The fact that people can buy an Outback with a turbo engine for the first time this year may be enough to swing some car dealerships, but that may not be the most important feature here. Subaru has confirmed that – just like last year – all versions of 2020 Outback come with the car manufacturer's EyeSight driver assistance system. That means finding a pair of hand-held cameras on each side of the rear-view mirror, continuously monitoring the road ahead of you to optimize cruise control and automatically apply the brakes when the worst happens.
While it probably won't help keep you alive, EyeSight may be worth noting that Subaru took a surprisingly large step forward with the infotainment system this year. With its 201
This year, Subaru created an 11.6-inch vertical touch panel standard on all Outback models saving for the most basic. If nothing else, fiddling with podcasts and stored tracks on your phone via Apple CarPlay or Android Auto, it became even easier. And since we're talking about Subaru – a company that seems to persist because of folksy charm as much as technical ingenuity – it's little surprise that the big screen can also run an app called Chimani that lets you read on all 417 of the country's national parks. Granted, this app partnership is nothing new, but just say it's not the most Subaru this touch screen can be used for.