It needed more power and modern features, and those are the emphasis of this redesign. Ditto on the inside where, aside from the 11. Year, Make, Model: 2020 Subaru Outback Top Line: The Outback is Subaru's best-selling car with its rugged but inoffensive styling and ample features in an inexpensive package. Ten-way power adjustable front seats with adjustable lumbar support and adjustable cushion length on the driver's seat as well as heated front and rear seats are available on the Limited and Touring trims. On top of all that, you also get the 2. Foglamps switch from round to a vertical stack, and the gray cladding they're set into extends unbroken across the nose.
Once open, you can then tap the cargo cover with your elbow to make it retract out of the way, so you can load that big, heavy box of awesome stuff from Costco. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Folding down the rear seats gives you up to 75. However, our rating applies to the base 2. Put simply: The Subaru Outback can nearly go anywhere, comfortably. Here's what we know so far. Read more: 2020 Subaru Outback Interior and Exterior The 2020 Subaru Outback will likely continue its wagon-like, crossover situation with a durable visual appeal which we find eye-capturing.
It's the first turbocharged engine offered since 2009 in the Outback, and as notes, a replacement for the thirstier 3. The new Outback is built on the Subaru Global Platform introduced in 2017 and shared with the Legacy. Perhaps the biggest news regarding the 2020 Subaru Legacy is the addition of the 260-hp 2. The little changes made a big difference. Read more: 2020 Subaru Outback Interior and Exterior The 2020 Subaru Outback will likely continue its wagon-like, crossover situation with a durable visual appeal which we find eye-capturing. Year, Make, Model: 2020 Subaru Outback Top Line: The Outback is Subaru's best-selling car with its rugged but inoffensive styling and ample features in an inexpensive package. With the second row folded away out lower, it enlarges to nearly 73 cubes.
Cladding on the side of the Outback is meant to resemble a hiking boot that further enhances this concept. The new 2020 Outback is another step for Subaru toward modern, comfortable interiors in their cars; an upgrade over the prior generations, take our word. The Outback is still immensely capable and a remarkable value. If you feel you have received this message in error, please view our customer care or access your here. It comes with four engine options, none of which extend over 190-horsepower. Keyless ignition, navigation, blind-spot monitors, a power liftgate, and moonroof are on the options list.
Older Outbacks were less comfortable as the canoes riding on top. The most dramatic interior change is the 11. Other safety upgrades are designed to help the driver. Subaru joins the ranks of Tesla, Ram trucks, Volvo and Ford with the big 11. We found that the current car already effectively mutes road and wind noise. Eight standard airbags including one for the driver's knee are there in case a crash is unavoidable.
For the money, the Outback represents a tremendous value, an outstanding driving experience and a useful utility vehicle loaded with safety tech. The Subaru wagon has 8. The Editorial department is independent of Cars. The top-of-the-line trim level still comes with a partially chromed grille though. The information presented below the smartphone systems is mostly redundant, and we say the best way to use your phone is via Bluetooth connection. All new Subaru Outbacks retain the handy swing-in-place roof crossbars, which fold into the side rails when not in use for increased aerodynamic efficiency.
Like prior Outbacks, the new model adds roof racks with tie-down points ready for kayaks. It is also outstanding for taking treatment of and shows great off-road expertise. We give it points for good base features, another for the touchscreen more in a minute , and one more for its value relative to competitors. The Subaru Eyesight system is now standard with every trim level. It is clear that Subaru doesn't want to stray from its established formula. However, the Subaru is relentlessly working to improve the technology so expect it to get better as time goes by.
From the side, the overall shape of the vehicle has remained pretty much the same, except perhaps for the front end that now looks more upright and a tad longer. Fold the second row down and the Outback opens up more than 70 cubic feet of cargo room, enough for all the bags, dogs, trail gear, and tents we could find. For the first time since 2009, the Outback lineup offers a turbocharged engine. For added convenience while loading the vehicle, a new Hands-Free Power Gate allows the owner to open the rear gate by simply waving in front of the emblem positioned in the center of the rear gate as well as a new single-touch lifting cargo cover. When we experienced this system on the Forester, we found that it could detect some extreme head movement, such as when drivers have turned away from the road, but it could not discern risky behavior such as gazing down at a handheld phone. The standard cargo cover also lifts out of the way with a single touch.
The Legacy arrives underpinned by Subaru's global platform and comes packed with the latest tech features and a new optional engine that could possibly make it a great sleeper. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. The Outback is still immensely capable and a remarkable value. Inside the new Outback, it feels more spacious with a widened windshield; long, straight lines that flow from the dash into the doors; and overall more room for passengers and gear. Once open, you can then tap the cargo cover with your elbow to make it retract out of the way, so you can load that big, heavy box of awesome stuff from Costco. The best option of the four has to be the 1.