The redesigned 2023 Subaru Outback is about to arrive with more handsome styling than before. This model is trendy thanks to its station wagon proportions and compact design. It also offers an excellent comfortable cabin and lots of technology. Like before, buyers can choose from either a turbocharged or non-turbo four-cylinder engine. Interestingly, both come with standard with all-wheel drive.
Also, we should expect some fuel improvements compared to the previous generation. In general, Subaru formula is to make a SUV more luxury with many affinities to rivals Audi A4 Allroad and the Volvo V60 Cross Country. According to Subaru, the new SUV will arrive sometime next year, probably in the summertime.
What is New on the 2023 Subaru Outback?
The 2023 Subaru Outback is one of the favorite SUVs in the segment. This model is very recognized on the road thanks to its wagon proportions. Roof rails come standard, and plastic side cladding emphasizes the SUV vibe. The base model has a stylish front end that includes an attractive grille and LED fog lights. Also, the base model features very eye-catchy 17-inch alloy wheels. If you go for the Limited and Onyx XT trim, you’ll get more massive 18-inch alloy wheels. The Onyx XT is also sporting a grille, and side mirrors finished in Crystal Black Silica.
The new Outback Wilderness is the most favorite option that has its own design. This model comes with wider wheel arches and matte-black anti-glare graphics on the hood. On top of that, the manufacturer put on this model 17-inch alloy wheels wearing Yokohama Geolander all-terrain tires.
Cabin Design and Equipment
Inside, the new 2023 Subaru Outback shares much of its interior with the Legacy model. In general, both have comfortable accommodations and plenty of quality materials. The Outback also offers an extra 1.4 inches of legroom with a rear cargo area of 33 cubic feet of space. Aside from the spacious cabin, the Outback comes with a long list of standard equipment. It has dual-zone climate control, heated front seats, a power-adjustable driver’s seat, and few USB ports.
Base Outbacks also feature 7.0-inch touchscreens, while upper trims are available with a more massive 11.6-inch vertically oriented touchscreen. However, built-in navigation, a Wi-Fi hotspot, and wireless device charging are optional, while Apple CarPlay/Android Auto integration is standard.
2023 Subaru Outback Engine Specs
The latest 2023 Subaru Outback is the SUV that will continue to be offered with same two engines as its predecessor. The lineup starts with a base 2.5-liter engine that is capable of producing 182-hp. The stronger option is a turbocharged 2.4-liter that comes optional. Thanks to the turbo, this model makes 260-hp.
However, both engines are mated to a continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT) that mimics an eight-speed gearbox. Of course, the new Outbacks have standard all-wheel drive, which is excellent. With a standard, this model can tow 2700 pounds, while the turbocharged version can pull 3500.
Is There a New Subaru Coming Out?
The 2023 Subaru Outback will reportedly arrive next year, featuring some mild upgrades. This SUV is an ideal option if you’re looking for a compact model with potent engines. On top of that, it includes many advanced techs and a pretty long list of standard equipment.
The model with standard equipment starts at $28,000, which is affordable for such a SUV. Audi A4 Allroad and the Volvo V60 Cross Country are in the same class, and both cost nearly $20,000 higher.