At first glance, you can see it going through the streets, around office buildings and parks and family places, just like most of the vehicles of its segment. Just an urban vehicle for the urban life.
The thing is that the 2020 Subaru Outback has more to offer. So much more.
This ‘so much more’ being an astonishing off-road capability, with its ground clearance (8.7 inches), hill descent control and selectable traction control modes.
Mud? No problem. Pebbles or stones? It will just crawl among them. Are you on an adventure on a snowy trail? Piece. Of. Cake.
This SUV just does it all.
The 2020 Subaru Outback is a five-passenger Sport Utility Vehicle that is available in six trim levels: base, Premium, Limited, Touring, Onyx Edition XT, Limited XT and Touring XT.
I had the opportunity to drive the Onyx Edition XT, and it is a beauty -that is not afraid to get its hands dirty.
Just for comparison sake, it should be noted that the base, Premium, Limited and Touring trims have a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine, that puts out 182 horsepower and 176 lb-ft of torque; while the XT models come with a turbocharged 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine, that reaches 260 horse power and 277 lb-ft of torque.
In both cases, we get all-wheel drive and a continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT).
The 2020 Subaru Outback Onyx Edition XT is very well equipped, with amenities such as an 11.6-inch touchscreen, dual-zone automatic climate control, a power-adjustable driver’s seat, heated front seats and a leather-wrapped steering wheel.
In addition, it has a better version of Subaru’s X-Mode -an all-wheel-drive traction management system-, and it offers hill descent control, a front-view monitor, heated rear seats and more.
Behind the wheel
The infotainment interface is like handling a tablet, so easy to use.
The cabin is huge, and the turbocharged engine just roars with ambition, eager to devour streets and highways.
In addition, as I said at the beginning, this is an SUV that you will definitely want to take on an adventurous journey to the woods, the beach or snow. It will take on anything that you put in front of it.
With a spacious cabin, well-equipped interior and astonishing off-road capabilities, the 2020 Subaru Outback Onyx Edition XT has a lot to offer for urban commutes and for adventures on the wild.
Go get it. It is waiting for you.