2023 Subaru Outback Preview - A Refresh And New Safety Tech Is Coming
The big news for the 2022 Subaru Outback was an all-new Outback Wilderness off-road trim for outdoor enthusiasts. What will the 2023 Outback changes be if customers are waiting until next year to buy?
For the 2023 Subaru Outback model change, the midsize SUV is due for a refresh or “big model change” (BMC) in the fourth year of its product cycle. It’s when Subaru gives its core models a refresh with upgrades to the exterior and interior.
Subaru typically gives its fourth-year models a new front fascia outside (headlights, bumper, hexagon grille) and unique interior upgrades with fabric changes inside and new exterior colors. The complete remodel from the ground up will come in 2024 for the Outback along with the Legacy sedan and Ascent 3-Row family hauler.
Subaru of America gets new upgrades before many other global markets, but Subaru Corporation announced the new Japan-spec Outback and received the latest safety technology.
What’s coming for U.S. 2023 Outback models?
The 2023 Subaru Outback for Subaru of America customers should now include the next-generation Subaru EyeSight safety technology. Here is what the new 2023 Outback will come with.
U.S. Outback models will be equipped like the new Japan-spec Outback that comes equipped with the driver-assist system using stereo cameras that have a nearly doubled expanded view coverage for collision prevention.
Subaru’s new-generation EyeSight uses a new image recognition software with eleven safety functions: advanced adaptive cruise control with lane-centering function, emergency lane keep assist, speed sign recognition with intelligent speed limiter, lane departure warning with steering wheel vibration, lane departure prevention (also recognizing dividing lines such as grass and road edge) and pre-collision braking system with expanded support for collision avoidance at intersections.
The new Outback’s EyeSight also includes reverse automatic braking, rear vehicle detection, rear seat reminder, and multi-view monitors: front, rear, and side view monitor that reduces vehicle blind spots.
How safe is the new Outback with next-generation technology?
The 2022 Subaru Outback earned the highest 5 Star European NCAP safety rating with the next-generation EyeSight system. The new Outback also achieved the highest ever score in its class for child occupant protection last week.
For customers who wait for the 2023 model change, the 2023 Subaru Outback will be the safest vehicle in the midsize SUV category and a good choice for families concerned with safety.
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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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