Whats New 2020 vs 2019 Subaru Outback

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Vehicle Overview

This is an exciting time to be in the market for a midsize SUV since the 2020 Subaru Outback has been completely redesigned and ushers in the sixth generation. This means that the 2020 model is quite a bit different than the 2019 Subaru Outback. This makeover affects the vehicle inside and out, and notable changes include the new powertrain selection as well as an 11.6-inch tablet-like infotainment interface. Of course, the characteristics that have made the Outback so popular have returned: spacious cabin, excellent ride comfort, superb off-road capabilities for the class and convenient cargo access. Let us explore all of these changes through our 2020 vs 2019 model comparison, and after you have read it, we encourage you to visit Flatirons Subaru in Boulder Colorado for a test-dive, or call or contact us online!

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Exterior - 2020 Subaru Outback

The Subaru Outback has a very distinct exterior aesthetic among crossovers and SUVs. The term wagon is often used, and despite the exterior being redesigned, this unique form has been preserved. The Outback has also been critically acclaimed not just for how much cargo space it provides but the sheer ease at which you can access it, and that design has been preserved as well. A power liftgate is available on the Premium model and included on all upper trims. The wheelbase is 108.1 inches, and the ground clearance is 8.7 inches. The standard wheels are 17 inches, but 18-inch wheels are available. LED headlamps are standard. LED foglamps are standard on the Premium and up as is body-colored side mirrors that feature integrated turn signal indicators.

Boulder CO - 2020 Subaru Outback's Exterior

Interior - 2020 Subaru Outback in Boulder CO

A big change for the interior is the infotainment system. The 6.5-inch display is gone. The base model now gets a 7.0-inch HD color touchscreen. Better yet, you only need step to the second-tier Premium to get the all-new 11.6-inch touchscreen, which Subaru has modeled after current tablet design. The Premium trim also adds a dual-zone automatic climate control system, heated front seating, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and power-adjustability for the driver's seat. The Limited adds leather upholstery throughout the vehicle as well as a premium Harman Kardon audio system. The Touring adds premium leather with contrast stitching, front seat ventilation and a sunroof. The XT models add a lot of the optional equipment, such as heated rear seating and a front-facing monitor.

Boulder CO - 2020 Subaru Outback's Interior

Mechanical - Subaru Outback specs in Boulder

The 2019 trim names reflect the engine under the hood. The 2.5i models feature a 2.5-liter inline four-cylinder mated to a continuously variable automatic transmission. It makes 175 horsepower and 174 pound-feet of torque. The 3.6R models have a 3.6-liter V6 mated to the CVT, and that powertrain makes 256 hp and 247 lb.-ft. As with last model year, all Outback vehicles feature the CVT and all-wheel drive, and this system includes Subaru's X-Mode, which maintains traction across a wide range of terrains. The base, Premium, Limited and Touring models have a 2.5-liter BOXER four-cylinder that makes 182 hp and 176 lb.-ft. There are also three XT trims, including a Touring XT, and these feature a 2.4-liter turbocharged engine that makes 260 hp and 277 lb.-ft. Properly equipped, the Outback can tow up to 3,500 pounds.

Boulder CO - 2020 Subaru Outback's Mechanical
Safety - 2020 Subaru Outback dealer

The big change for the 2019 Subaru Outback was that Subaru added EyeSight as standard equipment. EyeSight is Subaru's group of driver assistance features, and this meant that you got the package even if you opted for the base 2.5i trim. EyeSight includes adaptive cruise control, collision detection, collision avoidance via automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning and lane keeping assist. The trim levels have been renamed, so what was the 2.5i is now simply referred to as the base Outback, and it once again comes with the EyeSight suite. Stepping up to the second-tier Premium gets you the larger touchscreen, integrated navigation and a blind-spot monitor. A new option for the 2020 model year is DriverFocus, which can detect if you are nodding off or otherwise distracted and alert you.

Would you love to see the 2020 Subaru Outback in person and test-drive it? You can do that as early as today. Visit Flatirons Subaru in Boulder Colorado at your convenience, or call or contact us online to schedule an appointment. You can also test-drive the 2019 Subaru Outback as well as the 2020 Subaru Forester and 2019 Subaru Forester and much more! Online shoppers have access to our entire inventory, and we can assist you via live chat or text with quotes, financing preapproval and much more.