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User Ranking Drivers and owners ranked these cars in 9 categories.

New Car Pricing New listing price comparison and analysis.

2020 Subaru Legacy
2.5i AWD
MSRP
$22,745
Invoice
$21,486
Average Price Paid
$21,106
112 listings nationwide

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2021 Subaru Outback
AWD
MSRP
$26,795
Invoice
$25,187
Average Price Paid
$24,844
535 listings nationwide

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Pricing Analysis Price analysis based on recent sales data applied to current trim without options.

2020 Subaru Legacy
2.5i AWD
Fair Price
$21,549
Good Price
$20,791
Great Price
$20,358
2021 Subaru Outback
AWD
Fair Price
$25,474
Good Price
$24,613
Great Price
$24,121

Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2020 Subaru Legacy
2.5i AWD
George Kennedy Test Drive Review:

It’s something we’ve said almost exhaustively on this site: Crossovers are king, and the age of sedans owning the road has waned. But you can’t fault us for reporting what’s happening ...

2021 Subaru Outback
AWD
No Expert Reviews
No Data Available
  • Look and Feel 7
  • Performance 7
  • Form & Function 8
  • Technology 6
  • Safety 10
  • Cost-Effectiveness 9
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Specs

2020 Subaru Legacy
2.5i AWD
2021 Subaru Outback
AWD
Powertrain 8-Speed CVT 8-Speed CVT
Drivetrain
AWD
AWD
Fuel Economy, City
27 MPG
26 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
35 MPG
33 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 18.5 gal 18.5 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
182 hp @ 5,800 RPM
182 hp @ 5,800 RPM
Torque
176 lb-ft @ 4,400 RPM
176 lb-ft @ 4,400 RPM
Cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
Compression Ratio
12:1
12:1
Displacement
2,500 cc
2,500 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.7 in x 3.54 in
3.7 in x 3.54 in
Safety
ABS Brakes Standard Standard
Driver Airbag Standard Standard
Passenger Airbag Standard Standard
Front Side Airbags Standard Standard
Curtain Airbags Standard Standard
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Overall 5 stars --
Front Crash Overall 5 stars --
Front Crash Driver 5 stars --
Front Crash Passenger 5 stars --
Side Crash Overall 5 stars --
Side Barrier Driver 5 stars --
Side Barrier Passenger 5 stars --
Side Pole Driver 5 stars --
Comfort and Convenience
Air Conditioning Standard Standard
Radio Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Interior
Maximum Seating 5 seats 5 seats
Front Legroom 42.8 in 42.8 in
Back Legroom 39.5 in 39.5 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 15.1 cu ft 32.5 cu ft
Maximum Payload -- 1,061 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity -- 2,700 lbs
Exterior
Length 190.6 in 191.3 in
Width 82 in 82 in
Height 59.1 in 66.1 in
Wheelbase 108.3 in 108.1 in

Available Options

2020 Subaru Legacy
2.5i AWD

Exterior Colors

  • Abyss Blue Pearl
  • Crystal Black Silica
  • Crystal White Pearl
  • Ice Silver Metallic
  • Magnetite Gray Metallic

Option Packages

  • Exterior & Interior Auto Dimming HL Mirrors
  • Popular Package #1
  • Rockford Fosgate & Tweeters
  • Rockford Fosgate Audio Upgrade
2021 Subaru Outback
AWD

Exterior Colors

  • Abyss Blue Pearl
  • Crystal Black Silica
  • Crystal White Pearl
  • Ice Silver Metallic
  • Magnetite Gray Metallic

Option Packages

  • Exterior Interior HL Mirrors
  • Popular Package #1
  • Rockford Fosgate
  • Rockford Fosgate Audio Upgrade
  • Trailer Hitch

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