Subaru announced June 22 that when the updated 2018 Legacy and Outback models go on sale, they'll be up to $200 more expensive for Legacy models and nearly $500 more expensive for some Outback models. Subaru slightly hiked the price for their mandatory destination charges as well.
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The 2018 Subaru Legacy will start at $23,055 for base models including destination, up from $22,815 last year. Base Legacy models include standard all-wheel drive, a 2.5-liter flat-4 that makes 175 horsepower, a continuously variable automatic transmission, cloth seats, Bluetooth connectivity, and a 6.2-inch touchscreen for infotainment. Subaru says the new Legacy should be quieter than the older model, and it includes small safety upgrades such as automatic-locking doors when the car is in motion.
The Legacy's most popular trim, the 2.5i Premium adds 18-inch wheels, an uprated 8.0-inch touchscreen, and available comfort and safety features such as Subaru's EyeSight system, which helped the car earn a Top Safety Pick+ nod from the IIHS last year.
The top Legacy 3.6R trim is equipped with a higher-power flat-6 that makes 256 horsepower, leather seats, and power-adjustable front seats and starts at $32,805.
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The popular Subaru Outback model gets a similarly modest price bump this year.
The 2018 Subaru Outback will cost $26,810 including destination, up from $26,520 last year. Base equipment for Outback models largely mirror the Legacy, although 17-inch alloy wheels are standard on Outbacks.
The Outback gets a range-topping Touring model that skips the Legacy. The 2018 Subaru Outback Touring goes the distance with 18-inch wheels, standard roof rack, 8.0-inch touchscreen, leather upholstery, wood trim, heated seats and heated steering wheel for $37,405 for flat-4 models, or $39,605 for flat-6 models. Both prices are up $535 from the year before.
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