According to numerous reports, the new 2024 Subaru Outback won’t introduce exciting upgrades. The 2023MY received a nice refresh, so the next one should gain minor updates only. That includes minor visual upgrades and a couple of interior updates. Under the hood, things will most likely remain intact.
Fortunately, the Outback model has Onyx Edition with two engine options. There is also a relatively fresh Wilderness trim level, along with the range-topping Touring variant. Generally, Outback is better than ever before, and the upcoming minor upgrades will make it even better.
The current model arrived with a bolder appearance. Moreover, a new front fascia with a more prominent grille and new LED headlights is also present. The side profile received new wheels and sharper lines. Thanks to that, the new 2024 Subaru Outback will introduce a minor facelift. Sure, some cosmetic upgrades will happen. From what we know, new plastic cladding is on the way, along with improved LED taillights graphics.
Subaru will probably introduce new exterior paints and new exterior elements. However, it is far from a redesign or anything similar. This SUV will continue with the current platform, so the vehicle’s dimensions are unchanged. Moreover, Outback offers a ride height of 8.7 inches. If you want an even higher ride, Subaru offers Wilderness trim level.
Subaru Outback Wilderness
Not so long ago, Subaru introduced the Wilderness trim level. It is an off-road-focused model with so much to offer. The 2024 Subaru Outback Wilderness will provide 9.5 inches of ground clearance. Furthermore, this version comes with a black hood decal, improved bumpers, and unique tires. Generally, the Wilderness trim level looks more aggressive, providing better off-road capability.
It slightly departs from the rest of the lineup in terms of design. 17-inch alloy wheels with all-terrain tires are available as standard. Roof rails, underbody protection, and a sunroof are also on offer. Even the interior is upright, and performance-wise, Outback Wilderness comes with numerous drive modes and a standard AWD system.
The forthcoming 2024 Subaru Outback will continue to offer numerous engine options. For a start, the base XT variant has a 2.4-liter Boxer engine. Thanks to a turbocharger, this engine develops up to 260 horsepower and 277 lb-ft of torque. A less potent 2.5-liter Boxer engine provides 182 horsepower and 17 lb-ft of torque. Both engines are available with Lineartronic CVT transmission.
As for fuel efficiency, the optional engine gets 23 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway. As for the standard unit, 33 mpg on the highway sounds promising. From what we know, the 2024MY will not receive any sort of improvement in terms of performance.
2024 Subaru Outback Price, Release Date
The next 2024 Subaru Outback will keep its current price, so it will cost $28,000 and it will move up from there. The Onyx Edition will cost $36,000, while the Wilderness model will cost even more than that. Subaru will launch a new Outback SUV in the second half of 2023.