|Compact car; Built in Japan|
|Good condition price range: $1,000 – $1,500*|
1990 Subaru Loyale 2-door hatchback
1991 Subaru Loyale 4-door sedan
1992 Subaru Legacy Loyale 4-door wagon
1993 Subaru Legacy Loyale 4-door wagon
1994 Subaru Legacy Loyale 4-door wagon
The Subaru Loyale may not be as refined as other vehicles in this league, but it offers a lot of value for the money.
Subaru’s faithful DL and GL sedans and wagons were called Loyale for 1990. The sedan and wagon came in a single price series with standard equipment that fell between that of the old DL and GL, while the 2-door coupe came only in sporty RS trim. Two engines were available: a 90-horsepower 1.8-liter flat 4 and a 115-horsepower turbocharged version of the flat 4. Both engines came standard with a 5-speed manual transmission; 3-speed automatic was an available option. Turbo models equipped with 4-wheel drive provided a 4-speed automatic in place of the 5-speed manual. The Loyale wagon and sedan were available with front-wheel drive or 4-wheel drive (4WD). Subaru provided a choice of either on-demand or permanently engaged 4WD.
Several models are axed, with the survivors receiving a host of luxury features. Gone are the 2-door coupe models, the Touring Wagon and all Turbo Loyales. All Loyales now use a naturally aspirated 90-horsepower version of the 1.8-liter flat 4. A 3-speed automatic carries on as the only alternative to the standard 5-speed manual gearbox. New features added for ’91 to the remaining 4-door sedans and 4-door wagons that were previously optional include air conditioning, power steering, power windows, locks and mirrors, tilt steering, intermittent wipers, and on the wagons, a cargo cover.
No changes are made to the 1992 Subaru Loyale.
New colors are the only changes made to the 1993 Subaru Loyale.
Only one model–the popular 4-door wagon with on-demand 4WD–returns for the Subaru Loyale’s final season.