2014 Subaru Legacy and Outback Get Minor Price Increases
- The base 2014 Subaru Legacy 2.5i starts at $21,090, an increase of $25 over the 2013 model.
- Prices on the 2014 Subaru Outback 2.5i begin at $24,320, reflecting a jump of $30 from 2013.
- The six-cylinder Legacy 3.6R Limited starts at $26,690, while the Outback 3.6R Limited starts at $32,920.
The base 2014 Subaru Legacy 2.5i starts at $21,090, including a $795 destination charge, an increase of $25 over the 2013 model.
Prices on the 2014 Subaru Outback 2.5i begin at $24,320, with an $825 destination fee, reflecting a jump of $30 from 2013.
The price increases are attributable to increases in destination charges. For 2013, the Legacy 2.5i started at $21,065 including a $770 destination fee, and the Outback 2.5i began at $24,290 with a destination charge of $795.
A Subaru spokeswoman told Edmunds that the 2014 models should start arriving at dealers in June.
Both base models come standard with six-speed manual transmissions, all-wheel-drive, and 2.5-liter four-cylinder engines rated at 173 horsepower. A continuously variable automatic transmission is available for an additional $1,000, and upgraded trim levels can only be ordered with the CVT option.
Stepping up to the 2014 Legacy 3.6R Limited with its 256-hp, 3.6-liter six-cylinder engine and five-speed automatic transmission results in a starting price of $29,690, including $795 destination charge. The 2014 Outback 3.6R Limited with the same powertrain starts at $32,920, with a destination fee of $825.
The Legacy is priced lower than two of its rivals, the 2013 Ford Fusion and 2013 Honda Accord sedan. Honda and Ford have not announced 2014 pricing.
The base 2013 Ford Fusion S starts at $22,695, including a $795 destination charge. The base 2013 Honda Accord sedan starts at $22,470, with a $790 destination fee.
The 2014 Outback also outprices two of its competitors, the 2013 Honda Crosstour and 2013 Toyota Highlander. Toyota and Honda haven't released prices for the 2014 models.
The base 2013 Honda Crosstour starts at $28,060 including a destination charge of $830. Prices on the base 2013 Toyota Highlander begin at $30,260, including an $845 destination fee.
Edmunds says: These are very modest price increases on two models that deliver a lot of value while undercutting the cost of some of their major competitors.