Yeah, so it still had a CVT, but the 3.6 was a much better match for the transmission. The CVT and Turbo combo on the 2020 Outback was unpredictable, teetering on the line between annoying and dangerous(it vaguely resembled a big single-turbo 2JZ, just scaled down).
The dealer we found it at was terrible(they previously tried the 4-square sheet on us), but it was the only certified used Outback in the color/trim we wanted within 500 miles. While the price for the car was fine, they got us on the warranty. I thought I was negotiating on an official Subaru warranty, but they were weaseling me with the phrasing of “Subaru Approved” vs “Subaru Certified”. When I saw the final paperwork and spotted that it wasn’t official Subaru, they changed the paperwork out for me, and I ended up paying full price on the real warranty vs a deal on the third party warranty. I was too tired to care at that point, which is an intentional design feature of the car-buying process.
The Outback has served us well so far.