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2020 Subaru Outback Pricing and Specs

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The Subaru Outback 2020 prices range from $36,999 for the basic trim level SUV Outback 2.5I AWD to $59,999 for the top of the range SUV Outback 3.6R AWD.

The Subaru Outback 2020 is available in Diesel and Regular Unleaded Petrol. Engine sizes and transmissions vary from the SUV 2.5L Continuous Variable to the SUV 3.6L Continuous Variable.

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Subaru Outback Models SPECS PRICE
2.0D 2.0LDieselCVT auto $32,800 – 42,900
2.0D AWD 2.0LDieselCVT auto $30,800 – 40,370
2.0D Premium 2.0LDieselCVT auto $39,300 – 50,270
2.0D Premium AWD 2.0LDieselCVT auto $36,600 – 47,410
2.5i 2.5LRegular Unleaded PetrolCVT auto $30,600 – 40,040
2.5I AWD 2.5LRegular Unleaded PetrolCVT auto $28,600 – 37,840
2.5I AWD Vision Plus Spec Edtn 2.5LRegular Unleaded PetrolCVT auto $30,200 – 39,600
2.5i Premium 2.5LRegular Unleaded PetrolCVT auto $36,400 – 47,080
2.5I Premium AWD 2.5LRegular Unleaded PetrolCVT auto $34,300 – 44,330
2.5I Sports Premium AWD 2.5LRegular Unleaded PetrolCVT auto $34,300 – 44,330
2.5I-X AWD 2.5LRegular Unleaded PetrolCVT auto $33,500 – 43,890
3.6R 3.6LRegular Unleaded PetrolCVT auto $42,200 – 54,010
3.6R AWD 3.6LRegular Unleaded PetrolCVT auto $39,800 – 50,930
AWD 2.5LRegular Unleaded PetrolCVT auto $30,000 – 39,270
AWD Sport 2.5LRegular Unleaded PetrolCVT auto $33,300 – 43,670
AWD Touring 2.5LRegular Unleaded PetrolCVT auto $36,300 – 46,970

Subaru Outback 2020 FAQs

Check out real-world situations relating to the Subaru Outback here, particularly what our experts have to say about them.

  • Does the 2021 Subaru Outback Touring have any electronics issues?

    Subaru is firmly committed to the CVT (Constantly Variable Transmission) concept as it gives a theoretical efficiency advantage over conventional transmissions. The catch is that to make the CVT feel less alien, many car-makers (including Subaru) engineer in electronic `ratios’ which kind of sidesteps those theoretical advantages.

    It’s true that Subaru CVTs have experienced some reliability problems in the past, but in the case of the Outback, that appears to mainly affect vehicles built between 2010 and 2015. After that build date, things improved dramatically on the reliability and durability front, not to mention the driveability and comfort offered by the CVT. So we wouldn’t be too concerned about this aspect of the vehicle. Given that you’re buying a brand-new vehicle, you’ll get the full five-year/unlimited-kilometre warranty. And as proof of Subaru’s faith in the CVT concept, for the 2018 facelift of the Outback, the CVT got a seventh `ratio’ and a shorter-pitch chain to reduce cabin noise. So a brand-new Subaru CVT should represent the best the concept has ever been.

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  • What car should I buy to tow a trailer?

    While turbo-diesels aren’t perfect for everybody, when it comes to towing trailers, they do a pretty impressive job. The combination of a torquey diesel engine with an automatic transmission is a pretty handy one when you have a decent sized trailer hooked up. The caveat with a modern diesel, however, is that if most of your driving is urban running about, then the diesel is probably not for you. That’s because the emissions system on a modern diesel (the particulate filter) needs regular longer runs at freeway speeds to avoid giving trouble. But if, as you say, you tow a trailer often, then that should provide the load on the engine the diesel requires to remain trouble-free.

    The good news is that the dominance of the SUV right now means that just about every car-maker has a mid-sized SUV in its showrooms right now. So really, you’re spoiled for choice. I’m not surprised the X-Trail is found a bit wanting at times; even brand-new, that version of the petrol-engined X-Trail could feel a bit underdone. You’ll be amazed at how good newer vehicles have become.

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  • 2010 Subaru Outback Diesel Problems

    Subaru Outback diesel problems don’t seem to be too frequent or too common. And that’s probably in line with the brand’s overall reputation for reliable engineering.

    Probably the biggest complaint from owners is that the engine lacks a little oomph from a standing start and suffers from what’s called turbo-lag; a delay between putting your foot down and the car responding. Even though Subaru claimed a torque peak of 350Nm at anywhere between 1800 and 2400rpm, in reality, the engine didn’t feel that strong down low, particularly just off idle. The other barrier to the success of the Outback diesel was that it could only be had with a six-speed manual transmission and no automatic option was offered in the model you’re talking about.

    Beyond that, the usual diesel-engine caveats apply including the requirement to give the engine a decent run at highway speeds every few weeks at the very least. Without this, the engine’s particulate filter (which aims to clean up tailpipe emissions) will clog up and may need to be manually cleaned or even replaced, and that won’t be cheap.

    Subaru engines have, over the decades, proven themselves to be tough customers on the one condition that they’re serviced absolutely by the book. Skipping scheduled services is a sure way to send a Subaru engine to an early grave. So make sure any car you’re considering has a full and complete service history with no evidence of missed oil changes. It’s also worth noting that this model was caught up in the Takata air-bag fiasco, so make sure this critical recall has been attended to.

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