I also just drove a 2020 Outback recently (have an older Outback currently so am researching a newer vehicle.) I didn't experience the stop/start feature but did discuss it briefly with the salesman.jpohio wrote: ↑Thu Jan 23, 2020 8:45 am I test drove a 2020 Subaru Outback yesterday and was very impressed with the looks, ride, quality, and features/functions. When I stopped at a stop sign, the engine apparently shut off, and when I pressed the gas pedal the engine started up again.......
For those with Subaru's - have you found a way to turn off this feature permanently, do you just live with it, or do you shut it off prior to every trip?
IMO, I like the idea of the stop/start function for emissions/environmental reasons and is something I could probably get used to.
I am more concerned about the CVT transmission based on some of the early research I have done on the Outbacks and some other cars. The Subaru salesman stated that they haven't had any CVT issues since after the 2015 model year but I don't know if that is true or not (not a car geek.) He said the warranty on the 2020 Outback transmission is 6 years, I believe.
My friend's son works at a transmission shop and said they get a lot of cars in with CVT problems so not sure how I get more comfort with this issue.
Some CVT posts found here:
https://www.carcomplaints.com/Subaru/Ou ... rivetrain/