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Tuesday 30 May 2017
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2016 Subaru Legacy and Outback: More Safety, Small Price Hike

2016 Subaru Legacy and Outback: More Safety, Small Price Hike

Get ready for some outdoor adventures. Subaru pricing is out for the 2016 Legacy and Outback and good news, they’re priced only slightly higher than they were last year. At the same time, you get more safety and infotainment options, too.

Both models were completely redesigned last year, so you won’t find major styling changes, but there are small minor changes throughout. For instance, the StarLink touch-screen infotainment system now comes standard and Subaru’s also expanded the EyeSight safety suite of safety technologies depending on the model.

So here’s the nitty-gritty. The Legacy and the Outback come in three trim lines; standard, Premium, and Limited. The 2016 Legacy will have a base price of $21,745 which is only $50 more than last years starting price. Similarly, the base 2016 Outback starts at $24,995 which is only $100 more than last year.

However, you’ll definitely shell out a bit more to get the coolest equipment and safety features that come on the Premium and Limited models. Those prices get bumped to $23,845 and $26,845 for the Legacy respectively and $27,395 and $30,395 for the Outback.

The Premium and Limited offering the new StarLink Safety and Security features in two package levels. The base package gets Safety Plus with Enhanced Roadside Assistance, Automatic Collision Notification, and Diagnostic Alerts. You can add the Security Plus option  that adds Stolen Vehicle Recovery Service, Vehicle Security Alarm Notification, and Remote Vehicle Locator.

The Premium and Limited offer new StarLink Safety and Security features which are available in two package levels. The base package is Safety Plus that includes Enhanced Roadside Assistance, Automatic Collision Notification, and Diagnostic Alerts.  There is an option to add the Security Plus that includes Stolen Vehicle Recovery Service, Vehicle Security Alarm Notification, and Remote Vehicle Locator.

Both the Legacy and the Outback receive the IIHS Top Safety Pick+ rating when equipped with the available EyeSight safety technology system, which includes Adaptive Cruise Control, Automatic Pre-Collision Braking, and Lane Keep Assist. The Limited also comes standard with Blind Spot Detection which comes with the Premium as well when the EyeSight package is added. All models come standard with Subaru’s trademark Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive.

All models feature a 2.5-liter 175-horsepower Boxer engine, the Limited offers the choice of getting a 3.6-liter, 6-cylinder Boxer engine. With the standard engine, the Legacy gets an estimated 26 mpg city and 36 mpg highway and the Outback gets slightly less at 25 mpg City and 33 mpg highway.

Get ready to hit the adventure route, as both models are due at dealerships this summer.

Photo Credit: Subaru