Celebrates 50 years in the U.S. with boring lineup

Placed right between Detroit and Geneva, two of the year’s most important automotive events, the Chicago Auto Show is rarely something to write home about. And in recent years it has become the venue where automakers launch many special-edition and limited-edition models. The 2018 even is no exception from this rule and Subaru just showcased eight limited-edition models to celebrate its 50th anniversary on U.S. soil. The lineup includes all but the recently unveiled Ascent crossover: the BRZ, Crosstrek, Forester, Impreza, Legacy, Outback, WRX, and WRX STI.

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Based on high-level trims and built in very limited numbers, the 50th Anniversary models share many features, including the new Heritage Blue paint, satin chrome trim, and new aluminum wheel designs. All but the BRZ, WRX, and WRX STI also have satin chrome mirror caps, while the BRZ doesn’t come with aluminum wheels. Inside, there’s black upholstery with silver stitching, silver seatbelts, and 50th Anniversary logos embroidered on the front seats and carpeted floor mats. Each models is based on a high-level trim that adds extra standard features, including EyeSight Driver Assist technology.

Drivetrains remain standard no matter the car, so don’t expect extra horsepower or improved performance.

Production is limited between 200 and 1,050 units, depending on the model. The WRX STI the rarest with only 200 examples, while the BRZ, Forester 2.0 XT Touring, Legacy 3.6R Limited, and Outback 3.6R Limited will be produced in 250 units. Other Forester, Legacy and Outback variants will be made in 800 units each, while the Crosstrek will get 1,050 examples.

Model Trim Production MSRP* MSRP* + DD
BRZ Limited 250 $29,940 $30,800
Crosstrek 2.0i Limited 1,050 $30,040 $30,955
Forester 2.5i Touring
2.0 XT Touring
Impreza 2.0i Limited (4dr)
2.0i Limited (5dr)
Legacy 2.5i Limited
3.6R Limited
Outback 2.5i Limited
3.6R Limited


2017 Subaru BRZ Exterior
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Subaru BRZ - $30,515

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2018 Subaru WRX High Resolution Exterior
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2018 Subaru WRX STI High Resolution Exterior AutoShow
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2018 Subaru XV Crosstrek
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2015 - 2017 Subaru Forester Exterior
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2017 Subaru Impreza High Resolution Exterior
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2018 Subaru Legacy High Resolution Exterior
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2015 - 2017 Subaru Outback High Resolution Exterior
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Ciprian Florea
Ciprian Florea
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Ciprian's passion for everything with four wheels (and more) started back when he was just a little boy, and the Lamborghini Countach was still the coolest car poster you could hang on your wall. Ciprian's career as a journalist began long before earning a Bachelor's degree, but it was only after graduating that his love for cars became a profession.  Read full bio
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