first_img Related Items:escape artist, Genmessome Presandieu, police, resisting arrest, Rolyn Cassema, two counts of assaulting a police officer, unlawful entry Update: Women robbed while exercising (21 year old Arrested) Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Police get wanted man; Magistrate Court back open Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police Force’s mission to combat abusive images of children online Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 08 Jul 2015 – Serious charges for a 20 year old resident, originally from Haiti who appears to be some sort of an escape artist. Police report that Genmessome Presandieu also known as Rolyn Cassema was charged for a battery of concerning offenses including: unlawful entry, two counts of assaulting a police officer, resisting arrest and more vexing having a gun while allegedly resisting arrest and having ammunition for that gun, the charge added is also endangering lives.No bail was granted for the ‘Houdini’ who appeared in court yesterday. There were some smaller arrests including a 57 year old, Five Cays man, who has to answer charges for allegedly stealing three bottles of Johnnie Walker whisky from IGA; a 29 year old Venetian Road resident who was charged for damage to property and using a weapon to cause fear and a 28 year old of Five Cays man, for fighting. Recommended for youlast_img read more

first_img Related Items:Inaugural National Honors and Awards, national heritage day Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 09 Oct 2015 – It is a public holiday on Monday; Turks and Caicos for the second time celebrates October 12th as National Heritage Day with national flag motorcades in each of the inhabited islands. For the first time this year, the National Honors and Awards will be presented and the ceremony is set for Parade Grounds in the capital, Grand Turk at 10am on Monday. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

first_imgArsenal’s head of recruitment Sven Mislintat holds Ousmane Dembele in a high regard, amid the uncertainty surrounding his Barcelona futureThe 21-year-old forward has struggled to make an impact at Camp Nou following his €105m transfer from Borussia Dortmund in 2017.And now Dembele’s troubles at Barcelona have been brought into the spotlight amid reports of an uneasy relationship with manager Ernesto Valverde.Due to this, Dembele has been linked with a January move to Arsenal with Barcelona legend Rivaldo suggesting that the Frenchman is trying to force an exit.Now Mislintat, who helped recruit Dembele to Dortmund while he worked at the German club, has done little to deny these reports.“I saw him, he had not even played for Stade Rennes in the first team,” Mislintat told Zeit.“I bet he did not know which foot he used in certain situations because he just did not think about it.David Villa, SpainQuiz: How much do you know about David Villa? Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Time to test your knowledge about Spanish legendary forward David Villa.“I felt this is a really special player.”Mislintat, who joined Arsenal last year and helped wager a move for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in January, holds no hard feelings towards Dembele for his behaviour in the summer of 2017.Upon learning of Barcelona’s interest in him, Dembele refused to attend training sessions at Dortmund in an attempt to force a move to Catalonia.“Ousmane did not come to training – right,” added Mislintat.“But this ability to develop strategies to exploit every gap was worth gold on the field.“Ousmane decided to play games for us and was significantly responsible for the 2017 cup victory.“Many of these top players who make the difference come from different environments, where they became hungry for promotion and success. They have a special intrinsic motivation.”last_img read more

first_img March 26, 2018 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) — San Diego City Councilman Scott Sherman says the “SDSU West” initiative, sponsored by “Friends of San Diego State for Mission Valley,” may be illegal.Sherman said the initiative may have violated the education code. If so, the council’s vote to send it to voters may also have been illegal.Related Link: What’s in a name? Why SDSU West’s title may violate education codesWhy has this come up now? Sherman said it came up in a conversation with a friend who dealt with similar issues at UCSD. His job was to reign in people illegally using the UCSD name.The title of the initiative reads “SDSU West Campus Research Center, Stadium and River Park initiative.”Sherman said using the SDSU initials is a violation of the education code.” … which says nobody without permission shall use San Diego State, San Diego State University, SDSU for any political fundraising,” Sherman said.Kim Kilkenney is with the Friends of San Diego State, which sponsored the initiative. He had just come from an event where he and Sherman separately addressed the Lincoln Club.“The material that he passed out has San Diego State’s logo and San Diego State’s name on political material. Are we suggesting this is illegal? No, because it’s a silly issue,” Kilkenney said.Sherman also said the initiative sponsors are using the name to raise funds, and that may be a campaign violation. He sent a letter to the city attorney asking for a legal opinion.He said the city, those who circulated the petition, and those who donated funds may be subject to fines under government codes.Related Link: Former city attorney talks about SDSU West initiative“It says anybody who is guilty of this is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable up to a $1,000 fine, so does that mean everybody who signed is guilty of a misdemeanor anybody who has donated?” Sherman asked.“Our attorneys have looked at his letter and have concluded that it’s a non-issue. … Our attorneys are comfortable with the title and the name of our steering committee,” Kilkenney said. “It’s a distraction. He’d rather attack our campaign on silly issues than talk about the merits, and the merits are how best to use that site.”Sherman goes on to say using the SDSU initiatives is misleading to voters because it implies it’s a San Diego State initiative, not a citizens initiative.Kilkenney said this is of no concern to voters.“What they’re concerned about is how the city of San Diego disposes of one of its most valuable assets,” he said.Then why not simply remove the SDSU name from the title?“Our initiative is filed. It’s a done deal, so that’s not an option,” Kilkenney said. Is the SDSU West initiative illegal? Steve Bosh, Posted: March 26, 2018center_img Steve Bosh Updated: 7:02 PM Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

first_imgFacebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Gradual reduction of extreme danger from existing or new wildfires in some parts of Southcentral Alaska may be creating public confusion about what burning is allowed, and what is still prohibited, a state forestry official said on Friday. Due to the extremely dry conditions and ongoing fire activity in Southcentral Alaska, the Division of Forestry last week extended Alaska’s wildfire season from August 31 to September 30. That means people must have a burn permit to do any open debris burning or use a burn barrel through Sept. 30. The fire season and permit requirement normally expire Aug. 31. Tim Mowry, a spokesman for the Division of Forestry: “We appreciate the public’s understanding of our need to err on the side of caution when it comes to fire, given the summer’s unusually dry weather that’s led to destructive and disruptive wildfires. We want people to enjoy the outdoors, but also keep themselves and their neighbors safe.” There has been confusion in the public about “burn closures” versus “burn suspensions:”During a “burn closure,” all open burning – including all campfires and the use of charcoal grills – is prohibited.During a “burn suspension,” all permitted burning – including open debris (brush) burning and the use of burn barrels – is prohibited. But campfires under 3 feet in diameter with flame lengths less than 2 feet high are allowed, as is the use of charcoal grills. The Division of Forestry evaluates conditions on a daily basis to determine whether a burn suspension is warranted in a specific area, and posts that information on its burn permit webpage at http://forestry.alaska.gov/burn under the link titled, “Are conditions OK to burn today?” While a burn closure for the Kenai Peninsula and Matanuska-Susitna boroughs was rescinded as of 8 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 4, burn permit suspensions remain in effect in those two areas due to continuing high wildfire danger and persistently dry conditions. That means open debris burning and the use of burn barrels are prohibited, but the use of campfires and charcoal grills is allowed. Burn suspensions on the Kenai Peninsula and Mat-Su Valley will likely remain in place until those areas receive substantial rain or snow. While the rain that fell in some parts of Southcentral Alaska dampened surface fuels, it has not been enough to penetrate the deep layers of the forest floor that remain extremely dry and susceptible to burning.last_img read more

first_imgAt the time this article was written, ESPN had 3,335,412 followers on Twitter. However, Erin Andrews, one of ESPN’s most popular commentators had 1,200,905 all to herself. By the time you read this, CNN will have more than 3,980,000 followers. But more than 2,304,000 people will be following one of CNN’s biggest brandividuals—Anderson Cooper. Many media executives are naturally driven to perceive this brandividual independence as a threat; not just to their brand, but, as if they’re pimps, to their way of life. However, the risks of resisting or ignoring the realities of this new, brandividual-led world are greater than if you embrace them. First, make sure you have the right brandividuals—journalists or bloggers who are domain experts, whose expertise and reputation engender trust and loyalty, and who understand the importance of immersing themselves into the social networks that matter.Second, don’t be shy about leading your online editorial product with your brandividual(s).Third, in addition to providing the necessary buttons and icons for connecting to your media brand over social networks, be sure to offer all of the available means for your audience members to connect directly with your brandividuals. David Berlind is the chief content officer at UBM TechWeb.More on this topic Resisting Brandividualism Is Futile The Brandividual, “Problematic Neutrality” and the Emerging Editorial Model UBM Tech Shuffles Executive Team CMP Acquires ‘Unconference’ Events Group for $1.2 Million Meredith Hires Mark Peterson as Newsstand VP Hearst Looking to Boost Social Interaction On-SiteJust In TIME Names New Sales, Marketing Leads | People on the Move This Just In: Magazines Are Not TV Networks Editor & Publisher Magazine Sold to Digital Media Consultant Four More Execs Depart SourceMedia in Latest Restructuring BabyCenter Sold to Ziff Davis Parent J2 Media | News & Notes PE Firm Acquires Majority Stake in Industry DivePowered by Last fall, at the American Business Media’s Executive Forum, I joined IDG Enterprise CCO John Gallant and SourceMedia EVP/CCO David Longobardi on stage for a panel about the future of content and editorial and, much to my surprise, my introduction of the “brandividual” concept turned into a lightning rod for subsequent hallway conversation.Brandividualism is nothing new. But prior to the arrival of social networks, the media brands themselves got to be the sole arbiters of brandividualism. There were no other practical ways to keep in touch with your favorite newscaster, weatherperson or columnist other than to tune into the media brands that employed them. Then along came Twitter and Facebook—two services that have not only up-ended the media industry in well-chronicled ways, but ones that have also reinforced the principles of brandividualism.In a double-whammy, not only are Twitter and Facebook disintermediating media brands as the sole channelers of the trust relationship between audience and brandividuals, they’ve become the platforms upon which new independent, but highly trusted brandividuals have risen. The latter phenomenon and its potential to dilute audience is the more oft-discussed challenge to modern day media. But the former should be just as interesting to us students of media.last_img read more

first_imgShare this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedTarr, Robertson & Gordon Secure $30,000 In State Funding For Wilmington Senior Center ImprovementsIn “Government”OP-ED: Why Wilmington Residents Should Care About A Woburn 40B ProjectIn “Government”Massachusetts Lottery Eyeing Wilmington As Location For New Regional OfficeIn “Business” Dear Editor,We would like to take this opportunity to thank Senators Cindy Friedman and Bruce Tarr and Representatives Richard Haggerty, David Robertson, and Kenneth Gordon for their continued support in the Woburn Neighborhood Association’s objection to the Ledges Project. The State Delegation from Woburn and Wilmington sent a joint letter to the Mass Department of Environmental Protection outlining their objections to the project and asking them to take immediate action. The text of the letter is below.Sincerely,Michael L Raymond, ChairmanWoburn Neighborhood Association++++++++++++++++++++++Office of Heidi ZischGeneral CounselMass DEP 205B Lowell StWilmington, MA 01887Attorney Zisch,We write to you with great concern about the environmental impact regarding the “Ledges” project located at 1042 Main Street in Woburn, MA, and the widespread effects it will have on both the local and regional human and animal populations, forest ecosystem, and groundwater runoff. While we support accessible and affordable housing opportunities in the greater Boston area, the impact the proposed project has on the surrounding neighborhoods in terms of dust, noise, and construction on an environmentally damaged plot leads us to believe that such a project’s negatives far outweigh any perceived benefits. We believe that MassDEP would likely share in our and our constituents justified concerns,Firstly, with 420,000 cubic yards of soil set to be removed, the project not only radically alters the community but also exposes all residents to dust and debris as a result of the extensive blasting. Of particular concern to us is the great amount of Silica dust that will be created. As we are sure you know, silica contributes to increased risks of a myriad of cancers, a heightened risk of OCPD, and is the direct cause of silicosis. These risks are especially concerning due to the presence of young children and the elderly nearby, living in homes not typically insulated against such fine particle matter. Even if such particles do not enter the homes and business of residents, fine particles that land on cars, playsets, and pathways will be directly stirred up and breathed by thousands of people. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health recommends that workers who deal with silica change their clothes and park their vehicle in sheltered areas at the worksite, noting that fallen particles on clothes and cars still raise the level for illness. The residents of Woburn and Wilmington do not have this luxury, and instead are forced to be exposed to contaminates without any choice but to abandon their homes. This is egregious.Secondly, we wish MassDEP to address the radical changes such a development will have on the water percolation and runoff, especially with respect to the change in how the plume of the Olin Chemical site has continuously spread. As we are sure you are aware the chemicals leaked from the Olin Chemical property have created a larger plume than previously expected, With the removal of vegetation, top soil, and the creation of thousands of square feet of non-permeable surface we are concerned with the exacerbation that concentrated percolation and drainage will have in extending the plume. By creating non-permeable surfaces and removing topsoil storm-water run off potentially increase in concentration, pushing chemicals spreading through the bedroom even further rather than being held and released more slowly as the current topography of the site allows. As you are also aware, the Wilmington area cancer study is still an ongoing matter, and evidence suggests a correlation between the appearance of rare cancers and the chemicals present in the Woburn/Wilmington watershed.Thirdly, our delegation is concerned about the noise and light pollution on nearby residents. While the area is developed, the lowering of the elevation of the hill and the removal of the trees changes the dynamic of the light and noise pollution tremendously. It is no secret that studies show that exposure to light and sound during evening hours leads to higher rates of stress, depression, anxiety, and more in children. The size and scope of a project that radically alters the landscape will decrease the health of the population, decrease the values of existing property, and compound an already tenuous public health picture.As the project is moving forward, urgent action is greatly needed. We ask that you, within your powers, take into account our objections with the project so that the good people of Woburn and Wilmington do not lose their health, homes, or happiness. As always, if you have any questions on the above points, the project in general, or our other numerous concerns please do not hesitate to reach out to our respective offices.Sincerely,Representative David RobertsonRepresentative Richard HaggertyRepresentative Kenneth GordonSenator Bruce TarrSenator Cindy FriedmanLike Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.last_img read more

first_img 12 smart doorbells to watch over your front stoop 13 Photos Smart Home Gadgets Video Cameras Security Tags These devices sound like they’d come in handy and would do a good job at deterring theft. What are some other reasons you’d use them? Maybe you don’t want to walk all the way to the front door just to find out your visitor was a solicitor. Maybe you have mobility issues. Or maybe you want to catch creeps like this guy. There’s a wide array of reasons and a wide array of smart doorbells to choose from.So we want to know: Do you own a smart doorbell already? Has it paid off? Have you caught a thief in the act? If so, please share! If not, do you find yourself wanting one? What features are you looking for? If you don’t want one, how come? Check out the poll below and cast your vote to answer these questions and more. If you’d like to explain your vote further, please join us in the comments.Check out previous installments of CNET Asks here, and cast your votes on a wide range of topics. If there is a particular question you’d like to see asked, or if you’d like a shot at being featured in a future edition, join us at CNET Member Asks and submit your topic idea.  Share your voice 1:58 Now playing: Watch this: Read more: 7 smart doorbells that make screening visitors oh-so easyRead also: Netgear adds a smart doorbell to its Arlo home security lineup I was taught as a child not to open the door to just anyone and I still think that’s a good rule. And now there’s a device that makes it easier than ever to keep strangers out. The smart doorbell concept is simple: Someone rings the bell or approaches your door and you get a push notification to your phone — which then shows you a live video of your front step. Some smart doorbells allow you to chat with your visitor through your phone and a speaker inside the buzzer. Some allow you to unlock your door from your phone. One of the most important features is the motion-activated camera, which can help guard against would-be porch pirates who could be after your deliveries.   Comments 17 Things to consider when choosing between brands (other than cost) include the live view resolution, the latency between doorbell and push notification and the two-way audio. You can check out our list of smart doorbells and their respective features here. CNET Asks 9 smart doorbells to try nowlast_img read more

first_imgSamsung Galaxy Home Juan Garzon/CNET When Samsung first started talking about making a Bixby-powered smart speaker last year, it said it would arrive in the second half of 2018. Samsung officially announced the Galaxy Home at its Galaxy Note 9 event in August 2018 and promised to share more details at the company’s developer conference in November. It showed off the speaker again then, but didn’t give specifics on its launch date.Then at the Galaxy S10 Unpacked event in February 2019, Samsung co-CEO DJ Koh told CNET that it would launch the speaker by April. (Samsung’s US PR department, though, would only say it would launch in the first half of 2019.)Now it’s mid-May and, and the world remains without a Bixby-powered cauldron. What gives? Share your voice Amazon Google Samsung Samsung’s first Bixby speaker, the Galaxy Home, revealed 0 2:23 Galaxy Home: Samsung’s answer to the HomePod News • Samsung Galaxy Home reportedly delayed to later this year Now playing: Watch this:center_img Samsung Galaxy Home In a statement provided to CNET on Friday, a Samsung spokesperson said it’s “planning to launch Galaxy Home in the first half of 2019,” making it clear that Samsung still intends to release the device. But the company didn’t share any specifics, and it hasn’t yet detailed the Galaxy Home’s pricing.  Bixby is Samsung’s homegrown digital voice assistant that launched with the Galaxy S8 about three years ago. It initially was geared as an interface to control the phone, but Samsung since then expanded the technology into its various appliances and televisions. A smart speaker is aimed to be the latest home for Bixby, taking advantage of the expertise of Samsung’s Harman audio expertise. For Samsung and numerous others, artificial intelligence is the next big wave of computing. Every tech heavyweight is investing in these assistants because they’re heralded as the future of how we’ll interact with our gadgets. But it’s already a crowded arena, with Google and Amazon largely dominating the smart speaker market. The Galaxy Home’s lateness could make it even tougher to compete. The delay of the Home comes as Samsung struggles to get its flashy Galaxy Fold out the door. A number of devices tested by journalists ahead of the $1,980 foldable phone’s release suffered from broken or damaged tablet displays, leading Samsung to postpone its planned April 26 launch. More smart speakers: Sonos readying Google Assistant update for next weekThis week the company emailed those who preordered the device saying that it would cancel their orders if the phone doesn’t ship by May 31 unless customers tell the company that they want to keep them. With a little over a month to go until the first half of the year ends, time is certainly ticking to see if Samsung hits this latest target. CNET’s Shara Tibken contributed to this report. Preview • A Galaxy far, far away? Samsung’s Bixby speaker is still a no-show Smart Speakers & Displays Tags 12 Photos Post a commentlast_img read more

first_img 9 Subaru LegacyIf there’s one model that’s generally overlooked in the Subaru lineup, it’s the company’s Legacy sedan. That’s a bit of a shame, because there’s nothing really wrong with this midsize family four-door, and there’s quite a lot that’s right about it. For starters, the Legacy has standard all-wheel drive, a feature that’s still in short supply among midsize non-premium sedans. It’s also available with six-cylinder power, which is also becoming something of a rarity in a class where most car companies are downsizing power offerings to four-cylinder engines. The entire range also features a good amount of active safety features.The Legacy has been around since 1989, and it’s now in its 6th generation in its final year. The new 7th-generation model (shown below) arrives this fall for the 2020 model year, and it shows signs of being worth waiting for. However, Subaru hasn’t made the new model available for test drives, and it won’t be in showrooms until later this year, so for now, your only choice is the 2019 model. 13 Photos The 2019 Subaru Outback is ideal whether you’re on paved roads or not Today, Subaru is best known as the automaker that builds popular models like the Forester and Outback crossover SUVs, along with cars like the Legacy and Impreza. Well-regarded for their offbeat combination of boxer engines and all-wheel drive, the Japanese brand’s popularity has been on the rise for many years.  As the 22nd-largest producer of new automobiles globally, Subaru is still something of a small company in the car business, but thanks in part to a longstanding partnership with Toyota, Subaru has been thriving in a consolidating and evolving industry where volume is king.Subaru has become best-known for crossover SUVs like this Forester. Subaru Subaru through the yearsLike many other car companies, Subaru didn’t actually start out building automobiles. The brand’s parent, formerly known as Fuji Heavy Industries (now known as Subaru Corporation), was actually born in 1915 as the Nakajima Aircraft Company, a company best-known for building airplanes during World War II. After the conflict ended, the company transitioned into a new entity, Fuji Sangyo Co., which produced gas-powered scooters, among other things.It wasn’t until the Subaru 1500 of 1954 that the company began building passenger cars. Only a very small number of 1500s were built, but early Subaru would go on to build a number of much more successful small cars and trucks, including the oddball rear-engined 360 (which would become the first Subaru model sold in the US) and the Sambar utility vehicle.Subaru 360Subaru’s first US model was this tiny, rear-engined 360. The brand has come come a long way. Subaru Fast-forward to today, and Subaru is well regarded as a builder of dependable sedans, sporty cars, and particularly, crossover sport utility vehicles. As one of the very first automakers to enthusiastically incorporate all-wheel drive into its passenger cars and embrace car-based SUV body styles, Subaru’s offerings have both defined the modern automotive market and been well served by where it has headed. As a brand, Subaru is also well known for its rally racing heritage and for the broad and inclusive nature of its advertising and marketing efforts, with a particular emphasis on speaking to the LGBTQ community, as well as outdoor enthusiasts and pet owners. The company’s offerings are also well regarded for their practicality, durability and resale value.If Subaru has a major blind spot, it’s been its reluctance to embrace alternative fuels. In an industry hurtling headlong toward electrification, the automaker offers just one such model, the Crosstrek Hybrid, a plug-in model with limited range and appeal. So far, though, that softness hasn’t hurt the brand’s growth.So, which Subaru is right for you? Check out our buying guide below: Subaru AscentThe Ascent is Subaru’s newest model line, and it’s also the biggest vehicle the company has ever sold. This three-row crossover SUV takes everything that people love about the Forester and super-sizes it for bigger families.This new model even looks like an overgrown Forester, fitting right in with Subaru’s rugged-yet-conservative aesthetic. With seating for up to eight people and standard all-wheel drive, the 2020 Subaru Ascent starts at $31,995, with MSRPs ratcheting up to the top-shelf $45,045 Ascent Touring (before options and $1,010 destination fee). That pricing range places this Indiana-built SUV in the heart of the burgeoning upper mid-size crossover market, where it competes against segment stalwarts like the Ford Explorer, Honda Pilot and Toyota Highlander, as well as newcomers like the Hyundai Palisade, Kia Telluride and Volkswagen Atlas. New for 2018, the Ascent is based on the same Subaru Global Architecture that underpins the current Impreza and Forester models. Powered by a 2.4-liter turbocharged flat four-cylinder engine, the Ascent delivers 260 hp and 277 pound-feet of torque. As with other Subarus, all-wheel drive and a Lineartronic CVT are mandatory. Most other vehicles in this class offer V6 power, but the forced-induction engine of the Subaru is in the hunt when it comes to overall power, and fuel-efficiency ratings (up to 21 mpg city, 27 highway) are class competitive, too.Subaru Ascent Indiana factoryEnlarge ImageThe Subaru Ascent is built in Indiana. Subaru Best for larger families or those who have regular towing needs (the Ascent can lug up to 5,000 pounds), this Subaru also offers above-average cargo space — up to 86.5 cubic feet (47.5 of which is behind the second row). The Ascent also offers plenty of tech features, including a wealth of standard active safety gear and Starlink infotainment with standard Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and a 6.5-inch touchscreen. Optional features include a larger 8.0-inch infotainment system, 14-speaker Harman Kardon audio, a panoramic moonroof and a WiFi hotspot. Overall, the Ascent is a well-rounded three-row SUV that doesn’t really stand out in any particular area. 31 Photos 56 Photos Subaru ImprezaThe 2019 Impreza is Subaru’s entry-level offering, a compact range available in both four-door sedan and five-door hatchback body styles. Competing against popular rivals like the Honda Civic, Hyundai Elantra, Mazda3 and Toyota Corolla, the Impreza is most noteworthy for its standard AWD, strong safety equipment and an easy-to-use infotainment system.The current fifth-generation Impreza has been on sale since the 2017 model year, and North-American-market vehicles are built in Lafayette, Indiana. The Impreza is notable for its solid handling and large cabin, but the model’s biggest claim to fame is actually that it forms the basis for the high-performance WRX sport sedan, as well as the Crosstrek compact SUV, both of which are covered elsewhere in this guide.Subaru’s most-affordable model, the Impreza starts from just $18,595 plus $885 delivery for the base 2.0i sedan. The five-door 2.0i hatchback commands slightly more, ringing up at $19,095, but its added utility seems worth the premium. Mid-level Premium models ($21,595 sedan/$22,095 hatch) give way to the 2.0i Sport ($22,195 sedan/$22,695 hatch) and finally to the high-end 2.0i Limited ($25,190 sedan/$25,690 hatch).2019 Subaru Impreza hatchbackEnlarge ImageThe 2019 Subaru Impreza is available in five-door hatchback as well as four-door sedan formats. Subaru All 2019 Impreza models feature a 2.0-liter naturally aspirated flat-four engine delivering a modest 152 hp and 145 pound-feet of torque. Most models receive Subaru’s Lineartronic CVT, but the base 2.0i sedan and Sport models receive a notchy five-speed manual transmission that isn’t as much fun as it should be. (Importantly, Subaru’s EyeSight suite of ADAS features is unavailable on stick-shift models).Fuel economy figures range from a high of 28 mpg city and 38 highway for CVT-equipped models to a frankly disappointing low of 22 mpg city and 30 highway for the manual-transmission Sport.2019 Subaru Impreza InteriorEnlarge ImageThe Impreza’s interior is much more stylish than before, but still pretty ordinary. Subaru Recommended ConfigurationWhile I typically celebrate the availability of manuals, I’d pass on Impreza models with three pedals, because the DIY gearbox isn’t particularly rewarding in this car, and the transmission’s fuel economy hit is substantial.My pick of the litter is the 2019 Impreza 2.0i Premium 5-Door, which starts at a reasonable $22,095. I’d pony up $1,395 for the optional EyeSight Driver Assist Technology package, which incorporates blind-spot detection with rear cross-traffic alert and steering-responsive fog lights. I’d also pay the extra $499 for the upgraded Rockford Fosgate audio system, because the standard system’s sound is underwhelming. All-in, my recommended-spec 2019 Impreza rings up at $24,874 delivered, a reasonable sum for a low-frills, utility-rich AWD hatchback.ModelDrivelineFuel economy (miles per gallon)Tow ratingBase priceSubaru Impreza 2.0i Sedan2.0-liter flat four, 152 hp and 145 lb-ft; all-wheel driveManual: Up to 24 city / 32 hwy / 27 combined; CVT: Up to 28 city / 38 hwy /32 combinedN/A$18,595Subaru Impreza 2.0i 5-Door2.0-liter flat four, 152 hp and 145 lb-ft; all-wheel driveManual: Up to 24 city / 31 hwy / 26 combined; CVT: Up to 28 city / 36 hwy / 31 combinedN/A$19,095Buy the Subaru Impreza if:You need a safe, inexpensive economy car, and you need it to be all-wheel driveDon’t buy the Subaru Impreza if:You are looking for the most stylish or premium-feeling small carGet your local priceOur in-depth reviews:Subaru Impreza 2019 Subaru Ascent is a well-rounded family hauler Recommended configurationBecause all Ascent models feature the same powertrains, speccing out your dream three-row Subaru is is really a question of how much you want to spend on cabin conveniences and the stray additional safety feature.As this is a family vehicle and not a luxury car, I’m inclined to keep things simple and relatively low cost. This model range ascends (ahem) from base Ascent to Premium, Limited and Touring. I’d recommend starting with the $34,395 Premium trim. On the outside, that means nicer 17-inch alloy wheels, body-color trim and a windshield-wiper deicer. ModelDrivelineFuel economy (miles per gallon)Tow ratingBase priceSubaru Ascent family2.4-liter turbo flat four, 260 hp and 277 lb-ft; all-wheel driveup to 21 city / 27 hwy /23 combined5,000 lbs.$31,9952019 Subaru AscentEnlarge ImageThe Subaru Ascent features a straight-forward dashboard with easy-to-use controls. Subaru On the inside, that means the larger 8.0-inch Starlink infotainment head unit, heated front seats (with power articulation for the driver) and a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shifter for the adults. Perhaps more importantly for a kid-friendly vehicle, Premium spec also includes second-row climate controls, stain-resistant upholstery, dual front- and rear USB ports and 4G LTE WiFi capability to keep everyone’s tablets and phones humming.Finally, Premium also includes blind-spot detection with lane-change assist and rear cross-traffic alert.Starting with the standard $34,395 Premium model, I’d spend the $1,460 to upgrade to the 8-Passenger Convenience Package, which includes all-important features like keyless access and a power rear liftgate. This option cluster also includes reverse automatic braking and an auto-dim mirror with HomeLink buttons. 2019 Subaru Ascent OGIEnlarge ImageThe three-row Ascent is Subaru’s largest-ever vehicle. Steven Ewing/Roadshow While I like features like second-row captain’s chairs or embedded navigation, things get very pricey very quickly. The latter is only available as part of the 8 Passenger Sporty Package, and that has a prohibitively high $4,260 cost. That’s because it also includes features like a panoramic roof and 20-inch wheels, which look sharp but don’t help ride quality. Pass.All-in, my smart-money 2020 Subaru Ascent Premium rings up at a reasonable $36,865 delivered — before hitting the dealer-installed accessories list. Buy the Subaru Ascent if:You’ve got a big family, you tow frequently, or you want to be a carpool all-starDon’t buy the Subaru Ascent if:You want a large SUV that’s particularly luxurious or fun to driveGet your local priceOur in-depth reviews:Subaru Ascent Ah, yes, I did say “non-hybrid” earlier. There’s one model in this family that stands apart from the others, and that’s the Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid, a plug-in gas-electric that leverages technological partner Toyota’s expertise. Sounds great, right? Regrettably, it isn’t. It’s the only Crosstrek we can’t recommend, on account of its deeply compromised utility, high pricing, weird symphony of powertrain noises and underwhelming real-world efficiency. This limited-availability model starts at $34,995 and delivers 90 miles-per-gallon equivalent, at least until this SUV’s modest electric-only range of 17 miles expires. After that, you’re left toting around 500 pounds of extra weight from the two motors and 8.8-kWh battery, plus you’ve got about 25-percent less cargo room thanks to intrusion from said pack. The Hybrid is built atop the 2.0i Limited’s spec levels, but costs $35,970 delivered before options and any applicable tax breaks. Just say “no.”2019 Subaru CrosstrekEnlarge ImageWe love that the Crosstrek is available in a number of non-traditional paint colors. Subaru Recommended ConfigurationCall me crazy, but if I’m shopping the Crosstrek, I’m stepping up all the way to the $27,195 2.0i Limited trim. Yes, the 2.0i Premium trim is the better value, but if I’m going to spend the extra money over a regular Impreza 5-Door, I want my Crosstrek to feel as special as possible — plus the Limited comes standard with a bunch of features I’d otherwise recommend optioning up to.The Crosstrek Limited includes cabin enhancements like the upsized 8.0-inch Starlink infotainment system with six speakers and 4G LTE WiFi, heated leather upholstery with orange contrast stitching, a power driver’s seat, auto climate control, paddle shifters, a 4.2-inch color multi-function in-cluster LCD and keyless access with push-button start.Other changes for the Limited include steerable LED headlamps with high-beam assist, blind-spot detection, reverse auto-brake, turn-signal side mirrors and larger 18-inch alloys. Overall, the Limited gives buyers a good amount of bang for the buck.ModelDrivelineFuel economy (miles per gallon)Tow ratingBase PriceSubaru Crosstrek 2.0i family2.0-liter flat four, 152 hp, 145 lb-ft of torque; all-wheel drive23 city / 29 hwy / 25 combined (Manual and automatic)1,500 lbs$21,895Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid2.0-liter flat four + 2 electric motors; 148 total system hp; all-wheel drive90 miles per gallon equivalent (MPGe); 35 mpg combined1,000 lbs$34,9952019 Subaru CrosstrekEnlarge ImageThe Crosstrek’s compact dimensions belie its roominess inside. Subaru Options include a $1,000 moonroof or a $2,350 package that includes the aforementioned roof, eight-speaker Harman Kardon premium audio and embedded navigation. However, since even the base Crosstrek features Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration, I’m leaving these option boxes unchecked. As-delivered price? $28,170.Buy the Subaru Crosstrek if:The fire road to your favorite surf spot or hiking trail is too gnarly for an ImprezaDon’t buy the Subaru Crosstrek if:You want a competent hybridGet your local priceOur in-depth reviews:Subaru CrosstrekSubaru Crosstrek Hybrid Subaru ForesterDespite having only come on the scene in 1997, in just 20 years or so, the Forester has come to be regarded as the definitive Subaru in the eyes of many. Smaller than the Outback, this compact crossover is immensely popular, competing with models like the Ford Escape, Honda CR-V, Hyundai Santa Fe, Mazda CX-5, Toyota RAV4 and Volkswagen Tiguan in the heart of today’s car market.For 2019, the Forester range starts at $24,295 plus $975 delivery. All Forester-family models are powered by the company’s 2.5-liter boxer four engine delivering 182 hp and 176 pound-feet of torque through Subaru’s standard Lineartronic CVT and all-wheel drive. Fuel economy is solid, with EPA ratings coming in at 26 mpg city and 33 on the highway. Maximum towing capacity is limited to just 1,500 pounds regardless of trim. The top-of-the-line Forester Touring model starts at $34,295 before options and destination fee.You might not immediately recognize it because it’s so similar looking to its predecessor, but today’s fifth-generation Subaru Forester is all-new for the 2019 model year. This model rides atop the Subaru Global Platform, a chassis architecture set to underpin most of the company’s future models. 2019 Subaru Forester interiorEnlarge ImageAvailable contrasting colors really help liven up the Forester’s cabin. Greg Jarem/Subaru Whereas past-generation models offered a higher-performance model, this time out, Subaru has simplified the Forester range greatly. There’s more standard features and there’s still plenty of off-road ability, with 8.7 inches of ground clearance. There’s even a new Sport model with blacked-out trim and wheels and racy red accents. However, if you’re looking for actual better performance, you’re going to need to splurge for an Outback with the 3.6-liter engine, or at least seek out some aftermarket solutions — the Sport is just a visuals package.Overall, the Forester is a competent jack-of-all-trades that offers above-average off-road ability, but its acceleration is pokey and its ride and handling balance is a bit roly-poly. 2019 Subaru Forester wading through a streamEnlarge ImageMost crossovers aren’t much good when it comes to off-roading, but the Forester isn’t most crossovers. Greg Jarem/Subaru Recommended configurationSince all 2019 Subaru Foresters feature the same powertrains, the only reason to move up the trim ladder is down to added features — primarily creature comforts like leather seating and nicer audio systems, although there are a few safety features are optional.Because there’s no performance benefits for spending more money, I’m inclined to recommend speccing out a more basic Forester, an idea that’s in keeping with the model’s rugged, outdoorsy ethos.For 2019, the Forester starts at $24,295 before options and $975 destination charge. The family tops out with the high-end Touring model, which runs $34,295 for starters. I’d start with the $26,695 Premium spec, one rung from the bottom. ModelDrivelineFuel economy (miles per gallon)Tow ratingBase priceSubaru Forester family2.5-liter flat four, 182 hp and 176 lb-ft of torque; all-wheel drive26 city / 33 highway / 29 combined1,500 lbs.$26,6952019 Subaru ForesterEnlarge ImageThe Forester is long on honest practicality. Greg Jarem/Subaru On the outside, that modest $2,400 price walk gets you alloy wheels, a power moonroof, body-color mirrors, roof rails and a rear spoiler. On the inside, you get 4G LTE WiFi capability, a rear armrest with cup holders, and a six-speaker audio system with 6.5-inch Starlink infotainment (a larger 8.0-inch screen is optional on Sport and standard on Limited models). On the safety front, the Forester Premium also gets Subaru’s Starlink Safety and Security telematics suite, which includes automatic collision notification, SOS emergency assistance, remote engine start with climate control and various other services.Starting with that $26,695 Premium model, I’d add the $1,295 option grouping that bundles the blind-spot detection with rear cross-traffic alert, keyless access with push-button start, and the All-Weather Package that includes heated front seats, side mirrors and a windshield wiper deicer. All-in, my recommended 2019 Subaru Forester Premium rings up at a wholly reasonable $28,965 delivered.Buy the Subaru Forester if:You seek a compact SUV with above-average off-road chops and strong resale valueDon’t buy the Subaru Forester if:You want above-average acceleration and handling, or if you prefer to not see yourself coming and goingGet your local priceOur in-depth reviews:Subaru Forester 2019 Subaru Legacy 2.5i Sport: Rich in features, but not in style Subaru OutbackThe Subaru Outback is something of an outlier in the car business — a hot-selling station wagon. It is the Pleiades brand’s best-selling model. In truth, the automaker markets the Outback as an SUV, but the model has its roots firmly in the station wagon version of the brand’s Legacy midsize sedan. Ironically, while the Legacy wagon is still popular in other markets, it’s no longer sold in the US or Canada owing to slow sales.In any case, in the transition from ground-bound wagon to crossover SUV, the roomy five-seat Outback does pick up real utility chops, thanks mostly to a suspension lift that gives it a substantial 8.7 inches of ground clearance. It also receives a more rough-and-ready appearance thanks to blacked-out lower trim, a chunky roof rack and other features.2019 Subaru Outback exteriorEnlarge ImageSubaru’s well-regarded Outback is a favorite among outdoorsy types. Subaru The 2019 Outback starts at $26,345 plus $975 delivery for the base 2.5i model, which includes a 175-horsepower, 2.5-liter flat four-cylinder engine paired with a standard Lineartronic continuously variable transmission and AWD. A pricer 3.6-liter flat six-cylinder engine is available on high-end Limited and Touring trims. It offers 256 hp and 247 pound-feet for improved acceleration, albeit at the expense of fuel economy. The price of entry for the larger-engined models starts at $34,995 before options and destination fee, but it does include more standard equipment.Regardless of powerplant, all Outback models are rated to tow 2,700 pounds.All Outback family models include EyeSight Driver Assist Technology, a suite of active safety features including adaptive cruise control, pre-collision auto brake and lane-departure warning with lane-keep assist. All trims are also outfitted with standard Starlink Multimedia, which includes popular features like Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration, along with apps for iHeartRadio, Yelp!, and so on. An embedded TomTom-based navigation system is optional.The Outback competes against conventional crossover SUVs like the Hyundai Santa Fe, Chevrolet Equinox and Ford Edge, as well as niche wagon-based rivals like the Buick Regal TourX and Volkswagen Golf Alltrack.2019 Subaru Outback interiorEnlarge ImageApple CarPlay and Android Auto are standard regardless of which Starlink infotainment system you get. Subaru Recommended configurationIt’s hard to go wrong with the Outback — it offers ample space in an extremely versatile package with solid, car-like handling. While there’s nothing wrong with the base 2.5i model, I’d be inclined to at least step up to the 2.5i Premium model, which starts at $28,445. For that extra two-thousand dollars or so, you get a brace of life-improving features, including dual-zone climate control, heated front seats, auto-dimming rearview mirror with HomeLink and fog lamps. Not to be discounted, the 2.5i Premium also gets a larger 8.0-inch Starlink infotainment system with six speakers (base 2.5i models receive a 6.5-inch display and only four speakers).The 2.5-liter four-cylinder has enough power to get around town, and it delivers strong fuel economy, with EPA ratings at 25 miles per gallon in the city and 32 on the highway.ModelEngineDrivelineFuel economy (miles per gallon)Tow ratingBase priceSubaru Outback 2.5i family2.5-liter flat four, 175 hp and 174 lb-ftAll-wheel drive25 city / 32 hwy / 28 combined2,700 lbs.$28,445Subaru Outback 3.6R family3.6-liter flat six, 256 hp and 247 lb-ftAll-wheel drive20 city / 27 hwy / 22 combined2,700 lbs.$34,9952019 Subaru Outback engineEnlarge ImageThe Subaru Outback comes standard with this 2.5-liter boxer four, but a six-cylinder is optional. Subaru However, if you plan to tow frequently, if you live in the mountains or even if you just tend to haul around a lot of kids and clutter, it might be advisable to step up all the way up to the 3.6R Limited, which starts at $34,995. Yes, fuel economy is substantially worse at 20 mpg city and 27 highway, but you get a lot more power — 256 hp and 247 pound-feet for easier passing and acceleration. You also get more creature comforts, including heated leather seats (front and rear), a 12-speaker Harman Kardon premium audio system, plus standard blind-spot detection and bigger 18-inch wheels.Assuming you’re up for the 3.6R, there aren’t many options to choose from. There’s a $2,150 option pack that includes embedded navigation, a power moonroof, reverse automatic braking, and LED cornering headlights with high-beam assist. I think good headlamps are among the most important safety features you can buy, so I’d splurge for this option group. That brings my as-specced price to $38,120 delivered. That’s not inexpensive, but the Outback 3.6R is a lot of vehicle for the dollar, and it’s got excellent residual values when you get down the road a few years and want to buy something newer.Speaking of newer, an all-new, sixth-generation 2020 Subaru Outback is due this fall. With better power and efficiency and a new look, it might be worth waiting for.Buy the Subaru Outback if:You want a roomy, hard-wearing all-weather wagon without the me-too SUV looksDon’t buy the Subaru Outback if:You want the sharpest on-road handling or the lowest noise levelsGet your local priceOur in-depth reviews:Subaru Outback2020 Subaru Outback preview Subaru BRZAnd now for something completely different. While the BRZ probably would’ve never existed without the WRX paving the brand’s way with driving enthusiasts, this sports coupe is something of an outsider in the Subaru clan. That’s by design. After all, the BRZ lacks Subaru’s calling-card feature: all-wheel drive. The BRZ is a rear-wheel-drive proposition, and it’s all the better for it.Jointly developed and produced with partner Toyota, the Subaru BRZ is a mechanical twin to the Toyota 86 (formerly the Scion FR-S). This lightweight sports car, known by some enthusiasts as “Toyobaru,” puts a premium on driver engagement over outright performance numbers. Philosophically, it’s a bit like a somewhat larger Mazda MX-5 Miata, albeit without a convertible top.Subaru did handle most of the engine and chassis development for the BRZ and 86, meaning there’s still a flat-four engine under the hood. That’s good news, because boxer-style “pancake” engines are inherently flatter and can be mounted lower in a car’s chassis, a combination that makes for excellent handling.2019 Subaru BRZEnlarge ImageThe BRZ’s cabin is one of the chief areas where this car shows its age. Subaru Starting at $25,795 (plus $885 destination) for the base Premium model, this 2+2 coupe is one of the most fun-to-drive cars on the market at any price, thanks to its keen steering, firm brakes and playful disposition. However, with only 205 hp and 156 pound-feet from its 2.0-liter engine, the BRZ is hardly a quick car in a straight line — you’ll have to lose any pursuers in the corners. A fun six-speed manual gearbox is standard, and a paddle-shift automatic with as many speeds is a cost option. We highly, highly recommend going with the former transmission, even if there’s a fuel economy penalty (the manual gets 21 mpg city and 29 highway; the automatic checks in at 24/33).2019 Subaru BRZEnlarge ImageThe BRZ’s unadorned shape is at least aging quite gracefully. Subaru One other note: the BRZ is getting on in years. It’s received a number of incremental special edition models over the years, and there’s been one subtle mid-cycle refresh, but this car has been on the market since 2012. Even when it was new, the BRZ’s cabin didn’t feel particularly premium or modern, and time hasn’t done it any favors. The BRZ is also unavailable without the advanced driver assist technologies that many cars have as standard-fit today, including auto emergency braking, adaptive cruise control and lane-departure warning.Aside from the aforementioned Miata and its Toyota twin, the Subaru BRZ doesn’t really have any other natural competitors — few people will shop this car against something like a four-cylinder Ford Mustang or Chevrolet Camaro.2019 Subaru BRZEnlarge ImageIf your BRZ is adopting this slip angle, you’re doing it right. Subaru Recommended ConfigurationThe 2019 Subaru BRZ comes in two basic trims, entry-level Premium ($25,795) and the $28,645 Limited. If you want to spec the optional automatic transmission ($1,100), you’ll have to go with the pricier Limited, as it’s not offered on the base model. In fact, there are basically no options on the low-end Premium model, just a brace of accessories like a subwoofer or STI wheels and springs. I’d start with the Limited, which gets you basic convenience features like keyless access with push-button start, plus dual-zone HVAC and a slightly larger infotainment display with dual USB ports. This being a performance car, I’d also spec the optional performance package, which is a reasonable $1,195 for Brembo brakes, uprated Sachs dampers and unique 17-inch alloy wheels. All-in, including delivery, my recommended BRZ spec rings up at $30,725.ModelDrivelineFuel economy (miles per gallon)Tow ratingBase priceSubaru BRZ family2.0-liter flat four, 205 hp and 156 lb-ft; rear-wheel driveManual: 21 city / 29 hwy / 24 combined; Automatic: 24 city / 33 hwy / 27 combinedN/A$25,795Buy the Subaru BRZ if:You prioritize great handling over high horsepowerDon’t buy the Subaru BRZ if:You’re a drag-racing junkie, or if your top priorities include a luxurious interior or active safety featuresGet your local priceOur in-depth reviews:Subaru BRZ tS The 2019 Subaru Impreza is stable and efficient Roadshow’s long-term 2019 Subaru Ascent is a big, comfy family-hauler The 2019 Subaru Legacy family starts at $22,545 (plus $885 delivery) for the base 2.5i, which comes with the brand’s ubiquitous 2.5-liter boxer four putting out a modest-but-usable 175 hp and 174 pound-feet of torque. Fuel economy estimates are 25 mpg city and 34 mpg highway.  The optional 3.6-liter horizontally opposed flat six-cylinder engine develops 256 hp and 247 pound-feet, a substantial increase, albeit with an equally substantial fuel penalty: the bigger engine only gets 20 mpg city and 28 mpg freeway.The four-cylinder Legacy trim walk runs from base 2.5i to 2.5i Premium to 2.5i Sport to 2.5i Limited. The range-topping 3.6R Limited starts at $31,545 before options and delivery.(The Legacy used to be available in a handsome and utilitarian station wagon model, but that body style has been supplanted by the Subaru Outback, a lifted quasi-SUV you can read about elsewhere in this buyer’s guide. These days, if you want a Legacy, it’s four-door sedan or nothing.)Subaru Legacy StarlinkEnlarge ImageAfter struggling with infotainment for a long time, Subaru’s Starlink systems are pretty solid. Nick Miotke/Roadshow Recommended configurationFirst things first: Unless you’re in a big hurry, I’d recommend waiting until this fall to see how the new 2020 Subaru Legacy shapes up — early photos and details suggest the new model is a significant upgrade, and even though today’s family sedan sales are slipping, the segment is a murderer’s row of talented models, especially cars like the Honda Accord and new Nissan Altima (which now offers AWD).Having said that, I’d recommend stepping up to the middle 2.5i Sport trim, which looks a bit racier and feels modestly more special inside thanks to features like larger 18-inch wheels, LED fogs and a rear spoiler. This $26,795 model also includes important safety features like blind-spot detection and nice-to-have amenities like electroluminescent gauges and heated front seats (including power articulation for the driver).  There’s one major option group available, a $2,145 option package that includes 8.0-inch Starlink infotainment, a power moonroof, automatic high beams and reverse automatic braking. Those are all nice features, but since the standard infotainment system features Apple CarPlay for easy Waze or Google Maps integration, I’m saving my money. All-in, my recommended 2019 Subaru Legacy 2.5i Sport spec rings up at $27,680 delivered.ModelDrivelineFuel economy (miles per gallon)Tow ratingBase priceSubaru Legacy 2.5i family2.5-liter flat four, 175 hp and 174 lb-ft; all-wheel drive25 city / 34 hwy / 29 combinedN/A$22,545Subaru Legacy 3.6R Limited3.6-liter flat six, 256 hp and 247 lb-ft; all-wheel drive20 city / 28 hwy / 23 combinedN/A$31,5452019 Subaru Legacy interiorEnlarge ImageFor better or worse, the 2019 Subaru Legacy’s interior is straight-forward and surprise free. Nick Miotke/Roadshow Buy the Subaru Legacy if:You want Subaru’s legendary all-wheel drive, but don’t want a me-too crossover SUVDon’t buy the Subaru Legacy if:You seek class-leading luxury, efficiency or edgy designGet your local priceOur in-depth reviews:Subaru Legacy Crossovers Hybrids SUVs Sports Cars Performance Cars Coupes Hatchbacks Sedans 2019 Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid is a plug-in with real compromises 43 Photos 45 Photos The 2019 Subaru Crosstrek is rugged, practical and affordable 49 Photos Share your voice 35 Photos 14 Photos Tags 17 Photos More From Roadshow Subaru WRX / WRX STIFrom a product perspective, over the last 20 years, three models really burnished Subaru’s public perception, turning the company from a niche brand to a hot seller with far broader appeal: The Outback and Forester put Subie on the shopping lists of mainstream consumers, and the WRX put the marque on the map with driving enthusiasts. Originally coveted by the video-game generation that grew up on simulators like Gran Turismo, the Impreza-based Subaru WRX became a high-performance legend long before it reached North American shores. When it finally did reach US and Canadian dealers nearly a decade later in 2002, the turbocharged, rally-bred compact  sedan became a sensation among driving enthusiasts, offering all-wheel-drive performance that far outstripped anything in its price class. A hero was born.Today’s WRX is actually based on the last-generation Impreza, having last been redone in 2014. As such, it’s aging a bit, but it’s still a very entertaining and potent performer in either standard WRX formula or extra-strength WRX STI tune. Powered by a 2.0-liter boxer in standard WRX trim, the four-cylinder turbo delivers a healthy 268 hp and 258 pound-feet of torque. The STI’s 2.5-liter forced-induction mill churns up 310 hp and 290 pound-feet of torque.2019 Subaru WRX Series.GrayEnlarge ImageSubaru periodically offers up special edition WRX models like this Series.Gray. Nick Miotke/Roadshow While the original US WRX was a manual-transmission-only proposition, these days a six-speed stick is standard and Subaru’s ubiquitous Lineartronic CVT is optional, albeit not on the STI. For maximum engagement, go with the three-pedal setup.Standard AWD and that kind of performance means you shouldn’t expect much in the way of fuel efficiency, and that’s precisely what you get: The WRX nets 21 mpg city and 27 highway with the manual gearbox, and 18/24 with the CVT. The WRX STI nets out at 17 mpg city and 22 highway, and it recommends running 93 octane fuel (both models require at least 91 octane).Today, the Subaru WRX is an aging legend, and it no longer has its arch rival, the Mitsubishi Evo, to battle against. Instead, primary WRX competitors include the Volkswagen GTI and Honda Civic Si, while the hotter STI variant goes up against the VW Golf R, as well as being a tempting cut-rate alternative to cars like the Audi S3 and Mercedes-AMG CLA 45, both of which are far costlier.For 2019, the base WRX carries a $27,195 MSRP before options. A higher-content Premium trim starts at $29,495, and the top-spec WRX Limited starts at $31,795 (all prices plus $885 delivery). The higher-performance WRX STI starts at $36,595 plus destination charge, with the WRX STI Limited asking $41,395 plus delivery before hitting the options list.2019 Subaru WRX STI Series.GrayYou can spot an STI on the street by its subtle rear wing. Subaru Recommended ConfigurationWhile the WRX STI is thrilling, I’d recommend going with the standard 2.0-liter WRX, because it’s plenty quick and a better value. That said, I’d splurge on the costlier Limited trim. Why? A number of reasons: First off, the base WRX looks a bit ordinary and dowdy these days. If the ‘sleeper look’ is what you’re after, that’s great. But if not, you’re probably going to want the larger 18-inch wheels found on the Premium and Limited models. Given how quick the WRX is, you’re also going to want all the candlepower you can get, especially if you’re prone to high-speed night runs. As such, the $31,795 (plus delivery) Limited is your best bet, as it comes with auto-on cornering LED headlamps and LED fogs. The WRX’s interior is dated and rendered in ho-hum materials, so heated leather sport seats help elevate the cabin feel a bit, and the Limited’s standard keyless entry with push-button start keeps the experience feeling somewhat modern. A seven-inch Starlink infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto is no great shakes, but it is easy to use. Standard active safety gear is in short supply on the WRX, but Subie’s EyeSight suite of advanced driver assist features is optional on Premium and Limited trims, albeit only on CVT-equipped models. If you want blind-spot monitoring, it’s optional on the Limited and not available on any other trim, let alone the STI. (You can forget about ADAS features altogether if you want an STI).ModelDrivelineFuel economy (miles per gallon)Tow ratingBase priceSubaru WRX family2.0-liter turbo flat four, 268 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque; all-wheel driveManual: 21 city / 27 hwy / 23 combined; CVT: 18 city / 24 hwy /21 combinedN/A$27,195Subaru WRX STI family2.5-liter turbo flat four; 310 hp and 290 lb-ft of torque; all-wheel drive17 city / 22 hwy / 19 combinedN/A$36,5952019 Subaru WRX Series.GrayEnlarge ImageThe heart of every WRX is its turbocharged flat-four engine. Nick Miotke/Roadshow As mentioned earlier, I’d stick with the six-speed manual for maximum fun — the CVT is better tuned than you might expect, but it’s still something of a buzzkill. Plus at $1,900, it’s expensive. Save that coin, and instead put it toward the $2,100 Optional Package that includes embedded navigation, Harman Kardon audio and blind-spot detection with rear cross-traffic alert. If you’ve still got a little cash sloshing around, Subaru also offers a freer-flowing STI exhaust for $1,170, but I’d probably pass, as the aftermarket can accommodate you less expensively, too. All-in, my recommended 2019 Subaru WRX Limited retails for $34,780 delivered. Given this model’s age, it’s likely possible to wheel and deal to get a more attractive price. Any discounts will likely only get more plentiful as the WRX’s expected replacement draws near for 2020.Buy the Subaru WRX if:You love rally racing or just want an extremely quick point-to-point sport sedanDon’t buy the Subaru WRX if:You want luxury and refinement with your tire shreddingGet your local priceOur in-depth reviews:Subaru WRXSubaru WRX STI Type RA 12 Photos Subaru CrosstrekIt’s amazing what a lift kit can do for a fellah. How else to explain the wildly successful Subaru Crosstrek, which outsells its Impreza cousin by around two-to-one? The Crosstrek, a model formerly known as the XV Crosstrek (and previously the Impreza Outback) has definitely come into its own over the last few years. America’s SUV-crazy consumers have found that they greatly prefer the Crosstrek over the Impreza, even though they’re almost exactly the same vehicle. The Crosstrek adds a generous amount of ground clearance (8.7 inches versus the Impreza’s 5.1 inches), matte-black wheel arches, funkier alloy wheels and some more aggressive lower cladding, and… voilà! Instant SUV, complete with a price tag that’s thousands of dollars more.2019 Subaru CrosstrekEnlarge ImageIf you’ve seen the cabin of the Impreza, you’ve seen the cabin of the Crosstrek. Subaru If that sounds a bit cynical, well, that’s because it somewhat is. However, that doesn’t mean that the Subaru Crosstrek isn’t a good vehicle. In fact, the Crosstrek is downright likable as a compact crossover, and indeed, it has substantially more off-road capability than most other vehicles in its class, which includes vehicles like the Honda HR-V, Hyundai Kona, Jeep Compass and Nissan Rogue Sport. Of all the vehicles in this very crowded class, only the Jeep can keep up off pavement.The gas-only 2019 Crosstrek family starts at $21,895 for the base 2.0i model, and ranges to $27,195 for the 2.0i Limited trim (plus $975 delivery). All non-hybrid models are powered by a 2.0-liter flat four delivering 152 hp and 145 pound-feet of torque. In five-speed-manual trim, EPA fuel economy estimates check in at an unimpressive 23 mpg city and 29 mpg highway, but CVT-equipped models do much better: 27 mpg city and 33 mpg highway. 2019 Subaru BRZ is still a riot 4G LTE Audi Buick Chevrolet Ford Honda Jeep Kia Mazda Mitsubishi Nissan Scion Subaru Toyota Volkswagen 2020 Subaru Outback first drive: Tech and trail mix 2018 Subaru Crosstrek: Just as good as before, only better 2020 Subaru Legacy: A new platform and turbo perk up Subaru’s midsize sedan 40 Photos 2019 Subaru Forester Touring: Granola never looked so good The 2019 Subaru WRX Series.Gray is a hugely fun performance sedan Comments Subaru 2020 Subaru Legacy first drive: It’s what’s inside that countslast_img read more

first_imgForIT, a forum for IT professionals asked Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) to stop mass retrenchment of its employees, even while admitting that involuntary attrition is part of the industry that depends extensively on global and external markets to keep the system going.The forum demanded the intervention of the state and central governments in saving thousands of jobs. It even asked the IT bellwether to continue to keep the employees on its rolls till the point when a ‘comprehensive grievance redressal mechanism,’ is put in place.”It is due to the hard work and commitment of the employees of TCS that it has acquired a brand value. It is unethical, irrational and illegal to ask the same employees that made it the number one IT services firm in the country to quit,” Vijay Chandra of ForIT said in a statement.The Tata Group Company that employs more than 3 lakh people, made an official declaration on Twitter, that for the first nine months of the current fiscal, involuntary attrition stood at 2,574, stating that about 1% of its employees would be affected, reported The Hindu.’Around 600 more employees will be asked to leave the organisation in the next few months,’ added Chandra.ForIT admitted that lay-offs were a regular phenomenon in the IT and ITeS industry, adding that other IT companies could also retrench, affecting more jobs in the industry.Meanwhile, TCS has confirmed that it plans to induct 55,000 people this year.TCS shares were trading at ₹2,513.95, down by ₹25.15 or 0.99% at 12:44pm, Friday.last_img read more

first_imgIndia will allow the introduction of option contracts for commodities as part of a push to deepen trading in the market and to allow more hedging opportunities, the capital markets regulator said on Wednesday.The Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) said in a statement that introducing options would help in the country’s push “for the overall development of the commodity derivatives market.”The regulator said details would be provided at a later date.India currently allows futures trading in commodity markets.Sebi oversees commodity markets after absorbing previous regulator, Forward Markets Commission, last year.last_img read more

first_imgShahjahan ChowdhuryPlainclothes police arrested former Jamaat-e-Islami lawmaker Shahjahan Chowdhury and six other leaders and activists from a house in Wireless Murgi Farm area of the port city of Chattogram on Friday noon on sabotage charge, reports UNB.Local leaders of Jamaat-e-Islami claimed that a team of DB police raided the house around 12:00pm and arrested Shahjahan along with the party activists.They said Shahjahan went to the house of former ward councillor and Jamaat leader Mahfuzur Rahman at his invitation.Amena Begum, additional Commissioner (Crime and Drive) of Chattogram Metropolitan Police (CMP) said Shahjahan is an accused in several sabotage cases.last_img read more

first_imgShahidul AlamPhotographer Shahidul Alam has been taken to the police’s Detective Branch (DB) office on Minto Road for interrogation about the ongoing student protest demanding safe roads in the capital, confirmed joint commissioner of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) on Monday.Joint commissioner (intelligence division) Abdul Baten informed the media about this around 10:00am.A group of plainclothes people picked up photographer Shahidul Alam from his Dhanmondi residence on Sunday night after giving an interview with Qatar-based news agency Al Jazeera over the ongoing student agitation for safe roads in Bangladesh, according to his partner Rehnuma Ahmed.Quoting security guard Md Jalal, Shahidul’s colleague ASM Rezaur Rahman told Prothom Alo that at least 15 vehicles took position near Shahidul’s residence on Dhanmondi 9/A Road around 8:30pm on Sunday.A Hiace microbus entered the garage of the building forcefully and some plainclothes got down from the vehicle, claiming to be members of DB, he added.They went to Shahidul’s flat at the 3rd floor, picked him up and took him away in the microbus, ASM Rezaur Rahman went on saying.“The plainclothes men shut down the closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras and snatched away the DVR box where CCTV footages were kept right after entering the building,” he added.Shahidul’s partner Rehnuma said that the microbus had Popular Life Insurance written on it.Popular YouTuber Salman Muqtadir, earlier, was allegedly picked up by a group of people from TV station in the capital’s Tejgaon. He was, however, released after an hour, said Salman’s mother.last_img read more

first_imgA Vietnamese goalkeeper has been banned for two years for leading an extraordinary mannequin-style protest when his team stood still and let in three late goals to complain about a disputed penalty.Long An goalkeeper Nguyen Minh Nhut and Huynh Quang Thanh both received two-year playing bans, while the team’s coach and chairman were barred for three years, the Vietnam Football Federation said on its website.In footage which has gone viral, Nguyen Minh Nhut turned his back to let in the penalty, which was given in the dying moments with the scores at 2-2, and then somersaulted over the ball to concede again from the restart.With Long An’s players standing still and refusing to tackle their opponents, in a football version of the online “Mannequin Challenge” craze, Ho Chi Minh walked in another late goal to win the match 5-2.Fines totalling 160 million dong ($7,000) were handed out over the protest, which the federation slammed as “disrespectful” to the referee and damaging to the “prestige and honour of the Vietnam Football Federation”.The V-league is Vietnam’s leading professional competition but has endured a series of alleged corruption and match-fixing scandals over the years.Footballers and fans are also notorious for their extreme reactions to disputed refereeing decisions.Sunday’s protest came after a penalty was awarded against Long An for a soft-looking foul on an opposition striker with the game poised at 2-2 and minutes to play.It was the third disputed refereeing decision of the game which led to goals for Ho Chi Minh City.1)last_img read more

first_imgVladimir Putin. Photo: AFPInternational pressure mounted on Russia’s Vladimir Putin over the Cold-War style poisoning of a spy on British soil, as an ugly war of words took a stinging new turn with comparisons to Hitler in the 1930s.US president Donald Trump agreed with his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron “on the need to take action to hold Russia accountable” following the attempted murder of former double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia.Trump expressed “solidarity with the United Kingdom in the wake of Russia’s use of chemical weapons against private citizens on British soil,” the White House said Wednesday after a phone call between the pair.However the comments came a day after Trump called Putin to congratulate him on his re-election to the Russian presidency, drawing criticism for failing to condemn the poisoning or even mention the scandal.Britain and its allies say Russia was behind the attack on Skripal and his daughter, who remain in a critical condition after being poisoned in the English town of Salisbury with what London says is a Soviet-designed nerve agent.But Moscow has angrily rejected the claims and on Wednesday hosted a televised briefing for foreign diplomats at which a senior official mocked Britain’s “island mentality” and “Russophobia”.Foreign ministry official Vladimir Yermakov said London itself could have been behind the poisoning of Skripal, a former Russian officer who sold secrets to Britain and moved there in a 2010 spy swap.“The British authorities are either unable to ensure protection from such a… terrorist attack on its territory, or they directly or indirectly-I am not accusing anyone of anything here-directed the attack on a Russian national,” he said.Yermakov-the head of the ministry’s non-proliferation and arms control department-alternated between tough talk and quips and said in response to a question from a British official: “I am ashamed for you”.The diplomat rejected claims the chemical weapon “Novichok” was used in the attack, saying it would have killed people on the spot and suggested that Washington might have also had a hand in the incident.Hitler comparisonsThe deepening row has already seen Britain throw out 23 Russian diplomats, prompting a tit-for-tat response from Moscow which also closed the British Council cultural institute in Russia.British foreign secretary Boris Johnson said Wednesday that Russia had wanted to send “a sign” with the nerve agent attack on Skripal to warn defectors that they cannot escape Moscow’s power.In an appearance before a committee of MPs in London, Johnson said Russia chose a target in Britain because of London’s record of “calling out” Moscow’s abuses.“I think the reason that they picked the United Kingdom is very simple, it’s because this is a country that does have that particular set of values, it does believe in freedom, and in democracy and in the rule of law, and has time and again called out Russia over its abuses of those values.”Johnson also agreed with an MP who suggested Putin would exploit the 2018 football World Cup in Russia as Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler did the Berlin Olympics.Hitler wanted the 1936 Games to be a symbol of Aryan supremacy and famously refused to shake hands with American star Jesse Owens, the black track and field athlete who won four gold medals in Berlin.“I think the comparison with 1936 is certainly right,” Johnson said, envisaging Putin “glorying in this sporting event”.The spokeswoman for Russia’s foreign ministry Maria Zakharova said in a Facebook post that “(Johnson) is poisoned by hatred and malice, a lack of professionalism and therefore rudeness”.“It’s terrible to think that this man represents the political leadership of a nuclear power,” she said.‘Drivel, rubbish, nonsense’Putin has dismissed allegations of Moscow’s involvement as “drivel, rubbish, nonsense”, while foreign minister Sergei Lavrov on Wednesday urged the British government to “respond calmly” to the Skripals’ attempted murder.“If the British government continues taking some anti-Russian measures, we will hit back under the principle of reciprocity,” he said in Japan.“Overall, there is no doubt that the British leadership has knowingly chosen to undermine the British-Russian relationship.”Britain says only Russia had the capability, motive and intent to be behind the attack.last_img read more

first_imgMichael Stravato for The Texas TribuneEvacuees flee flooding in a boat with a nearly submerged Houston sign behind them, on Aug, 29, 2017.The Trump administration is finalizing a $29 billion disaster aid package that combines $16 billion to shore up the government-backed flood insurance program with almost $13 billion in new relief for hurricane victims, according to a senior administration official and top congressional aides.The huge request is expected to be officially sent to Congress on Wednesday, but its outlines were characterized by officials who demanded anonymity because the $29 billion measure is not yet public.The request would address two pressing needs. The first is to pump money into the flood insurance program, which is rapidly running out of cash to pay an influx of claims from victims of hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria. At the same time, the Federal Emergency Management Agency continues to spend money for disaster relief operations at a high rate and requires more money.The government-guaranteed flood insurance program is maxing out on a $30 billion line of credit from Treasury; the upcoming proposal would wipe $16 billion of that debt off the books to permit the program to pay claims from hurricane victims.Almost $13 billion is being requested for FEMA, and federal firefighting accounts would receive $577 million as well to replenish them after a disastrous season of Western wildfires.“This is going to be extraordinarily expensive and I think we need to get some money out there,” said House Appropriations Committee Chairman Rodney Frelinghuysen, R-N.J.House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., said he had met with lawmakers from Texas and Florida on Tuesday to brief them on the White House request.“Remember, this is emergency money. You’ve got to deal with the problem,” McCarthy told reporters. “So I think we’ll be able to get this done.”The request could prove controversial, especially the huge infusion into the flood insurance program. Conservatives are likely to liken it to a taxpayer bailout, but the program is enormously important to homeowners in hurricane-ravaged Texas and Florida, as well as other coastal states.Congress is in the midst of an effort to reauthorize the troubled flood insurance program, which critics say makes taxpayers subsidize properties that have repeatedly flooded. A bipartisan effort to reform the program was enacted in 2012 but was significantly watered down just two years later after widespread complaints of huge premium increases and resulting disruptions in coastal real estate markets.Congress last month approved a $15.3 billion aid package that nearly doubled President Donald Trump’s request. Senate Republicans added $7.4 billion in community development block grant rebuilding funds to Trump’s request for immediate cleanup, repair and housing costs.Later this year, the White House is expected to require tens of billions of dollars more in long-term funds that would rebuild infrastructure, help people without insurance restore their homes, and, perhaps, help Puerto Rico reconstitute its shattered electrical grid.Trump surveyed Hurricane damage in Puerto Rico on Tuesday. He praised his administration’s response, even as lawmakers returning from the island say the president is painting far too rosy a picture.“What you’re seeing is a mirage,” Rep. Luis Gutierrez, D-Ill., said of conditions in San Juan, where Trump visited and where many reporters are located. Many mountain towns are cut off, with sick and elderly people trapped. “I saw the video on TV and everybody’s friendly and everybody’s smiling. You know what? It gave the wrong impression of what’s going on in the island.” Sharelast_img read more

first_imgAriana Cubillos/APVenezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro and his wife Cilia Flores wave to supporters at the presidential palace in Caracas on Sunday after election officials declared his victoryVenezuela’s leftist President Nicholas Maduro has easily won a second term, but his main rivals have refused to accept the results, calling the polling fraudulent — a view shared by the United States and many independent observers.Venezuela’s National Election Council, run by Maduro loyalists, said that with nearly 93 percent of polling stations reporting by Sunday, Maduro had won almost 68 percent of the vote, beating his nearest challenger, Henri Falcon, by almost 40 points.“They underestimated me,” said a triumphant Maduro to cheers from his supporters as fireworks sounded and confetti fell at the presidential palace in Caracas.Maduro, 55, replaced Hugo Chavez when the longtime Venezuelan socialist died of cancer in 2013. Since then, Maduro has presided over a collapsing economy, hyperinflation, widespread hunger and a mass of refugees trying to escape the desperate conditions. The country has been further hit by falling oil exports and U.S. imposed sanctions.Fewer than half of registered voters turned up at the polls, but the opposition, which has boycotted the election, said even that figure was inflated.Those opposed to Maduro have long maintained that the election is fraudulent, not least because the opposition’s most popular leaders — the ones with the best chance of unseating the president — were barred from running.As NPR’s Philip Reeves reports from Caracas, “Throughout the day voting stations appeared almost empty around the capital.” Despite that, election officials claim turnout of nearly 50 percent.“The process undoubtedly lacks legitimacy and as such we do not recognize it,” said Falcon, a 56-year-old former state governor.According to The Associated Press, “Falcon was joined in his call for a new election by third-place finisher Javier Bertucci, who got around 11 percent of the vote. Bertucci, a TV evangelist, stopped short of challenging the results, saying what he called a mistaken opposition boycott also boosted Maduro.”Reuters writes:“Falcon, a former member of the Socialist Party who went over to the opposition in 2010, said he was outraged at the government’s placing of nearly 13,000 pro-government stands called “red spots” close to polling stations nationwide.Mainly poor Venezuelans were asked to scan state-issued “fatherland cards” at red tents after voting in hope of receiving a “prize” promised by Maduro, which opponents said was akin to vote-buying.The “fatherland cards” are required to receive benefits including food boxes and money transfers.”In the run-up to the election, Freedom House issued a statement calling it “clearly unconstitutional” and called Maduro a “dictator” who has crushed all opposition.As voting took place on Sunday, a senior State Department official warned that the U.S. might press ahead on threats of imposing crippling oil sanctions, according to the AP.Copyright 2018 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/. Sharelast_img read more

first_img Share Red, White and Blue show hosts examine the state of school safety in Texas. Discussion topics include violence prevention in regard to spotting mental-health “red flags,” gun safety laws, school security, and more. With guests Haley Carter, Chair of the Mayor’s Commission Against Gun Violence; Texas State Senator Larry Taylor (District 11); and Paul Cordova, Houston Independent School District Chief of Police. Original air date: September 14, 2018.Watch more episodes of Red White and Bluelast_img read more

first_img Share Listen 00:00 /00:49 To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Andrew Schneider/Houston Public MediaLizzie Pannill Fletcher (D) and Congressman John Culberson (R) debated Sunday evening at the University of Houston.Republican Congressman John Culberson and Democratic candidate Lizzie Pannill Fletcher are neck and neck in the last days of the race.Culberson is running largely on two messages: Fletcher is too liberal, and he’s the one who brought Houston billions of dollars for disaster relief.“Obviously, there’s going to be a lot of focus on the Harvey recovery and certainly, to his benefit, the role that he played in that recovery as a senior appropriator,” says Tony Essalih, formerly Culberson’s chief of staff, now principal and director of Cornerstone Government Affairs’ Houston office.But Jon Taylor, professor of political science at the University of Saint Thomas, says Fletcher presents a fresh face, while Culberson’s record could actually hurt him. “Name me one major piece of legislation he’s accomplished in his 18 years,” Taylor says.Culberson’s record on Congress.gov includes only one major piece of legislation he sponsored that became law: the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2012. X last_img read more