Whether you're looking to navigate city streets in ultimate style and comfort or hit the back roads with a tent strapped to the roof, there’s a lot to get excited about for the 2020 model year. Both the Legacy and Outback have been completely redesigned, with turbocharged Boxer engines on XT models, plus an emphasis on technology that makes your drive more fun and stress-free while helping you avoid accidents.
For starters, the all-new SUBARU STARLINK™ Multimedia1 system features standard Apple CarPlay® and Android™ Auto integration and an available high-resolution touchscreen. And the 2020 Legacy and Outback bristle with advanced, active safety technology that can monitor the road ahead, increase visibility and alert the driver to potential hazards. The DriverFocus™2 Distraction Mitigation System is available to give a helpful alert if a driver becomes distracted or drowsy. With available Remote Engine Start3, you’ll even be able to start the vehicle from your smartphone. And, of course, the core commitment from Subaru to its owners is the safety and capability that comes with standard Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive.
Here are a few of the features that can be found in the 2020 Outback and Legacy models. Be sure to check out our upcoming Fall issue for eye-popping, in-depth coverage of both model updates.
An available 180-Degree Front Camera combined with the standard Rear-Vision Camera provide drivers with a full range of visibility for the ultimate in safe and aware driving.
The 2020 Subaru Outback and Legacy go on sale in September.
Standard Subaru EyeSight®4 Driver Assist Technology
EyeSight keeps an eye on the road ahead, warns you when you sway outside your lane and applies full braking force in emergency situations. And all-new Advanced Adaptive Cruise Control with Lane Centering takes some of the stress out of driving by helping with steering, braking and throttle control.
DriverFocus™2 Distraction Mitigation
Using a camera and face-recognition technology, the new DriverFocus system is like having an attentive co-pilot along for the ride, providing visual and audio alerts to the driver.
STARLINK Multimedia1 Display
An available all-new 11.6-inch STARLINK Multimedia touchscreen makes it easy and intuitive to customize entertainment options and delivers seamless control of the standard Apple CarPlay® and Android™ Auto integration.
2020 Subaru Outback
Capable, versatile and ready for your next adventure
Power and Efficiency
Even with a huge cargo capacity, there’s always more to bring along, so the Outback adds 3,500 pounds worth of towing capacity5 to haul your toys to your next adventure. Coupled with standard Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive and 33-mpg6 fuel efficiency, it makes the new Outback a top pick for performance.
X-MODE® With Hill Descent Control
New available dual-mode X-MODE, along with 8.7 inches of ground clearance, helps ascend and descend rocky trails with ease, while the deep snow and mud setting allows wheelspin when it’s an advantage.
Onyx Edition XT
The all-new Onyx Edition XT features a more powerful 260-hp direct-injection turbocharged SUBARU BOXER® engine. It also offers paramount capability and style, with features such as Dual X-MODE, a front-view monitor, Startex water-repellant upholstery, a full-size spare tire and black exterior accents.
2020 Subaru Legacy
Refined comfort and advanced safety
The Legacy Touring XT features the 260-hp turbocharged SUBARU BOXER engine, plus enhanced comfort from features such as glove-soft tan Nappa leather, heated and ventilated front seats, heated steering wheel and heated rear seats.
Remarkable Fuel Economy
The updated standard direct-injection 182-hp 2.5-liter SUBARU BOXER engine is more powerful, more efficient and more advanced with Auto Start-Stop technology, offering up to 35 mpg7 highway.
Spacious and Stylish Interior
The most spacious Legacy ever offers 39.5 inches of rear legroom – more than Accord, Camry, Altima, Malibu or Sonata. A 10-way power-adjustable driver’s seat with two-position memory function and a new power passenger seat with height adjustment are available to ensure optimal comfort. It’s also the quietest Legacy ever built.
1 Compatible smartphone and application required. For applications to operate, latest version of each application required. Data provided by smartphone is displayed on head unit screen. Some state laws prohibit the operation of handheld electronic devices while operating a vehicle. Smartphone apps should only be launched when vehicle is safely parked. Your wireless carrier’s rates may apply. 2 DriverFocus is a driver recognition technology designed to alert the driver if their attention to the road wavers or if the driver’s face appears to turn away. The driver is always responsible for safe and attentive driving. System effectiveness may be affected by articles of clothing worn on the head or face. See Owner’s Manual for complete details on system operation and limitations. 3 Remote Engine Start available on Keyless Access and Push-Button Start-equipped models only. Climate Control function available on automatic climate control-equipped models only. 4 EyeSight and Advanced Adaptive Cruise Control are designed to assist the driver and are not substitutes for safe and attentive driving. Lane Keep Assist operates only when the lane markings are visible. The driver is always responsible for safe and attentive driving. System effectiveness depends on many factors, such as vehicle maintenance, weather, and road conditions. Lane centering function operates only when used in conjunction with Advanced Adaptive Cruise Control. See Owner’s Manual for complete details on system operation and limitations. 5 Maximum towing capacity varies by trim level. Trailer brakes may be needed. Some safety features, including Blind-Spot Detection, Rear Cross-Traffic Alert, Smart Rear-View Mirror and X-MODE, may not function properly during towing. See your retailer for details. 6 EPA-estimated fuel economy for 2020 Outback 2.5i at 33 highway MPG. Actual mileage may vary. 7 EPA-estimated fuel economy for 2020 Legacy 2.5i at 35 highway MPG. Actual mileage may vary.