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 the release date, price, specs, and new features of the 2023 Outback.
When will the 2023 Subaru Outback be released and available?
The release date of the 2023 Subaru Outback will be in Fall 2022. It will be available to buy 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?
Subaru didn’t yet release the price information of the 2023 Outback. However, given the refreshed design and new features, the 2023 Outback will likely cost slightly more than the 2022 Outback. The starting price of the 2022 Outback ranges from $27,145 MSRP for the Base trim up to $40,145 MSRP for the Touring XT trim.
2023 Subaru Outback specs: Engine options, fuel economy, and towing
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 Outback Onyx Edition only offered the turbocharged engine, but for the 2023 model year, it offers the naturally-aspirated engine as well. Like all Subaru models, 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
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.
As more information about the 2023 Subaru Outback becomes available, we’ll provide updates. This includes:
- Official release date
- Official price information with the cost for each trim
- MPG fuel economy
- Towing capacity
- Color options