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The 2008 Subaru Legacy Outback is improving in luxury feel, but features have been slower to join the party.
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all Outbacks come fairly well-equipped

Spring for the 2.5i Limited L.L. Bean...you get all of the above features

lavishly appointed L.L. Bean edition includes heated leather upholstery

The 2008 Subaru Legacy Outback is fairly stingy with luxury and entertainment features.

Cars.com reports that all 2008 Subaru Outbacks "come fairly well-equipped with power windows and door locks, a CD stereo and remote keyless entry"--but little more, which is a disappointment, considering the base 2008 Subaru Outback sticker price. Edmunds has slightly better news here: "Standard equipment on the base trim includes 16-inch steel wheels, roof rails, air-conditioning, a tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, a satellite radio-ready audio system with CD player and an MP3 player jack, keyless entry, an outside temperature display, and full power accessories."

Cars.com says that the "lavishly appointed L.L. Bean edition [2008 Subaru Legacy Outback] includes heated leather upholstery, power front seats and a navigation system." On a trim-by-trim basis, Edmunds reports, "The 2.5i adds 17-inch alloy wheels, a limited-slip rear differential, roof-rail crossbars, heated exterior mirrors, deicing wipers, a power driver seat and front-seat heaters," while the Subaru 2008 2.5 L.L. Bean "is a little more upscale and features dual-zone automatic climate control, an in-dash CD changer, a navigation system and specialized floor mats." The reviewer here adds, "spring for the 2.5i Limited L.L. Bean, and, as you'd guess, you get all of the above features as standard."

The L.L. Bean Outbacks can be lavishly outfitted—but can also top $35,000. And still, these vehicles are without Bluetooth, standard satellite radio, or iPod connectivity, features that are becoming commonplace in vehicles costing far less.


The 2008 Subaru Legacy Outback is improving in luxury feel, but features have been slower to join the party.

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