The 2023 Subaru Outback has been revealed at the New York Auto Show. The mid-life facelift for the 2023 Outback brings some styling updates and improved tech features.
On the outside, the 2023 Outback gets an updated face with a new grille, redesigned LED headlights and new fog lights. Subaru also modified the front bumper cladding and wheel arch cladding to add more protection. The only model that isn’t getting a styling update is the Outback Wilderness, which will continue unchanged for the new model year.
The Outback gets an updated version of the Subaru’s EyeSight system, which Subaru says operates more smoothly and under a greater range of conditions. The improvements include updated control software and an electric brake booster. The Touring trim also adds a new Wide-Angle Mono camera that expands the view of the EyeSight system to better recognize pedestrians and bicycles. The Touring also gets an LCD Smart Rear-View Mirror. Lastly if you opt for the blind-spot warning system, a new “Automatic Emergency Steering” will steer you away from an accident at up to 50 mph.
The 2023 Outback is the first Subaru to integrate what3words (W3W), a navigation technology that provides a simple way to communicate precise locations using just three simple words. Subaru says that W3W has divided the world into a grid of 10-foot squares and given each square a unique combination of three words — a what3words address. Drivers can navigate to and share trailheads, scenic overlooks and other hard to find places with precise accuracy using just three words. The feature is standard on models equipped with the Starlink 11.6-inch Multimedia Navigation system.