Subaru’s 2016 mid-size sedan and crossover models become the brand’s first vehicles to offer lane-keeping assist, as part of an enhanced version of the EyeSight safety system that comes bundled in the Technology package available in both cars. The company has held the line on pricing for many Legacy and Outback trims, with nominal increases for models that benefit from this year’s new feature content.
Both models add standard wiper-linked automatic headlights and customizable backup camera parking guidelines, and in Limited trims, the seven-inch touchscreen infotainment system now gets along with Siri, the voice recognition-based search function built into Apple’s iPhone. That system also gaines advanced satellite radio functionality, and access to Subaru’s navigation map update program.
Legacy pricing begins at the same $23,495 as the 2015 range, that figure being for a 2.5i model with six-speed manual transmission. The optional continuously variable automatic transmission once again adds $1,300 to the two trims available with the stickshift.
PZEV trim is priced at $25,495, and 2.5i Touring models are $26,495 with the six-speed, or $27,795 with automatic; a for a Touring with Technology Package, Subaru asks $28,995.
Limited trim shows the first price increase, the 2.5i Limited’s $31,295 tag carrying an extra $100 relative to last year. That $100 bump applies to much of the rest of the line: 2.5i Limited w/ Tech package ($32,495), 3.6R Touring (whose $30,795 is the only other carry-over), 3.6R Limited ($34,295), and 3.6R Limited with Tech package ($35,495).
Price increases happen in the same places on the Outback side: 2.5i models start at $27,995 (six-speed, or $29,295 with CVT), and PZEV trim carries a price of $29,995.
2.5i Touring models begin at $31,195 (six-speed, and $32,495 with CVT), and top out at $33,695 with the Tech package.
As with Legacy, Outback 2.5i Limited trim gets a $100 bump to $35,995, or $37,195 with the Tech package.
3.6R Touring pricing carries over at $35,495, while the 3.6R Limited and Limited with Tech each go up $100, to $38,995 and $40,195, respectively.