Subaru 2023 Outback arrives in New York with new look and added technology

This mid-cycle facelift left Subie with a sulky look. Do you like the newfound aggression in design?


The updated Subaru 2023 Outback entered the New York Auto Show on Wednesday, and the truck-like SUV will receive a new look along with an updated cabin and safety technology.

With the exception of Subaru’s recently introduced Wilderness off-road variant, all 2023 Outbacks receive an extensive facelift that includes a larger grille, redesigned front bumper, new LED headlights and fog lights. The revised front end looks more assertive and SUV-like than before, with a unique contrast to the U-shaped air intake that mounts to the front bumper. These features reflect the peculiar black plastic trim New Subaru Solterra Electric SUVbut the Outback’s handling appears to be less controversial because this model’s redesigned wheel arch trim remains separate and distinct.

Either way, updates to the advanced driver assistance systems will undoubtedly be less divisive. Noteworthy changes include a new wide-angle single camera on the Touring’s top-of-the-line model. This new unit works with existing dual-camera EyeSight devices to improve peripheral detection of cyclists and pedestrians. Tour models also receive a new LCD rear-view mirror.

Inside, there’s a newly available digital rearview mirror along with an updated infotainment system.


Even if you don’t beat the line-up Touring specs, select models with blind spot detection, lane change assist and Rear Cross Traffic Alert gain automatic emergency steering. The EyeSight-based system works with the automatic braking function to avoid potential accidents at speeds below 50 mph.

In terms of cabin technology, an updated version of Subaru’s Starlink infotainment system can be accessed via an 11.6-inch touchscreen. New features include a navigation system that integrates What is geolocation technology in three words (Especially useful when traveling off-road) There is a wireless connection Apple CarPlay And Android Auto Integration too. Valet mode is also new for 2023.

AWD performance is expected to remain fundamentally unchanged, as the base, naturally aspirated 2.5-liter flat-terrain vehicle, again produces 182 horsepower and 176 pound-feet of torque while hitting 33 mpg (enough) for a mileage. up to 600 miles of range). XT models continue to offer Subie’s 2.4-liter turbocharged boxer engine that develops 260 horsepower and 277 pound-feet on regular fuel. These more powerful models are expected to deliver 23 mpg city and 30 highway — EPA estimates unchanged from the 2022 model. As before, Subaru’s Lineartronic continuously variable transmission is standard, complete with eight manual mode speeds. mid-range last year onyx edition With an additional engine option, the base 2.5 liter naturally aspirated four.

Although prices haven’t been released yet for the Indiana-built 2023 Subaru Outback, this powerful, updated SUV shouldn’t stray too far from this year’s pricing when it arrives this fall. Today’s base 2022 Outback starts at $28,320 and prices range up to $38,870 for a Pre-Option Touring (all prices include the $1,175 destination fee).