2021 Subaru Outback vs 2020 Subaru Outback
2021 Subaru Outback 2020 Subaru Outback


2.5L 4-Cyl 2.5L 4-Cyl


182 182

  MPG (City/Highway)

26/33 * 26/33 *

  Steering Responsive Headlights

Standard Not available

  Rear Seat Reminder Alert

Standard Not available

2021 Subaru Outback vs 2020 Subaru Outback

Serving Charlottesville, VA

The Subaru Outback does not see many differences between the 2021 and 2020 model years. The Outback keeps the status quo in 2021, which is no issue considering that it ranks high among midsize SUVs. The Outback continues to excel in many areas, including performance, technology, and safety. With two engines, 8.7 inches of ground clearance, and Subaru's symmetrical all-wheel drive, there is little missing in the realm of power and performance. A feature-filled interior, including a choice of several infotainment display screens, is also a highlight of the Outback. There are six trims to choose from in 2021 and 2020, giving you many choices for a personalized and custom finish.


The first four trim levels of the Subaru Outback share the same engine. A 2.5L four-cylinder gasoline engine drives them. This engine features a peak power output of 182 HP. It also delivers a maximum of 176 LB-FT in torque. The second engine is under the hoods of the XT models. This engine has a displacement of 2.4L. It also gets a boost of power, which increases the engine's power output to 260 HP. The XT engine delivers 277 LB-FT of torque. You will get Subaru's exclusive all-wheel drive drivetrain with both engines. An automatic transmission is also standard across the lineup.


The Subaru Outback begins with many standard exterior features, and you can expect even more amenities with the higher-end trims. To start, the Subaru Outback gets bold LED headlights that give it a sense of style and add to its safety in low-light conditions. Roof rails with integrated crossbars are also standard, adding to the Outback's adventurous appearance and increasing its cargo-carrying capacity. The Premium trim gets LED fog lights, while 18-inch alloy wheels are included on the Limited. The Onyx gets blacked-out alloy wheels, and the Outback Limited XT adds a power moonroof.


Many features are included on the Subaru Outback regardless of trim. A Standard EyeSight driver-assist package with a multitude of safety features is standard on all trim levels. To start, you will get a Starlink Multimedia system as well. The Premium trim, second in line, upgrades to an 11.6-inch infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Leather seats are standard on the Limited, while the higher-end trims get Nappa leather upholstery, navigation, and ventilated front seats.

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* EPA-estimated fuel economy. Actual mileage may vary. For Crosstrek Hybrid, EPA-estimated MPG equivalent on a full battery charge. Actual mileage will vary.