Value for money remains a core feature.
Pricing has just been announced for the 2021 Subaru Legacy sedan and 2021 Subaru Outback wagon. Consumers can sometimes forget Subaru's midsize sedan in a dwindling segment, but Outback sales are strong, commanding around 85 percent of the wagon market in the United States. Subaru hasn't rocked the boat too considerably with either model for the 2021 model year, though, with pricing remaining consistent and highlighting the brand's commitment towards value for money.
The 2021 Legacy now starts at $22,895, which is a minor $150 increase compared to last year's model. Likewise, the 2021 Outback only gains a $150 price increase compared to 2020, and now starts at $26,795.
Both models arrive at dealerships in October 2020 and easily justify the small price bump. The Legacy and Outback now include new standard safety features, including steering responsive LED headlights, a passenger seatbelt reminder, and rear seat reminder. Subaru says the steering responsive headlights point in the direction that the vehicle is traveling, providing improved visibility at night. The rear seat reminder alerts the driver to check the back of the cabin when exiting the car to prevent any child or animal entrapments.
Subaru will offer six Legacy trim levels: Base, Premium, Sport, and Limited, Limited XT, and Touring XT. All of the lower trim levels use a 2.5-liter naturally aspirated boxer-four sending 182 horsepower and 176 lb-ft of torque to all corners through a CVT while the Limited XT and Touring XT get a 2.4-liter turbocharged boxer engine producing 260 hp and 277 lb-ft.
The Outback offers one additional trim level compared to the Legacy, including Base, Premium, Limited, Touring, Onyx Edition XT, Limited XT, and Touring XT models. Lower Outback models use the same 2.5-liter engine found in the Legacy while all three of the XT-badged models gain the more potent 2.4-liter turbo mill. None of the trim levels increase in price by more than $250, which is good news in a world of ever-increasing car prices.
This marks the second year in a row that Subaru has elected to keep the price increases as low as possible on the Outback and Legacy. This could be in an effort to bolster sales of the Outback, which registered a 41.5% slump in sales this year.