Subaru announces limited editions that honor its 50th anniversary

The automaker unveiled the line-up at the Chicago Auto Show.

Subaru 50th Anniversary Lineup
Subaru's 50th anniversary edition line-up. –Subaru

Subaru is celebrating its 50th anniversary in the U.S. with a series of limited-edition vehicles, one for every model in its current line-up.

Subaru of America was founded back on February 15, 1968. It started out in Balboa Park, Calif., before moving to the Delaware Valley. Today, Subaru is based in Cherry Hill, New Jersey, at a zero-landfill office and has plans to move into its new headquarters in Camden, New Jersey, this spring. There are currently over 620 Subaru retailers across the country.

The 50th anniversary vehicles are based on higher trim levels, so each anniversary model is a well-equipped, unique car with elements that aren’t available on other Subarus. The first thing you’ll notice is the color: The anniversary editions are only available in Heritage Blue, rather than the usual array of choices. They also have satin chrome exterior trims and badging along with a special 50th anniversary emblem.


Making them stand out from the crowd are unique alloy wheels found on all but the Subaru BRZ. The side mirrors also get special attention with a satin chrome finish, except on the BRZ, WRX, and STI models.

The special touches aren’t limited to the exteriors, though. Each also receives a special interior design. There’s black upholstery with silver contrast stitching and matching silver seatbelts. You’ll also find the 50th anniversary logo embroidered on the front seats and carpeted floor mats.

These vehicles are aimed at everyone from performance enthusiasts to busy families on the go. On the sporty side, there will be 250 units of the BRZ Limited available at a starting price of $29,940. The WRX will get 600 units at $35,495, while the WRX STI gets the smallest run of all the anniversary editions with only 200 units at $41,195. Dealer Specials:

If you’re looking for a traditional sedan, the Subaru Legacy available in two trims: The 2.5i Limited gets 800 units priced at $31,490, while the 3.6R Limited get only 250 units at $33,840. The Impreza features two versions of the 2.0i Limited. The four-door is priced from $28,340 with 500 units, and the five-door hatchback comes in at $28,840 with 550 units.

The Outback sees a production run of 800 units at $35,080 for the 2.5i Limited, while the 3.6R Limited gets only 250 units at $37,280. The Forester has a similar split with 800 units of the 2.5i Touring at $33,390 and 250 units of the 2.0 XT Touring at $36,390.


The Crosstrek gets just one anniversary trim with the 2.0i Limited priced from $30,040 and 1,050 units. That works out to 1,050 units of every model except for the two sports cars, which will have smaller production runs.

The limited edition vehicles are available now across the country.

Subaru WRX 50th anniversary edition
The Subaru WRX 50th anniversary edition. —Subaru