Subaru Lifestyle

Learn more about the rugged and reliable Subaru brand from the experts at Zeigler Subaru of Merrillville in Merrillville, IN. Research and review everything Subaru's capable lineup of award-winning sedans, wagons, and SUVs have to offer. Plus, unpack Subaru's impressive buying benefits, accolades, and history before stopping by for a test drive. 

Find the perfect model for your lifestyle and budget demands, choose from a fleet of off-road-ready wagons, crossovers, and SUVs. Like the sleek Impreza, rugged Crosstrek, and adventure-ready Outback. Or if you're looking for a spacious and versatile SUV, Subaru's capable Forester or bold Ascent may be perfect for you. As for athletic and intelligent sedans, Subaru offers the sophisticated Legacy, nimble BRZ, and exciting WRX.

If you have any questions, our experienced sales staff is eager to share its knowledge and enthusiasm with you. We encourage you to browse our new and used inventory, schedule a test drive, and investigate financing options. You can also request more information about a vehicle using our online form or by calling 888-714-8908. If you don't see a particular vehicle, click on CarFinder and complete the form. We will gladly inform you when a matching car arrives. 

Subaru Ownership Benefits

Did you know Subaru vehicles hold their value better than any other brand? It's true! According to ALG's residual value forecasts, Subaru models are a fantastic long-term vehicle investment. Subaru models also boast the lowest 5-Year Cost to Own of all brands for two years running according to Kelley Blue Book! Subaru owners also automatically become part of something bigger, The Subaru Love Promise. A vision to show love and respect to all people at every interaction with Subaru, an effort to try and make the world a better place. The Subaru Love Promise works with a diverse range of organizations including:National Park FoundationTen years Meals on Wheels Share the Love® Events50 million meals to Feeding America®The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Over 277,600 science books donatedMake-A-Wish® America and Alzheimer's AssociationCarter's Replanting Program

Subaru Accolades

Subaru is the Most Trusted Brand for seven years running, according to Kelley Blue Book. Not only that but J.D. Power has acknowledged Subaru has the #1 Brand Loyalty in the automotive industry for two years in a row. All 2021 Subaru models that also come equipped with EyeSight® and Steering Responsive Headlights are an IIHS TOP SAFETY PICK as well! Additional Subaru accolades and awards include:

  • Subaru is ranked #1 in Vehicle Safety, according to the American Customer Satisfaction Index.
  • Subaru is a five-time Best Performance Brand winner, according to Kelley Blue Book.
  • The Subaru Outback has the Best Resale Value in its class for two years running, according to Kelley Blue Book.

Subaru Design

Every new Subaru model has been meticulously designed around you and your needs, featuring unparalleled space, amenities, and amenities. Unlock more premium space in models like the new Subaru Outback that features more passenger room than Honda CR-V, Toyota RAV4, and Jeep Grand Cherokee. The new Subaru  Crosstrek also offers impressive space and versatility, with up to 121.6 cubic feet of interior volume and 60/40-split flat-folding. Additional Subaru Design highlights found throughout the fleet include:

  • Outback Cargo volume up to 75.7 cubic feet
  • Available Genuine Nappa Leather
  • SUBARU STARLINK® Multimedia with 11.6-inch Touchscreen
  • Available Harman Kardon® Premium Audio
  • Outback has 8.7 inches of ground clearance

Subaru History

For nearly 70 years Subaru has been innovating and producing impressive performances. Starting in the early 1950s when Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd's automotive division came to be known as "Subaru", which is a Japanese word meaning "unite". Follow the Subaru brand throughout the years below:

  • In the early 1950s, a collection of Japanese companies joined to form Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd. 
  • In 1954 the first Subaru  P-1 car was unveiled
  • In 1958 the 360 was introduced and nicknamed the Ladybird due to its design
  • In the 1960s Subaru launched its first truck, the Sambar minitruck
  • In 1966 Subaru launched the 1000 car with a front-wheel-drive system 
  • In the 1970s Subaru introduced the GL/DL with four-wheel-drive (4WD) capability
  • In 1977 Subaru released the Brat small pickup
  • In the 1980s Subaru developed the world's first electronically controlled continuously variable transmission
  • Late 1980s Subaru released the Legacy sedan
  • In the 1990s Subaru won the World Rally Championship three years in a row
  • Late 1990s Subaru released the Legacy-based Outback wagon and sporty Impreza wagon
  • In the 1990s General Motors acquired a 20 percent stake in parent company Fuji Heavy Industries 
  • Today Subaru is ranked #1 in Vehicle Safety, according to the American Customer Satisfaction Index and boast one of the Best Resale Values of any car brand

Subaru Legacy Comparison

2021 Subaru Legacy vs the Toyota Camry

2021 Subaru Legacy
Starting Price: $22,895
Drivetrain: All-Wheel
Passenger Volume: 105.5 cu-ft
Front Headroom: 39.4"
2021 Toyota Camry
Horsepower: $25,045
Transmission: FWD
Fuel Economy: 100.4 cu-ft
Power Outlet: 38.3"

The all-new 2021 Subaru Legacy gives you the confidence to take on any season or terrain. Feel the difference the standard Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive makes and enjoy the thrilling available 260 horsepower and up to 277 pound-feet of torque. No matter the journey length, the new Subaru Legacy offers the space, versatility, and amenities you deserve.

Subaru Impreza Comparison

2021 Subaru Impreza
Starting Price: $18,795
Horsepower: 152
Torque: 145 lb-ft
Drivetrain: All-Wheel Drive
2021 Hyundai Elantra
Starting Price: $19,650
Horsepower: 147
Torque: 132 lb-ft
Drivetrain: FWD

The all-new 2021 Subaru Impreza comes loaded with an array of impressive standard performance, space, and amenities. Take on the new 2021 Hyundai Elantra with confidence thanks to the new Subaru Impreza’s standard Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive, powerful 152 horsepower, and capable 145 lb-ft of torque. Enjoy all that and more for a lower starting price!

Subaru Forester Comparison

2021 Subaru Forester
Price: $24,795
Standard Drivetrain: Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive
Fuel Economy: 26 city / 33 highway mpg
DC Power Outlets: 3 12-Volt
Interior Cargo Volume: 31.1 cu-ft
2021 Jeep Cherokee
Price: $36,995
Standard Drivetrain: Rear-Wheel Drive
Fuel Economy: 19 city / 26 highway mpg
DC Power Outlets: 2 12-Volt
Interior Cargo Volume: 17.2 cu-ft

Take note of the competition-crushing the new 2021 Subaru Forester, boasting a powerful and efficient performance, flexible space, and a slew of impressive amenities. At a much lower starting price than the new 2021 Jeep Cherokee, the new Subaru Forester comes equipped with Subaru’s famous and reliable Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive as well as the competitive 26 city and 33 highway mpg. Plus, the all-new Subaru Forester also features 8.7 Inches of ground clearance and X-MODE® to further enhance every adventure.

Subaru FAQs

The term Subaru is a Japanese word meaning "unite."

July 15, 1953, when Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd’s automotive division came to be known as "Subaru".

Yes, every new Subaru comes equipped with a standard Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive.

Since February 2020, Subaru has been a part of the Toyota Group, which owns 20% of the company and is the largest single shareholder.

Yes, Subaru models come equipped with SUBARU STARLINK® Multimedia that offers Apple CarPlay® and Android™ Auto Integration.

The new Subaru Outback starts at just $26,795.

The new Subaru Outback comes equipped with a potent 2.5-liter H-4 engine.

The new Subaru Outback has seating for up to five passengers.

The new 2021 Subaru Forester has room for up to five passengers and a combined 111.9 cubic feet of passenger volume.

The new 2021 Subaru Forester’s dimensions are: 182.1 " L x 71.5 " W x 67.5 " H.

Subaru offers numerous impressive safety features, including standard EyeSight® Driver Assist Technology, Subaru DriverFocus® Distraction Mitigation System, All-Around Awareness Technology, and much more.

Shop, Finance, & Service at Zeigler Subaru of Merrillville today

At Zeigler Subaru of Merrillville in Merrillville, IN, we treat the needs of each individual customer with paramount concern. We know that you have high expectations, and as a car dealer we enjoy the challenge of meeting and exceeding those standards each and every time. Allow us to demonstrate our commitment to excellence! If you'd like to see a vehicle in person, click on Dealership: Directions for step-by-step driving instructions to our site, or give us a call. We look forward to serving you!
  1. Zeigler Subaru of Merrillville

    1777 W US Route 30
    Merrillville, IN 46410

    • Sales: 219-756-7900
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