And yet both models are completely redesigned. Impressive.
Both the 2020 Subaru Legacy sedan and 2020 Outback crossover were revealed earlier this year. Today, official pricing has been released. Like always, each features standard all-wheel drive and are now built on the Japanese automaker's new Global Platform, a factor that might have contributed to keeping prices in check. The 2020 Legacy begins at $22,745 while the Outback starts at $26,645, a modest $200 and $300 price bump, respectively, from last year.
Both of these entry-level models come standard with a suite of safety features and EyeSight driver-assist technologies, including adaptive cruise control with lane-centering, and a head-up display. LED headlights are also standard, along with a 7-inch touchscreen that incorporates Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The standard engine for both is a 2.5-liter boxer four good for 182 hp and 176 lb-ft of torque.
Power is distributed to all four wheels through a CVT that features a new 8-speed manual shift mode and steering wheel paddle shift control switches. There's also an auto start-stop system. Not bad at all for the entry-level trims. However, pricing quickly goes up with from here. The top-of-the-line Legacy Touring XT, for example, begins at $35,895 but it does have Nappa leather, upgraded navigation, power moonroof, a larger 11.6-inch infotainment screen (more like a tablet, really), and additional driver-assist systems. The base engine is also swapped for a 2.4-liter turbocharged boxer four making 260 hp and 277 lb-ft.
2020 Legacy trim levels are Base, Premium, Sport, Limited, Limited XT, and Touring XT, while the Outback's include Base, Premium, Limited, Touring, Onyx Edition XT, Limited XT, and Touring XT. The Outback Touring XT, starting at $39,695, receives the same upgrades as its sedan counterpart. Tacking on the $1,010 destination fee will increase this Outback's price to over $40,000. Both the 2020 Legacy and Outback are built at Subaru's production plant in Lafayette, Indiana and are on sale now.