Subaru Celebrates 50th Anniversary With Special Editions Of All Its Cars

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, Automotive Editor - February 8, 2018

It's a happy birthday to Subaru at the 2018 Chicago Auto Show, as the Japanese automaker celebrates its 50th birthday with a range of new, limited-edition trims. The anniversary models are available on every 2018 Subaru, maintaining a similar theme across the board. But act quick, Subaru loyalists, these cars are only available in very limited quantities.

Each car wears an exclusive Heritage Blue paint color with satin-chrome trimmings and badges. Special wheels are also in order (except for the rear-drive BRZ), while the more mainstream models (Impreza, Crosstrek, Outback, Legacy, and Forester) get satin chrome mirror caps. In the cabins, there's black upholstery with silver contrast stitching and silver seatbelts. Subaru also embroidered a 50th Anniversary logo on the front seatbacks and floormats. Equipment is mostly the same, except in the case of vehicles that offer Subaru's EyeSight active safety suite - the 50th Anniversary cars get EyeSight as standard (where applicable).

Subaru is basing most of the anniversary packages on the Limited trim, except in the Forester's case, where the Touring gets the nod. Here's a full breakdown of prices and quantities for each model.

Subaru 50th Anniversary

In terms of price differences, the Anniversary models aren't significantly more expensive except in cases where EyeSight is added. The WRX STI and BRZ don't offer EyeSight at any point, so their price increase is a modest $300. Cars like the Impreza and Outback, though, get much larger price increases to account for EyeSight.

Subaru is currently accepting orders for its entire line of 50th Anniversary cars.

, Automotive Editor

Brandon Turkus is CarsDirect.com’s Automotive Content Manager. He’s responsible for editing content that appears on these pages, and also represents CarsDirect’s sister sites The Car Connection, Motor Authority, and Green Car Reports in Detroit, Michigan. Before joining Internet Brands, Brandon served as a contributor for enthusiast sites Autoblog and Motor1, covering automotive news and reviewing the industry’s newest models.