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  • Subaru generally produce powerful cars with large engines
  • This can often lead to high insurance groups, which can impact insurance premiums
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While the Subaru range may be fairly small in comparison to other car makers, it is a strong competitor with a solid foundation in the market built on a reputation for quality engineering and performance handling.

Models in the current Subaru range include sports saloons, estates and 4x4’s, each riding on the reputation for handling and reliability built in part by the success of the Subaru Rally team.

  • Subaru models are built for a range of different purposes and tastes, and are generally very different cars
  • This means that they will have different specifications and features, all of which may impact insurance groups and premiums

In the tables below, we've collected information about some of the more popular models in the Subaru range, including typical insurance groups and tax bands.

You can use this information to gauge potential running and insurance costs across the range.

For more information on how these factors may impact your insurance premium, browse our collection of articles and guides, such as 'how car insurance groups are calculated'.

Subaru Forester

The Subaru Forester has grown over the years, from its origins as an estate-like compact crossover, into the mid-size SUV we know today.

Major alterations such as these can often impact insurance premiums and yearly running costs, however Subaru seemed to have managed to curb these increases with developments in other areas of the vehicle. 

Subaru Forester generation
Engine range
Typical insurance group* Tax bracket
Forester (97-03)
23 - 33
K - L
Forester (02-08) 2.0 - 2.5
21 - 35
J - L
Forester (08-12) 2.0
19 - 24
G - H
Forester (13 on) 2.0
23 - 34
F - J

Subaru Impreza

The Subaru Impreza is a favourite among petrol heads across the country for its great looks, performance and reliability.

With a wide range of style, trim and engine options available, you’ll also find a large bracket of potential insurance groups for the Impreza to fall into, and with insurance companies factoring these into their premiums, it’s important to understand their impact. 

Subaru Impreza generation
Engine range
Typical insurance group*
Tax bracket
Impreza estate (00-05) 1.6 - 2.0
19 - 37
Impreza Saloon (00-05) 2.0
23 - 42
Impreza Saloon (05-08) 2.0 - 2.5
26 - 42
K - M
Impreza Sports Wagon (05-08) 1.5 - 2.5
16 - 38
I - L
Impreza (07-12) 1.5 - 2.5
11 - 36
G - M
Impreza STi (08-08) 2.5
L - M

Subaru Legacy

The Subaru Legacy is an all-wheel estate that is now in its fifth generation, and is regarded as a tough, well-built car that comes with the unique styling that makes it recognisable as a Subaru.

It is a no-nonsense, practical car that can deal with a variety of terrains, and get you around in comfort. 

Subaru Legacy Model
Engine range
Typical insurance group*
Tax bracket
Legacy estate (89-00) 2.0 - 2.5
27 - 29
Legacy estate (98-03) 2.0 - 3.0
27 - 31
K - L
Legacy Saloon (03-10) 2.0 - 3.0
23 - 35
F - M
Legacy Saloon (89-99)
Legacy Saloon (99-02) 2.0 - 2.5
27 - 29
K - L
Legacy Sports Tourer (03-09) 2.0 - 3.0
23 - 35
G - M
Legacy Tourer (09 on) 2.0 - 2.5
19 - 22
F - J

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Subaru: did you know?

  • Established - 1953
  • Headquarters - Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan
  • Parent company - Fuji Heavy Industries

Subaru, a division of the transportation giant Fuji Heavy Industries, shares its name with the Japanese word for the Pleiades star cluster (better known as The Seven Sisters and the inspiration for the Subaru logo). In 2011, it was the world’s 26th largest car manufacturer (based on production numbers).

Subaru is known for its use of the boxer engine in many of its designs above 1500cc. They're also recognised for their use of an all-wheel drive train, which became standard in most of its mid-size and smaller cars in 1996.

Subaru have a long history on the rally circuit. The Subaru World Rally team have had great success in the WRC with drivers such as Richard Burns and Colin McRae. The team took the manufacturer’s title three years in a row, between 1995 and 1997.