2020 Subaru Outback - Power and Safety, Comfort and Style Taken to the Next Level
The midsize SUV market has a powerful new competitor now: the stylish, reliable, comfortable and powerful 2020 Subaru Outback. Both versions of the Outback - the Legacy-based station wagon, as well as the Impreza-based hatchback Outback Sport variant - look back on a history of a quarter of a century, a long career during which the Japanese auto maker's designers have worked relentlessly on refining and improving their solutions on the inside as well as on the outside of the car. The latest model version is the excellent result of all these efforts: a rugged family vehicle with a wide range of advanced safety features, able to put out lots of power and to offer an extraordinary driving experience as well as lots of comfort.

Powertrain Features

What's new with Outback's Engine for 2020?

The new line-up comprises seven members: base, Premium, Limited, Touring, Onyx Edition XT, Limited XT and Touring XT, out of which the Onyx is a brand-new addition. Four trims – the base, the Premium, the Limited and the Touring – get Subaru’s much appreciated 2.5-liter engine, capable of 182 HP at 176 lb-ft of torque (7 HP more than the engine that powered some members of the 2019 Subaru Outback line-up). The other trims get a brand-new, 2.4-liter direct-injection turbocharged boxer engine able to put out a staggering 260 HP at 277 lb-ft of torque and offering a towing capacity of up to 3,500 lbs. Both engines come with great fuel economy: the base engine EPA is 26/33 mpg city/highway, while the upgraded engine offers 23/30 mpg. All trims are fitted with 18.5-gallon tanks.

Increased Cargo Space

Even More Space Than Before

The Japanese auto maker has made changes to increase the cargo space and to make the transportation of large or very bulky items easier, too. Roof rails with integrated crossbars are standard components on all new Outback trims and they all offer 32.5 cubic feet of cargo space even when all the seats are occupied. With the rear seats folded, cargo space volume can be increased to 75.7 cubic feet, making packing even easier with the Power Rear Gate hands-free opening functionality.

Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive

Some Great Things Don't Need to Change

The Subaru Outback range features many other remarkable technological solutions as well, one of the most outstanding traits being the Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive System offered as standard on all new Outbacks. The system distributes power to each of the four wheels, thus optimizing traction and stability among any road circumstances and in any driving situation. The Lineartronic CVT, the auto start-stop function are also standard across the range.

The New Onyx Edition XT

Features of the New Member: the Onyx

The new Subaru Outback line-up now includes a brand-new member: the Onyx XT. Powered by the turbocharged engine, the Onyx features some attractive design solutions and details that catch the eye and enhance comfort: the black finish of the alloy wheels, of the rear badging and of the exterior mirrors confer the car an appearance that is rugged and stylish at the same time, while the upholstery made from special StarTex material has water-repellent features that ensure the durability and the lasting cleanliness of the cabin.

Comfort & Safety Features

Comfort and Safety Features of the 2020 Subaru Outback
If safety and comfort features were great on the 2019 Subaru Outback, they are spectacular on the new, 2020 range, taking the renowned Subaru Safety one step further. The new Outback SUV cabin comes with durable, but soft-touch materials, applied with contrast-stitching for added sleekness and the impressive, 11.6-inch STARLINK Multimedia touchscreen offers the drivers all the information they need for safe and efficient driving even in the nastiest weather. The new Outback’s infotainment system integrates a built-in Wi-Fi hotspot that uses 4G LTE technology for seamless streaming and entertainment and the system is also linked to a superb Harman Kardon audio that delivers sound of the highest quality.
The new Outback stands out when it comes to the advanced safety features offered as standard as well. The new SUV line-up uses the Subaru Global Platform that offers impressive crash protection and rigidity all over the body, while Subaru’s state-of-the-art EyeSight safety suite installed on all trims includes adaptive cruise control, with lane departure and lane keep alerts, sway warning, pre-collision braking, throttle control and many other great features.