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There are a great number of benefits provided with a Subaru car service. Our Subaru service centre can provide you with a one-stop-shop for all of your car’s maintenance needs. Our experienced and qualified Subaru technicians can assist you with servicing any make and model of vehicle. We provide genuine Subaru parts, merchandise and accessories for assurance and peace of mind.

With a regular Subaru car service, Perth car owners can ensure the safe operation and optimised performance of their vehicle. Subaru car servicing can also maintain the resale value of the vehicle to protect the investment in the long term. Our Subaru service centre team is dedicated to helping you in enhancing the performance, safety and resale value of the vehicle now and in the years to come. Our Perth team take great pride in offering a high standard of service and experience.

Our Subaru service centre team provide reassurance for your vehicle. Only experienced Subaru trained technicians have the expertise to optimise your incredible Subaru vehicle. Our team of technicians not only have the benefit of professional Subaru training, but they are genuine experts on all the latest Subaru models and technologies.

From the Subaru Intelligent Drive system through to the first diesel Boxer engine in Australia with CVT, we invest in support and training for our Subaru Service Centre technicians to ensure that your service is performed by the best. Our technicians also have the access to state of the art tools and equipment such as the Subaru Diagnostics System. This allows them to provide specific solutions for your vehicle ensuring that your safety is assured, your performance is optimised, and your resale value is protected.

We can provide flexible options for your convenience during your car service. Perth customers should speak to our Service Advisors when enquiring with our Subaru service centre if you have any specific requirements. Contact us today to book your Subaru vehicle service.


What to Look for in Fuel Efficient SUVs in Australia

Subaru XV fuel efficient SUVs - City Subaru

SUVs combine everything that we crave in a car: space, power and yes, loads of utility. But there’s one more element being added to that wish list: fuel efficiency. With fuel prices on the rise, and as we move away from fossil fuels, Australians are on the hunt for more eco-efficient cars. In this blog, we’ll walk you through the key factors to consider when searching for a fuel-efficient SUV in Australia.

Engine size and type

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When searching for a new car, particularly a fuel efficient car, the type of engine and its size will have a large impact on how fuel efficient the car is. Plug-in hybrid engines and electric cars are undoubtedly more fuel-efficient than your average petrol-powered vehicle, and the Australian market is seeing a burst of activity when it comes to the demand for electric vehicles.

When it comes to engine size, the larger the engine – typically the more fuel it will consume. While other factors like weight and aerodynamics also play a role, the number of cylinders is the most basic measure of how much fuel an engine will consume. Generally, SUVs have one of three engine sizes:

  • 4 cylinders – your average passenger vehicle
  • 6 cylinders (V6) – high-performance vehicles
  • 8 cylinders (V8) – heavier high-performance vehicles and trucks

The more cylinders a vehicle has – usually the more fuel it consumes and therefore the less fuel efficient it becomes. For example, a 4-cylinder vehicle will generally be more fuel efficient compared to a V6 because it produces less horsepower. But horsepower isn’t everything. A car with more cylinders is also heavier – meaning the engine has to do more work to move the car, therefore further increasing fuel consumption.

Choosing the Right Fuel for Your SUV

Choosing the Right Fuel for Your SUV - City Subaru

The type of fuel you choose also impacts fuel efficiency. SUVs that run on diesel engines tend to be more fuel-efficient than petrol engines, although they’re usually more expensive when you buy the vehicle upfront. Electric SUVs—such as the Subaru Solterra—are even more economical than petrol or diesel, but again, they’re (at least for now) more expensive to purchase.

If you want to get the best of both worlds, hybrid models such as the Subaru XV (also called Subaru Crosstrek) are an excellent middle-ground when it comes to reducing your impact on the environment, and the impact on your wallet.


Most Fuel-Efficient Subaru SUVs in Australia

The Subaru hybrid vehicles all utilise e-Boxer technology, which combines a petrol engine with an electric motor for optimised fuel economy. This strategy is pivotal in developing an SUV that is not only efficient but also ranks among the most economical in its class.


Manual vs. Automatic and their Impact on Fuel Efficiency

Transmission and fuel consumption are closely linked and will play a role in how fuel efficient your SUV is. Your transmission is your gear-change mechanism—better known as either manual or automatic. When it comes to daily driving, manual gearboxes are often considered more fuel efficient—but a lot of that depends on how you drive. Some newer automatic transmissions, such as continuously variable transmission (CVT), are designed to be more fuel-efficient than traditional automatic transmissions.


The Impact of SUV Weight on Fuel Consumption

While SUVs are known for their versatility and boundless boot space, this luxury appeal often comes at the expense of a few added kilos.

And if you’re looking for better fuel economy in an SUV, the weight of your vehicle should be one of your key considerations. The heavier a vehicle, the less fuel efficient it’s likely to be. That’s because engines require more power to shift the weight. Unfortunately, many larger SUVs lag in the race to become fuel efficient cars simply because of their size and weight.



Yes, even the shape of your SUV matters.

SUVs with a lower profile and more streamlined design are far more eco-friendly than boxier and more wind-resistant vehicles. If you’re after an SUV that is fuel efficient and also looks the part, opting for a design that is more aerodynamic certainly has its benefits. Especially if you plan on driving fast—and for long distances. Remember that it’s not just the shape of a vehicle that matters, it’s also additional accessories that can impact your fuel efficiency too. For example, roof racks are (unsurprisingly) a sure-fire way to reduce aerodynamics.


Choosing the Right Tyres for Better Fuel Efficiency

Think about it; when driving, the only thing between you and the road are your tyres. That’s a whole lot of friction happening. Predictably, fuel economy and friction are sworn enemies. The more friction—the less efficient your car is. The wider your tyres, the more contact they have with the road, meaning the more effort is needed to propel the car forward. You want your SUV to glide forward without added friction, and with less power required.


Why is the Subaru XV Hybrid an eco-friendly SUV?

Let’s take a closer look at one of the most fuel efficient SUVs in Australia—the new Subaru XV Hybrid. This small SUV is designed to offer a great combination of fuel efficiency, performance, and versatility, while also sticking true to what we love best about any SUV—its spaciousness and all-around capability.

The new Subaru XV Hybrid combines a 2.0 litre horizontally opposed direct injection e-Boxer 4-cylinder engine with an electric motor for extra efficiency. It’s everything you’d expect from a Subaru SUV, with traditional all-Wheel Drive, and all-terrain capabilities like X-mode. Giving you the peace of mind to explore, knowing that you’re keeping our environment clean and green.


Test drive the best fuel efficient SUV Australia has to offer

Finding a fuel efficient SUV in Australia can be difficult—but certainly not impossible. With the likes of the Subaru XV hybrid, you can have the best of both worlds—a powerful, spacious and versatile vehicle that won’t break the bank at the pump.

But don’t take our word for it. Come down to Subaru Perth in Vic Park and take the Subaru XV hybrid for a test drive and see for yourself.

Note: The Subaru XV model is marketed as the Subaru Crosstrek. This change in name was made to align with Subaru’s global naming strategy. Therefore, when referring to the Subaru XV in the context in the market, it is synonymous with the Subaru Crosstrek. Rest assured, any information or references pertaining to the Subaru XV can be considered applicable to the Subaru Crosstrek.