The updated Subaru 2023 Outback entered the New York Auto Show on Wednesday, and the truck-like SUV will receive a new look along with an updated cabin and safety technology.
With the exception of Subaru’s recently introduced Wilderness off-road variant, all 2023 Outbacks receive an extensive facelift that includes a larger grille, redesigned front bumper, new LED headlights and fog lights. The revised front end looks more assertive and SUV-like than before, with a unique contrast to the U-shaped air intake that mounts to the front bumper. These features reflect the peculiar black plastic trimbut the Outback’s handling appears to be less controversial because this model’s redesigned wheel arch trim remains separate and distinct.
Either way, updates to the advanced driver assistance systems will undoubtedly be less divisive. Noteworthy changes include a new wide-angle single camera on the Touring’s top-of-the-line model. This new unit works with existing dual-camera EyeSight devices to improve peripheral detection of cyclists and pedestrians. Tour models also receive a new LCD rear-view mirror.
Even if you don’t beat the line-up Touring specs, select models with blind spot detection, lane change assist and Rear Cross Traffic Alert gain automatic emergency steering. The EyeSight system works with the automatic braking function to avoid potential accidents at speeds below 50 mph.
In terms of cabin technology, an updated version of Subaru’s Starlink infotainment system can be accessed via an 11.6-inch touchscreen. New features include a navigation system that integrates(Especially useful when traveling off-road) There is a wireless connection And Integration too. Valet mode is also new for 2023.
AWD performance is expected to remain fundamentally unchanged, as the base, naturally aspirated 2.5-liter flat-terrain vehicle, again produces 182 horsepower and 176 pound-feet of torque while hitting 33 mpg (enough) for a mileage. up to 600 miles of range). XT models continue to offer Subie’s 2.4-liter turbocharged boxer engine that develops 260 horsepower and 277 pound-feet on regular fuel. These more powerful models are expected to deliver 23 mpg city and 30 highway — EPA estimates unchanged from the 2022 model. As before, Subaru’s Lineartronic continuously variable transmission is standard, with an eight-speed manual mode . mid-range last yearWith an additional engine option, the base 2.5 liter naturally aspirated four.
Although prices haven’t been released yet for the 2023 Indiana-built Subaru Outback, this powerful, updated SUV shouldn’t stray too far from this year’s pricing when it arrives this fall. The base 2022 Outback starts today at $28,320 and prices range up to $38,870 for a Touring before options (all prices include the $1,175 destination fee).
2023 Subaru Outback Refreshed with More Technology and Attitude
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