There's something to suit almost every budget here.
Subaru has released pricing for the updated 2024 Legacy and Outback, which both arrive with enhanced standard equipment and revised styling for certain variants. Despite this, both models still represent exceptional value for money.
For 2024, the Outback is available in seven trim levels. The Base derivative starts at $28,895 and comes with features like Apple CarPlay/Android Auto, Subaru's EyeSight safety technology, LED headlights, adaptive cruise control, and other nice-to-haves.
It's powered by a 2.5-liter boxer engine that sends 182 horsepower and 176 lb-ft of torque to all four wheels via a CVT gearbox.
The plusher Premium shares the same engine but builds on the Base with a larger 11.6-inch infotainment system with wireless screen mirroring capabilities. Dual-zone climate control and a 10-way power adjustable driver's seat come standard. You pay for the amenities, though, as the Premium comes in at $31,195.
For $36,105, the Onyx Edition adds extra equipment, including keyless entry with push-button start, blind-spot detection, lane change assist, and a Harman Kardon speaker system. This particular model now comes standard with a sunroof and reverse automatic braking.
An Onyx Edition XT is also available at $39,360 and receives the more powerful turbocharged 2.4-liter engine with 260 hp. The XT variant also gains a 180-degree front view monitor, heated rear outboard seats, and an eight-way power front passenger seat for the extra outlay.
The Outback Wilderness is just $600 more, which isn't much for the additional off-road accessories. The rugged version receives tuned suspension that is said to retain the ride comfort while improving stability on rough terrain. With 9.5 inches of ground clearance, the Wilderness is the one to get if you venture off-road.
Wilderness models finally receive a fresh look with a redesigned front bumper, a new grille, and refreshed fog lamps.
It receives the turbocharged 2.4-liter but does without the sunroof and a few other features. Thankfully, there are available option packages.
At $35,795, the Outback Limited offers a fine balance between luxury and value for money. Leather upholstery, a 12-way power adjustable driver's seat, a hands-free power tailgate, and blind-spot detection form part of the generous standard spec, and available option packages can also be applied. This model does, however, receive the lesser 2.4-liter engine.
If you want the Limited experience with the turbo engine, you'll have to upgrade to the $40,195 Limited XT. Not only do you receive a more muscular engine, but a standard sunroof, a heated steering wheel, and the Harman Kardon speaker system.
If money is no option, the Touring and Touring XT are available for $40,345 and $42,795, respectively. Both receive ventilated front seats, Nappa leather upholstery, and a dual-camera EyeSight system. The XT receives the turbocharged engine, while the Touring has to make do with the lesser powerplant.
As for the Legacy, Subaru is now offering all-wheel drive on more trim levels, including the Base and Premium derivatives.
$24,895 is the point of entry and for that, you receive the 2.5-liter engine with a CVT gearbox. The equipment mirrors that of the Outback Base and, while it's comprehensively equipped and affordable, you'll have to upgrade if you want something exciting.
The Premium weighs in at $27,195 and receives rear ventilation, dual-zone climate control, and an 11.6-inch infotainment system. The 2024 Legacy is still available with the desirable Sport trim. This model receives a 260 horsepower engine and several styling upgrades, such as gray-painted 18-inch wheels, red accents on the front grille, and a sporty black/gray cloth interior with red detailing. Sports-tuned suspension should make it feel a bit more exciting in the corners.
Limited and Touring XT derivatives are also available. The Limited receives all the luxuries one could conceivably need, with leather upholstery, heated rear seatbacks, and keyless entry all shipping standard for $31,945.
Lastly, there's the Touring XT which is priced at $38,195. This model is fully loaded and, like its Outback equivalent, receives the turbocharged motor and plush features like Nappa leather and side mirrors finished in satin chrome finishes.
While we would have liked a few more substantial updates, it's nice to see both models have retained Subaru's value-for-money reputation. As we've seen with the new Impreza and Crosstrek, Subaru is revising its entire lineup, and we won't be surprised if the Outback and Legacy are next in line for a significant change.
All prices mentioned above are exclusive of Subaru's $1,295 delivery fee.
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