2021 Subaru Legacy And Outback Add New Standard Features, Slight Price Bump


2021 Subaru Outback
2021 Subaru Outback. Credit: Subaru
The 2021 Subaru Legacy and Outback will arrive in CarProUSA dealerships this October with some notable new standard features. Pricing doesn’t change much either with the extra goodies, with just a $150 hike over the outgoing base model pricing. The Legacy starts from $22,895 and the Outback from $26,795.

New for 2020

It’s great to see that steering responsive LED headlights are standard across all trim levels for both models. They improve visibility when driving at night, and the steering responsive headlight system (essentially adaptive headlights) aims the headlight beams in the direction the vehicle is traveling on curved roads.

Other new standard features we like include Rear Seat Reminder, which reminds the driver to check the rear seat area before exiting the vehicle and a standard Seat Belt Reminder that detects passengers in the front and/or rear seating position and gives an audible and visual warning if their seatbelt has not been fastened.

2021 Subaru Legacy

The Legacy gives you six trims to choose from: Base, Premium, Sport, and Limited, Limited XT and Touring XT.

Legacy Base: The Legacy Base model is equipped with standard Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive and Active Torque Vectoring and is powered by the 2.5-liter SUBARU BOXER® engine. The naturally aspirated engine produces 182-horsepower and 176 lb.-ft. of torque and is paired with a standard CVT (continuously variable transmission) with 8-speed manual shift mode and steering wheel paddle shift control switches.

The award-winning Subaru EyeSight Driver Assist Technology is standard on all trim levels. It includes Advanced Adaptive Cruise Control (AACC) with Lane Centering. The safety feature works in conjunction with AACC to assist with centering the SUV within the travel lane.

The Legacy’s standard features include power windows, door locks, fuel door, and mirrors as well as dual USB input ports in the front center console. The standard security system includes remote keyless entry.
Additionally, the Base comes well-equipped with the SUBARU STARLINK™ dual 7.0-inch Multimedia system that features Apple CarPlay™, Android™ Auto, and Bluetooth® hands-free phone and audio streaming connectivity.

An Alloy Wheel Package is available for $350. Subaru says with a retail value of $1,000, the 17-inch wheel package is discounted significantly for customers.

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Credit: Subaru.

Legacy Premium: Starting at $25,145 the 2021 Legacy Premium also increases just $150. Upgrades over the Base trim include All-Weather Package, leather-wrapped steering wheel, dual-zone automatic climate control system and a 10-way power driver seat. You get two more USB charging ports in the center console. The Premium comes standard with the tablet-style 11.6-inch STARLINK Multimedia Plus. The center information display offers direct touch controls for multimedia, HVAC, and vehicle settings.

The Premium also introduces an all-new exterior color: Brilliant Bronze Metallic which can be paired with an ivory or black interior.

Two Option Packages are available for the Premium with no price increase from the previous year. The first package includes Keyless Access with Push-Button Start, LED fog lights and Blind Spot Detection with Lane Change Assist and Rear Cross Traffic Alert. The MSRP is only $1,000. The second package adds a Power Moonroof and STARLINK 11.6-inch Multimedia Navigation powered by TomTom® for an MSRP of $2,595.

Legacy Sport: The 2021 Subaru Legacy Sport starts at $27,095 and upgrades the Premium trim with unique 18-inch sport-styled wheels in black finish; sport-type front grille; body color rocker trim and trunk spoiler; LED fog lights; exterior mirrors in Crystal Black Silica finish; and unique charcoal gray upholstery with bold red contrast stitching.

The Legacy Sport offers an available option package with the STARLINK 11.6-inch Multimedia Navigation system; Power Moonroof; Reverse Automatic Braking; and Blind-Spot Detection with Lane Change Assist and Rear Cross-Traffic Alert. The MSRP is still $2,245.

Legacy Limited: The 2021 Legacy Limited, with a starting price of $29,895 adds luxury features including perforated leather-trimmed upholstery; heated rear seat backs; rear A/C outlets; and Keyless Access with Push-Button Start. Standard driver assist technologies include Reverse Automatic Braking and Blind-Spot Detection with Lane Change Assist and Rear Cross-Traffic Alert.

The Limited offers a single option package that includes the DriverFocus® Distraction Mitigation System, STARLINK 11.6-inch Multimedia Navigation system, Harman Kardon® premium audio system; Power Moonroof and Heated Steering Wheel.

Legacy Limited XT: At $34,445, the turbo-charged Legacy Limited XT increases by only $250 for 2021. Along with the upgraded 2.4-liter turbo BOXER engine, the Limited XT adds features including: Power Moonroof; Heated Steering Wheel; STARLINK 11.6-inch Multimedia Navigation featuring a Harman Kardon premium audio system; and DriverFocus.

The Legacy Touring XT is priced at $36,145, a $250 increase from the previous year. The top trim builds on the Limited XT and adds a 180-degree Front View Monitor and a Sierra Tan Nappa Leather upholstery.

2021 Subaru Outback

The 2021 Outback -- with 8.7-inches of ground clearance - comes equipped with standard Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive, Active Torque Vectoring, Vehicle Dynamics Control and X-MODE with Hill Descent Control.

Choose from Base, Premium, Limited, Touring, Onyx Edition XT, Limited XT and Touring XT models.

Outback Base: The Outback (Base) starts from $26,795, a $150 increase over the previous year. Standard features include power windows, door locks, fuel door, and mirrors as well dual USB input ports in the front center console.

Additionally, the Base includes the STARLINK dual 7.0-inch Multimedia system featuring an upper 7-inch touchscreen with audio controls, and lower 7-inch screen that accesses the climate control system and controls for EyeSight, X-MODE, and other vehicle systems. The multimedia system audio offers AM/FM/HD Radio; Apple CarPlay and Android Auto; Bluetooth hands-free phone and audio streaming connectivity.

Outback Premium: Priced from $29,045, the Outback Premium increases by just $150 over the prior year. The Premium adds an All-Weather Package, leather-wrapped steering wheel, dual-zone automatic climate control system; 10-way power driver seat, and two USB charging ports in the rear section of the center console. The Premium also upgrades to the 11.6-inch STARLINK Multimedia Plus.

You can also opt for a new color, Brilliant Bronze Metallic, available starting with the Premium trim level.

Two Option Packages are available, too. The first includes Hands-Free Power Rear Gate; Keyless Access with Push-Button Start; and Blind-Spot Detection with Lane Change Assist and Rear Cross-Traffic Alert. The MSRP remains at $1,400. The second package adds a Power Moonroof and the STARLINK 11.6-inch Multimedia Navigation for an MSRP of $2,995.

Outback Onyx Edition XT: Priced from $35,145 the Outback Onyx Edition XT increases just $250 from the previous year. The newest member of the Outback family includes all the standard features from the Premium plus the 2.4-liter turbo SUBARU BOXER® engine, Hands-Free Power Gate, 180-Degree Front View Monitor, Dual-Mode X-MODE, and a full-size spare tire. The rugged SUV also comes standard with unique black-finish exterior elements, 18-inch alloy wheels and badging, as well as an exclusive gray two-tone interior with seats wrapped in durable StarTex® material.

A single Option Package including a Power Moonroof, STARLINK 11.6-inch Multimedia with Navigation, and Reverse Automatic Braking is available for $1,845.

Outback Limited: The Outback Limited is next and builds from the Premium trim with additional features including perforated leather-trimmed upholstery; heated rear seat backs; rear A/C outlets; and Keyless Access with Push-Button Start. Standard driver assist technologies include Reverse Automatic Braking and Blind-Spot Detection with Lane Change Assist and Rear Cross-Traffic Alert.

An Option Package includes Power Moonroof, Heated Steering Wheel, STARLINK 11.6-inch Multimedia with Navigation, Harman Kardon premium audio system, and DriverFocus. The MSRP, at $2,045, carries over from the previous year.

Outback Limited XT: The turbo-charged 2021 Outback Limited XT - starting from At $37,995 - an $250 increase over the 2020. Along with the upgraded 2.4-liter turbo BOXER engine, Outback Limited XT adds features including Power Moonroof, Heated Steering Wheel, STARLINK 11.6-inch Multimedia Navigation, Harman Kardon premium audio system, and DriverFocus Distraction Mitigation System.

Outback Touring: The long list of trims goes on with the Outback Touring priced at $37,495. The top-of-the-line trim level includes all the standard equipment of the Limited plus the 180-Degree Front View Monitor; automatic power-folding mirrors; Heated Steering Wheel and Ventilated Seats. The Touring is adorned with exclusive exterior and interior accents and genuine Java Brown Nappa Leather upholstery throughout the interior.

Outback Touring XT: The Outback Touring XT is priced at $39,945, just $250 over the 2020 MSRP, and comes with all the standard equipment of the Touring and adds the 2.4-liter turbocharged BOXER engine.

The Outback and Legacy are built at Subaru of Indiana Automotive in Lafayette, Indiana along with the Ascent and Impreza.
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