Subaru Prices 2025 Legacy, Outback

Matthew Guy
by Matthew Guy

In a change from most stories about the topic of pricing, Subaru has chosen to hold the line on cost for most trims of its midsize Legacy sedan and Outback station wagon.

Kicking things off is the entry-level model, just called the Legacy and bearing a starting price of $24,895 which is precisely its ask last year. Same goes for the entry trim Outback which bears a sticker of $28,895. Again, that is exactly what the car cost in its 2024 model year. Every trim gets the Subaru EyeSight driver assistance tech and a continuously variable transmission. We weep for the days when one could get a well-equipped all-wheel drive big sedan from the Exploding Galaxy with a manual transmission. Thank goodness the WRX still exists, though its a compact and priced just over 32 grand.

About the only trim which moves the needle with any sort of urgency is the Limited; that model tacks an extra $2,000 onto its MSRP but it should be noted Subaru has chosen to make features like a power moonroof, DriverFocus distraction mitigation system, navigation, and a 360-degree heated steering wheel standard now on Limited trims. In terms of value for money, it’s roughly a wash.

We’ll take this chance to remind all hands that most Outbacks have 8.7 inches of ground clearance save for the Wilderness trim which jacks that figure to tiptoe an impressive 9.5 inches above terra firma. This far outstrips a multitude of competitive crossovers and even some burly SUVs. In case you need a refresher, non-XT trim levels are equipped with a 2.5L boxer that produces 182 horsepower and 176 pound-feet of torque. Meanwhile, the Outback Wilderness and all XT trim levels are equipped with a 2.4L turbocharged boxer engine good for 260 hp and 277 lb.-ft of twist.

There is one small hike, of course – destination and delivery fees are now $1,395 which represents a jump of $50 from the 2024 model year. However, in a world where prices are rising more reliably than the morning sun, it’s a relatively small ding to the wallet.

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Matthew Guy
Matthew Guy

Matthew buys, sells, fixes, & races cars. As a human index of auto & auction knowledge, he is fond of making money and offering loud opinions.

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  • Redapple2 Redapple2 on Apr 15, 2024

    ~~20,000 miles/year. 10 -11 years. You d know.

  • Arthur Dailey Arthur Dailey on Apr 15, 2024

    I am interested in the Forester. However according to Subaru Canada's website you have to go up 3 trim levels on the 2024 model to get the blind spot monitoring. And that I have been told by my wife is a 'must'.

    Not a big fan of the boxer engine design or the CVT but where else can you get a mid-sized station wagon, with a higher roofline and decent greenhouse and AWD for less than $45K (yes that it was they cost in Canada the mid/upper trim with tax/destination).

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