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2011 Subaru Outback and Legacy: New Value for a New Year
While Subaru sales continue to skyrocket—the automaker had its best April ever in 2010, with numbers up 48 percent over the same month last year—what’s especially notable for the automaker is what hasn’t seen a significant increase: Sticker prices.
Subaru recently released the starting MSRPs for its 2011 model year Legacy and Outback, and the company was able to hold the line on the Legacy and limit the price increase on the Outback to a mere $200.
The entry-level Legacy 2.5i once begins at $19,995, with the 2.5i Premium and 3.6R models retaining their 2010 price tags of $20,995 and $24,995, respectively. Adding the Limited trim results in a price bump of $300, but it also adds XM Satellite Radio and a three-month trial subscription to the service.
In addition, pricing on the turbocharged Legacy 2.5GT has been changed to reflect new packaging designed to be better in line with customer expectations. The GT will only be offered in Limited trim at $31,395, and it now features standard equipment like simulated carbon-fiber dash accents, seat/armrest stitching in in an eye-catching silver, aluminum pedals, fog lights and a power moonroof.
Recognition as being among the “Best Family Cars of 2010,” according to a joint survey from Parents magazine and the noted auto observers at Edmunds.com, remains standard as well.
As for Motor Trend’s reigning Sport/Utility of the Year—the Subaru Outback—2011 base models will open at $23,195 and the up-level 2.5i Premium will have an MSRP of $24,495, prices that remain well under those of many Outback rivals. The very competitive MSRPs for the rest of the Outback lineup are as follows: Outback 2.5i limited, $28,495; Outback 3.6R, $28,195; and Outback 3.6R Limited, $31,495.
New features and packaging are also part of the Outback story for 2010. This includes a rear vision camera that puts a 3.3-inch high-res display in the Outback’s rearview mirror and is now available as part of the power moonroof package in both Premium and Limited trims.
Drivers can expect the 2011 Subaru Legacy and Subaru Outback to reach dealerships later this year.
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