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Subaru Outback, Wagon, SUV
#3307 of 3392 Re: 2013 Limited 2.5i CVT [longo2]
Dec 10, 2012 (7:33 pm)
I found a few more tid-bits here...
The Outback is now in its fourth-generation of what Subaru likes to call the world's first sport utility wagon.
The Outback is available with a 173-hp 2.5-liter four-cylinder with a six-speed manual transmission (or optional six-speed CVT), or a 3.6-liter six-cylinder with a five-speed automatic transmission. The CVT and automatic transmissions feature a manual mode with paddle shifters on the steering wheel. Limited models feature leather seating, a 440-watt nine-speaker harman/kardon audio system and dual-zone automatic climate control.
New for 2013, the Outback receives a DOHC 2.5-liter engine (replacing the previous SOHC engine). A new CVT transmission is available on 2.5 models. The grille, front bumper, headlights have been redesigned for all models. All models now come standard with Bluetooth audio streaming/phone connectivity and USB. Limited's gain rear seat ventilation ducts on the back of the center console."
#3308 of 3392 Re: 2013 Limited 2.5i CVT [longo2]
Dec 13, 2012 (9:19 am)
FWIW, CR tested the new Outback and it actually scored slightly lower than the old one, 73 vs. 79 IIRC.
They said it was tighter but didn't ride as well as before.
They still recommend it.
#3309 of 3392 Re: 2013 Limited 2.5i CVT [ateixeira]
Dec 13, 2012 (10:29 am)
From what I can find on the 2013 "ride", it should feel a little harder as the suspension has been beefed up front and back to take out the jelly roll ride and brake dive that previous years owners never stopped complaining about.
Sounds like CR should love the Toyota/Buick ride.
#3310 of 3392 2013 2.5i Premium CVT w/ All Weather Package
Dec 13, 2012 (10:55 am)
Dealer just quoted me a price of $25,655 (includes the $795 destination) plus tax & title for a 2013 premium cvt w/ all weather package. Looks like that is right at invoice. Is that a good deal, or are folks getting these at below invoice these days?
#3311 of 3392 Re: 2013 Limited 2.5i CVT [longo2]
Dec 13, 2012 (11:53 am)
They do tend to like the "my mother law is in the back seat" kind of isolation.
#3312 of 3392 Re: 2013 2.5i Premium CVT w/ All Weather Package [bobbo81]
Dec 13, 2012 (12:28 pm)
I think you should be able to go a little under invoice. I got a 2.5 Premium PZEV with MoonRoof & AW for $26,500... if you take off the $1400 that the moonroof cost, it gets you to $25,100. A lot depends on the size of the dealership... the smaller guys won't give away too much... every sale matters to their bottom line. If you need leverage, tell them you will come back at the end of the month to talk again... they might try harder if they need to meet their end of month numbers.
#3313 of 3392 Re: 2013 2.5i Premium CVT w/ All Weather Package [bobbo81]
Dec 15, 2012 (6:16 pm)
There are some good deals out there on low mileage 2012 Limited's for about $25,500 to $26,500 but I think after reading all I can find on the 'differences' on the 13's, your deal sounds pretty good to me.
On all the cars we have had with the Sun/moon roof option, we have never had them open once except when it came time to sell them.
For that extra $1400, they can leak, whistle, rattle, and lower the front head room by 2". But that's just IMHO. Just hard to get a loaded Subaru without one.
That's the only option I have ever had that I didn't want in the next vehicle.
In the 2013's you can now get a 'grey' interior that includes the steering wheel and dash. That's keeping me interested/looking. I would prefer a medium beige interior, but at least it's full matching color and not the standard black dash and steering wheel plunked into a light interior is a good start.
#3314 of 3392 Re: 2013 2.5i Premium CVT w/ All Weather Package [bobbo81]
Dec 15, 2012 (10:39 pm)
We are in the Twin Cities area, and in November we purchased a 2013 2.5i Premium (CVT) with the all weather package, rear bumper cover, and all weather floor mats for $24,598 before tax and registration fees. JFYI.
#3315 of 3392 Re: 2013 2.5i Premium CVT w/ All Weather Package [longo2]
Dec 16, 2012 (3:16 pm)
I really like the contrasting interior as opposed to one with the same colors throughout. The interior on my '08 Outback, with the brown-over-harvest-gold exterior and the black over beige interior was very nice.
A more monotone interior was the only reservation I had against the black cloth of my '10 Forester, as nearly everything is black up to the pillars. In that regard, the light grey interior looks much nicer.
#3316 of 3392 Re: Bought a 2013 Outback Premium with moonroof [caringdoctor]
Dec 17, 2012 (1:36 pm)
Am looking at 3.6 limited with moon roof. I live in Bethesda, Md and you mentioned a dealer offering $1500 below invoice. Would you tell me who that is? thanks.