The all-wheel-drive bandwagon may be overloaded these days, but Subaru was the first company to jump on with all four tires.
Subaru makes all-wheel-drive standard on all of its models. That has turned Subaru into a household name, especially in snow country. Head to the ski slopes or hiking spot and you're bound to see at least one Subaru Outback, probably outfitted with a rack on top and gear in the trunk. Spotting a Subaru Forester, Subaru Impreza or Subaru Legacy is also likely. Less apt to be off the beaten path are the Subaru WRX and Subaru STI (both based on the Impreza), since these little rockets and their drivers tend to flock to curvy roads to explore handling and horsepower limits.
Vehicles like the Outback and Impreza WRX have attracted plenty of buyers to Subaru, but eventually owners of these cars want or need more space and passenger capacity. For those buyers, the company offered the three-row Subaru Tribeca crossover.