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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 05-01-2019, 08:57 AM Thread Starter
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2020 Subaru Outback Cup holder size?

One of my main complaints of my 2018 Outback is the size of the cupholders.
I have tried changing my water bottles but I just love my 1 litre Nalgene Bottles!

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f the 2020 Subaru Outback they seem to indicate that the 2020 model cupholders will fit a Standard (1 Litre)(wide) nalgene bottle.

I was curious if anyone who had viewed the car in person could speak to this?
What would be really cool is someone had a picture with the new cupholders and a water bottle or a ruler!

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This is the Subaruest of things I've seen asked

Not sure about the 2020 OB but I use an adapter like this

https://www.amazon.com/Smart-Kup-Nal.../dp/B018USPD82

to fit my bottle into my Impreza cup holder.

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I agree, those are the only bottles I use, and I was a bit surprised they didn't fit anywhere in my Gen 5.
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I've used the Nalgene bottles for many years and the 1L model only fits in my truck. But I've come to realize I don't need a bottle that large most of the time. Nalgene makes a thinner 24 oz bottle that I have and I like it more. I forget the name of the model but it has a quick flip top opening. I've come to like it.
Beyond that, I really like the Polar Bottle brand. Quality made, in the USA and good functionality. Plus they're insulated which can help. I use one of them on my golf push cart when walking 18 and it keeps my beverage cool thru the whole round unless real hot outside. I love it.

https://polarbottle.com/
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Heh, I've got some smaller bottles, but don't see myself ditching the 1L Nalgene any time soon. I've been using them for so long (PC and Tritan), I have a little collection going, and accessories that fit them (filters, UV purifiers, splash guards). I also drink 2-3 liters of water every day, so anything smaller becomes much less convenient.
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Funny, one of the first things I noticed in the reveal was that the cup holders were side by side rather than front to back. I like the former better. That way I don't have to reach awkwardly over and around the back bottle to get to the one in front.
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Of all the pros / cons I might want to consider and weigh for the new Gen 6 design, the cupholder size and position would not be very high up on my list.

But then I'm stuck in a Gen 3 time warp, as most here know. I pulled out the removable cupholder insert in the center sliding cubby the first day I had the vehicle, never to return.
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Interestingly, I just spend my first full day with my new Ascent and immediately found that the two center console cup holders were actually way too big for the typical drinks I happen to enjoy while driving. If the MY20 Outback follows suit, perhaps they will be big enough for the containers that folks are talking about. In the mean time, I guess I'll be trying that Subaru ash tray sleeve trick to see if I can avoid spilling tall drinks when idiots on the road cause me to, um...change course...quickly.

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First world issue. What a ridiculous thing to even discuss.

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its a subaru, youre supposed to use yeti tumblers!

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