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04-04-2012, 05:35 PM
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The launch of the new XV Crosstrek (http://www.autoblog.com/subaru/xv+crosstrek/) may be the bigger news for Subaru (http://www.autoblog.com/subaru) here at the New York Auto Show (http://www.autoblog.com/new-york-auto-show), and the BRZ coupe (http://www.autoblog.com/subaru/brz) may still be getting the lion's share of the attention, but the Legacy (http://www.autoblog.com/subaru/legacy/) and its high-riding counterpart, the Outback (http://www.autoblog.com/subaru/outback), have also debuted here in Manhattan with a series of updates.

Most noticeable (that term being a relative one) is the pair's revised front fascia, but behind the new look is a fresh boxer four that replaces the old one in the 2.5i model, now producing three more horsepower and four more pound-feet of torque (173 hp/174 lb-ft.) while returning improved fuel economy. An updated CVT is the principal transmission for the 2.5-liter four, with a six-speed manual available, both driving all four wheels in typical Fuji Heavy Industries style. The available 3.6-liter flat six carries over with a five-speed automatic. Subaru says it has also revisited the suspensions on both models for improved ride comfort and performance.

There's also a suite of new electronics packed into the revised Legacy and Outback (http://www.autoblog.com/2012/03/29/subaru-releases-2013-legacy-outback-details-ahead-of-new-york-d/), including everything from new active safety technology features like lane departure warning and collision mitigation to improved audio system connectivity.

Sadly, Subaru has axed the enthusiast-minded Legacy 2.5GT (http://www.autoblog.com/long-term-garage/2010-subaru-legacy/) model for 2013. Continue reading Subaru tweaks Legacy and Outback for 2013, kills off 2.5GT (http://www.autoblog.com/2012/04/04/subaru-tweaks-legacy-and-outback-for-2013-kills-off-2-5gt/)

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