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10 New Upgrades On The 2023 Subaru Outback, 5 You Didn’t Know About

What new upgrades did the 2023 Subaru Outback get? Check out ten new improvements, five of which you might not have known about.

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The newly-redesigned 2023 Outback arrives now and gets new improvements over the outgoing model. Check out the ten upgrades, of which five you likely didn’t know about.

New front design

The 2023 Outback has a new front facia with a significantly larger grill, a new headlight design, new fog lights, and a new intake underneath with improved airflow making it more aerodynamic.

2023 Subaru Outback features, pricing

Two new colors

The new Outback midsize SUV has two new colors; A Dark Mahogany Pearl replaces the Cinnamon Brown Pearl, and a new Comic Blue Pearl replaces the Abyss Blue Pearl.

A new rear bumper

Around the back, the Outback gets a new rear bumper integrated with the rear reflector.

2023 Subaru Outback features, pricing
Upgraded infotainment system

The 2023 Outback multi-media system is upgraded to generation 4.5. The infotainment system now supports wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Subaru says the system gets new tweaks to make it more user-friendly. The cooled seats and menus are now controlled easily from the touchscreen, and you don’t have to scroll through multiple screens.

New fender cladding

The 2023 Outback gets new, more prominent cladding that runs above the wheel arch for added protection to the vehicle. It’s now similar to the look of the Wilderness trim level.

Upgraded EyeSight

The 2023 Outback gets the improved EyeSight driver assist safety technology. It now has a broader field of view with new software and is more accurate in seeing danger ahead. Limited and Touring models now have a new monocular camera for pedestrian and bicycle alerts. Subaru also sealed the cameras for protection against fingerprints, dirt and dust, and damage to the viewing system.

Electronic brake booster

Subaru now uses an electronic brake booster with EyeSight for an improved automatic and emergency braking feel. The 2022 Outback had a mechanical brake booster.

Rear seat pockets

All trims above the Base and Premium now have a divided rear seat pocket for storing small electronic devices and more oversized items.

A new illuminated USB plug

It’s now easier to see the USB plug at night, which is now illuminated.

A new Smart rearview mirror

The new Smart rearview mirror, previously only available on the Ascent, is now available on 2023 Touring and Outback XT trims. A rearview camera mounted on the roof with a video feed shows the rearview for added safety when backing up.

What is the price of the 2023 Outback?

The 2023 Outback now comes in nine trim levels for U.S. customers; the base trim is priced from $29,620, Premium ($31,920), new Onyx Edition with a 2.5 liter engine ($34,720), Limited ($36,520), Touring ($41,070), Outback Wilderness ($39,670), Onyx Edition XT ($39,820), Limited XT ($40,920), and Touring XT ($43,520). Pricing includes $1,225 destination and delivery fees.

Subaru now has a stop-sale on the 2023 Outback. Check out the new details in the link below.

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All Previous S… (not verified)    October 13, 2022 - 12:00PM

One word -- Fugly!

I want Subaru to succeed, but I hope the sales of these tank hard so they will get rid of the high school kids designing these things and get back to producing unique designs with subtle elegance -- that's what real design is all about.

DG (not verified)    June 23, 2023 - 9:08AM

In reply to by All Previous S… (not verified)

Hyperbolic much? Yes, the plastic cladding isn't the most attractive, but it's there for a reason. Remember, the Outback is designed for both on and off road use. People who use this car as intended, tend to appreciate the ruggedness of the design, myself included. I like not havign to worry about scratching the fenders and bumpers when I'm driving on trails, for example. The cladding is there to keep the car looking nice instead of having scratched up paint in its place. In any case, I think my '23 Touring XT looks much better in person than it did in photos, particularly in magnetite gray since that color blends better with the cladding.

Bob (not verified)    October 13, 2022 - 12:04PM

Has the same Dick Dastardly mustache as the new Camaro. That and a grill that looks like a Joker's smile -- just wrong in so many ways.

Arvo Bowen (not verified)    October 14, 2022 - 2:40PM

I bought a 2022 outback xt. Because of the high 3500 gvw with the turbo engine. Now i find out subaru does not make a break controller or 7 way plug for thr xt built to pull higher weight rv. Thats why i bought it. Could mr. Flieri design one . please.