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6th Generation 2020 Subaru Outback Debuts in New York: Comments

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  • New XT models with 260-horsepower 2.4-liter turbocharged BOXER engine
  • Debut of Onyx Edition XT trim level with unique exterior and interior
  • Tablet-style high-definition SUBARU STARLINK 11.6-inch touchscreen
  • New Hands-Free Power Gate
  • Available segment-exclusive DriverFocus Distraction Mitigation System
  • Standard EyeSight Driver Assist Technology with Advanced Adaptive Cruise Control and new Lane Centering
 
large.20TDI_OBKpl042.jpgThe 2020 Outback delivers the optimal blend of SUV capability and car-like ride and handling with standard Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive, Active Torque Vectoring, Vehicle Dynamics Control and X-MODE with Hill Descent Control. The 8.7 inches of ground clearance for all Outback models is greater than that in many SUVs, yet the Outback maintains a comfortably low step-in height for both front and rear passenger entry.

For the first time since 2009, the Outback lineup offers a turbocharged engine. Standard on XT models, the 2.4-liter turbocharged BOXER engine delivers robust all-around performance with 260 horsepower at 5,600 rpm and 277 lb-ft of torque at 2,000 rpm. Meanwhile, the standard naturally aspirated 2.5-liter BOXER, with direct injection and nearly 90 percent of its parts new, delivers 182 horsepower at 5,800 rpm and 176 lb-ft of torque at 4,400 rpm.

All 2020 Outback models are paired with a CVT featuring an 8-speed manual mode function with steering wheel paddle shifters. The 2.4-liter turbo delivers a 3,500-lb. towing capacity, the most of any Outback in history, while the 2.5-liter provides more than a 600-mile range on a single tank. Manufacturer’s estimated fuel economy is 26/33 mpg city/highway for the 2.5-liter and 23/30 mpg city/highway for the turbo.
 
The 2020 Outback offers a peaceful cabin that is almost 3 dB quieter at highway speeds. Subaru engineers worked extensively to find ways to reduce unwanted noise coming into the cabin, fitting the Outback with new door weather strips that feature a baffle in the mid-section and dual lips on the roof side for improved quietness. Sound-insulated glass, which uses a sound-insulating inner film for the windshield and front-door glass, has been adopted, while glass thickness all around has been increased for quietness
 
SUBARU STARLINK In-Vehicle Technology offers an integrated cockpit experience by allowing the driver to control entertainment and vehicle settings through a large touchscreen display.
 
Pricing for the 2020 Outback will be announced closer to this fall’s on-sale date.

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No big surprises after the Legacy debut.  I'd be good with the turbo and that medium brown leather interior.

 

 

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Decent work here most Subaru’s drive like turds though nowadays. Let’s hope this is a decent drive. 

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Nice, should continue to sell well to the faithful. 

I wonder if this engine will have the heads gasket problem of all the other boxer engines? 🤔

 

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26 minutes ago, dfelt said:

Nice, should continue to sell well to the faithful. 

I wonder if this engine will have the heads gasket problem of all the other boxer engines? 🤔

 

Not ALL boxer engines had gasket problems

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8 hours ago, ykX said:

Not ALL boxer engines had gasket problems

Really? 🤨 Seems Subaru owners all say and complain about the head gasket issue. My neighbor just had both of his Subaru's in for head gasket repairs. Outback and Legacy.

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I like the simple look here.

Have not really heard much about the head gasket in the last 6-7 years. Would think these should be good to go!

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On 4/17/2019 at 1:38 PM, regfootball said:

Decent work here most Subaru’s drive like turds though nowadays. Let’s hope this is a decent drive. 

All new platform, so probably have to start that impression from scratch. 

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45 minutes ago, Drew Dowdell said:

All new platform, so probably have to start that impression from scratch. 

Is this based on a global platform that came from Toyota?

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Not sure if Toyota had anything to do with the platform but it is the latest car be on same platform as all of their other models (Impreza/Crosstrek/Forester/Legacy) that were redone in the last few years aside from the WRX/STi and BRZ.


 

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2 hours ago, regfootball said:

same as the new legacy, correct?  

Yeah, the one that just came out in February. They aren't on the market yet.

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