Other editors have experienced this, too, and not just with the Outback.

The 2020 Subaru Outback comes equipped with a 2.5-liter flat 4 that makes 182 hp @ 5800 rpm and 176 lbs.-ft. @ 4400 rpm of torque. Sean Szymkowski/Roadshow EyeSight ® Driver Assist Technology with Lane Centering Assist, Assist Monitor and Reverse Automatic Braking (RAB) Power rear tailgate with hands-free sensor and lock switch; … Subscribe to the Roadshow newsletter, receive notifications and see related stories on CNET. Although an on-paper pro to our Subaru's continuously variable transmission is smooth acceleration, that's not exactly what I found with our Outback. Read the detailed specifications and features of the new 2020 Subaru Outback.

Don’t push it too hard because the engine on the 2020 Subaru Outback runs out of breath pretty quickly after hitting the 60MPH mark and takes forever to complete the quarter-mile run against the competition.

And boy, its big, vertical touchscreen sure impresses.

At times, coming away from a stoplight produced some jarring acceleration for a moment before the transmission finally settled in toward the lower part of the rev range. Outdoorsy as it might be, I'm looking forward to putting it through suburban life in the coming months, too.Be respectful, keep it civil and stay on topic. It may not be the fastest but it certainly isn’t the slowest either. There's 76 cubic feet of space in the back with the rear seats folded down and, despite my not-so-light packing, I still had space to close the tailgate when it was time and hit the road.Once on the road, I got to really get a feel for how the latest-generation Outback presents itself. The 2020 Subaru Outback comes equipped with a 2.5-liter flat 4 that makes 182 hp @ 5800 rpm and 176 lbs.-ft. @ 4400 rpm of torque. The 2020 Subaru Outback had a big reputation to live up to—now, it’s equipped for even bigger challenges. ... Power: 182 hp @ 5,800 rpm; Transmission: CVT; Seating Capacity: 5; Cargo Area (max): 2,144L; Key Features.

The braking on the 2020 Subaru Outback is quite sure-footed and has an evident bite to it. The Outback is meant for the great outdoors, making it a perfect camping companion.The Outback almost blended right in, thanks to its Autumn Green Metallic paint.With ease, the Outback swallowed more than enough stuff for a three-day trip. The combined rating sits at 26 mpg.

It feels softer but more durable than leather. The car takes 8.7 seconds to reach 60 MPH from a standstill while it is able to run a quarter-mile in 16.6 seconds. The Outback almost blended right in, thanks to its Autumn Green Metallic paint. Sean Szymkowski/Roadshow The EPA says the Outback Onyx Edition XT with the turbocharged engine should return 23 mpg in city driving and 30 mpg on the highway. You have enough rumble to get you on freeways and more. It was also very easy to clean after a weekend spent with mother nature. We’ve got a 2020 Subaru Outback 2.5i Premium, which has an asking price of $43,940. The 2020 Subaru Outback is offered with two engine options, a 2.5L flat 4 cylinder, and a more powerful 2.4L Turbo flat 4 cylinder across its variants.

Best When it comes to the initial acceleration, the 2020 Subaru Outback goes head-to-head with the rivals. The Subaru also offers another engine. Ditto when I forgot an air mattress and had to make a very last-minute trip to the local store before it closed.Speaking of the highway, let's talk fuel economy. I wouldn't necessarily call our Onyx Edition XT's powertrain poor by any means, but it's the way power comes on at lower speeds that gave me pause. We delete comments that violate Although it is not the best braking car in its segment it’s not the worst either. Sean Szymkowski/Roadshow During the emergency braking test, the car decelerates from 60MPH to zero in 121 feet which is a little slower than 2020 Acura RDX.


The Auto Stop-Start on the new 2020 Subaru Outback, Legacy, Forester, and Crosstrek can be annoying but it will save fuel if you live in an urban area.