2020 Subaru Outback Smoothing Out Rough Edges For Tough Duty

With its long history as the unlikely hero of American rugged individualism, Subaru continues to evolve with its fiercely loyal devotees.

A recent test drive of the 2020 Subaru Outback highlights this with a fresh new sophisticated exterior that literally smoothes out the rough edges of the rectangular profiled wagon that started as the Legacy in 1989.

In this season’s signature color, Autumn Green Metallic, the substantial wagon format — an anachronism 30 years ago — fits in well with the all SUV and Crossover profiles that dominate the roads today.

What Subaru brings to the table is its pioneering reliability, performance underpinned by its sure footed all-wheel drive technology, which along with its high clearance, makes the daily driver Outback a true alt-terrain adventure performer.

Powered by a 260 horsepower 2.4 liter 4 cylinder engine the 2020 Subaru Outback gets 23 city 30 highway mpg stats and has the Top Safety Pick rating.

With 7 trim levels from a base price of $26,645 up to the aristocratic Touring XT for $39,685, the Outback manages to satisfy a wide swath of buyers with style, safety, tech and value.