What you need to know about the 2023 Subaru Outback


The 2023 Subaru Outback has a new listed price of $29,620, about $1,550 higher than the last version. Compared to the Forester, Outback 2023 has a much higher selling price.

2023 Subaru Outback
2023 Subaru Outback

Notable new upgrades on the Subaru Outback 2023

  • New SPG Framework (Subaru Platform Global)
  • Additional 16-inch entertainment screen placed vertically
  • Nappa leather seats
  • Add auto-emergency steering function
  • Upgraded adaptive cruise control (ACC) system
  • Add lane departure prevention function

Exterior

The Subaru Outback 2023 has overall dimensions of 4,870 x 1,875 x 1,675 mm, 50 mm longer, and 35 mm wider than the old version. Unfortunately, the appearance of the Subaru Outback 2023 has changed little compared to the old version. It will be a big minus point in the eyes of the customers who appreciate aesthetics and innovation.

In return, the Subaru Outback 2023 will score points in the eyes of customers who appreciate safety thanks to the application of the new SPG frame. Compared to the 2022 version, this frame is 70% stiffer. The ability to absorb front and side collisions has increased by 40%.

Car head

The most obvious difference is the grille cluster. This detail still carries the old design but has a larger size. It pulls closer to the headlight area and has a more prominent mesh pattern in the middle, giving an eye-catching appearance to the Subaru Outback 2023.

The lighting details are also tweaked with the pointed headlight protruding from the bottom looking like a fang. The fog lights are also bigger and rounder. They move more to the center and have horizontal bars connecting the light clusters. In particular, the bright chrome cladding in the front bumper area no longer appears on the Subaru Outback 2023.

Vehicle body

Looking horizontally, the fenders on the Subaru Outback 2023 have been improved. The Japanese automaker said that the fender panels help enhance the protection. The bottom comes with standard 18-inch black wheels, increasing the forceful character of the 2023 Subaru Outback. The lower half of the body uses plastic panels to protect it when operating off-road.

Subaru Outback 2023
Subaru Outback 2023

Rear

The most prominent at the rear of the car is the 3D LED taillights with the characteristic crab-shaped graphics. Below the rear bumper are attached black plastic panels similar to the side to help emphasize the strong style. Above is a spoiler with an integrated brake light that contributes to improved aerodynamics.

Interior

Similar to the exterior, the interior design of the Subaru Outback 2023 has changed little. It has been added with additional equipment and features to bring a more modern and new experience.

2023 Subaru Outback Interior
2023 Subaru Outback Interior

Cockpit

Stepping into the cockpit, customers will be immediately impressed with the appearance of a new 16-inch vertical touch screen which is a common trend. Typically, Tesla is applying.

It helps to minimize mechanical buttons, bringing a modern and neat look to the dashboard surface. Subaru Outback 2023 uses a three-spoke leather-wrapped steering wheel with many convenient buttons, especially with two sport gearshift paddles.

All seats on the car are covered with new material of expensive Nappa leather. It brings a luxurious look and a smooth sitting feeling. The driver’s seat has a ten-way power change with integrated memory position, the side passenger seat can be adjusted with 8-way power. In addition, people in the front row also feel the airiness coming from the electric sunroof.

Cabin

Despite using a new chassis, the wheelbase of the Subaru Outback 2023 remains the same at 2,745 mm. However, the rear seat legroom is still very spacious. Comes with three headrests, armrests, and separate air-conditioning vents to help reduce fatigue when traveling.

Luggage compartment

The Subaru Outback 2023 has a standard luggage capacity of 561 liters and can be expanded up to 1,726 liters when the rear seats are folded.

Comfort

The Subaru Outback 2023 comes with a two-zone automatic air conditioning system combined with rear air-conditioning vents. The list of in-car entertainment systems includes:

  • 16-inch central touch screen
  • Support Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Bluetooth
  • Virtual assistant
  • 6-speaker sound system
  • Smart key, push-button start

Engine

Powering the Subaru Outback 2023 is a 2.5L, four-cylinder boxer petrol engine block. This machine can produce a maximum capacity of 166 horsepower at 5,000-5,800 rpm, maximum torque of 252 Nm at 3,800 pm.

It comes with a nurturance CVT continuously variable transmission with 8 simulated gears and SAWD symmetrical all-wheel drive system. The off-road capability of the Outback 2023 is also worth it with X-Mode driving mode combined with SAWD symmetrical all-wheel drive system.

When traveling on-road, passengers will feel the car operating smoothly. It is thanks to the MacPherson/double wishbone front/rear suspension. With the advantage of ground clearance, Subaru Outback 2023 can adapt well to the road conditions in Vietnam, especially during the rainy season.

Advanced safety list

Entering the new generation, the safety list on the Subaru Outback 2023 is upgraded and added more modern features. The first innovation is the addition of an emergency steering feature that can automatically steer the vehicle if it detects a risk of a frontal collision.

Next is an upgraded adaptive cruise control (ACC) system that integrates lane centering. This combination will ensure the car always moves in the middle of the lane, even when moving on slight curves.

In addition, the ACC system is also integrated with a feature to assist the driver in traffic jams by keeping a safe distance from the vehicle in front. The cameras in the EyeSight 4.0 technology package have been improved to double the field of view.

Outback 2023 also has a lane departure warning feature. When the vehicle is on the road at a speed of 60km / h or more, this feature will apply force to the steering wheel to help the car move in the right lane.

Conclusion

Owning the same price as luxury models but the design is not too outstanding, Subaru Outback 2023 will not be the ideal model in the eyes of most customers. It will be a model aimed at customers who like wagons and have a good economy.

 

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