The 2020 Outback gives you the all-weather, go-anywhere capability of standard Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive while still delivering on efficiency. The standard direct-injection SUBARU BOXER® engine is more powerful — it now delivers 182 horsepower — and more advanced, with new Auto Start-Stop Technology for even better mileage around town. Paired with a Lineartronic® CVT, it can reach up to 33 MPG highway and over 600 miles of range.
Standard On: All Models
With 8.7 inches of ground clearance and standard X-MODE, the 2020 Outback can take you almost anywhere. X-MODE works by optimizing the Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive system for maximum traction on slippery surfaces and Hill Descent Control gives you extra stability and confidence when descending more difficult grades.
X-MODE Standard On: ALl Models
Dual-Function X-MODE Standard On:Onyx Edition XT
The ultimate in Outback capability and style, the all-new Outback Onyx Edition XT is powered by a 260-horsepower direct-injection turbocharged SUBARU BOXER engine. Standard dual-function X-MODE® optimizes the Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive system for maximum traction on slippery surfaces and lets you choose specific settings for snow, dirt, and mud. The exterior features unique design accents including black-finished alloy wheels, mirrors, and rear badging. Inside, the theme continues with two-tone StarTex™ water-repellant upholstery and green contrast stitching.
Standard roof rails with integrated crossbars provide additional versatility for equipment like kayaks, bikes, skis, and cargo carriers and can fold away when not in use. The enhanced tie-downs on the 2020 Outback give you even more flexibility and make it easier to rack and unrack your cargo.
Standard On: All Models
Even full of passengers, the 2020 Outback still gives you 32.5 cubic feet of cargo space. And the available cargo area release levers make it even easier to fold the rear seats down, giving you up to 75.7 cubic feet of volume to haul more gear.
Every 2020 Outback features LED headlights for a bright, clear view of the road ahead. And you can get a clearer look around every bend with available LED Steering Responsive Headlights, which actively track in the direction of a turn to enhance visibility. Standard High Beam Assist can automatically switch the headlights between the high and low settings when an oncoming vehicle is detected, enhancing safety for both you and other drivers on the road.
LED Headlights Standard On: All Models
Steering Responsive Headlights Standard On: Limited, Touring, Limited XT, and Touring XT
High Beam Assist Standard On: All Models
The Harman Kardon premium audio system captures detail-rich acoustics through enhanced sound control and superior high sound output. At the heart of the system lies a high-performance 8-Channel, class-D amplifier pumping out 576 equivalent watts of power. The amplifier works to efficiently distribute clean audio signals to the vehicle’s 12-speaker sound system — including a dedicated center channel speaker and subwoofer. Harman’s Clari-Fi Technology restores and corrects audio fidelity, resulting in musical reproduction that sounds clearer, crisper, and more dynamic.
Standard On: Limited, Touring, Limited XT, and Touring XT
The 2020 Outback interior is completely redesigned, delivering extra comfort with high-quality soft-touch materials, premium trim, and contrast stitching throughout the cabin. Available soft, genuine Nappa Leather upholstery, heated and ventilated front seats and heated steering wheel provide a more premium experience than ever before. In the dash, an all-new 11.6-inch STARLINK Multimedia touchscreen is available with features like standard Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ integration.
The 2020 Outback is built on the Subaru Global Platform, using extensive high-strength steel for 70% more rigidity, long-lasting quality, and the quietest ride yet. With great durability and vibration resistance, the Global Platform provides enhanced crash safety, better driving feel, and confidence for years to come.
New for the 2020 Outback, the Subaru DriverFocus Distraction Mitigation System is like having an attentive co-pilot along for the ride. This advanced system is available to give a helpful alert if a driver becomes distracted or drowsy and, for added convenience, it can also recognize up to five different drivers and remember their preferences, like seat position, climate settings, and outside mirror position.
Optional On: Limited
Standard On: Touring, Limited XT, and Touring XT
The 2020 Outback features an entire suite of available safety technologies to help protect you and your passengers. The Blind-Spot Detection system warns you with a visual indicator in each side mirror if it senses a vehicle in your blind spots. Rear Cross-Traffic Alert helps warn you of traffic approaching from the side as you are backing up. And, with available Reverse Automatic Braking, your vehicle can even stop itself to help avoid objects behind you.
Blind Spot Detection and Rear Cross Traffic Alert Standard On: Limited, TOuring, Onyx Edition XT, Limited XT, and Touring XT
Available On: Premium
Reverse Automatic Braking Standard On: Limited, TOuring, Limited XT, and Touring XT
Available On: Onyx Edition XT
A newly available 180-Degree Front View Monitor gives you confidence that your path ahead is safe and clear, and a standard Rear-Vision Camera enhances your view when reversing.
180-Degree Front View Monitor Standard On: Touring, Onyx Edition XT, and Touring XT
Rear-Vision Camera Standard On: All Models