Subaru has unveiled the 2013 Outback and Legacy, ahead of their debuts at the New York Auto Show.

Subaru has unveiled the 2013 Outback and Legacy, ahead of their debuts at the New York Auto Show.

Modestly updated, the cars feature new headlights, a revised grille and a modified front bumper.

Inside, the cabin has updated upholstery, an improved audio system (with Bluetooth/iPod/USB connectivity) and new wood grain trim. Limited variants also gain rear air vents as well as an electro-luminescent instrument cluster with a 3.5-inch display. 

Under the hood, there's a new 2.5-liter Boxer engine with 173 hp (129 kW / 175 PS) and 174 lb-ft (236 Nm) of torque - an increase of 3 hp (2 kW / 3 PS) and 4 lb-ft (5 Nm). It can be connected to a six-speed manual or a Lineartronic continuously variable transmission. If that isn't powerful enough, the 3.6-liter Boxer engine develops 256 hp (191 kW / 260 PS).

Lastly, both models benefit from "numerous enhancements" to the body structure, suspension and steering system. That's a little vague, but the company says the changes result in a smoother ride and improved handling.

Check out the press releases for additional information

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