Mississauga, Ontario – Subaru Canada has announced pricing for the new Partial Zero Emission Vehicle (PZEV) versions of its 2009 Legacy and Outback models, which will have no price increase over the previous non-PZEV versions.

The Legacy PZEV sedan and wagon will be the new base models in the range and will have the same MSRP as the previous base models: the 2.5i PZEV sedan will start at $28,195, while the 2.5i PZEV wagon will be $29,195. The Outback PZEV is based on the Outback Touring Model and will start at $34,895.

“Subaru is delighted to offer Canadians these vehicles, which meet the strict emissions standards set by the California Air Resources Board and eliminate fuel-system evaporative emissions,” said Katsuhiro Yokoyama, president and CEO of Subaru Canada. “Compared to an average new vehicle, Subaru PZEV vehicles have 90 per cent cleaner emissions and may even be cleaner than hybrid or alternative fuel vehicles. In addition, Subaru PZEV vehicles achieve such a complete fuel burn that in very smoggy urban areas, the exhaust out of the tailpipe can actually be cleaner than the air outside.”

All PZEV models use a 2.5-litre four-cylinder horizontally-opposed engine with a modified emissions system. The engine produces 170 hp and uses regular unleaded fuel; all use a four-speed automatic transmission and the company’s Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive system.

As with other models, the PZEV will include such standard equipment as cruise control, split-folding rear seat, power windows, locks and mirrors, keyless entry and CD/MP3 stereo with auxiliary audio input. The 2009 PZEV line-up will be further enhanced with heated front seats, power driver’s seat and heated mirrors with integrated turn signals. Wagon models will have a retractable cargo cover, and the Outback PZEV will feature standard fog lights and power twin-panel sunroof.

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