2023 Subaru Outback: Design Refresh, Specs, Upgrades, Pricing

This article was updated for clarity on 8/2/2022 with the latest vehicle information.

Subaru recently debuted the 2023 Subaru Outback crossover SUV at the New York International Auto Show. It has a refreshed design and new technologies. Read more to find out what we know so far about the release date, price, specs, and new features of the 2023 Outback.

When will the 2023 Subaru Outback be available?

Front angle view of white 2023 Subaru Outback, highlighting its release date and price
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The 2023 Subaru Outback will hit roads in Fall 2022. It will be available at Subaru dealerships throughout the United States, as well as in select international markets. The Subaru Outback is built at Indiana Automotive (SIA) in Lafayette, Indiana, along with the Subaru Legacy, Impreza, and Ascent.

How much does the 2023 Subaru Outback cost?

According to Subaru, the starting price of the 2023 Outback ranges from $28,395 MSRP for the Base trim up to $42,295 MSRP for the Touring XT trim.

2023 Subaru Outback specs: Engine options

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2023 Subaru Outback | Subaru

The 2023 Subaru Outback offers the same two engine options as the 2022 Outback: a naturally-aspirated 2.5-liter flat-four-cylinder engine (182 hp) and a turbocharged 2.4-liter flat-four-cylinder engine (260 hp).

The only change is for the Onyx Edition. Previously, the Onyx Edition only offered the turbocharged engine, but for the 2023 model year, it offers the naturally-aspirated engine as well.

Also, the Outback comes standard with a traction-enhancing all-wheel drive system.

New design for the 2023 Subaru Outback

The 2023 Subaru Outback has a refreshed design, except for the recently released Wilderness trim. The most significant design change for the Outback is for the front end, which resembles the all-electric Solterra crossover SUV. This includes redesigned LED headlights and fog lights, a more prominent grille, and a more rugged front bumper cover. Also, the 2023 Outback has expanded wheel arch cladding for added protection.

New driving assistance technology features and upgrades for the 2023 Subaru Outback

Dashboard and front seats in 2023 Subaru Outback, highlighting its release date and price
2023 Subaru Outback | Subaru

All 2023 Subaru Outback models come standard with the latest version of the EyeSight driving assistance technologies. EyeSight can now operate more effectively in a broader range of conditions. This improved effectiveness is due to a “wider field of view, updated control software, and the addition of an electric brake booster.”

The Outback Touring trims add a Wide-Angle Mono Camera. It “expands the field of view to recognize pedestrians and bicycles sooner when the vehicle enters an intersection at low speed.” Another new feature for the Outback Touring trims is a “full LCD Smart Rear-View Mirror with auto-dimming, compass, and Homelink.” Also, some Outback trims have a new Automatic Emergency Steering feature, which helps “avoid a collision at speeds less than 50 mph.” 

In addition to the new driving assistance features and upgrades, the 2023 Outback has an upgraded multimedia system. This includes standard wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration with a full-screen display.

This article was updated for clarity on 8/2/2022 with the latest vehicle information.

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