List: Top Ten Most Beautiful Subarus (In No Particular Order)

By John Beltz Snyder

January 28, 2009


WRX Although we’re fond of all the generations of the Impreza WRX, there is something about the 2002-2003 bug-eye models we find eerily endearing. It’s almost as if it is looking back at us.


XT The XT, inspired in many ways by aircraft, was the most aerodynamic production car of its time. It even featured a cockpit-inspired interior. It sold from 1985 until 1991, when it was replaced by the SVX.


SVX This concept-gone-production vehicle was introduced to the United States in 1991. It stood out mostly because of those weird windows within the windows we love so much. Also, Subaru lost about $3000 dollars for each SVX it sold. Thanks, Subaru.


Justy We just want to get in there and wheel around the desert yelling, “Go!” This cute little hatchback came to the U.S. in 1987, and was fitted with four-wheel drive a year later.


GL Wagon This beauty made its way to the States in the mid-seventies. Based on the Leone, which was previously sold overseas, the GL saw three generations, each including truly fantastic-looking wagons.


Brat Beautiful? Sure. The Brat is beautiful in the same way a rare, hairless cat is beautiful. It’s like watching the sun set behind a landfill. Beautiful, especially when compared to the Baja.


360 Named for it transversely mounted 356 cc 2-stroke engine, the 360 was rated by Consumer Reports as “Not Acceptable” in 1969. It crept into our hearts at a top speed of 60 miles per hour.


2.5 RS Coupe Just look at it. It makes us excited to see the next coupe Subaru has in store for us.


Forester The first-generation Forester (which just beat out the first-gen Outback for a spot on our list) looked great with any combination of kayaks, bikes, and dogs. We love dogs.


Legacy Wagon GT “So hot… in a weird way,” were the words used in our office to describe this second-generation Legacy station wagon. Maybe knowing it could blow away any other wagon on the road is what makes it oddly beautiful. Yes, wagons can be cool.

WRX XT SVX Justy GL Brat 360 2.5 Forester Legacy

“Beautiful” may not be the first word that comes to mind when one thinks of Subaru vehicles throughout history. If you’re like us, though, these cars have some sort of affinity that reaches beyond mere looks. Whether one defines beauty as physical or, well, something else, we at NextAutos agree that these are the Ten Most Beautiful Subarus (in no particular order).

Click through the gallery above to view our picks and then discuss where we went right or wrong in the NextAutos Forums