2013 Subaru Legacy, Outback Revealed Before 2012 New York Auto Show

2012 New York Auto Show


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    The 2013 Subaru Legacy gets "sportier front styling," the company said. | March 30, 2012

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2012 New York Auto Show

Just the Facts:
  • The restyled 2013 Subaru Legacy and Outback, which go on sale this summer, were revealed on Thursday ahead of the 2012 New York Auto Show.
  • Prices were not announced, but the 2013 Legacy and Outback are expected to be roughly the same price as the 2012 models, the Japanese automaker told Inside Line.
  • The 2013 Subaru Legacy 2.5GT model is discontinued for 2013.

CHERRY HILL, New Jersey — The restyled 2013 Subaru Legacy and Outback, which go on sale this summer, were revealed on Thursday ahead of the 2012 New York Auto Show.

Prices were not announced, but the 2013 Legacy and Outback are expected to be roughly the same price as the 2012 models, the Japanese automaker told Inside Line. "We expect similar pricing," said Dominick Infante, Subaru of America spokesman, in a phone conversation on Thursday.

The base 2012 Subaru Outback 2.5i starts at $24,070, including a $775 destination charge, according to Subaru.com. The base 2012 Subaru Legacy 2.5i starts at $20,745, including a $750 destination charge.

The $32,345 Subaru Legacy 2.5GT model is discontinued for 2013.

The new Subaru EyeSight pre-collision system will be available on the 2013 Legacy and Outback, but only bundled with the Limited navigation package. The EyeSight system has not been priced.

The 2013 Subaru Outback 2.5i models get a new DOHC 2.5-liter FB series boxer-four engine that produces 173 horsepower, a 3-hp increase over the previous engine. Outback 2.5i and 2.5i Premium models get a standard six-speed manual transmission or optional CVT. 2013 Subaru Outback 3.6R models get the carryover 256-hp 3.6-liter boxer-6 engine and five-speed automatic transmission.

The EPA has not rated the 2013 Outback, but Subaru projects that the Outback 2.5i with the CVT will return 24 mpg in city driving and 30 mpg on the highway versus 22 mpg in city driving and 29 mpg on the highway for the 2012 model. The average price for a gallon of unleaded gasoline in the U.S. stood at $3.92 on Thursday, according to the AAA Daily Fuel Gauge, with prices expected to hit the $4 mark nationwide shortly.

The 2013 Outback also gets a new light matte wood-grain trim in the cabin. Outback Limited models get an optional Special Appearance package that bundles such items as keyless access and start system and a rear gate with an unlock touch sensor.

The 2013 Subaru Legacy gets what the company calls "sportier front styling" with new headlights, grille and front bumper. Like the 2013 Outback, the Legacy gets the new DOHC 2.5-liter FB series 2.5-liter boxer engine. The 2013 Legacy 3.6R gets the carryover 256-hp 3.6-liter boxer engine linked to a five-speed automatic transmission.

The EPA has not rated the 2013 Legacy, but Subaru projects that the 2013 Legacy 2.5i with the CVT will return 24 mpg in city driving and 32 mpg on the highway.

The 2013 Legacy gets some interior upgrades, including a new rear-seat air-conditioning outlet on Limited models.

Edmunds.com says: Subaru appears poised to hold the line on pricing on its 2013 Legacy and Outback, despite the improvements.

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