First, there’s an all-new FB-series 2.5-liter DOHC flat-four that returns 173 horsepower and 174 pound-feet of torque. Paired with the second-generation CVT, the new Legacy is said to be “more responsive in everyday driving” and it will return 24 mpg city, 32 mpg highway and 27 mpg combined. On the 2013 Subaru Legacy 3.6R, the 3.6-liter boxer 6 returns 256 horsepower and the five-speed automatic has a “blipping feature [which] adds a sporty feel when using the Legacy 3.6R steering wheel paddle shifters.” Of course, you can opt for a six-speed manual instead of the CVT, but only on the 2.5 model. The 2.5GT has been discontinued for 2013.
Subaru also took this time to talk about the new Outback which gets the same second-generation Lineatronic CVT, the same new FB 2.5-liter four-cylinder (173 hp/174 pound-feet of torque) but only returns 30 mpg on the highway. What you get in trade for your MPGs is 8.7 inches of ground clearance, and 71.3 cubic feet of space.
The 2013 Outback is also available with Subaru’s EyeSight driver assist that integrates adaptive cruise (from 1-87 mph), pre-collision braking and lane departure warning. Subaru didn’t give a price, but claims that the system is one of the most affordable in the U.S.
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