• May 14th 2010 at 9:29AM
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2010 Subaru Legacy 2.5GT – click above for high-res gallery

Subaru has priced the 2011 versions of two vehicles leading its continuing sales charge, the Legacy and Outback. All of the Legacy models bar the Limited trim version have stood pat on MSRP, from the base 2.5i at $19,995 to the 3.6R at $24,995. The Limited models go up by $300 to cover folding exterior mirrors, harman/kardon audio, and XM satellite radio.

The 2011 Legacy 2.5GT will only be offered in Limited guise, and its price goes up by $405 to $31,395. Replacing its woodgrain with faux carbon-fiber dashboard trim and adding brightwork in the form of aluminum pedals and contrasting seat stitching addresses two of the few gripes we've had with our 2.5GT long term test car.

The Outback gets the smallest hike, just $200, going to $23,195 for the 2.5i, $24,495 for the 2.5i Premium, and $28,495 for the 2.5i Limited with CVT. Opt for the Power Moonroof Package for an additional $450, and you'll get a new rear-view camera with a 3.3-inch display in the auto-dimming mirror with Homelink thrown on Premium and Limited models. Follow the jump for the rest of the details on the 2011 Legacy and Outback – with this kind of pricing restraint, we expect them to keep selling well.

Photos by Chris Paukert / Copyright ©2010 Weblogs, Inc.

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Subaru Announces Pricing for 2011MY Legacy and Outback Models
-- Starting price remains for best-selling Subaru Legacy --
-- Record-breaking Subaru Outback price increase held to $200 --

CHERRY HILL, N.J., May 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Subaru of America, Inc. today announced 2011MY pricing for its best-selling Legacy and Outback models. Launched in 2009, the Legacy® and Outback® have been key drivers in Subaru's record sales success with Legacy showing an 87% increase in year-to-date sales and Outback sales more than doubling with a 128% increase year-to-date.

For 2011MY, both models receive equipment enhancements including manual-folding exterior mirrors. Also, models equipped with harman/kardon audio (available on Premium models and standard on Limited models) now feature XM® Satellite Radio and a three-month trial subscription.

A new color, Caramel Bronze Pearl, replaces Harvest Gold Metallic on both models and is paired with an Ivory interior. Ruby Red Pearl, previously only available on the Legacy and Tribeca, is now available on the Outback and comes also with an Ivory interior.

As with all Subaru vehicles, Symmetrical All-Wheel-Drive is standard on both models, which helps driving performance by enhancing traction regardless of weather conditions.

2011 Subaru Legacy
Subaru maintains its focus on value, and for 2011MY, Legacy continues with a starting price of $19,995 for the 2.5i. The Legacy 2.5i Premium also remains unchanged at $20,995, and the starting price for the Legacy 3.6R holds at $24,995. Limited trim models are subject to a $300 price increase due to the inclusion of XM Satellite Radio. The Legacy 2.5i Limited is now $25,295 while the Legacy 3.6R Limited is $28,295.

For the 2011 model year, the Legacy 2.5GT sports sedan will be offered exclusively in Limited trim. It now includes a standard power moonroof as well as XM Satellite Radio, fog lights, new simulated carbon-fiber dashboard trim, silver contrast seat and armrest stitching, and aluminum pedals. It comes with a starting price of $31,395, an increase of only $405, which still keeps it priced well under most competitors' offerings.

2011 Subaru Outback
The Subaru Outback, Motor Trend's 2010 Sport/Utility of the Year, receives a modest $200 price increase with the Outback 2.5i now starting at $23,195 and the Outback 2.5i Premium priced at $24,495, still keeping the cost well under most mid-size crossover or wagon competitors.

A new feature for Outback models, a Rear Vision Camera, is added to Premium and Limited models - bundled with the Power Moonroof Package. The exclusive Rear Vision Camera includes an Auto-dim mirror with Homelink, compass display and a 3.3 inch hi-resolution display in the mirror. This convenience upgrade adds $450 to any Outback that features a Power Moonroof.

The Outback 2.5i Limited, with standard Lineartronic CVT, now starts at $28,495 while the six-cylinder Outback 3.6R is also competitively priced at $28,195. The Subaru Outback 3.6R Limited, which continues to be in high demand, now has a starting price of $31,495 and includes standard XM Satellite Radio.

Award-winning Products
The 2010 Subaru Legacy and Outback have recently received significant awards. Both vehicles were named 2010 Top Safety Picks by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) and as 'Bests' in their class by Kiplinger's Annual Buyers Guide. The Legacy was also named one of the 'Best Family Cars of 2010' by both Parents magazine and Edmunds.com.

The destination and delivery charge is $725 for all 2011MY Legacy and Outback models in the contiguous 48 states. The MSRP of 2.5i PZEV (Partial Zero Emissions Vehicle) models remains $300 more than the federal specification model.

harman/kardon® is a registered trademark of Harman International Industries, Inc.

XM Satellite Radio® XM is a registered trademark of XM Satellite Radio, Inc.

About Subaru of America, Inc.
Subaru of America, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd. of Japan. Headquartered in Cherry Hill, N.J., the company markets and distributes Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive vehicles, parts and accessories through a network of more than 600 dealers across the United States. All Subaru products are manufactured in zero-landfill production plants and Subaru of Indiana Automotive Inc. is the only U.S. automobile production plant to be designated a backyard wildlife habitat by the National Wildlife Federation. For additional information visit www.subaru.com.

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    • 1 Second Ago
      • 5 Years Ago
      I like the new Legacy unique and distinctive look where you don't see too much on the road. Unlike Accord and Camry, they are everywhere like NYC cabs ;-)
      • 5 Years Ago
      Is it less hideous?


      Not interested. What happened to THIS car? http://www.zcars.com.au/images/subaru-legacy-sti-s4021.jpg

        • 5 Years Ago
        Good lord if we had gotten the STI S402 Legacy...

        I'd have been satisfied with the 3.0R Spec B 6-speed manual that some other markets did get, and some paint, interior, and audio configurability, and STI Brembos to go with the Bilstein dampers.

        (overseas got the McIntosh stereo, too... daft.)
      • 5 Years Ago
      did they fix the steering shimmy?
      • 5 Years Ago
      The new Legacy is ass. I loved my 05 LGT. When it came to to get something bigger to haul kids and stuff I looked elsewhere.

      Subaru has really dumbed it down. When I bought the LGT they offered a wide spectrum of colors and either beige or black for the interior. Now you get essentially monochrome (which shade of bland do you want?) and no interior choice.

      • 5 Years Ago
      dash gages very hard to read in sunlight.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Is the Outback going into 2011 with the same 4 spd. automatic??
        • 5 Years Ago
        I stand corrected. I thought that the base Outback and base legacy had the age-old 5-speed manual gearbox. I didn't realize it had the same 6-speed manual that the 2.5GT Legacy received for 2010.

        I believe that the new 6MT is an additional gear added to the old 5-speed design, which itself was an additional gear added to the older 4-speed manual from long ago.

        The new 6MT is certainly not the same gearbox as the 2007-09 Spec.B or the WRX STI.
        • 5 Years Ago
        The 2010 Outback doesn't have a 4 speed auto. The 2.5i models have either a 6 speed manual or a CVT, while the 3.6R gets a 5 speed auto.

        Perhaps you are thinking of the Forrester.
      • 5 Years Ago
      No 7 speed automatic, huh?
      • 5 Years Ago
      Sales of the new OB and Legacy have taken off. So much so that Subaru shattered their sales records last year and are on pace to break them yet again this year. If I needed a mid size sedan I would not be caught dead in a soul-less, run of the mill, me too Camry.
      It gets great mileage for an AWD midsize sedan and performs well on a daily basis to boot.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Subaru needs to work on updating their engine technology.

      They are one of the least fuel efficient cars on the market right now. Competitiors have turbo engines in smaller displacements with DI that get much better gas mileage with no loss in horsepower.

      This is what kept me from considering the legacy when I was searching for a new car. Mazda is in a similar boat.

      Also, Subaru please redesign the Legacy rear end. it's not befitting of your flagship sedan. Is Toyota at fault for this?
        • 5 Years Ago
        Simply not true. I have a 3.6R OB and it's nearly the same HP and mileage figures as it's main rival, the Toyota Venza.

        Make sure that you're comparing AWD to AWD vehicles...
        • 5 Years Ago
        Huh? Subaru's mileage is just fine, provided you compare apples-to-apples among AWD cars with similar additional drivetrain weight and frictional losses.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Not just the back end styling... the styling of the whole car.

        BTW... they do have a new 2 liter H4 DOHC non-turbo engine coming out soon. They showed it in Geneva, I believe. It will be shared with the FT-86 Toyota/Subaru coupe.

        They could stand to update their 5-speed automatic gearbox, so that they could get the most efficiency and power out of their H6 engines, as well. A bit larger off-peak torque curve would allow for a nicely spaced gearset with a tall fuel-efficient overdrive. Peak power numbers often don't tell the whole story.

        They also have a turbo diesel boxer that they have yet to sell in the US.

        I can see why they might be skeptical about Direct injection, though... seems like a lot of DFI cars have intake-tract carbon coking problems. If that is addressed, and reliability maintained, I am otherwise all for DFI's efficiency improvements.
      • 5 Years Ago
      is it just me or is that a poorly worded article or is Subaru's lineup that confusing?

      "The Limited models go up by $300"
      "only be offered in Limited guise, and its price goes up by $405"
        • 5 Years Ago
        A bit of both.

        The 2.5 GT Limited price went up more than the 2.5i Limited, or the 3.6R Limited. The 2.5 GT Limited is now the only form of the turbocharged 2.5 GT Legacy.

        They did the same thing from 2005 to 2006, at the beginning of the previous model. They offered both standard and Limited (sunroof and leather, basically). For 2006, Limited, and then special-edition 2.5 GT Spec B (500 units only) were the only formats. The base 2.5 GT was cancelled then, just as it is cancelled now.

        Chances are, the base version of the 2.5 GT was just offered as a place-card to advertise a low entry-MSRP for each of the first-body-style-year 2.5 GT. Not expected to sell well, and certain to be pulled the second year of the body style.
      • 5 Years Ago
      "the Limited models go up by $300 to cover folding exterior mirrors"

      The mirrors don't fold in on the other trim levels? Even stripper econoboxes have folding exterior mirrors.
      • 5 Years Ago
      They should tweak the styling!
        • 5 Years Ago
        Subaru's have never been pretty cars. Nothing new there.
        • 5 Years Ago
        I agree. Subarus are just plain ugly.
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