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One Hot Subaru Model Just Outsold The Popular Outback By Nearly Double

Sales of the 2022 Subaru Outback are up in September, but there is one hot Subaru model with nearly twice as many sales. Is there a problem with the Outback?

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The 2022 Subaru Outback is selling well before the newly-upgraded 2023 models arrive. But there is one hot Subaru model that just sold nearly twice as many models as the Outback in September.

Subaru of America reports sales of the 2022 Subaru Outback are up 20.0 percent in September. The Camden, N.J. automaker said they delivered 8,497 Outback models to customers in September compared with 7,082 in September 2021. But the Outback has dropped 14.3 percent year to date.

2023 Subaru Outback sales

Comparing the Outback midsize SUV to the hot Crosstrek subcompact SUV reveals a new story. The Crosstrek is the top-selling model as customers look for the most fuel-efficient models. And Crosstrek sales in September were nearly double that of the popular Outback.

The 2022 Subaru Crosstrek stays smokin' hot this Fall, with 16,092 subcompact SUVs delivered to customers in September. That's a 35.6 percent increase over September 2021 sales (11,864).

Crosstrek is now the best-selling all-wheel-drive model for SOA, with 115,344 models delivered to customers through the first nine months compared with 101,067 sold in 2021. Crosstrek is now 9,940 model sales ahead of the Outback midsize SUV this year.

2023 Subaru Outback sales

Customers are waiting for the 2023 Outback model change

There's nothing wrong with the Outback; customers are waiting for the 2023 models with their new upgrades. The 2023 Outback midsize SUV gets significant new updates with a redesigned front fascia, the latest version of EyeSight safety technology, and a new wide-angle mono camera.

Subaru also updated Outback's multimedia system with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The Outback, manufactured in Lafayette, Indiana, is not losing its appeal. Many customers are waiting for the newly-upgraded 2023 models.

The 2023 Outback Onyx Edition is now available with the 2.5-liter naturally aspirated Boxer engine. Before, the 2.4-liter turbocharged engine was the only engine you could get.

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.

When will new car shoppers see the 2023 Outback? The 2023 Outback arrives now at U.S. retailers. Subaru offers its new 2023 Outback configurator for customers to build their personalized model online before visiting a Subaru store. Check out new details here.

We expect the newly-redesigned 2023 Outback sales to surge forward this month.

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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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