, heated mirrors, and more. If black isn’t your color and you want even more luxury features, then check out the 2018 Subaru Forester Limited. Here the vehicle adds a silver dash trim, leather-wrapped steering wheel and upholstery, blind-spot monitoring, and a power rear lift gate. At the top of the list is the 2018 Subaru Forester Touring model. This trim adds larger wheels, integrated turn signal lights in the mirrors, keyless access, reverse automatic braking, and automatic high beams. These three trims also enjoy the Subaru 7.0-inch STARLINK™ infotainment system which includes Bluetooth®, satellite radio, and USB ports.

Whether you’re going for a sleek monochromatic look or you want all the bells and whistles, the new 2018 Subaru Forester is sure to please. Stay tuned to find out when it appears on our lot.

Get More with the 2018 Subaru Ascent

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The adage “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” can be applied more often than not to the automotive industry. Here at O’Brien Subaru of Fort Myers, we believe that the formula for making new Subaru models is a good one, and year after year, the automaker proves that working with a proven formula is definitely the key to the brand’s success.

Popular Subaru models like the 2017 Subaru Outback are proof that our favorite automaker knows what it’s doing. From winning the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety Top Safety Pick + award over and over again, to selling more models every year, it’s doing something right. But simply building upon an existing empire isn’t always enough. As people and families grow, so does their need for a bigger vehicle. That’s why Subaru automakers are setting their sites on tackling the full-size SUV market with the upcoming 2018 Subaru Ascent.

The new Subaru Ascent will round out the automaker’s lineup giving customers more options than ever before when it comes to finding the best and safest family vehicle. The Subaru Ascent is a full-size SUV complete with three rows and space for up to eight passengers. The exterior is stylish and sleek while still maintaining the signature Subaru model look, complete with the classic Subaru grille and C-shaped headlights. It looks like a mix between the 2017 Subaru Forester and the Subaru Outback.

Underpinning the vehicle is an adapted version of the Subaru New Global Platform. Inside the vehicle, it feels luxurious with refined materials and a large center infotainment touchscreen. Even the window and mirror switches are touch-sensitive. As for power, nothing is certain yet, but sources indicate that it could have a newly developed turbocharged horizontally opposed 2.4-liter four-cylinder direct injection engine.

While the new Subaru Ascent isn’t out just yet, there’s still plenty to explore here at our Fort Myers, FL Subaru dealership. Head on down today for our Subaru Spring Service event and our Memorial Day sales event for great deals all around.

Service Your Subaru for Spring

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Spring is a time for starting fresh. From spring cleaning your house to your car, this is a time to get rid of the old and usher in the new. That’s why here at O’Brien Subaru of Fort Myers we believe that spring is the best time to bring in your Subaru vehicle for maintenance. Whether you have a new 2017 Subaru Impreza or an older Subaru Crosstrek, your vehicle needs regular maintenance so that it can continue to perform to its best standards and keep you and your loved ones as safe as possible.

Subaru models, especially new Subaru models for sale in Fort Myers, FL have a reputation for being some of the most efficient, reliable, and safest vehicles on the road today. However, all those stats aren’t immune to regular wear and tear. That’s why it’s important that you occasionally bring in your Subaru to our Subaru service center for regular inspection and maintenance. We also serve the greater Naples, FL area, which means that if you have a Subaru vehicle in Florida, you’re in great hands.

Our expert service staff is not only highly trained and friendly, but they will quickly diagnose any areas that may need attention. It’s a good idea to bring your car for an oil change roughly every 5,000 miles. But did you know that every component down to your air filter can affect how well your vehicle performs? Here at O’Brien Subaru of Fort Myers, we’ll inspect every inch of your car to ensure that there isn’t a single area that’s not working properly. And with our Subaru service specials, you can always get a great deal on everything from an oil change and tire rotation, to a multi-point inspection.

You shouldn’t be punished for maintaining your vehicle, that’s why we do our best to keep costs low and reward you for taking the initiative. Head on down to 2850 Colonial Blvd. today and make sure your car is ready for the months ahead.

Previewing the 2018 Subaru Outback

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The Subaru brand showed off the highly anticipated new 2018 Subaru Outback at the New York Auto Show, and there are plenty of amazing features to this refreshed flagship vehicle that we’re excited about here at O’Brien Subaru of Fort Myers. Our dealers want to highlight a few the upcoming features that we know Subaru Outback fans will be excited to see.

The first thing you’ll notice when looking at the new 2018 Subaru Outback compared with the 2017 Subaru Outback is the revised styling. The new model features wider and lower grille openings and a new bumper. The headlights are also redesigned and feature daytime LED running lights to improve vehicle visibility. A redesigned front cladding provides better protection from mud and rocks, which is a nice feature for those who take their Subaru Outback off the road. Our favorite feature to the exterior is the option for the new steering-responsive headlights which light up corners as drivers steer around them.

Inside, the automaker has used premium materials to give the vehicle more of an upscale feel to it. Additionally, an available 8-inch infotainment screen offers connectivity features like Apple CarPlay®, Android Auto®, and Nuance voice recognition. Also new for the 2018 model year, the rearview camera now includes guidelines on the screen that move in sync with your steering to help you best position your vehicle when backing up or parking.

As far as ride quality goes, the new 2018 Subaru Outback will be better than ever. Subaru engineers have made upgrades to the chassis that now include better-tuned suspension dampers. These, along with improved electric power steering, give you a smoother drive.

While the 2018 Subaru Outback isn’t out just yet, those looking for a new Subaru will still have plenty of great options here at O’Brien Subaru of Fort Myers. Head on down today for all of your Subaru vehicle needs.

Safety Features in Subaru Models

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Safety is something that everyone looks at when deciding to purchase a new vehicle. It’s not the most glamorous aspect of car shopping, but it’s a necessary one. That’s why here at O’Brien Subaru of Fort Myers, we’re proud to offer Subaru models that have some of the safest, most technologically advanced features out on the road today.

Whether you’re looking at a new 2017 Subaru Outback or a new Subaru Impreza, you’ll have access to a plethora of advanced safety features through the Subaru EyeSight safety system that will keep you and your loved ones safe and give you peace of mind. All Subaru models are specifically designed to give you the most visibility possible, from large windows to reduced A-pillars, and a rearview camera.

Safety and assist features don’t just stop here, either. Along with the Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive features that award you better traction, you can get Vehicle Dynamics Control (VDC) which will automatically sense your steering and braking inputs to help you keep your car on its intended path.

Other useful features not only help you while on the road, but also with parking. Features like Blind Spot Detection and Land Change Assist help you see cars coming from behind and keep you in your lane but also help you see anything coming your way while parking on the street. The Rear Cross-Traffic Alert uses radar sensors to warn you of a car next to you while you’re backing up, while a rear vision camera gives you a clear view of what’s behind you and even provides guides for fitting into that perfect tighter parking spots.

To see all the amazing safety features in person, head on down to your Fort Myers Subaru dealer today to schedule a test drive.

New Subaru Ascent Concept Model Unveiled

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Subaru models have a certain look and feel to them. It’s one that often conjures up images of a hatchback like the 2017 Subaru Outback traversing the wilderness of the Pacific Northwest. And while that imagery isn’t wrong, it also isn’t the only thing that the Subaru brand is capable of doing. It’s true that there hasn’t been a full-sized Subaru model on the market since 2014, but now that’s all about to change, and this new concept vehicle manages to mix the rustic Subaru model feel with something fresh and enticing.

The Subaru Ascent, a three-row SUV, debuted at the New York Auto Show. While technically still a concept, the Subaru Ascent looks promising and could be the perfect vehicle for larger families. It features large boomerang headlamps surrounding a massive grille, a stout body, and definitive lines. It follows the Subaru Viziv-7 concept that we saw last year. It’s a full-size SUV, complete with three rows, but that doesn’t stop it from looking lean and graceful.

Like most new Subaru cars, the Subaru Ascent will feature all-wheel drive and an upgraded engine. It’s a turbocharged 2.4-liter flat-four engine with direct injection. The word on horsepower and torque aren’t out just yet, but we’re confident that the numbers will live up to the speculation. We also believe that it will feature the classic continuously variable transmission which compliments the comprehensive all-wheel drive system.

Inside the concept vehicle shown off at the auto show was a white and brown leather interior and many touchscreens that control everything down to the windows. If you look closely, it appears to be a larger version of the new and highly successful 2017 Subaru Impreza. The automaker hasn’t announced yet when it will unveil the production model of the Subaru Ascent, but if it’s anything like the comprehensive concept we’ve seen, this seven-passenger SUV will be hard to beat.

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