Outback is one of the most interesting models in Subaru lineup. Originally it was a wagon based on the Legacy sedan. Now, the vehicle is turned into crossover thanks to better off-road capabilities. Whatsoever, it still keeps some of the cues from previous generations. The new 2020 Subaru Outback will be even more stunning, with improved architecture, mileage, and probably with a hybrid drivetrain.
Subaru’s best-selling model in the USA is entering a new chapter. What will 2020 Subaru Outback offer that its predecessor didn’t have? The crossover is reliable, comfortable, and easy to drive. Everything is going to the next level with the 2020 edition.
2020 Subaru Outback Changes
The upcoming 2020 Subaru Outback will be built on the Subaru Global Platform. Well, every next vehicle from this company will lay on this concept. With this architecture, the Outback will boost durability and rigidity. Also, the look of the new crossover will get more conservative characteristics. Furthermore, changes improve overall comfort with fewer noises in the cabin.
Depending on trim level, the driver’s seat will get power adjusting, or 6- and 10-way positions. The cloth is the base material, while upper versions come with leather seats and upholstery. Only the base crossover had analog instruments before. Now, all 2020 Subaru Outback models will bring improved electroluminescent panel.
2020 Subaru Outback Specs
Currently, the crossover is using two Boxer engines. One is a 2.5-liter four-cylinder unit, while the other one is V6.
The first one is a 2.5-liter displacement. It is one of the most reliable Boxer drivetrains Subaru ever offered. It will definitely feature on the next wagon crossover. The 2020 Subaru Outback can count on power output boost. For example, current Forester got 12 horses and 2 pound-feet more than its previous edition. Outback delivers 175 hp and 174 lb-ft of torque. This model could get an even higher boost to land over 190 horsepower.
The other solution is a 3.6-liter V6 unit. However, some rumors are saying the company could replace it. The alternative is a turbo-four engine with higher output. A V-6 can make 256 horsepower and 247 lb-ft. The new turbocharged powertrain adds 4 ponies and 30 lb-ft of torque.
A continuously variable automatic transmission is standard. The gearbox sends power to all wheels. No 2WD comes in the offer. Paddle shifters allow manual control. Fuel economy of the smaller Boxer is 25/32 mpg. The new unit could to that. Definitely, it will return more than 20/27 mpg we can get out of a V6.
The upcoming 2020 Subaru Outback is going to be available in six trim levels. Again. The base model with 2.5-liter engine offers four variations. An entry-level crossover is a 2.5i. Premium and Limited Edition are mid-range models. Top of the line vehicle is Touring. All these trims are using a four-pot drivetrain. At this moment, V6 crossovers are Limited and Touring. Even if engineers switch this vehicle to turbo-four variant, trim levels will remain the same for the upcoming powertrain.
2020 Subaru Outback Release Date
Model for 2019 is already available. It arrived during the summer. Everything was pretty fast and Subaru launched the new Outback pretty quietly. But, with reason. A current generation was launched in 2015. Before that, every new crossover came after five years. So, the 2020 Subaru Outback should start the new series. That might be the reason why 2019 year edition came without a big show. The company is probably saving everything for the next model.
Well, every new generation means a higher price. Also, Subaru is changing platform and body panels. However, the vehicle remains part of a compact class. There, the 2020 Subaru Outback will battle Mazda CX-5, Ford Escape, and Honda CR-V. To be competitive, Japanese carmaker mustn’t boost the cost too much from the current level. We will take the Forester again, whose price jumped for $500. Having this in mind, the new Outback could cost just shy of $28,000.