What’s New on the 2020 Subaru Outback?

2020 Subaru OutbackWith 2020 rapidly approaching, consumers are looking at replacing their older Subarus with one of the new modern models appearing on the showroom floor at Olathe Subaru. For anyone who has to deal with nasty or unpredictable weather or even anyone who simply values safety and reliability, the new Subaru Outback in Olathe should be one of the top contenders.

This vehicle comes in a range of trims with options to fit any budget, and they are all equipped with a dependable all-wheel-drive system that can navigate the roughest terrain and the worst road conditions between Lee’s Summit, Kansas City, Lawrence, and Lenexa. Even the top-of-the-line models are very competitively priced when all of the features they are packed with are taken into consideration.

Other standard features include Vehicle Dynamics Control, X-MODE with Hill Descent Control, Active Torque Vectoring, Lance Centering Function, and Eyesight Driver Assist Technology with Adaptive Cruise Control.

For the adventurous spirits, the Outback also boasts crossbars and roof rails with tie-down points, not to mention an impressive 8.7 inches of clearance.

Under the hood, the driver can opt for a new version of the 2.5-liter Boxer engine (182 horsepower and 176 pounds per foot of torque) or a 2.4-liter turbo that ramps performance up to 260 horsepower and 277 pounds per foot of torque. The turbo uses a Lineartronic CVT with eight-speed manual control.

Also standard on most Outback models is an 11.6-inch media display with a Wi-Fi hotspot - a first for this vehicle.

Basic Beauty

The base model for the Outback is well equipped, with Auto Start-Stop allowing the driver to achieve an estimated miles per gallon of 26 in the city and 33 on the highway. The Starlink multimedia system is standard, featuring two seven-inch screens. The upper one is a touchscreen with audio options and the lower one controls the climate settings.

The base Outback comes with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto support, AM/FM/HD Radio, Travel Link, Clari-FI music restoration, and SiriusXM. Consumers who choose this wallet-friendly option at the 2020 Subaru Outback price of $26,645 are definitely getting their money’s worth.

Premium Features without the Price

The 2020 Subaru Outback Premium costs a bit more, retailing at around $28,895, but it adds a lot of goodies for that price. The touchscreen is upgraded to an 11.6-inch screen, still with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, AM/FM/HD radio, Travel Link, and SiriusXM. The All-Weather Package is part of this trim and includes heated exterior mirrors and front seats, plus a windshield wiper de-icer.

Other bonuses are the leather-wrapped steering wheel, a 10-way power adjustable driver’s seat with lumbar, dual-zone automatic climate control, LED fog lights, and ivory or silver stitching for a cosmetic upgrade.

This model also includes convenience features such rear center console USB ports, single-touch lifting of the cargo cover, and automatic front windows.

One available package adds navigation elements and a power moonroof, while a safety package offers Lange Change Assist, Rear Cross-Traffic Alert, and Blind-Spot Detection.

Limited Edition

The 2020 Subaru Outback Limited available at your Olathe Subaru dealership is the next model up, and the price jumps quite a bit to around $33,445. However, this model adds more to the already well-equipped Premium’s features. It comes standard with Reverse Automatic Braking and push-button start. The 10-way power adjustable driver’s seat gets an upgrade to two-position memory, and it is joined by an eight-way power passenger seat. Rear passengers can enjoy heated seats as well with this model.

The exterior gets a makeover with 18-inch aluminum-alloy wheels and the interior receives a few luxury additions like perforated leather-trimmed upholstery and a striking black/silver metallic trim. Also available is a package that adds a distraction mitigation system, power moonroof, navigation, and heated steering wheel.


With the 2020 Subaru Outback Touring for sale in Olathe, the luxury elements get turned up a notch. This model is priced at around $37,345. For this price, you get special exterior finishes such as chrome door handle inserts and pillar trim, silver roof rails, tie-downs, and crossbars, and satin chrome for the exterior mirrors.

The interior is not forsaken; Java Brown Nappa leather with tan stitching covers the seats and makes sitting in this vehicle feel like a true indulgence. In addition to the features that the other models boast, the Touring comes standard with navigation, a heated steering wheel, distraction mitigation, power moonroof, and ventilated front seats.

All that Glitters

The 2020 Subaru Outback Onyx Edition XT is the flashiest of the bunch, featuring a distinctive black-finish badging and 18-inch alloys. The interior is a special two-tone gray. Most of the options available on the other models are already included on the Onyx Edition XT.

Something for All

In conclusion, it should be obvious that the 2020 Subaru Outback is a vehicle that has something for just about everyone. There’s virtually a model for every budget and lots of customizable options to make sure that consumers really get what is important to them.

The reliability that Subaru is known for coupled with a sleek look and intelligent design make this vehicle a tempting option for anyone who is the market for a new vehicle.

It is hard to find a product that “has it all” in this day and age, but the Outback really ticks all the boxes. It has power and performance, durability, aesthetics, safety and convenience features, and it’s all backed by a name that drivers know and trust in the automotive industry.

For 2020 (and many years to come!), you can’t go wrong by purchasing the Subaru Outback. Visit Olathe Subaru and test drive one of these beauties today!

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