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

The Subaru Outback is the confident, well-equipped crossover SUV that has the robust features and solid performance necessary to keep up with your daily activities. In 2020, the Outback’s sixth generation was released. In addition to these brilliant, next-generation changes, Subaru has continued to upgrade the Outback. When you compare the 2022 Outback to the 2023 model year, several notable updates will stand out.


The only difference in the Outback’s performance capabilities for the 2023 model year is found in the Onyx Edition. This trim now gives you the option of choosing between the base or turbocharged powertrains. Across both model years, the Outback’s lower trims pull 182 horsepower from a 2.5-liter, four-cylinder gas engine. The more advanced engine is a 260-horsepower, turbocharged variant. All Outback trims for both years have hill descent control, an auto continuously variable transmission, and all-wheel drive. If you prefer to drive a higher trim, both model years are offered with a beefier suspension system, enhanced all-wheel drive, additional driving modes, and a skid plate in the front.


Your continued Outback review reveals modernized styling in the 2023 version. In 2023, the prominent molding found across the vehicle is enhanced with stronger definition over the wheel arches and close to the LED headlights. The Outback continues to have a forward-leaning stance with an accentuated, rolling hood and a small, branded grille. The headlights are stunningly outlined by an LED light bar. For a few or all of the Outback’s trims, both model years are available with up to 18-inch wheels, LED foglights, heated and power-folding side-view mirrors, a roof rack, all-terrain tires, and a sunroof.


In 2022, the Outback’s infotainment system features wired smart device app connections. These connections become wireless for the 2023 model year. Many of the other cabin and safety features in the 2023 Outback are identical to those available in the 2022 model year. Entry-level features include lane keeping, auto climate management, an audio system, and adaptive cruise control. Higher-level trims have a powered and hands-free liftgate, pedestrian and cross-traffic sensing, a navigation system, a two-zone auto climate management system, blind-spot monitoring, and heated seats.

Now that you know about the thoughtful updates that are found in the 2023 Outback, the next step is to compare the trim-specific differences. The Umansky Subaru sales team is standing by to help with your continued look at the Outback. Visit our Charlottesville showroom to learn more.

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