The 2023 Subaru Outback Breaks Cover At NYIAS - Full Details And Images
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.
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.
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."
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.
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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