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2020 Subaru Outback Receives New Platform

The Outback is one of the most popular models in the history of this company. In case you want the combination of comfort and ruggedness, this is the right vehicle for you. It has won numerous awards and it is respected in the United States and now the new model is scheduled to release.

2020 Subaru Outback Exterior

When switching between generations, Subaru is known to keep it simple. They don’t introduce drastic changes unless it is absolutely necessary and that is also the case with the 2020 Outback.

There will be slight revisions at the front end and Subaru could make some modifications on the bumpers. The new model might look slightly like the Forester and the Ascent. Under the skin, the Outback will be a different car, though…

New chassis

Subaru has introduced new underpinnings for the upcoming vehicle. The new platform has increased rigidity as well as stronger joints which was a major problem with the Ascent name and a certain number of units had to be called back. The Outback is expected to improve in various aspects, especially noise, vibrations and harness.


At this moment the Outback can be purchased with two engine options. The first one is a 2.5-liter four-cylinder that generates 175 hp and 174 lb-ft of torque. The second one is a larger 3.6-liter V6 powerplant rated at 256 hp and 247 lb-ft of torque.

There is a possibility that these units will be carried over with the alternation of the output. Meanwhile, the Ascent uses a 2.4-liter 4-cylinder with a turbocharger. This unit cranks up 260 hp and 277 lb-ft of torque. And this might be the most likely option. Meanwhile, the CVT and AWD will not be meddled with and they stay put.

Pricing for Subaru Outback

We expect that the 2020 Subaru Outback will hit the market by the mid-2019. The starting price is currently unknown, but the ongoing vehicle costs $27,300. With the new platform and slight revision, the price tag of the new model will be increased, but it shouldn’t exceed $30,000.