2023 Subaru Outback Release Date, Colors, Redesign – The Subaru Outback is a fancy crossover SUV from Subaru, the Japanese marque that has been in the game for a long time now. The Outback itself has been around for a long time now. The Outback is generally aimed towards an audience who are more into ruggedness and off-roading. The Outback is a pretty capable off-roader, and the ruggedness is displayed conspicuously once you set your eyes on the crossover.
The introduction of the all-new Wilderness trim makes for an exciting prospect in the Subaru Outback. Having received complaints from buyers for its underpowered engine, the turbocharged four-pot is now offered in two trims and not one, with the more expensive trim being heavily off-road focused. If you like exploring the unknown and taking light or heavy trail from time to time, there is no question whether the Wilderness variant is right for you.
2023 Subaru Outback Redesign
The Outback has always been about off-roading, and the styling absolutely fits in with that sentiment. The bold and rugged nature of the Outback makes it quite fit for the job. A high ground clearance along with roof rails and underbody protection all offer a significant boost in the venture off the streets. The Outback has stylish headlights with all the cuts and angles. The grille is kept restrained and not too huge with the Subaru logo in between. The side is tall, owing to the higher ground clearance. The rear also looks rugged, with the angular taillights and the tough-looking and muscular body lines.
The Wilderness trim takes it a bit further with even higher ground clearance, skid plates underneath, Yokohama tires, and a host of other accessories to make off-roading an adventure. They really want you to take the Wilderness to the wilderness. When it comes to curb weight, Subaru is the heaviest at 3,937 lbs.
High-quality materials are used often, and soft-touch materials are abundant. Subaru always focuses on offering a functional set-up instead of a fancy one. The Outback is no different. The dashboard design is not boring by any means, but it’s a far cry from being termed as “intriguing” either. A big screen adorns the center of the screen, flanked by the AC vents. But every trim other than the base trim comes with 10-way power-adjustable driver’s heated seats with 2-way power lumbar support. They also include a leather steering wheel. The high-end trims get heated and ventilated front seats with seat memory and an 8-way power-adjustable passenger’s front seat with a bottom cushion extension.
The quality of the materials is pretty decent, and the ride is quite comfortable, even off the roads. Spacing is also not at all an issue for the front seat occupants. The rear seat occupants also enjoy thorough legroom and headroom, and except for very tall adults, most people should be fine. The Outback offers 32.5 cubic feet of cargo storage area behind the rear row, which is a very impressive figure to boast. All of your groceries, your weekend trips, your trip to the golf course will easily fit inside the car. If you want to go on a long trip, the Outback can handle all that luggage too.
2023 Subaru Outback Engine
The Outback comes in two different powertrains. The base engine is a 2.5L flat-four-cylinder engine that spits out 182 horsepower and 176 lb-ft of torque. The next powertrain is a 2.4L turbocharged flat-4 which churns out 260 horsepower and 277 lb-ft of torque. This is also the engine that will be used in the brand new Wilderness trim. Both of these engines are mated to a continuously variable transmission (CVT). You also get AWD as standard on all the trims. The base engine is quite lazy. It takes around 8.5 seconds or more to boost up to 60 MPH from standstill, which is not an ideal proposition for cruising and overtaking on a highway.
While the Outback is fine for most city driving ordeals, where it generally shines is off the streets. The handling and capability to go on the most unfriendly terrains is very good. It is not meant to be a true off-roader in any sense, but for general light off-roading, the high ground clearance and the ride quality and comfort make it worthwhile. The Wilderness trim has 9.5 inches of ground clearance, skid plates underneath, and an excellent suspension, all of which make it a great off-roader.
2023 Subaru Outback Price and Release Date
Subaru Outback is expected to be released this year around July. You can pre-order or reserve your 2023 Outback right now at Subaru’s official website, and it should hit dealerships soon. The base Outback will start around $27,070, and as you go up the trims, the price will increase. Most trims would see the prices go up by about $200 or a bit more. Some trims can also see a higher price bump.