The 2016 model year vehicles are starting to roll out, and some are coming with all-new designs, while others are heading into the new model year with only a few tweaks. The 2016 Subaru Legacy and Outback fall in the latter category, as they both feature only a few new tech features and some under-the-skin work.
On the tech side of things, both the 2016 Legacy and Outback receive a new auto on/off mode for the windshield wipers, Lane Keep Assist with the optional Eye Sight system, and an updated STARLINK Safety and Security system on Premium and Limited trim levels.
Under the skin, the Legacy and Outback both get a retuned electric power steering system that is more responsive than last year’s system. Also retuned are the Stablex suspension dampers in the Legacy Limited. This retuning of the suspension helps reduce vibrations on rough surfaces.
Despite these updates, the Legacy and Outback, which Subaru just redesigned last year, only see small price Jumps. The Legacy 2.5i starts from $21,745, which is a $50 increase over the 2015 model. Moving into the 2.5i premium, the price jumps a little more, as it increases by $350 to $23,845. Finally, the 2.5i Limited and 3.6R Limited Legacy models starts from $26,845 and $29,945, respectively, which are increases of $350.
The Outback starts a little higher, as the base 2.5i model checks in at $24,995, which is a $100 increase over the 2015 model. The 2.5i Premium, 2.5i Limited, and 3.6R Limited models chime in at $27,395, $30,395, and $33,395, respectively, which are all $400 increases over the 2015 model.
The new go-anywhere sedan and wagon will debut in the summer of 2015, but there is no concrete date set just yet.