2020 Subaru Outback vs 2019 Subaru Outback
2020 Subaru Outback 2019 Subaru Outback


2.5L I4 2.5L I4


182hp 175hp

  MPG (City/Highway)

26/33 * 25/32 *

2020 Subaru Outback vs 2019 Subaru Outback

Serving Harrisonburg, VA

The Subaru Outback originally debuted as a station wagon in 1994. The Outback was transformed into a unique hybrid of a station wagon and sport utility vehicle in 2009. This change to the body style was immensely popular with the general public, so sales of the vehicle started to skyrocket. The Outback has continued to be one of Subaru's best selling vehicles over the last decade. The 2020 Subaru Outback will see the first updates to the car since 2015. All of these updates help enhance the driving experience for the consumer without changing what makes the Subaru Outback truly special.


The 2020 Subaru Outback comes equipped with a slightly stronger engine than the 2019 version. The 2020 Outback has a 2.5-liter H-4 engine that delivers 182 horsepower and 176 pounds-foot of torque. The 2.5-liter H-4 engine in the 2019 Outback provided 175 horsepower and 174 pounds-foot of torque. Slight tweaks were made to the Outback's continuously variable transmission to ensure this extra power was provided without sacrificing fuel efficiency. The 2019 and 2020 Subaru Outback will both get approximately 25 miles per gallon in the city and 32 miles per gallon on the highway.


Since the unique body style is the main selling point for the Subaru Outback, very few changes were made to the vehicle's appearance for the 2020 model year. It looks almost identical to the 2019 Outback. The overall shape of the vehicle is precisely the same as it was last year. The grille on the 2019 Outback had chrome accents. These were changed to black accents for the 2020 model year. The headlights and taillights have also been slightly tweaked to provide a more stylish look to the 2020 Subaru Outback.


The 2019 Outback came loaded with a ton of amazing features, but Subaru still decided they needed to give the customers more in 2020. The most apparent change to the latest version of the Outback is the new 11.6-inch infotainment screen. A few of the other new features include knee protection airbags, voice recognition software, heated seats, and a hands-free trunk. Some of the popular features returning from the 2019 model year are the forward-collision warning system, lane departure warning system, Bluetooth connectivity, and adaptive cruise control.

The best way to truly understand how Subaru has improved the Outback is by seeing it in person. Our friendly staff will be happy to show you the new 2020 Subaru Outback and answer all of your questions when you stop by the dealership.

* EPA-estimated fuel economy. Actual mileage may vary. For Crosstrek Hybrid, EPA-estimated MPG equivalent on a full battery charge. Actual mileage will vary.