Crossovers are getting bigger and bigger. While still maintaining that car/SUV crossover appeal, the segment is trending more and more toward the latter. That’s the case for the new 2020 Subaru Outback which debuted at the 2019 New York Auto Show.

However, the changes in the iconic Subaru go-anywhere vehicle are still more subtle than most, at least on the outside. The new is 191.3 inches long, 66.1 inches tall, and 73 inches wide. Overall, it’s only 1.4 inches longer, 0.6 inches wider, and the same height. So, why the change? In addition to offering passengers more room, it’s likely due to the new model utilizing the Subaru Global Platform, which means it’s more comprehensive than ever.

While drivers in the Fort Myers and Naples, FL area may not immediately notice the exterior changes, they’ll definitely feel them. That’s thanks in part to the engine options. Subaru automakers have listened to drivers and brought back the favored turbocharged engine option for the top Subaru Outback XT trim which now features a 2.4-liter flat-four turbocharged engine that puts out 260 horsepower and 277 lb-ft of torque.

The interior is where the updates really shine, however. The new Subaru Outback is more tech-forward and luxurious than ever, the centerpiece being the new tablet-sized 11.6-inch infotainment touchscreen which comes standard on all trims but the base model. The new system uses a tweaked version of the Starlink infotainment system and comes with both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Also present is the comprehensive Subaru EyeSight Safety Suite which offers features like adaptive cruise control, lane centering, and reverse automatic braking.

As your creative writing retreats, we’ll keep you updated on the new 2020 Subaru Outback, including when you can get your hands on one. For now, visit us for all your vehicle needs like expert Subaru service.