Talking Cars 217: Driving the 2020 Subaru Outback

Mike Quincy

Consumer Reports has no financial relationship with advertisers on this site.

Main theme: We take a deep dive into our first impressions of the redesigned 2020 Subaru Outback. And, as it goes with most new models, the new Outback has its strengths (it has a comfortable ride), as well as a few weaknesses, like the all-new and overly complicated big-screen infotainment system. We talk about some of the differences between the two available engines, as well as what it’s like to live with this popular wagon.

Driven: 2020 Subaru Outback

Audience questions:

As with other “Talking Cars” episodes, this one is available free through Apple Podcasts. (Subscribe to the audio or video.) You’ll also find the audio on Spotify (log-in required) and video on YouTube.

• Ford Explorer, episode 216
• The Rising Cost of Car Ownership, episode 215
• Volkswagen Arteon, episode 214
• Cadillac XT6, Trusting New Tech, episode 213
• Tire Buying, Toyota RAV4 Hybrid, episode 212

Have a Question?

We’d love to include it in a future show. Click here to upload your video questions to our Dropbox folder. Please send high-definition (1920x1080) MP4 video files with high-quality audio. Or send an iMessage question to our account.

More from Consumer Reports:
Top pick tires for 2016
Best used cars for $25,000 and less
7 best mattresses for couples

  • How should buyers handle car dealers who mark up the price of popular models, such as the Kia Telluride?
  • Is there a reliability risk if I buy the first model year of a redesigned car?
  • How much extra power should car owners expect to get when using premium fuel?
  • How likely is it for a car that starts out having reliability issues to remain troublesome?
  • What’s the best-handling compact sports sedan?

Consumer Reports is an independent, nonprofit organization that works side by side with consumers to create a fairer, safer, and healthier world. CR does not endorse products or services, and does not accept advertising. Copyright © 2019, Consumer Reports, Inc.