2021 Subaru Outback, Legacy Receive More Stuff Standard, Cost a Little More

After a complete overhaul last year, the Subaru Outback wagon and Legacy sedan return for the 2021 model year with minor changes, including a new paint color and some new standard safety features. The 2021 Subaru Outback and Legacy hit dealerships in October, and prices have increased slightly for both models.

To improve nighttime visibility, responsive LED steering headlights are now standard on all trim levels of the Outback and Legacy. The rear seat reminder, which prompts drivers to check the rear seat area before exiting the vehicle (for dogs or children sitting in the seat), is also new standard, as is a seat belt reminder for front and rear passengers. Finally, both models receive a new Brilliant Bronze Metallic paint color option.

The base 2021 Subaru Outback now costs $ 27,845, an increase of $ 190 from last year. Prices for Premium, Limited, and Touring trims also increased by $ 190, while turbocharged XT models are up $ 290.

For the Legacy, prices start at $ 23,820 for the base model. Non-turbocharged models see their price increase by $ 175, while XT models increase by $ 275.

Just like last year, the Legacy and Outback come standard with a 2.5-liter flat-four engine producing 182 horsepower and 176 lb-ft of torque. The XT models get their power from a turbocharged 2.4-liter four-cylinder that produces 260 ponies and 277 lb-ft of torque. Both engines are mated to a CVT transmission. As we’ve noted in previous reviews, this powerful engine makes the overall driving experience more fun, but suffers from some turbo lag. While the engine choices aren’t perfect, we like both the Outback and Legacy for their smooth ride, great value, and strong fuel economy despite their standard all-wheel drive.

Price of the 2021 Subaru Outback

  • Base: $ 27,845
  • Premium: $ 30,095
  • Limited: $ 34,645
  • Tour: $ 38,545
  • Onyx Edition XT: $ 36,195
  • XT Limited: $ 39,045
  • Touring XT: 40,995

Price of the 2021 Subaru Legacy

  • Base: $ 23,820
  • Premium: $ 26,070
  • Sport: $ 28,020
  • Limited: $ 30,820
  • XT Limited: $ 35,370
  • Touring XT: $ 37,070
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