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by Tim Beissmann

The 2012 Subaru Outback gets a mild equipment upgrade for the New Year while retaining its old price.

Mirroring the 2012 Model Year upgrade to the Liberty, satellite navigation, a reversing camera, USB connectivity, and a full-size alloy spare wheel are now standard across the range.

The upgrades add around $2500 extra value to the entry-level Outback 2.5i.

The range-topping Outback 3.6R Premium benefits from Subaru’s EyeSight driver-assist technology, which incorporates adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning, pre-collision braking, and a number of other anticipatory safety systems.

2012 Subaru Outback manufacturer’s list prices (excluding government and dealer charges):

  • 2.5i manual – $37,490
  • 2.5i CVT – $39,490
  • 2.0D manual – $40,990
  • 2.5i Premium manual – $42,990
  • 2.5i Premium CVT – $44,990
  • 2.0D Premium manual – $46,990
  • 3.6R Premium automatic – $57,490

Meanwhile, the entry-level 2012 Subaru Forester X will come with 16-inch alloy wheels and front fog lights for a limited time at $32,990 driveaway. Subaru Australia says the limited edition Forester X represents a saving of more than $2900.




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