Subaru is keen on making sure that Outback remains their best-selling vehicle. The 2019 Outback left many impressed, but the 2020 Subaru Outback will definitely be much better, so it is worth the wait. We can safely assume that there will be the inclusion of multiple XT Trims, and the that the model will come with slightly more power and a sturdier framework.
One of the highlights of the 2020 Outback is that it is 100% stiffer in the rear and front lateral flex sub-frame rigidity. The torsional and front-suspension rigidity is 70% stiffer. This improved structure enhances impact absorption by about 40%, during side and front crashes.
The suspension in this new model will also be more agile. At the front, it will feature MacPherson struts and internal rebound springs. We also have a 0.9-inch bar and a 0.75-inch stabilizer at the front and rear, respectively. It will also have a dual-wishbone setup and coil springs at the back.
When it comes to power and performance, the base model uses a 2.5-liter engine with 90% redesigned parts. It cranks up power from 175HP to 182HP. The XT Trims will feature a 2.4-liter turbocharged engine, in a bid to get rid of the 3.6-liter engine adopted in 2009. This engine delivers 260HP compared to the 3.6-liter engine that produces 256HP. All the trims will feature symmetrical AWD and Lineatronic 8-speed manual CVT transmission with paddle shifters.
So far, we don’t know how much the 2020 Subaru Outback will go for but will be available in the fall. The available trims will be; Base, Limited, Premium, Touring, Limited XT, Onyx Edition XT, and Touring XT.