2023 Subaru Outback XT turbo priced for Australia expected this year

The Subaru Outback has gotten a much-requested turbocharged engine option, priced $5000 higher than the non-turbo model.

the Subaru Impreza 2023 is set to get a highly anticipated turbocharged engine before the end of this year, available in two model grades priced at $52,190 plus on-road costs.

Because in Subaru showrooms “before Christmas,” two new XT variants introduce a 2.4-litre turbocharged four-cylinder ‘boxer’ engine to the Outback line, developing 183kW Y 350Nmwith CVT automatic gearbox and all-wheel drive.

That’s a healthy increase over the 2.5-litre non-turbo model’s 138kW and 245Nm outputs, but it’s 10kW/25Nm less on US XT models, and increases the maximum braked towing capacity rating from 2000kg to 2400kg. kg.

Subaru says the turbocharged engine, also used in the WRX, in a higher state of tune, reduces 0-60 mph acceleration time by “approximately 22 percent,” though it offers no claim.

The Outback XT’s introduction coincides with a 2023 update for the rest of the Outback range; however, Australia will miss out on the refreshed exterior design revealed for the US market.

Prices have also increased in the non-turbo range by $1,200 to account for the new features, adding up to an $800 price increase earlier this year and a $700 increase late last year.

Available in top-of-the-line Sport and Touring model grades, for a $5000 premium over the non-turbo engine, turbocharged XT models can be differentiated by dual exhaust tips, an XT badge, and LED fog lights (with six LEDs) .

Turbo versions also receive retuned suspension, a revised rear differential gear ratio, and a “copper-free material” for the brake pads which is claimed to “increase towing capacity and improve parking brake performance”.

The Outback XT offers a combined fuel consumption of 9.0 liters per 100 km, compared to 7.3 l/100 km on the non-turbo model, and requires premium 95 octane fuel, rather than premium regular unleaded petrol. 91 octane.

Standard features largely mirror the non-turbo versions, with highlights including an 11.6-inch center touchscreen, wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto (new), 18-inch wheels, and a suite of advanced safety aids.

Updates to the rest of the range include wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto (instead of wired), revised infotainment software, a new USB-C port in the front, and modified wheel designs.

the 2023 Subaru Outback XT it’s available for pre-order now on Subaru’s website, ahead of first deliveries expected later this year, a few months ahead of schedule.

2023 Subaru Outback Australian Prices

  • Outback AWD – $42,690 (up to $1,200)
  • Outback AWD Sport – $47,190 (up to $1,200)
  • Outback AWD Touring: $50,990 (up to $1,200)
  • Outback AWD Sport XT – $52,190 (new)
  • Outback AWD Touring XT – $55,990 (new)

Note: All prices above exclude en route costs.

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Alex Misoyannis has been writing about cars since 2017, when he started his own website, Redline. He contributed to Drive in 2018, before joining CarAdvice in 2019, becoming a regular contributing journalist within the news team in 2020. Cars have played a central role throughout Alex’s life, from flipping through car magazines to a young age to grow around performance. vehicles in a car-loving family.

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