Compare 2020 Subaru Outback vs 2019 Subaru Outback

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


2.5L BOXER 4-Cylinder 2.5L BOXER 4-Cylinder


182 175

  MPG (City/Highway)

26/33 * 25/32 *

2020 Subaru Outback vs 2019 Subaru Outback

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Are you trying to decide whether to take home the 2019 Subaru Outback or the updated 2020 model? The 2019 Subaru Outback introduced a few new features that drivers may appreciate. This includes the EyeSight assistive safety features that are standard across all trims. The 2020 Outback introduces a new generation, so it brings new design elements throughout the interior and exterior. It also boasts a few new features and performance updates. While these are both excellent wagons that undoubtedly will impress you, further review of the two options is required before you finalize your selection and take home a new Outback.


The 2020 Outback is now available with a 2.5-liter boxer engine, as well as a turbocharged variation of this powertrain that generates 260 horsepower. In comparison, the 2019 Outback comes with a 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine that provides you with 175 horsepower or a 3.6-liter, V6 engine with 256 horsepower. Both model years of the Outback are equipped with a continuously variable automatic transmission, all-wheel drive, power steering, and an X-mode feature that lets you command features like traction control modes and hill descent control.


The 2019 Subaru Outback has a sporty look with forward-flowing personality lines across the side panels. The rounded nose caps off an elongated hood. The front and rear fascia, as well as the roof rails, add a rugged touch to the façade, and this design spin perfectly expresses the Outback’s on-the-road capabilities. In comparison, the 2020 Subaru Outback has smoother side panels and a more pronounced hood. The front and rear fascia have thicker black molding, and the headlights and taillights have been reshaped. Also, the tailgate spoiler in the latest model is well-integrated with the reshaped rear.


The exterior design updates in the 2020 Subaru Outback carry throughout the interior design. In addition to boasting a fresh look, the latest model also has a new tablet-style interface for the media features, and its screen measures 11.6 inches. While the look of the interior has changed, many features flow forward from the 2019 Outback into the new model. These features include smartphone integration apps, a navigation system, mounted cruise and audio controls on the steering wheel, an automatic and multi-zone climate control system, a driver focus and attention system, powered and heated front seats, a fold-down rear seatback, Bluetooth technology, a front, and rear monitor and several other items.

The 2019 Subaru Outback has been designed to please drivers and passengers across every mile, and many drivers who have already taken this wagon home continue to be pleased with its abilities and features. The 2020 Outback expands on the excellence of the 2019 model and introduces new features and design elements. Suburban Subaru is your trusted source for accurate details about the 2019 and 2020 Outback trims, and we are excited to support you with a test drive comparison.

* EPA fuel economy estimates. Actual mileage will vary with driving conditions and your vehicle's condition.

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