2011 Subaru Legacy Models
THE ADVENT OF A NEW MODEL YEAR FOR THE SUBARU LEGACY SERVES AS A REMINDER OF WHAT SHAPES THIS VEHICLE’S CHARACTER – ITS THOUGHTFUL ENGINEERING, HIGH LEVEL OF EQUIPMENT, AND SUPERB DRIVING DYNAMICS.
The Legacy carries over that character for 2011 in the same model lineup as 2010 – three 2.5i models, one 2.5GT model, and three 3.6R models. Across the board, most standard and optional features remain the same, delivering an incredible value for anyone interested in a mid-size sedan.
WHAT’S NEW FOR 2011
Upgrades for 2011 make the Legacy an even greater value. Starting outside, all Legacy models receive folding mirrors. For the body, Carmel Bronze Pearl replaces Harvest Gold Metallic in the color chart, and audio systems with XM®1 Satellite Radio include a “shark fin’ antenna on the roof.
Inside, the harman/kardon®2 premium audio system (standard on Limited models, optional on Premium model) now includes XM Satellite Radio. For vehicles with navigation, the auto-dimming mirror with HomeLink®3 is included.
The Legacy 2.5GT has a number of upgrades to its performance personality. These include factory fog lights below the bumper and a black-only interior that features an exclusive zigzag pattern trim, aluminum pedals, and GT floor mats.
LEGACY = VALUE
Across the entire line, the Subaru Legacy represents great value for anyone interested in a mid-size sedan. The 2.5i, 2.5GT, and 3.6R models deliver economy, performance, and luxury at far more reasonable prices than most competitors. Plus, the safety and handling provided by Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive is a standard feature in all models. (Keep that in mind when making comparisons.)
The Legacy 2.5GT bears emphasis here. It’s one of our favorites, much of which is due to its high level of performance. That has been demonstrated in part by 5.6-second 0-60-mph4 times. Available only with a 6-speed manual transmission, the 2.5GT is an ideal grand touring machine. It cruises like a luxury sedan, but handles like a smaller car.
When comparing the Legacy 2.5GT with just about any competitor, it comes out on top – not only on performance specifications, but on price as well. Remember to compare this vehicle by its performance, not necessarily by its rated horsepower. Also, be sure to note purchase price.
All around, the Legacy models deliver astounding fuel economy (2.5i with Lineartronic CVT [Continuously Variable Transmission] – and Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive!), competitive pricing, turbocharged (2.5GT) or 6-cylinder (3.6R) performance, and spacious interior.
1 XM is a registered trademark of XM Satellite Radio, Inc.
2 harman/kardon is a registered trademark of Harman International Industries, Inc.
3 HomeLink is a registered trademark of Johnson Controls.
4 MotorTrend, November 2009.
2011 Subaru Outback Models
THE AWARD-WINNING SUBARU OUTBACK APPEALED TO THOUSANDS OF OWNERS IN 2010, AND THE 2011 VERSION IS POISED TO DO THE SAME. OUTBACK MODELS HAVE PROVEN CAPABLE, POWERFUL, EFFICIENT, AND FULL OF HANDY FEATURES.
The public and automotive press embraced the 2010 version of the Subaru Outback. With minor upgrades that add to overall comfort and convenience, the 2011 Outback picks up where last year’s model left off.
NEW FOR 2011
For the exterior, all Outback models receive mirrors that fold for driving through or parking in tight spaces. They’re also a pedestrian safety feature.
The nine color choices for Outback now include Carmel Bronze Metallic, which replaces Harvest Gold Metallic, and the addition of Ruby Red Pearl. Also, on models that have audio systems with XM®5 Satellite Radio, a “shark fin” antenna is fixed to the roof.
The XM Satellite Radio is part of the harman/kardon®6 premium audio system (standard on Limited models, optional on Premium models) for 2011. Plus, vehicles with navigation receive the auto-dimming interior rearview mirror with HomeLink®7. An optional rearview mirror on Outback Premium and Limited models without the navigation system is an auto-dimming mirror with a 3.5-inch rear vision camera display. The system adds to convenience when driving in reverse. The mirror and camera are part of a new moonroof package.
Since its introduction for the last model year, Outback has garnered many awards based on delivering a total package: outstanding fuel economy, innovative technology, convenience features specifically designed for traditional Outback owners, and a comfortable and spacious interior.
Mechanical features and systems enable the Outback 2.5i to reach an EPA-rated 29 miles per gallon highway8 (equipped with optional Lineartronic CVT [Continuously Variable Transmission] with 6-speed manual mode). Other mechanicals that enable traditional Outback capabilities include the standard 6-speed manual transmission for the 2.5i, Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive, and SUBARU BOXER engines. The top-of-the-line Outback 3.6R has a 5-speed adaptive electronic automatic transmission with manual mode paddle shifters.
Convenience features include the standard roof rails with integrated cross bars. With a capacity of up to 150 pounds, the cross bars stow along the rails when not in use, thereby reducing wind noise. Most Subaru accessories from previous years fit these cross bars.
The 60/40-split flat-folding rear seatback and myriad of storage compartments and holders also improve the vehicle’s convenience. Storage includes the provision for the cargo area’s retractable cover to be stashed under the cargo floor when not in use.
Expanded interior space from the previous model adds to occupant comfort. The host of comfort features include reclining rear seatback, enhanced electronics such as Bluetooth®9 wireless phone and audio capability, and improved audio systems.
5 XM is a registered trademark of XM Satellite Radio, Inc.
6 harman/kardon is a registered trademark of Harman International Industries, Inc.
7 HomeLink is a registered trademark of Johnson Controls.
8 2011 EPA fuel economy estimates. Actual mileage may vary.
9 Bluetooth is a registered trademark of Bluetooth SIG, Inc.
2011 Subaru Impreza Models
2011 Subaru Impreza WRX and WRX STI
Wide and Low
Introduced at the New York International Auto Show in April, the 2011 WRX has the WRX STI’s wide-body design – another step in its continuous evolution.
The Wing is Back
At the same show, Subaru introduced the 2011 WRX STI Sedan – the first time the WRX STI is offered in two body styles (Sedan and 5-door).
Find details on both in Drive Performance Version 7.2. The magazine mails and goes live on its companion site driveperformance.subaru.com at the end of July 2010. The 2011 WRX and WRX STI models will be available at dealerships in September.
THE FUN-TO-DRIVE, AFFORDABLE, IMPREZA OFFERS SUBARU SYMMETRICAL ALL-WHEEL DRIVE AND RESPONSIVE HANDLING IN SEVERAL MODELS THAT SUIT A VARIETY OF LIFESTYLES. THE NEW OUTBACK SPORT WITH SPECIAL EDITION PACKAGE AND ENHANCED ELECTRONICS HEADLINE CHANGES FOR THE 2011 MODEL YEAR.
Subaru presents three Impreza models for 2011, plus Special Edition Packages. The Impreza 2.5i models are available in two body styles – Sedan and 5-door. (Read a product preview of the 2011 Impreza WRX and WRX STI models in Subaru Drive Performance Version 7.2, which mails at the end of July 2010. The article also will be available online at www.driveperformance.subaru.com.)
All Impreza models incorporate Subaru Core Technology such as the 2.5-liter single overhead camshaft SUBARU BOXER engine with the i-Active Valve Lift System, Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive, and Vehicle Dynamics Control system. Among the many chassis systems that contribute to safety and help make Impreza such a tremendous value are its Anti-lock Braking System, Brake Assist, incline start assist (on models with manual transmission), and Electronic Brake-force Distribution system.
Inside, every model has a full complement of passive safety restraints. Along with overall vehicle design, they contribute to Impreza being named an Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) Top Safety Pick10 for three years running.
Plus, Impreza has a long list of features that improve comfort and convenience. Comfort features include AM/FM stereo audio system with single-disc CD player and MP3/WMA capability, four speakers, and XM®11/SIRIUS®12 Satellite Radio capability. Air conditioning, six cup holders, 60/40- split flat-folding rear seatback, and more make travel enjoyable.
Subaru differentiates Outback Sport, which is the Impreza version of its larger namesake, from Impreza 2.5i models. The Outback Sport has standard 17-inch rather than 16-inch wheels, raised suspension, fog lights, roof carrier base, front and rear bumper under guards, two-tone body color, cargo tray, and All-Weather Package.
NEW FOR 2011
The Impreza 2.5i Premium has a new upgraded audio system, with six speakers, Bluetooth®14 audio streaming and hands-free calling, iPod® control capability, 3.5 mm auxiliary input jack, and USB port. An optional audio and TomTom® navigation system adds a 4.3-inch LCD touch-screen, removable portable navigation device, and rear vision camera (accessory option). XM and SIRIUS are not available with this system.
The Premium model also has a Special Edition Package, consisting of fog lights, power moonroof, and All-Weather Package.
New for the Impreza Outback Sport is the Special Edition Package, consisting of power moonroof and the audio and TomTom navigation system.
10 XM is a registered trademark of XM Satellite Radio, Inc.
11 harman/kardon is a registered trademark of Harman International Industries, Inc.
12 HomeLink is a registered trademark of Johnson Controls.
13 2011 EPA fuel economy estimates. Actual mileage may vary.
14 Bluetooth is a registered trademark of Bluetooth SIG, Inc.