The fully redesigned 2020 Subaru Outback has a classy cabin and serves plenty of passengers and cargo space. Based on the dimensions 2020 Subaru Outback is classified as a midsize SUV.
What’s new in 2020 Outback?
The latest Outback sticks with its predecessor’s rugged-looking appearance and improves the cabin with modern technology and improved quality. A turbocharged flat-four-cylinder engine is now offered alongside the standard engine; the turbo engine allows the Outback to pull 3500 pounds, which is 800 more than before. Subaru also increased the wagon’s back-seat space and maximum cargo volume. This 2020 Outback ranges between $26,645-$39,695.
Engine and its Performance:
The Outback features a pair of flat-four-cylinder engines: a 182-hp 2.5-litre is standard, and a 260-hp turbocharged 2.4-litre is optional. Both counterpart to a continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT) that simulates an eight-speed gearbox to mitigate annoying engine drone.
The standard powertrain provides little motivation, but the Outback we tested had unremarkable acceleration and lazy transmission behaviour.
With 8.7 inches of ground clearance and reliable all-wheel drive, the wagon can navigate severe weather and even rutted roads. Moreover, its suspension provides a comfortable ride, and its steering is accurate and easy to manage on the highway. The base engine is expected to earn 27/35 mpg on city/highway, and the turbocharged option has estimates of 24/32 mpg on city/highway.
Interiors and Comfort:
The Outback shares much of its interior with the Legacy, comfortable accommodations, and quality materials. While Subaru’s cabin design has a high seating height. Aside from the base model, every Outback has dual-zone climate control, heated front seats, a power-adjustable driver’s seat, and extensive USB ports. More upscale features such as a heated steering wheel, ventilated front seats, a power-adjustable front-passenger seat, and heated rear seats are available on more expensive trim levels. The Outback also has a spacious back seat that offers an extra 1.4 inches of legroom compared with the previous generation. Its rear cargo area provides 33 cubic feet of space, it held 11 carry-on suitcases with the back seat up, and 23 bags with it folded flat.
While Outbacks also feature two stacked 7.0-inch touchscreens, built-in navigation, a Wi-Fi hotspot, and wireless device charging are optional, Apple CarPlay/Android Auto integration is standard. Outdoorsy types who need a car to venture on trails or gravel will like the standard all-wheel drive and excellent ground clearance.
Overall, the Outback is a good buy, with a long list of standard equipment and a reasonable base price.