2020 Subaru Outback – In the Wagon segment, the new generation 2020 Subaru Outback is ranked second best after the Audi Allroad. This car has a much more full interior size compared to other wagons. The facelift edition for 2020 is not only from the interior but also the latest infotainment systems and enhanced security. Not surprisingly, this car sells well in sports car classes.

Debut of 2020 Outback
2020 Subaru Outback

2020 Subaru Outback Redesign: Here’s What’s the Different from the Last Outback’s Model

CARLITUS – In this article, we will give a short review of the all-new 2020 Subaru Outback like its new engine specs, exterior and interior design, release date, trims, and its new pricing. So, let’s begin with 2020 Outback exterior design.

Exterior Design Changes

Although Subaru claims that this car is a redesign of the 2019 series, at first glance the exterior design is no different. This car is indeed created for adventure.

The front view of the car still has a small size grille. The color is similar to the bumper. Headlight and foglamp use LEDs, as do DRLs in the headlight section. The side of the car consists of rear view mirror and handling, which is the color as same as the car. The car access has used smart-key and is equipped with anti-theft as an additional security system.

Subaru uses 18-inch All-Season tires. The wheels use aluminum with a single silver tone. At the rear, the look of the car is quite minimalist. Stop lights use LEDs with small designs. Most recently, this car has a rear spoiler at the top, so this is the differences with the previous version of Outback.

Bigger Exterior Dimensions

The exterior design of Subaru is a sturdy sports car, and its dimensions are quite large. The modern crossovers become bigger and larger with every new version. This kind of the circumstance with all the Subaru Outback, however, the dimensions have not improved too much.

The brand new Outback is going to be 191.3 inches as its long dimension, 66.1 inches as its tall dimension, and also 73 inches as its wide dimension.  That is representative of an increase of only 1.4 inches in length more than the older one. Width has grown 0.6 inches, however, the height remains the same.

At 108.1 inches, the wheelbase is additionally the same. Front track width continues to be the same at 61.8 inches, however, rear track boosts 0.6 inches to 62.8 inches. Front overhang raises by only 0.1 inches, although rear overhang increases by 1.4 inches.

Better and Stronger Bones

Now, the all-new 2020 Outback changes into the stronger and even more ready Subaru Global Platform (SGP) underpinning various other brand-new Subaru’s vehicles. In every case, it’s got increased comfort and handling together with developments in the quality of ride and interior noise rates. Subaru claims the 2020 Outback is practically three sound levels calmer at highway rates of speed.

Active & Tough Exterior

After having a Dynamic & Solid idea, the all-new Outback is attached for an Active & Tough concept. It seems sensible a robust and well-designed design that creates an excellent sense of sturdy SUV. The 2020 Outback plans a sizable profile from more cumbersome profile panel areas and elevated back door in addition to an experience of speed from the dynamic figure.

Broader bumpers, front cladding, large hexagonal grille, and LED fog lights for the edges (Base excluded) highlight the SUV’s ability. Cladding along the side of the Outback is supposed to look like a hiking trunk that more improves this idea.

Interior Design Changes

The interior design of the car consists of several colors, depending on the type of Outback. In the basic, premium, and limited series, the interior colors are black and ivory.

While the Startex gray urethane color becomes the Onyx edition’s interior color. For the entire Touring series, the interior color is java brown Nappa which has never been the color of the Outback interior.

The dashboard has a black color, the same as the head unit and steering. Steering is equipped with cruise control and audio steering switch. Behind the steering is a MID with a blue background. The head unit forms a box with an 11.6-inch responsive monitor screen. The top of the monitor is air conditioning with automatic climate control under the head unit.

The entertainment system for cars in the 2020 series has increased. The basic features are the same, which consists of AM/FM radio, CD player, MP3 Player, AUX, and provides integration with smartphone devices. In the latest edition, Outback offers the most recent feature called Subaru Starlink. This feature can connect with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

Besides the more comprehensive interior, this car also has a large size seat. Seats are wrapped with premium leather. Each seat is equipped with an adjustable head-rest and adjustable seatbelt. The capacity of seats can carry up to 5 passengers. Not only the cabin, legroom for passengers is also spacious.

Outback cargo space reaches 75.7 cu ft if the second row of seats is folded. Users can have many items and also some things that have an extended size. The cargo door has been handed hands-free technology so that the door can open only by waving. If cargo is not enough, Outback offers roof-rails at the top.

Fancier Nappa Leather

The elegant Touring model interior at present employs fancier Nappa leather (see the picture below) and it’s upgraded trim. The fresh leather feels and looks superb, even when it appears a lot more fitted to glamping rather than camping. Visit 2020 Outback official webpage for more information.

Nappa Leather Seats
Fancier Nappa Leather

Upgraded Heated Seats

Though we’re speaking about spoiling, it’s important to note how the heated front seats and rear in a few trim levels are in possession of three stages of heat together with more protection for the backside. That’s a required improve for any model so well liked in cold weather. The Touring trim level also offers a heated steering wheel and aired front seats whenever the climate heats up.

Engine Specifications & Fuel Efficiency

The new generation Outback engine in 2020 is divided into two types, the capacity of 2400 cc and 2500 cc (Subaru’s named this engine as the turbocharged BOXER engine). Each motor has four cylinders and all-wheel drive type. The horsepower reaches 175 HP/5,800 rpm while the torque reaches 174 Nm/4,000 rpm. The type of transmission is automatic with 6-speed level-up to 7-speed level.

Although powerful, Outback is a fuel-efficient car. For trips within the city, the fuel estimate is 25 mpg. As for trips on the Highway, the forecast even reaches 33 mpg. This car is not only suitable as an adventure vehicle, but also daily use.

The front suspension uses MacPherson Strut, while Wishbone becomes the rear suspension. By adding manual mode to its automatic transmission, users can enjoy the driving experience with a fast car. The quality of handling and braking is relatively stable both in heavy field conditions and slippery roads.

In addition to 4-wheel ABS and disc brakes, this car also features five airbags on the front, rear, side front, passenger and driver. Other safety features in Outback have controlled stability, traction control, child safety lock, brake assist, DRL, and lane keeping assists.

2020 Subaru Outback Price & Trims

This car is sold from $28,000 to $40,000. The vehicle that rolled in the fall of 2019 has seven newest trims consisting of Base Outback, Premium, Limited, Touring, Onyx XT, Limited XT, and Touring XT. All XT types will be equipped with a 2400 cc engine, while other editions have a 2500 cc engine.

The lowest price from 2020 Subaru Outback is the base outback series, which is around $27,980. While the most expensive is the XT Touring series with a rate of $40,000 because it is equipped with a ventilated front seated and a 180-degree monitor.

New Trim: Outback Onyx Edition

The brand-new 2020 Onyx Edition XT offers black-finish exterior components, badging, and 18-inch alloy wheels, as well as a special gray two-tone inner surface. Additional, the car seats are covered with an innovative water-repellent durable StarTex™ materials.

The Onyx Edition XT develops the Premium trim and also gives the 2.4-liter turbo BOXER, Front View Monitor, Hands-Free Power Gate. For improved functionality within a broader variety of environmental situations, full-size spare tire, and exceptional Dual-Mode X-MODE. Read more about new Subaru Outback in this pdf or you can visit their press release.  – CARLITUS