Subaru has revealed the 2023 Outback at the New York Auto Show, showcasing its slightly updated styling and improved driver assistance systems. As we will see below, it is a special renovation, which generates more eye-catching nature to the car to become one of the favorites of the New York exhibition hall.
The Subaru Outback gets some minor styling tweaks for the 2023 model year, while retaining a classic look that remains attractive. There’s an extended plastic body covering that adds more protection when you take the wagon lifted off the road, a larger grille that extends into the new semi-split headlights, as well as new fog lights. At the rear, the Outback appears to be identical to the previous model.
Part of its aesthetic
We perceive from the front an aggressive car, even the daytime running lights and night lights are shown inside a layer of sharp glass, generating greater showiness to the car. The grille is trapezoidal in appearance, in black, and with the manufacturer’s slogan right in the center. On the sides of the bumper we have air inlets to the engine, which serve as support to the central inlet. On the sides we see fog lights.
On the sides its black wheels or wheels, door locks of the same color of the body, mirror housing in black, roof grille for loading luggage or light cargo, among other details.
The rear has a radio antenna in the form of a shark fin, decorative spoiler with a third stop in LED, brake lights or stop in LED that cover up to the trunk door, slogan of the manufacturer right in the center, lights embedded in the bumper among others.
The mechanics of the car
The 2.5-liter boxer engine remains unchanged and still generates 182 horsepower and 176 pound-feet of torque in naturally aspirated form, and 260 horsepower and 277 pound-feet of torque when turbocharged. Both engines are connected to a CVT transmission with an 8-speed manual mode function, which sends power to Subaru’s venerable permanent all-wheel drive system.
The Onyx Edition, which was a turbo-only version on the outgoing model, is now also available with the naturally aspirated engine, and that could also bring a small price drop.
New technological aspects
Perhaps the highlight of the 2023 Outback is the improved technology it gets. The top-of-the-line Touring models will feature a new wide-angle mono camera, which adds to the Dual Camera setup of the EyeSight system, to improve pedestrian and cyclist detection. A new automatic emergency steering system is also available in trim levels with blind spot detection, lane change assist and rear cross-traffic alert, and uses a combination of EyeSight and automatic braking to prevent accidents at less than 50 mph.
The Starlink infotainment system has also been updated to the latest version, accessible via the 11.6-inch touchscreen with portrait orientation. The new “What Three Words” geolocation technology debuts at Outback 2023, which can easily mark an accurate location on a trail or scenic area with just three words.
The possible selling price
Overall, the Outback hasn’t changed much since the 2022 model, but that’s a good thing. The current Outback is priced at about $28,320, and the 2023 model will likely see a price increase of a few hundred dollars when it becomes available. Subaru will announce pricing and availability for the 2023 Outback in the near future.