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 Harrisonburg, VA

The Subaru Outback has long been a strong contender for SUV shoppers with active lifestyles. It boasts the all-around functionality, great features, and solid design you may be searching for in a new SUV. However, as you prepare to narrow down your options to a specific vehicle, you should be aware that Subaru has made a few improvements to the 2023 model year. What differences between the 2022 Outback and the 2023 version should you learn about today?


The 2022 and 2023 Outback crossovers are identical under the hood. They are both offered with two powertrains. The engine that is found under the hood of most trim levels is a 2.5-liter, four-cylinder engine that produces 182 horsepower. The higher trims are equipped with a four-cylinder, 2.4-liter engine that offers 260 horsepower behind the wheel. Both engines have a continuously variable automatic transmission, all-wheel drive, and hill descent control. The highest trim levels available have enhanced performance capabilities supported by a more advanced AWD system, extra driving modes, an elevated suspension system, and a front skid plate.


Through a side-by-side comparison of the 2022 and 2023 Outback, you will notice minor updates that give the latest version a more modernized look. However, both models have raised ground clearance with a slim, flowing profile. The 2023 Outback has sharp headlamps that are accented by an LED light ribbon, a rounded nose, and a brand-specific grille. The hood is tapered and defined, and the bumper is perfectly molded. Equipment that may be found across some or all trims for both years are a sunroof, flared fenders, heated side mirrors with power-folding functionality, auto headlamps, up to 18-inch wheels, LED foglamps, all-terrain tires, and a roof rack.


There are also a few updates to the 2023 Outback’s available features. The 2023 Outback Touring, for example, now has an enhanced forward collision mitigation system. All trims now feature wireless smartphone integration and an upgraded infotainment system. The base trim for 2022 and 2023 comes with lane-keep assist, adaptive cruise control, auto climate management, a sound system, and other equipment. Higher trims for both model years give you a blind-spot monitor, an integrated navigation system, heated seats, an auto dual-zone climate management system, a hands-free power liftgate, and rear cross-traffic sensors.

Are you eager to get serious about your search for a new crossover? Our Bob Wade Subaru associates are standing by to help you explore these model years and their trims in full detail. To schedule your test drive experience with the Outback, contact us today.

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