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The New Classic: How the Crosstrek Became So Cool

March 8th, 2024

A blue Subaru Crosstrek is shown from the side overlooking a river.

When folks think of a Subaru, they tend to think of the Outback, the Legacy, or the WRX, depending on what kind of driver they are. But in 2013, a smaller, more agile (but just as fun on- and off-road) all-wheel-drive vehicle joined the Subaru lineup. Today, the Subaru Crosstrek is one of the most sought-after vehicles at our used Subaru dealership near Poughkeepsie as well as around the country.

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Ruge's Subaru Loves to Help® those in our community!

February 14th, 2024

A white 2024 Subaru Forester is shown from the front at an angle after leaving a car dealership near Hudson.

 

At Ruge's Subaru in Rhinebeck, we believe in the power of community, kindness, and making a positive impact.

This February, as part of Subaru Loves to Help® month, Ruge's Subaru is teaming up with Subaru to support Operation Warm®, a national nonprofit committed to providing essential resources for children to thrive. Together, we aim to make a difference in the lives of those facing urgent needs—especially those right in our backyard.

In our first annual Subaru Loves to Help month, we are excited to partner with Astor Services, which serves the Hudson Valley with support for children with emotional and behavioral health problems. Through this effort, Ruge’s Subaru will be visiting the Astor Home to deliver over 100 brand-new coats to kids in need.

We recognize the importance of this essential item, not only for protection against the elements but also for the significant impact a new coat can have on a child's mental and emotional well-being. Ruge's Subaru CEO Kristin Hutchins says, "We're delighted to launch this initiative and support the great work Astor Services does in our community. We've been excited to work with them on different projects over the years, but Subaru Loves to Help allows us to directly benefit kids in need."

This year alone, Subaru and its retailers will be providing over 150,000 children with brand-new winter necessities. Join us in spreading warmth, and hope, and making a difference in the lives of those who need it most by supporting Astor Services.

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Two Terrific Subarus for College Students to Buy Used

February 9th, 2024

A white 2020 Subaru Forester is shown near hikers after leaving a used Subaru dealership near Red Hook.

New York State has one of the highest numbers of schools per capita in the country, with many of them located within a short drive from Red Hook. While many see New York City as the fashion and culture capital of the country, to us, it’s the college capital because of the many high-quality educational institutions in the area—and many are right here in Dutchess County!

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Fulfill Your Subaru Year’s Resolution

February 1st, 2024

A white 2024 Subaru Forester is shown from the front at an angle after leaving a car dealership near Hudson.

Come by Ruge's Subaru, your dedicated car dealership near Hudson, to peruse the Subaru lineup, work toward your annual goals, and satisfy all your Subaru needs.

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Introducing the 2024 Subaru Forester: A Winter Warrior for Red Hook Roads

January 3rd, 2024

A grey 2024 Subaru Forester is shown from the side while driving on a city street after leaving a car dealership near Red Hook.

As your trusted car dealership near Red Hook, we are thrilled to introduce you to the perfect companion for Red Hook drivers: the 2024 Subaru Forester.

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Subaru Maintenance Tips from Ruge’s Subaru

December 22nd, 2023

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At Ruge’s, we know that there are countless reasons people love driving their Subarus

December 22nd, 2023

A blue 2024 Subaru Forester Wilderness is shown from the front at an angle on a trail after leaving a Car dealership in Rhinebeck.

What do you do when you want to get away from it all for a few days? Do you go for a hike, explore another town, or find a good fishing spot? Did you know you can do all these things without driving a gas-guzzling, impractical vehicle? That’s right—there’s a car for those of you who want to be out in nature and impact it less with your visit. It’s at a car dealership in Rhinebeck—the Subaru Forester. It’s a five-seat SUV that can take you almost anywhere you want to go. While it is a practical, eco-friendly vehicle, it’s also comfortable, spacious, and up-to-date with all the latest tech.

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Meet the Redesigned 2024 Subaru Crosstrek

October 13th, 2023

A grey 2024 Subaru Crosstrek Limited is shown parked on a tree-lined road after leaving a car dealership.

In today's busy world, where multitasking is considered an art form, you need a vehicle that can handle as much as you. It needs to be safe and efficient to get you to work and back while also providing connectivity and comfort. In addition, when you're ready to work on the life part of the work-life balance aspect, your car needs to be ready to go whenever and wherever you want. That might seem like a lot to ask of a vehicle, but it's all in a day's work for the 2024 Subaru Crosstrek.

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How Does the Forester Do in Our Forest?

September 27th, 2023

A blue 2024 Subaru Forester Wilderness is shown from the front at an angle on a trail after leaving a Car dealership in Rhinebeck.

What do you do when you want to get away from it all for a few days? Do you go for a hike, explore another town, or find a good fishing spot? Did you know you can do all these things without driving a gas-guzzling, impractical vehicle? That’s right—there’s a car for those of you who want to be out in nature and impact it less with your visit. It’s at a car dealership in Rhinebeck—the Subaru Forester. It’s a five-seat SUV that can take you almost anywhere you want to go. While it is a practical, eco-friendly vehicle, it’s also comfortable, spacious, and up-to-date with all the latest tech.

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Five Reasons Why the Subaru Solterra Is Perfect for Rhinebeck Drivers

August 9th, 2023

A blue 2023 Subaru Solterra is shown on a snowy mountain trail.

When you think of an electric vehicle (EV), the image typically involves a sleek, bullet-like sedan in an icy white clearcoat gliding down an urban street, dramatic LED headlights slicing through the early evening darkness as passersby look on in wonder. EVs are futuristic and modern, right? Not so fast, says Subaru. Not all EV buyers want high drama; for some, it’s all about efficiency and toughness. For these buyers, Subaru offers the 2023 Solterra.

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Ruge’s Subaru Loves Learning & Helping Others Learn

September 22nd, 2023

Subaru Love Learning image with a Solera.

For students and families everywhere, a new school year represents the promise of learning, growth, and discovery. We are SO excited for ALL of you! And for all of us at Ruge’s Subaru, this means that the “Subaru Loves Learning®” season is underway as well! Naturally, we believe in supporting young people all year long—whether it be through our annual sponsorships of sports teams, enrichment programs, arts initiatives, or one of our many nonprofit commitments.

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The Best Subaru Models for Cruising the Streets of Poughkeepsie

August 11th, 2023

A white 2023 Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid is shown from the side on a city street.

The city of Poughkeepsie is a unique corner of New York that demands an equally unique vehicle to get you from point A to point B. Whether you're commuting into the city for work or heading out into the wilderness with the family for a day of hiking, you need a vehicle that is ready for the challenges of living in this area. As the charming city of Poughkeepsie, New York, continues to grow and evolve, its streets have become a playground for automotive enthusiasts. With picturesque views of the Hudson River, historic landmarks, and vibrant local attractions, Poughkeepsie is an ideal place to cruise in style.

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Thanks to all who supported our Subaru Loves to Care® Event

August 11th, 2023

Subartu loves to care award give to Ruge's Subaru team

At Ruge’s Subaru, we’ve decided that one of the best ways to use all the cargo space in our vehicles is to fill them with LOVE. Not sure what we mean by that? Well, here’s an example: as part of the Subaru Loves to Care® initiative, we recently loaded up some of our favorite models (like the Subaru Ascent, Outback, Crosstrek, and Forester) with boxes of blankets. We drove them up the road to our very own Northern Dutchess Hospital in Rhinebeck (where our owners actually spend their free time volunteering in leadership trustee roles and have raised millions of dollars to optimize the quality of healthcare in our region).


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What’s New With the 2024 Subaru Impreza

July 17th, 2023

A person is shown walking a dog near a black 2024 Subaru Impreza.

The 2024 Subaru Impreza is all-new this year. As the first year of the 6th generation Impreza, this hatchback has been completely redesigned from the ground up. The new spacious interior of this hatchback has more room than many standard sedans, giving you more room for both occupants and cargo. The Impreza has been a fan-favorite for Subaru since it was first launched in 1992; over 1.3 million sales of this model have been made since then. While it is a classic Subaru model, the 2024 model year has plenty of new enhancements to make it stand out from its competition.

A hatchback is the perfect car for those who want more room than a standard sedan without committing to the large size of an SUV. While SUVs serve their purpose, not everyone needs a vehicle that size. That's where the Impreza's unique design comes in. The hatchback is a perfect solution for these types of buyers. With the roof rack, legendary Subaru Symmetrical AWD, and roomy interior, you’ll be ready for anything the big adventure of life throws at you. For those looking to take advantage of this unique vehicle and are looking for a Subaru Impreza for sale, you can find it all here at Ruge's Subaru.

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Thank you for helping us Share the Love® again!

June 29th, 2023

Share the Love Check Image and Recipients.

Our team at Ruge’s is ever grateful to the first responders, nurses, doctors, and healthcare workers who work tirelessly every day to protect the well-being of our communities. As an expression of that gratitude, the funds raised through our Share the Love Event® have been donated to Northern Dutchess Hospital Foundation for the ninth year in a row! We are thrilled to once again support this wonderful organization and their dedicated team of professionals.

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What is the Impreza RS?

June 29th, 2023

this is the front side view of a blue impreza RS.

Subaru has released the 2024 Subaru Impreza RS, a redesigned hatchback that is powered by a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 182 horsepower and 178 pound-feet of torque. The Impreza RS comes standard with a continuously variable transmission (CVT) and standard all-wheel drive. The RS gets an EPA-estimated 26 mpg in the city and 33 mpg on the highway.

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Enjoy Rally-Inspired Performance in the Subaru WRX

May 19th, 2023

An orange 2023 Subaru WRX Limited is shown driving on a sunny day.
When you think of a sports car, it probably conjures up certain images. Maybe the vehicle is low to the ground, or a convertible, or something with an overall intimidating vibe. However, there are sports cars out there that may seem a bit unconventional. Oftentimes, these underrated ones might be powerful beyond our expectations. Take the Subaru WRX, for example. While certain audiences are well-aware of how this particular sedan can dominate in street races and turn heads on the highway, others may have slept on this sleek Subaru. For those latter drivers, it's time to discover what the WRX is all about. Read More

 

 


At Ruge’s are big believers in youth programming

April 19th, 2023

Red Hook, NY
You might already be aware of this - but all of us at Ruge’s are big believers in youth programming….and we especially love supporting our local sports leagues!After all, there’s no question that the teamwork, exercise, friendships, and leadership skills that kids enjoy out on the fields make a positive impact on all aspects of their lives off the fields as well. Read More  
 

Your 2023 Subaru Forester Trim Guide

May 8th, 2023

A close up of the front of a blue 2023 Subaru Forester Wilderness shows the headlight.
If you are looking for a compact SUV that has seating for five, standard all-wheel drive, and that isn't afraid to get its wheels dirty, then you probably already know you want to find a Subaru Forester for sale. With the 2023 Forester, you’re getting versatility, affordability, and connectivity all wrapped up into an exciting package that is one of eleven different earthy colors. For 2023, Subaru has made six trims available for the Forester. There is a range of features and options for everyone, meaning you’ll be able to find a Forester trim within your budget that has the features you want most. Read More

 

 


Ten Reasons You’ll Love the 2023 Crosstrek Sport

March 31st, 2023

A yellow 2023 Subaru Crosstrek Sport is shown driving on a trail.
The Crosstrek might be the smallest SUV in the Subaru fleet but don’t discount its size for lack of capability or an affinity for adventure. Like the larger Forester and Outback, the Crosstrek boasts rugged details and offers exceptional versatility, making it a must-have for drivers looking for a well-rounded SUV that handles and rides more like a sedan. A Subaru Crosstrek for sale is particularly enticing because trims like the 2023 Crosstrek Sport are more powerful, agile, and adventurous. Its beefier powerplant, symmetrical all-wheel drive system, and advanced technologies make it the complete package and the best value in the Crosstrek lineup for 2023. Read More

 

 


Why the Limited Might Be the Crosstrek Trim You’re Looking For

March 31st, 2023

A grey 2023 Subaru Crosstrek for sale is shown parked on a driveway.
When it comes to finding a vehicle you’ll love, it’s all about the approach. Car shopping can be a tedious, confusing, and all-around stressful process that many of us dread when tasked with finding our next vehicle. You concern yourself with price, features, reliability, and more. Whatever you choose, you’ll want a brand you can trust that’ll deliver the value that makes it a worthwhile investment. Subaru is that kind of brand. If you’re already familiar with Subaru’s lineup of vehicles, you’re already keyed into what makes this brand so special. It’s widely recognized for its safety, capabilities, and affordable price point. Subaru is synonymous with vehicles that thrive in a variety of weather conditions and are a fun way to explore. Read More

 

 


This month, we are pleased to showcase Sean Bryson: Service Advisor

March 15th, 2023

 

Sean Bryson is an example of someone who knows that when you align your career with your passion, you genuinely enjoy going to work each day. Now a Service Advisor at Ruge’s Subaru, Sean grew up around vehicles - so his professional life is a culmination of years of learning and growing. And he gets to do something he loves on a daily basis for a company he clearly appreciates.

 

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Explore the Unknown in the Subaru Outback Wilderness

March 3rd, 2023

A blue 2023 Subaru Outback Wilderness is shown splashing through a puddle in the woods.
If you are looking for a Subaru Outback for sale, make sure to take a look at the exciting and ruggedly refined 2023 Subaru Outback Wilderness. Designed to push the limits of everyday driving, the Wilderness is equipped with everything you could need to conquer the trails and the road. From design to accessories, the Wilderness is your go-to SUV for adventure. Read More

 

 


This month, we are pleased to showcase our Parts Director: Rob Milkovich!

February 15th, 2023

Rob Milkovich With nearly four decades of experience, the Dutchess County native’s first job was working at a local Exxon. That sparked a passion for all things automotive Read More

 

 


10 Things Drivers Love About the Subaru Outback

January 13th, 2023

A white 2023 Subaru Outback Onyx Edition XT is shown at a remote campsite. Whether it’s loading up the kids for the ride to Red Hook High School or preparing to head off-road for a camping adventure, the Subaru Outback proves that it can handle any type of drive imaginable. Read More

 

 


What is Subaru Auto Vehicle Hold

January 10th, 2023

An image of a Subaru equipped with Auto Vehicle Hold. AVH stands for Auto Vehicle Hold. It is a function that is available on many Subaru vehicles and allows the driver to temporarily hold the vehicle in place when it comes to a complete stop. This feature was first launched in 2018 and replaced the “Hill Holder” feature on previous models. Read More

 

 


A Look at the 2023 Subaru Lineup

January 9th, 2023

A silver 2023 Subaru BRZ is shown driving past mountains after leaving a Subaru dealer. When you are looking to buy a car, you want to know that you are getting one that will last. You also want to know that it will hold its value, as you may need to sell it or trade it in for a new one in the future. In addition, safety and reliability are major concerns. This is why you should consider visiting Ruge's Subaru, your local Subaru dealer, when you are ready to buy your next vehicle. Read More

 

 


2023 Subaru Ascent

January 4th, 2023

2023 Ascent As we close out the 2022 year, the new 2023 Ascent is making its way to Ruge’s Subaru. The Ascent is the largest vehicle within the Subaru Line-Up and is the only one offering third row seating! The Ascent was first released in 2019 and has proven itself against competitors in the market year after year. Read More

 

 


Meet our Newest Service Advisor

January 4th, 2023

JT Tublewicz JT Tublewicz loves delivering on the Ruge’s promise of an exceptional service experience - and especially enjoys when he can provide an “a-ha” moment for a customer. Read More

 

 


Ruge's 50th Anniversary As A Subaru Dealer

November 28th, 2022

Ruge's Subaru 50th Anniversary It’s official…..we’ve marked 50 years as a Subaru retailer, making us one of the oldest dealers of this beloved brand in the entire country! And we continue to be oh-so-young-at-HEART! With an unwavering commitment to ongoing learning and development, a workplace atmosphere that values every member of our team, and ongoing efforts to marry cutting-edge technology and best-in-class practices with an old-fashioned sense of community, we are proud of all that we are as we celebrate this 50th birthday as a Subaru dealership. Read More

 

 


The Best-Selling Subaru Models

November 9th, 2022

A white 2019 Subaru Forester Sport is shown from the front driving on a tree-line road. Subaru is a smaller company, not like giant conglomerates like General Motors, Ford, Stellantis, and Toyota. Subaru doesn’t produce the massive number of vehicles that these larger companies do, but this is probably why Subaru has won so many more accolades than the Goliaths of the industry. The folks at Subaru are able to focus more on quality control instead of producing massive numbers of vehicles, so when you stop into Ruge's Subaru, your used Subaru dealership, you are going to find an exceptional car at a very affordable price that will perform better than most other models. Read More

 

 


A Look at the Subaru Outback’s Evolution Throughout the Years

September 16th, 2022

A grey 2023 Subaru Outback is shown driving on a highway.

Looking for a new or used Outback but unsure where to even begin? For those looking for a Subaru dealer in Rhinebeck, look no further than Ruge’s Subaru. We invite you to come visit our dealership and see our impressive selection of new and used Subaru Outbacks up close and personal. While you’re there, you can take a few test drives, compare and contrast features, and find the one best suited for your lifestyle.

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Why the Subaru Forester Should Be Your Next Vehicle

September 16th, 2022

A blue 2022 Subaru Forester Wilderness is shown with kayaks on the roof driving by a river.

Are you in the market for a new vehicle and have wondered, "Is there a Subaru dealer near me?" Have your vehicle interests turned toward buying a Subaru Forester? If so, you've made a great choice! The Subaru Forester is one of Subaru's most renowned models. Whether you're interested in the Forester due to its size or you've investigated the Forester further to find its versatility as a compact crossover SUV appealing—you won't be disappointed. Besides having a history filled with recognitions and awards for its safety, performance, and reliability across the globe, carrying the Subaru badging alone signifies the Forester is built to perform, keep you safe, and is built to last.

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