From families to commuters who spend the weekend camping and off-roading, the Subaru Outback appeals to all sorts of drivers. It's a versatile crossover that's designed to deliver a comfortable ride, convenient cargo room, and excellent fuel economy.

How can you be sure if it's the right choice for you? To help drivers and families in Ithaca decide, Maguire Subaru looks at what it has to offer in this 2020 Subaru Outback review.

Subaru Outback Passenger & Cargo Room

The Subaru Outback offers a comfortable ride thanks to the open-air design that runs throughout the interior. The cabin has seating for up to five people with 109 cubic feet of passenger volume. With 42.8 inches of legroom up front and 39.5 inches of rear legroom, everyone will be able to kick back and relax.

You'll also be able to pack everything you need for the ride. The trunk can carry lots of groceries or luggage with 32.5 cubic feet of cargo volume. If you've got more to load, the standard 60/40-split flat-folding rear seats make it easy to expand up to 75.7 cubic feet of cargo room.




Cargo Room

Behind Row

75.7 cu. ft.

32.5 cu. ft.


40.1 in.

39.1 in.


42.8 in.

39.5 in.


To make packing even easier, a Hands-Free Power Rear Gate is available. A set of roof rails with retractable cross bars also comes standard. They can manage a payload of up to 150 pounds, so you can tie a kayak, snowboards, or your holiday tree to the roof.

Outback Safety & Driver-Assistance Features

The Subaru Outback keeps you safe and in control with standard Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive. Inside, you'll be well protected by eight airbags, including a driver's knee airbag, front passenger seat cushion airbag, and side curtain airbags.

You can also count on the standard EyeSight® Driver Assist Technology. This system provides awareness of what's around your vehicle and can help prevent accidents before they occur. These safety features include:

  • Pre-collision Braking
  • Lane Keep Assist
  • Lane Departure and Sway Warning
  • Advanced Adaptive Cruise Control with Lane Centering

There are also features that monitor driving patterns. The available DriverFocus™ Distraction Mitigation System can detect signs of drowsy or distracted driving and remind you to focus on the road or pull over for a break.

Subaru Outback Performance & Capability

This safe and spacious crossover runs on a 2.5L 4-cylinder SUBARU BOXER® engine that produces up to 182 horsepower and 176 lb-ft of torque. It works with a Lineartronic® CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission) and can get up to an EPA-estimated 26 city/33 highway MPG.

In addition to being efficient and powerful, the Subaru Outback is versatile enough to help you drive through any conditions. It comes standard with Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive and its stance provides an 8.7-inch ground clearance. You can also bring along some extra cargo thanks to its 2,700-pound towing capacity.

Test Drive the Subaru Outback

Contact Maguire Subaru to learn more about the 2020 Subaru Outback and take a test drive. It offers a safe, efficient, and comfortable ride to drivers and families in Ithaca.

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