2021 Subaru Outback

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The 2021 Subaru Outback is arguably one of the original crossovers, taking a simple station wagon and giving it extra ground clearance and more rugged styling. But what keeps this standby relevant is its extremely spacious and airy interior, standard all-wheel-drive, easy-to-handle size and usable ground clearance (8.7 inches to be precise). The latest models have even received fairly premium interiors with fancy technology. Since the Outback was completely redesigned last year, the 2021 model doesn’t change aside from getting standard turning headlights as well as a rear-seat reminder and a seat-belt warning that recognizes all seating positions.

The base engine is a perfectly serviceable 2.5-liter naturally aspirated flat-four that produces 182 horsepower and 176 pound-feet of torque, and returns 29 mpg combined. Like every Outback, it comes only with a CVT and all-wheel drive. Acceleration is tepid, but comparable to many compact SUVs. Still, we welcome the return of the Outback XT models, which have a 2.4-liter turbocharged flat-four good for 260 hp and 277 lb-ft of torque. Beyond getting better fuel economy than the old naturally aspirated flat-six (it gets 26 mpg combined versus 22), turbocharged engines don't lose power due to altitude as naturally aspirated engines do. If you live in mountainous regions (as many Outback buyers do), this should make a big difference. Having more power when your car is packed full of stuff (up to 32.5 cubic feet behind the rear seat or 75.7 with the rear seats folded) or towing up to 3,500 lbs, certainly isn't a bad thing, either.

There are seven 2020 Outback trim levels: Base, Premium, Sport and Limited, and then the turbocharged Limited XT, Onyx Edition XT and Touring XT. Even the base trim level comes with plenty of equipment for the money (especially in relation to similarly priced but less spacious compact SUVs), but we'd start off with the Premium given the fact that it adds an abundance of worthwhile content for a reasonable $2,250, including a power driver seat, dual-zone automatic climate control, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, extra USB ports and the jumbo touchscreen. It all looks more attractive than before, and the materials were given a big upgrade and the 11.6-inch vertically oriented touchscreen found on most trim levels will impress you with its user-friendly interface and impress your friends with its Tesla-like size

You can use the rest of this page to find more in-depth information about the 2020 Subaru Outback, including features, specs and where to find a good deal near you.


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The 2021 Subaru Outback is arguably one of the original crossovers, taking a simple station wagon and giving it extra ground clearance and more rugged styling. But what keeps this standby relevant is its extremely spacious and airy interior, standard all-wheel-drive, easy-to-handle size and usable ground clearance (8.7 inches to be precise). The latest models have even received fairly premium interiors with fancy technology. Since the Outback was completely redesigned last year, the 2021 model doesn’t change aside from getting standard turning headlights as well as a rear-seat reminder and a seat-belt warning that recognizes all seating positions.

The base engine is a perfectly serviceable 2.5-liter naturally aspirated flat-four that produces 182 horsepower and 176 pound-feet of torque, and returns 29 mpg combined. Like every Outback, it comes only with a CVT and all-wheel drive. Acceleration is tepid, but comparable to many compact SUVs. Still, we welcome the return of the Outback XT models, which have a 2.4-liter turbocharged flat-four good for 260 hp and 277 lb-ft of torque. Beyond getting better fuel economy than the old naturally aspirated flat-six (it gets 26 mpg combined versus 22), turbocharged engines don't lose power due to altitude as naturally aspirated engines do. If you live in mountainous regions (as many Outback buyers do), this should make a big difference. Having more power when your car is packed full of stuff (up to 32.5 cubic feet behind the rear seat or 75.7 with the rear seats folded) or towing up to 3,500 lbs, certainly isn't a bad thing, either.

There are seven 2020 Outback trim levels: Base, Premium, Sport and Limited, and then the turbocharged Limited XT, Onyx Edition XT and Touring XT. Even the base trim level comes with plenty of equipment for the money (especially in relation to similarly priced but less spacious compact SUVs), but we'd start off with the Premium given the fact that it adds an abundance of worthwhile content for a reasonable $2,250, including a power driver seat, dual-zone automatic climate control, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, extra USB ports and the jumbo touchscreen. It all looks more attractive than before, and the materials were given a big upgrade and the 11.6-inch vertically oriented touchscreen found on most trim levels will impress you with its user-friendly interface and impress your friends with its Tesla-like size

You can use the rest of this page to find more in-depth information about the 2020 Subaru Outback, including features, specs and where to find a good deal near you.


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$26,795 - $39,945 MSRP / Window Sticker Price
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Engine 2.5L H-4
MPG 26 City / 33 Hwy
Seating 5 Passengers
Transmission Lineartronic 8-spd CVT w/OD
Power 182 @ 5800 rpm
Drivetrain all wheel
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