3 Big Differences You Will Feel With New Subaru Outback Platform
The newly-redesigned 2020 Subaru Outback will ride on a new architecture and it will make a difference when customers do get to take a test drive. The Subaru Global Platform (SGP) is the underlying platform that underpins all new-generation Subaru vehicles. The Subaru Impreza, Crosstrek, Ascent, and Forester all have it.
The new platform the 2020 Outback SUV/Crossover rides on is Subaru’s biggest advancement in their automobiles since they developed the driver-assist EyeSight safety system. Subaru Corporation spent $1 Billion dollars to develop the new platform, so it better make a difference. Initial results from Consumer Reports say handling, body roll, and steering have all been improved.
2020 Subaru Outback Global Platform
We’ve driven all of the new-generation Subaru models, and customers will feel three differences in the all-new six-generation Outback. The new SUV will have improved ride comfort, handling agility, and a quieter cabin. The new Outback also gets a new 2.4-liter turbocharged engine and it should offer a quick and effortless power delivery over the standard 2.5-liter naturally aspirated engine.
The Outback’s new turbo engine comes with 260 horsepower and 277 lb-ft of torque which is the most torque of any small four-cylinder engine among the competition. Subaru expects 30 percent of buyers will opt for the new turbocharged engine with improved power and fuel economy: 23/30 city/highway mpg.
2020 Subaru Outback XT 2.4-liter turbo
What you won’t feel
You won’t feel it, but the new architecture underpinning the new-generation 2020 Outback also improves crash energy absorption by 40 percent over the outgoing model keeping occupants safer in the event of a crash. Subaru tested previous models and says with the new platform the car can survive an impact by a heavier SUV weighing 2.5 tons at 66 mph.
After an impact, the vehicle’s A and B-pillars will retain their integrity protecting the occupants. When Subaru’s new-generation Outback gets tested by the IIHS, it will likely be the safest one the Japanese automaker has ever built.
Look for the newly-redesigned 2020 Subaru Outback to arrive in showrooms in about five weeks. As soon as dealers move the 2019 models, Subaru of America will begin shipping new models to dealers so you can take a test drive and see for yourself.
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