Features of the Onyx Trim Level for the 2020 Subaru Outback


The 2020 Outback is a major redesign and includes many changes for this generation. In fact, we have an entire page dedicated to the 2020 Subaru Outback.

The new Outback even has competitors shaking in their boots.

The Onyx Edition XT is the only trim that's new for the 2020 model year. It's based on the Premium trim, meaning it has all the features of the Premium trim, unless otherwise noted.

The 2020 Outback will be available in the following trim levels:

  • Base

  • Premium

  • Limited

  • Touring

  • Onyx Edition XT

  • Limited XT

  • Touring XT

Onyx Edition Standard Features

The Lineartronic CVT comes standard with Dual-Mode X-MODE for the 2020 Outback, while all other trim levels have Single-Mode X-MODE. 

Dual mode provides better control on slippery surfaces, and it also includes Hill Descent Control for steep inclines. Additional features of the Lineartronic CVT that are exclusive to the Onyx trim include settings for Snow/Dirt and Deep Snow/Mud.

Exterior standard features that are unique for the Onyx trim:

  • 18-inch aluminum alloy wheels with a black finish, while the Limited and Touring trims have black wheels with a machine finish

  • Exterior power mirrors with a black silica finish 

  • Custom front grille, black exterior badges and headlight bezels

  • Power rear gate with hands-free features like automatic closing and height memory

  • Dual exhaust and a full-size spare tire

The interior features of the Onyx trim include 

  • A two-tone gray interior, which is unique to this trim. 

  • Front seats are covered in Subaru's exclusive StarTex® upholstery, which is water-repellant and highly durable

  • Floor mats with a custom logo. 

  • A positive-temperature coefficient heater warms the cabin more quickly

  • 180-degree front view monitor provides greater visibility in tight spaces


Onyx Edition Optional Features

Options for the Onyx trim include the SUBARU STARLINK, which has been upgraded for the 2020 Outback. 

Optional features for this tablet-style multimedia system include: 

  • 11.6-inch high-resolution touchscreen and screen controls for various functions such as audio, HVAC and X-Mode. 

  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto both provide smartphone integration

  • STARLINK SmartDeviceLink is also a new feature for the 2020 model year.

  • Reverse automatic braking and a power moon roof 

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