2013 Subaru Outback and Legacy announced
Scheduled to make their public debut next month at the 2012 New York Auto Show, the 2013 Outback and Legacy models have been announced by Subaru. Both cars have been moderately updated, featuring a revised grille, new headlights and a new design for the front bumper.
Under the hood is a new 2.5-liter Boxer power unit that pumps out 173 hp (175 PS / 129 kW) and a maximum torque of 174 lb.-ft (236 Nm), which is 3 hp (3 PS / 2 kW) and 4 lb.-ft (5 Nm) than before. The engine can be linked to either a 6-speed manual gearbox or a Lineartronic CVT. Also available is a more powerful 3.6-liter Boxer engine that can deliver 256 hp (260 PS / 191 kW).
Inside the cabin, the upholstery has been updated, while the audio system has been improved, offering USB, iPod and Bluetooth connectivity. There’s also a new wood grain trim, while the limited versions get an electro-luminescent instrument cluster that packs a 3.5-inch display. Also new is the wood grain trim.
Both the 2013 Subaru Outback and the Legacy have received “numerous enhancements” to the steering system, suspension and the body structure. Subaru says that thanks to these modifications the car will offer a smoother handling and ride.