Compare 2023 vs 2022 Subaru Outback

2023 Subaru Outback vs 2022 Subaru Outback
2023 Subaru Outback 2022 Subaru Outback


2.5L 4-Cylinder 2.5L 4-Cylinder


182 hp 182 hp

  MPG (City/Highway)

26/32 * 26/33 *

2023 Subaru Outback vs 2022 Subaru Outback

Serving Charlottesville, VA

As you get serious about your search for a fantastic crossover SUV that can keep up with your busy life, your attention will naturally land on the Outback. The 2022 and 2023 Outback crossovers are well-appointed, capable vehicles that are part of the same generation. However, the 2023 Outback displays a few mid-generational updates you should know about before narrowing your search to a specific model year. Our Umansky Subaru associates are passionate about customer satisfaction and are eager to help you uncover the differences between these options.


Under the hood, the 2022 and 2023 Outback are identical. However, there are two powertrains available across their trim lineups. A 2.5-liter, four-cylinder engine puts out 182 horsepower in the lower trim levels. The Outback receives 260 horsepower from a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine in the higher trims. Regardless of the trim selected, both model years have all-wheel drive, an auto CVT, and hill descent control. Select higher-level trims also come with more driving modes, a front skid plate, a more capable all-wheel drive system, and a souped-up suspension system.


The facades of these rugged crossovers are slightly different, with a few modernization tweaks found in the 2023 Outback. However, they largely have similar exterior features. For example, they both show off a round nose, an arched hood, and abundant ground clearance. The hood on both versions is crisply defined and tapered, and it rolls into a branded grille. The exterior also shows off LED headlights with accentuation on three sides, a molded bumper, and sporty air vents. For some or all trims, both model years come with equipment like power-fold side mirrors with heating elements, auto headlights, 17 or 18-inch wheels, flared features, a sunroof, a roof rack, LED foglights, and all-terrain tires.


A few other updates to the 2023 Outback are found in the cabin and safety equipment. For example, the Touring trim for 2023 now has a more advanced forward collision mitigation feature. The cabin of all 2023 trims now features wireless smart device app connectivity and a next-level infotainment system. The entry-level Outback for 2022 and 2023 also has adaptive cruise control, an audio system, an automatic climate management system, and lane-keep assist. The more advanced trims for both years give you heated seats, a dual-zone climate management system, a blind-spot monitor, a navigation system, a powered hands-free liftgate, and rear traffic sensors.

Which of the Outback’s model years and trim levels will you select? Our associates at Umansky Subaru are available to help you find the right answer to this vital question. Contact the Umansky Subaru sales office to receive personalized assistance with a test drive comparison of the possibilities in stock today.

* EPA-estimated fuel economy. Actual mileage may vary.