The 2022 Subaru Outback, made in Lafayette, Indiana, is now rolling off the assembly line. When can customers get one? Subaru of America recently announced production of the newly-upgraded Outback midsize SUV was scheduled to begin the week of August 17, which means some U.S. retailers are already getting the first models. But most will arrive this fall.
How can customers get the new 2023 Subaru Outback?
You won't find the newly-upgraded 2023 Subaru Outback sitting on retailers' lots. The only way to get the new midsize sedan is to order the trim level you want from a Subaru retailer. With the ongoing new car shortages, it's the only way to get one, ensuring you lock in the price and features you want.
What is the price of the 2023 Subaru 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.
How long will it take to get the 2023 Outback once it's been ordered?
The best way to order the Outback is to build the trim level you want online before going into the retailer. You can select the features, color, and options and see the price. The wait time for a new Outback is approximately two months if you order a new model today.
Is the 2023 Outback a good value for midsize SUV shoppers?
All Outback midsize SUV trim levels ride higher with extra ground clearance than most family haulers. The Outback comes with 8.7-inches of ground clearance, Subaru's Symmetrical all-wheel-drive, and X-Mode for all-terrain performance. The Outback also gets the highest safety scores from the IIHS.
What Outback trim level offers the most value?
The 2023 Subaru Outback Premium and Limited trim levels are where many buyers will land and offer the best value with the smallest price increases. Unless you need the Outback XT's extra power and off-pavement capability, you will pay around $5,000-$8000 less for a comparably equipped 2.5i trim level.
The 2.5-liter naturally-aspirated engine in the Subaru Outback Premium, Onyx Edition, Limited, and Touring trims is a good choice for commuters who won't use their vehicle to get deep off the trail.
Does the Outback get good fuel mileage?
A recent report from the EPA reveals the refreshed Outback midsize SUV now gets one mile per gallon less than the 2022 models. The EPA estimated fuel mileage rating of the 2023 Outback XT 2.4-liter turbo is 22/29 city/highway mpg and 25 combined mpg. The estimated fuel economy of the standard 2.5-liter engine is 26/32 mpg city/highway and 28 combined mpg.
Check out the newly-remodeled 2023 Subaru Outback configurator online before visiting a Subaru showroom. It's now rolling off the assembly line and can be delivered this fall.
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