2023 Subaru Outback features, upgrades
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The 2023 Subaru Outback Breaks Cover At NYIAS - Full Details And Images

The 2023 Subaru Outback comes with new upgrades and debuted at the New York Auto Show. Check out the full details and images here.

Subaru of America just uncovered the newly-upgraded 2023 Outback at the New York International Auto Show. The Outback midsize SUV gets new updates with a redesigned front fascia and exterior cladding, the latest version of EyeSight safety technology, and a new wide-angle mono camera. Subaru also updated the Outback's multimedia system with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

The refreshed 2023 Outback receives a new front fascia, a more prominent grille, redesigned LED headlights and fog lights, and a more rugged front bumper cover. Subaru says the wheel arch cladding has been updated to improve functionality. The recently released Outback Wilderness does not get the new styling upgrades.

2023 Subaru Outback features, upgrades

Onyx Edition gets the 2.5-liter engine option

Other upgrades include the Onyx Edition trim level will now be available with two engine options, the 2.5-liter naturally aspirated Boxer engine and the 2.4-liter turbocharged engine.

A new wide-angle Mono Camera is added to 2023 Outback Touring trim levels. Also new for Touring trims is a full LCD Smart Rear-View Mirror with auto-dimming, compass, and Homelink.

2023 Subaru Outback features, upgrades

The new wide-angle Mono Camera works together with the dual-camera EyeSight system. Subaru says, "The additional camera further expands the field of view to recognize pedestrians and bicycles sooner when the vehicle enters an intersection at low speed. EyeSight alerts the driver and, when necessary, applies brakes to avoid collisions with crossing bicycles and pedestrians."

The 2023 Outback is Subaru's first model to integrate what3words (W3W), an innovative location technology. Subaru says it "provides a simple way to communicate precise locations using just three simple words. W3W has divided the world into a grid of 10-foot squares and given each square a unique combination of three words, a what3words address."

2023 Subaru Outback features, upgrades

Subaru says customers can navigate to and share trailheads, scenic overlooks, and other hard-to-find places with precise accuracy using just three words. The feature is standard on models equipped with the Starlink 11.6-inch Multimedia Navigation system.

What is the 2023 Outback fuel mileage?

The EPA fuel mileage rating of the 2023 Outback will be the same as 2022 models. The Outback XT 2.4-liter turbo gets 23/30 city/highway mpg and 26 combined mpg. The estimated fuel economy of the standard 2.5-liter engine is 26/33 mpg city/highway and 29 combined mpg.

The EPA says the Outback Wilderness gets an estimated 22/26 city/highway mpg and 24 combined mpg. The Outback XT with the 2.4-liter turbocharged engine gets an EPA estimated 23/30 city/highway mpg and 26 combined mpg.

Our take

The 2023 Outback gets a more rugged look and will continue to attract customers with active lifestyles. Subaru adds new safety technology to keep the Outback among the safest SUVs. The newly-refreshed Outback still doesn't have a head-up display that would add an extra level of luxury and safety performance.

The refreshed 2023 Subaru Outback will be available in Base, Premium, Onyx Edition, Wilderness, Limited, and Touring trim levels. Pricing will be announced closer to the retailer launch. The upgraded Outback will arrive in U.S. showrooms this fall.

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Denis Flierl has invested over 30 years in the automotive industry in a consulting role working with every major car brand. He is an accredited member of the Rocky Mountain Automotive Press. Check out Subaru Report where he covers all of the Japanese automaker's models. More stories can be found on the Torque News Subaru page. Follow Denis on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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Interested in news on the 2023 Subaru Outback
Am interested in price of 2023 turbo outback XT touring. I currently have a 2020 lease and wish there was an estimated price for the same car. I certainly would hope for there's an increase in gas mileage. My best is 20 mph. Also wish there was already a hybrid model but that's not to happen until 2025.
Going to buy the 2023!
Can’t stand the look of the new 2023 fascia’s front and over the wheels ! Outback’s always had very good look about them. This new model has a goofy cheep plastic look. I’m sorry but that’s how I feel.
I wish Subaru would offer a rack rail option with rails like on the Forester or Crosstrek. I prefer wider crossbars and to be able to adjust the distance apart in some situations. It keeps me looking at Foresters, even though I like the larger interior of the Outback
I wish the Outback came with an optional roof rack rail, like the ones on the Forester and Crosstrek. The folding one is okay, but I'd prefer putting wider crossbars that would hole two surfboards side-by-side, plus I could adjust the distance apart to particular items. Feel constricted by the folding ones.