Redesigned for the 2020 model year, the Subaru Outback reinforces its strengths as the premier wagon around. In addition to certain standard features that are rare on other vehicles in its class, the Outback provides a wide range of variants to choose from.

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Upscale Interior

While the exterior of the Subaru Outback mimics the shape of a hiking boot, the interior is a luxurious oasis to enter after a long day on the trails. An exquisite leather interior will welcome you into the Touring trim. Scattered about the cabin is swaths of black leather accompanied by Java Brown Nappa leather with some nice tan contrast stitching along with bright metal accents.

Depending on which trim you choose, you can expect a leather-wrapped steering wheel to make each drive around Schaumburg enjoyable. The front seats are not only heated but also power-adjustable for your comfort and convenience. The Touring trim also gains ventilated front seats and upgraded leather upholstery. You can even opt for heated rear seats if you find your passengers are chilly on cold winter mornings in Des Plaines.

Technology within the Cabin

Immediately upon entering the Subaru Outback, you'll notice the large 11.6-inch vertically aligned tablet-style infotainment screen. The touchscreen has high-resolution graphics that are crisp and colorful while not distracting and overwhelming. Several tabs within the menu screen allow you to get Reminders for birthdays, anniversaries, and maintenance, and you can even find fuel range, compass, clock, and outdoor temperature all within this screen.

Of course, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto come standard, as well. The navigation system is fairly simple to use, as well. The maps continue to keep its bright and colorful quality, much like the rest of the infotainment experience. There's even available in-vehicle WiFi if you so choose to add that.

At the bottom of the touchscreen are controls for your interior comforts. You can access the climate controls, seat warmers, and fans all within the bottom. And, there's dual-zone climate control to keep all your passengers happy no matter where you travel around Chicago.

Convenient Design and Features

The side by side cup holders allows for little confusion as to who's drink is who's. There's a handy center console that is generally small compared to other models in its class and it houses a cigarette-lighter-type power source. You'll also have two additional USB ports on the bottom of the dash along with a 3.5mm auxiliary input jack.

Comfortable Back Seat

Your passengers driving around Palatine will be pleasantly surprised with the space when sitting back there. Although the second row has enough seatbelts for three passengers, the middle seat is not full size. Many of our Arlington Heights drivers tend to use the middle seat more as a padded armrest with two cupholders rather than a seat. And, the rear passengers can stay comfortable temperature-wise thanks to the air vents mounted between the front seats. They'll even be able to charge their devices out of the two more USB ports available in the rear console, as well as a 12-volt power outlet.

And, the interior space in the back seat grew by almost one cubic foot of passenger space and 2.4 cubic feet of cargo space. With the rear seats folded flat, you can expect up to 75.7 cubic feet of space. And, you can even push a button and the powered 60/40 split second-row seats can fold flat to your needs. The liftgate is even impressively spacious, so much so you can likely fit most large furniture inside when moving around Chicago.

Outback Trims

Powering the Subaru Outback at the base level is a 2.5-liter horizontally opposed 4-cylinder engine with 182 horsepower and 176 lb-ft of torque. It is hitched to a continuously variable transmission. All-wheel drive is standard across all trim levels: a rarity among wagons. Inside the cabin is a pair of cloth-trimmed seats to accommodate up to five people. Front seating consists of a 6-way manually adjustable driver's seat and a 4-way manually adjustable passenger seat. Rear seating consists of a bench-style seat that folds down to expand cargo room.

Standard amenities include keyless entry, Bluetooth, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration, Starlink infotainment integration, four-speaker audio, AM/FM radio, hands-free text messaging ability, a pair of USB ports and an audio jack to hook up mobile devices, cloud-based apps such as Yelp and Magellan (for navigation), trial subscriptions to SiriusXM Radio and Travel Link, and a dual 7-inch LCD touchscreen display system.


If you go with the Premium trim, the cabin is upgraded with front-seat heating, and the driver's seat is elevated with 10-way power adjustability and power lumbar support. Regarding comfort and convenience, the Premium gets dual-zone climate control, two rear USB ports, HD Radio technology, six-speaker audio, and a 11.6-inch touchscreen.


The Limited trim takes a leap in luxury by providing leather seat trim, rear-seat heating, 8-way power adjustability on the front passenger seat, and 2-position driver-seat memory. Comfort and convenience enhancements or additions include an auto-dimming rearview mirror, a garage-door opener, push-button engine start, and a 12-speaker 576-watt Harman Kardon stereo system for your commute from Schamburg to Des Plaines.


The Touring is considered the top-level trim. This is the only model that has a power moonroof, Nappa leather-trimmed upholstery, front-seat ventilation, steering-wheel heating, and a navigation system.

Onyx Edition

The Onyx Edition is a special-edition trim that has its own share of unique features. Such features include StarTex water-repellent upholstery, a black grille, chrome badging, black 18-inch alloy wheels, and black sideview mirror housings. Although it is the most aggressively styled of the trim levels, the Onyx Edition has interior amenities similar to the Limited.

XT Package

If you choose the Limited, Onyx Edition, or Touring model, you have the option of adding an "XT" package. This introduces a 2.4-liter turbocharged engine that produces 260 horsepower and 277 lb-ft of torque. As a result, maximum towing capacity increases from 2,700 lbs. with the 2.5-liter to 3,500 lbs.

Safety Features

Driver-assistance tech on the base-level Outback- pre-collision braking, lane departure and sway warning, lane keep assist, and advanced adaptive cruise control with lane centering-is presented as a suite called EyeSight. Also standard are a seven-airbag system, a rearview camera, hill descent control, vehicle dynamic control, traction control, four-wheel anti-lock disc brakes with brake override and brake assist, active torque vectoring, auto vehicle hold, LED daytime running lights, and an anti-theft system.

At the Premium trim level, Subaru adds high beam assist, as well as the Starlink Safety and Security suite, which includes functions such as automatic collision notification, SOS emergency and roadside assistance, remote engine start, remote lock/unlock, and monthly vehicle health reporting. Reverse automatic braking and blind-spot detection with lane change assist and rear cross-traffic alert debut at the Limited trim level. Only the Touring has a distraction mitigation system.

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