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2020 Outback - What WE Want from it!

What do people want in 2020 Outback in terms of technology, features, and interior design? IMO, Subaru features are barely keeping up with other vehicles,

I for one would see Subaru really improve the NVH qualities and interior of the next Outback. I am using my daughter's 2017 Audi Q7 as an aspirational goal. I know, hard to do at Subaru's price point.


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What features are you missing? There aren’t many affordable high riding wagons on the market.

Toyota doesn’t even have CarPlay...
Toyota, Honda, Etc awd is crap in comparison...
And more.

Audi is a different market segment... you want Audi plushness... Benz and Volvo have a lot of options for you.

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What features are you missing? There aren’t many affordable high riding wagons on the market.

Toyota doesn’t even have CarPlay...
Toyota, Honda, Etc awd is crap in comparison...
And more.

Audi is a different market segment... you want Audi plushness... Benz and Volvo have a lot of options for you.

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front view camera, parking assistance, rain sensing wipers, ventilated seats, better NVH control and much better interior lighting. Infotainment systems that work, Better interior storage. I stated Audi interiors as aspirational, as in to strive for.

Yes, several Volvo models are on my radar. Not Mercedes. The new Buick regal Tour x is a bit plusher, but not being considered for several reasons.

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front view camera, parking assistance, rain sensing wipers, ventilated seats, better NVH control and much better interior lighting. Infotainment systems that work, Better interior storage. I stated Audi interiors as aspirational, as in to strive for.
And the models that contain all of that for roughly the same price are?
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front view camera, parking assistance, rain sensing wipers, ventilated seats, better NVH control and much better interior lighting. Infotainment systems that work, Better interior storage. I stated Audi interiors as aspirational, as in to strive for.

Yes, several Volvo models are on my radar. Not Mercedes. The new Buick regal Tour x is a bit plusher, but not being considered for several reasons.
That wish list puts the OB in a whole new price point. Probably where one starts considering Infiniti, Lexus, Audi, etc.
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That wish list puts the OB in a whole new price point. Probably where one starts considering Infiniti, Lexus, Audi, etc.
Perhaps, but most of these items are on the 2019 Ascent. I am sure some will be offered on the 2020 OB.
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I guess next gen Outback will be like miniature version of 2019 Ascent.
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Yup pretty much everything mentioned thusfar are things I would NOT want on a car.

I don't want rain sensing wipers, touchscreen things, extra cameras, etc etc etc. All that means to me is more expensive repairs down the road or getting rid of a vehicle due to many issues.

I want a car, not a smartphone on wheels. And yes, I still have a flip phone by choice in my mid thirties.

I am the antithesis of the modern autobuyer, I know. I want a simple, utilitarian vehicle that I don't hate driving.

What do I want? An actual AWD station wagon again, not a CUV/SUV. A wagon.

Have you considered the Google search bar at the top of the forum?

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front view camera, parking assistance, rain sensing wipers, ventilated seats, better NVH control and much better interior lighting. Infotainment systems that work, Better interior storage. I stated Audi interiors as aspirational, as in to strive for.

Yes, several Volvo models are on my radar. Not Mercedes. The new Buick regal Tour x is a bit plusher, but not being considered for several reasons.
You get most of that on the new Ascent so I assume the next OB will get them
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Yup pretty much everything mentioned thusfar are things I would NOT want on a car.

I don't want rain sensing wipers, touchscreen things, extra cameras, etc etc etc. All that means to me is more expensive repairs down the road or getting rid of a vehicle due to many issues.

I want a car, not a smartphone on wheels. And yes, I still have a flip phone by choice in my mid thirties.

I am the antithesis of the modern autobuyer, I know. I want a simple, utilitarian vehicle that I don't hate driving.

What do I want? An actual AWD station wagon again, not a CUV/SUV. A wagon.
Your not alone.....I want simple and reliable. My 17 3.6R while nice simply had too much crap and we got the most basic Limited we could get. Whats also funny (not) is the cargo area is SMALLER and less usefull than the 1st Gen Outback!

I'd buy a new 1st Gen Outback today if I could! Sophisticatedly simple and effective AWD, comfortable, extremely versatile and repairable if something breaks. My 98 limited has all the creature comforts I need and has no squeaks or rattles, and everything works despite having a dubious past history.

My new motto is "Less is More".

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