Subaru Canada is hiking the starting prices of the redesigned 2020 Outback crossover and Legacy sedan, the latest models to join the automaker's global platform.
The Outback midsize crossover will start at $32,495 while the entry-level Legacy Convenience trim will start at $25,295. Both prices include shipping. Those starting prices reflect an increase of $1,400 over both entry-level Outback 2.5i and the current base model Legacy 2.5i.
Canadian sales of the Outback have slipped seven per cent per cent to 5,193 units through June while Legacy sales are off 1.5 per cent to 967 units.
U.S. sales of the Outback, the top-selling midsize crossover, increased three per cent to 93,711 in the first half. Legacy deliveries dropped 19 per cent to 17,426 as midsize sedan demand continues to slump across the industry.
Subaru's EyeSight safety system remains standard equipment on both nameplates for the 2020 model year. With the exception of the base trim in either model, all Outbacks and Legacys come with an 11.6-inch touch-screen infotainment system.
The standard engine for both models is a 2.5-litre boxer engine, which now features 182 hp and 176 pound-feet of torque, up from 175 hp and 174 pound-feet.
The automaker is reviving a turbocharged engine option for both models in the form of a 2.4-litre turbocharged boxer engine, under the brand's GT trims. The engine, which replaces the optional 3.6-litre six-cylinder engine, produces 260 hp and 277 pound-feet of torque.
The Outback, which is offered in six trims beyond base, is priced at $36,595 for the Touring trim, $40,795 for Limited and $42,795 for Premier. The Outdoor XT starts at $40,495 while the Limited XT and Premier XT begin at $43,595 and $45,595, respectively.
The Legacy, offered in five trims beyond the base model, is priced from $31,945 for the Touring trim, $35,945 for the Limited trim and $37,945 for the Premier. The Limited GT starts at $38,745 while the Premier GT starts at $40,745. All prices include shipping.
The Outback and Legacy are built at Subaru's Indiana plant. Production is set to begin this month with an on-sale date closer to fall.
Greg Layson of Automotive News Canada contributed to this report.