Subaru has announced that the new 2013 Outback and Legacy models will make their official debut at the 2012 New York Auto Show.

The 2013 models come with new Boxer engine with higher power and better efficiency, up to 30 mpg highway with standard Symmetrical AWD, redesigned front, better ride, new convenience and audio features and available EyeSightTM driver-assist system featuring - Pre-Collision Braking, System Capable of Pedestrian Detection, Lane Departure and Sway Warning and Adaptive Cruise Control.

The new 2.5 liter Boxer engine has 175PS (129 kW) and 236Nm (174 lb-ft). It is mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox or a Lineartronic CVT. It will achieve 24 mpg in city/30 mpg on highway and 26 mpg combined cycle.

There is also a mighty 3.6 liter Boxer with 260PS (191 kW).

There are three trim levels - base, Premium, and Limited.

The base includes standard steering wheel cruise control and audio switches; a 60/40 split fold-down rear seat with recline feature; electronic parking brake with Hill Holder System; and an automatic headlight function. The standard audio system in the 2.5i model is upgraded for 2013 to now include Bluetooth® hands-free phone capability, audio streaming, iPod® control capability, and a USB charging port. The system continues with an AM/FM stereo, single disc CD player, Radio Data Broadcast System (RDBS), 3.5mm aux. input jack, and 4 speakers.

2013 Subaru Legacy

Outback Premium models add a 10-way power driver's seat; leather-wrapped steering wheel and shifter; body-colored side mirrors; 17" alloy wheels (all 3.6R trim lines have 17-in. alloy wheels as standard); and other amenities.

The Limited trim lines add to the Premium perforated leather upholstery; dual zone automatic climate control; the All-Weather Package that includes heated front seats and mirrors, and a windshield wiper de-icer (package optional for Premium); the harman/kardon Premium Audio Package (optional for Premium) with a 4.3-in. color display, 440-watt amplifier, nine harman/kardon premium speakers, and standard XM Satellite Radio® service (four-month free trial subscription included); rear A/C duct, electro-luminescent gauges, and a 4-way power front passenger seat. The Limited models also exclusively offer an available voice-activated GPS navigation system with a seven-in. LCD display, rear vision camera and XM NavTraffic® (with a four-month free trial subscription included), and an SD card slot for convenient navigation map updates, among other features.

The Legacy 2.5GT model is discontinued for 2013.

2013 Subaru Outback

Source: Subaru