The good news, at least if you are in the market for a new Subaru Legacy or Outback, is that you won't have to pay much more next year for the car of your dreams.
Subaru has just announced 2011 pricing for their top selling models and both models are not going to get much more expensive, but they both will get some nice new features and XM radio service. They will also get manual-folding exterior mirrors, which was one of our gripes with the cars.
Nothing more frustrating than trying to squeeze by a car in a tight garage when the mirrors won't fold, was our conclusion after spending a week with both cars. Thit always struck us as a silly way to cut costs.
Full pricing details are in the press release below.
CHERRY HILL, N.J., May 13 — 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%
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
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
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
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
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.